Gardaí in Tipperary are investigating an alleged assault on a child, that took place at an under-9s hurling blitz in Thurles.
It's understood a man grabbed the child by the throat during the competition, shortly after 1 pm on Saturday.
A person presented themselves to Thurles Garda Station on Saturday.
It's believed no arrests have been made as of yet, and investigations are ongoing.
There have been several reports of violent incidents at GAA matches in recent months and former GAA President Sean Kelly said the organisation has a responsibility to ensure violence does not become the norm “in any shape or form” in the sport.
“We need to increase penalties and establish a real zero tolerance of any kind of abuse of this nature,” he said.
Mr Kelly said the GAA should also encourage all clubs to establish clear codes of conduct that all players, mentors and family members must follow.
“I think it has to start at club level because the clubs will know those who are hotheads, essentially,” he said. “Because this won’t happen in just one game. This will probably be continuous.”