Limerick FC player Jason Hughes has been charged with assault on a steward. The incident took place during a FAI Cup second round game between Sligo Rovers and Limerick in the Showgrounds on August 2019.

It was an eventful game finishing as a 6-2 win to Sligo despite the Bit O Red going 2-0 down early in the game. The game also seen four red cards with three Limerick players including Hughes been dismissed along with Sligo centre back Dante Leverock for head butting an opponent.

Jason Hughes seen red for allegedly kicking steward and Sligo native James Derwin. A scuffle broke out between players of both teams beside the home fans. Then when Derwin helped to try calm things down he was then allegedly assaulted by Hughes.

Jason Hughes has been playing in the League of Ireland since the 2008 season. He made his debut with Limerick 37 in a 0-0 draw against Athlone Town in June of that year. A Limerick native himself Hughes has had four spells at his hometown club.

He has also played for Athlone Town and funnily enough Sligo Rovers during his time in the League of Ireland. Hughes also had a spell in England in 2016 with Dorking Wanderers who now play in the National League South. His last known movement in the footballing world was playing with Limerick side Ballynanty Rovers before the lockdown.

Overall Hughes has made 143 appearances in the League of Ireland. 85 of them in the First Division and 58 in the Premier Division.

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