Sunday 26 February 2017

Charged with assault during football match

A GALBALLY MAN has gone on trial at the District Court as a result of an alleged assault during a Gaelic football match earlier this year.

Gerard Cullen is charged with assault causing harm at the Glynn-Barntown GAA Park on April 21 last.

When the matter came to Wexford District Court last week, Garda Aisling Ferriter gave a brief outline of the circumstances, stating that the injured party had made no reply to the charge when put before him. She also told the court that the injured party had suffered facial injuries and the loss of teeth.

Inspector Pat Delaney said the DPP had consented to summary disposal of the case if Cullen pleaded guilty.

Judge Patrick Clyne said this was a case where compensation would have to be considered. He asked Garda Ferriter to ascertain more detail as regards the number of teeth lost and any other injuries suffered.

Defence solicitor Timmy Cummings told the court that the defendant is a self-employed painter-contractor. He has had a difficult work period given the economic climate as a result he would be seeking free legal aid in the case.

Judge Clyne said he would consider the application when the case comes back to court on February 4 next.

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