We can confirm that the club has been fined €1,200 by the FAI for the incidents that marred our recent SSE Airtricity League game with Drogheda United at Head In The Game Park.

Flares and smoke bombs were lit and subsequently thrown onto the playing surface, causing the game to be stopped, while a small number of individuals encroached onto the pitch at full-time to confront Drogheda United supporters.

We have requested the FAI’s video footage of the incidents in question and will issue bans to anyone who is identified.

Every supporter has a right to attend a game without running the risk of physical and verbal abuse or serious injury from smoke bombs or flares.

As a club, we will simply not tolerate these incidents any further.