Saturday 25 February 2017

Footballer Kelly in court on assault charge

Elaine Keogh

Gary Kelly (right) at Drogheda Court yesterday with his brother
Jim, who was also charged in relation to the same incident.
Gary Kelly (right) at Drogheda Court yesterday with his brother Jim, who was also charged in relation to the same incident.

FORMER Ireland international footballer Gary Kelly appeared in court yesterday charged with assaulting three men.

Bohemians footballer Killian Brennan and two other men also appeared in Drogheda District Court, to face charges related to an incident in the town earlier this year.

All four are charged with trespassing with intent to commit criminal damage. The offences are alleged to have taken place at Halpins Terrace, Drogheda, Co Louth, and all but one is said to have taken place on March 28.

Kelly (36) of Braughan, Baltray, Co Louth, is accused of assaulting three men. He is also alleged to have produced a wooden stick in the course of a dispute and to have entered a house as a trespasser with intent to commit criminal damage. The sixth charge accuses him of damaging a window on March 29.

Co-accused Brennan (26) with an address in Gleann Alainn, Tullyallen, Co Louth, is also accused of entering the house as a trespasser with intent to commit criminal damage and is alleged to have produced a wooden stick in the course of a dispute.

Damage

Also charged are Gary's brother Jim Kelly (52) of Marian Park, Drogheda, and John Connor (48) of Moneymore, Drogheda.

Both are alleged to have entered a house as a trespasser with intent to commit criminal damage and to have produced a wooden stick in the course of a dispute. Jim Kelly is also alleged to have assaulted a man.

Solicitor Paul Moore told Judge Flann Brennan that he was looking for the cases to be adjourned to next Tuesday, saying that some of the parties would be "away" and not available from Wednesday "for some time".

He also said the matter would not take much of the court's time next week.

All cases were adjourned to the next sitting of Drogheda District Court.

Irish Independent

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