One injured and two arrested after fireworks thrown at RSC

One man was injured, and two men were arrested after a firework was let off at the RSC in Waterford City last night.

The incident took place during the Waterford FC and Shamrock Rovers game at around 8 o'clock.

Gardaí in Waterford were called to the incident where a firework was let off into the crowd of supporters and injured one man.

He was taken to UHW to receive treatment for his injuries which are non-life-threatening.


One man and one youth (23 and 18 years) were arrested at the scene and taken to Waterford Garda station,

They have since been released and investigations are ongoing.

This morning, Shamrock Rovers FC released a statement and said the fans have been banned from the Tallaght Stadium.

Shamrock Rovers F.C. unequivocally condemns the actions of two so-called ‘supporters’ whose actions caused disruption at last night’s league game at the RSC in Waterford.


The two individuals concerned were arrested by Gardai at the scene and taken from the ground. The club will cooperate fully with the Gardai on any follow-up matters and will also be issuing indefinite bans from attending Tallaght Stadium to the people concerned.

It is regrettable that the actions of two individuals caused reputational damage to the club and was not reflective of the atmosphere and support from the large away crowd of over 350 Hoops fans who supported the team throughout, enjoying a 3-1 away win.