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Friday 19 October 2018

Waterford manager in hospital after vicious attack

Waterford manager Alan Reynolds. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Waterford manager Alan Reynolds. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds is recovering in hospital after he suffered a vicious, unprovoked attack over the weekend.

It is understood Mr Reynolds was set upon from behind at around 1am yesterday. The incident happened when he was walking on the main street, in Tramore, Co Waterford.

At least two men attacked the manager in an incident that the club has suggested was "out of the blue".

"Waterford FC can confirm that manager Alan Reynolds is recovering in hospital following an unprovoked assault last night," a statement said.

Broken

"The club will be making no further comment on the matter."

Mr Reynolds (44) suffered injuries to his face and leg in the attack.

"As far as I know he was just walking on the main street minding his own business and the lads just jumped on him," a source said.

"It looks at the moment like the injuries to his face are superficial thank God, but the leg might be broken."

Gardai from Tramore are investigating.

In a separate incident, gardai are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

They had been called to the scene of an assault outside a nightclub on Davitts Quay, shortly after 2am yesterday.

A man in his 30s sustained a head injury during the incident. His condition was understood to be "critical".

Gardai arrested a man in his 20s yesterday afternoon.

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