Gardaí have confirmed that they are investigating an incident which took place in a Kilkenny pub two nights after a GAA county final, after lewd images circulated online.
A representative for An Garda Síochána told The Independent that “the matter is currently under investigation.”
The images show two naked women with a group of men, with one photo appearing to depict one of the women performing a sex act on a man.
It’s understood that a member of the Ballyragget GAA club was celebrating his 21st birthday on the night, and that the party was attended by a small number of club members.
A source close to the team told the publication:
“The team won the championship on Sunday and it was a huge victory for the town. Afterwards, they went for dinner in a nearby hotel where their manager paid tribute to all their efforts over the last five years.
“They then returned to the square in Ballyragget for an impromptu homecoming and everybody was celebrating.
“Most people were back in work on Tuesday, after taking the Monday off, and the celebrations were over.
“However, a small group continued celebrating into Tuesday as it was the young man’s 21st birthday. The cup remained in the pub since the Sunday night and that is why it featured in the pictures.”.
An investigation into the matter is ongoing.