Gardai have launched an investigation after a menacing and threatening letter was sent to a Laois GAA player.
The letter was received by a Borris-Kilcotton player following a Senior hurling championship game against Rathdowney-Errill last month.
The letter, which was widely circulated on social media, was written on a mass card.
The person that the letter was addressed to was told, among other things, they were ‘a marked man’ and would ‘be got either on or off the field’.
It was signed by an individual – but LaoisToday understands that Gardai have cleared this person and that their name was forged on the letter.
Gardai confirmed they have launched an investigation into the matter but no arrests have yet been made.
Gardai say: “Gardaí are investigating an alleged threatening letter received in the Borris-in-Ossory area.
“No arrests have been made at this stage. Investigations are ongoing.”
The Rathdowney-Errill club released a statement where they condemned the contents of the letter and hoped justice would be served.
They said: “The Rathdowney-Errill GAA club wish to state that the club unreservedly distance themselves from a recent letter sent to a member of the Borris-Kilcotton GAA club.
“The club condemns any such behaviour that is unbecoming of a member of Cumann Luthchleas Gael or the public in general.
“The club do not condone any such act and are appalled by the disclosures circulating at the moment.
“The club hope the correct perpetrator is identified and can only hope the family get the justice that’s deserved from this terrible situation.”