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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Spectator who attacked GAA player on pitch dies tragically

Published 13/05/2014 | 02:30

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Eamon Leahy
Eamon Leahy

A GAA spectator who was due to be sentenced for an on-pitch assault that resulted in a Gaelic footballer losing three teeth has died in tragic circumstances.

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Married father Eamon Leahy (51), of Cronan Park, Shannon, Co Clare, was due to be sentenced for the assault causing harm to 29-year old Killimer goalkeeper, Richard Carmody in May 2013.

Mr Leahy – who had never been in court on any other matter prior to the assault case – had been on bail pending yesterday's hearing at Ennis Circuit Court.

However, when his name was called out, counsel for the State said that the case would not be proceeding.

The lawyer said that Mr Leahy had died on Sunday night.

Mr Leahy had pleaded guilty to the offence on the basis that there was only one blow.

Irish Independent

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