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Saturday 20 September 2014

'This man ruined a lot of my life'

Victim three

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

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A 44-year-old victim of Ronan McCormack said the former GAA coach had ruined a lot in his life.

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The victim was indecently assaulted by McCormack on dates between July 1st 1983 and August 31st 1985.

The incidents related to 19 charges to which McCormack was found guilty by a jury at his trial.

In his victim impact statement read to the court, the 44-year-old said: "Well, where do you start?

"The affect it has had on my immediate family, and my own health, and desire to go on, and still because of what one has to go through to prove.

"This man has ruined a lot in my life."

The boy was abused by McCormack when he was aged between 12 and 15.

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