Tuesday 22 August 2017

Jury discharged in hurler's theft trial

The case has been adjourned to the next sessions of Nenagh Circuit Court (Stock photo)
The case has been adjourned to the next sessions of Nenagh Circuit Court (Stock photo)

Conor Kane

The jury in the theft trial of Tipperary All-Star goalkeeper Darren Gleeson has been discharged for legal reasons.

Mr Gleeson (35), of Shesharoe, Portroe, Co Tipperary, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to two counts of stealing a total of €32,000 from a Timothy Heenan in 2013, and two alternate accounts of obtaining the same monies by deception.

The trial got under way on Thursday morning at Nenagh Circuit Court before Judge Thomas Teehan and a jury of eight women and four men.

However, a legal issue was raised by defence counsel Johnny Walsh BL and the judge told the jury yesterday morning that he had to "reluctantly" discharge them. The case has been adjourned to the next sessions of Nenagh Circuit Court.

Darren Gleeson was in goal for Tipperary when they won last September's All-Ireland hurling final against Kilkenny, and also won an All-Ireland medal as a substitute in 2010.

He has six Munster hurling medals and won an All-Star award in 2014.

Irish Independent

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