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'Cat' burglar steals Kilkenny jersey from hurling legend

Published 08/04/2009 | 15:23

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GARDAI IN Wexford are searching for a 'Cat' burglar who stole a Kilkenny jersey from a shop owned by one of the town's hurling legends.

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The Gardaí yesterday (Tuesday) issued an appeal for information about the theft at Ned Buggy Sports Shop, Selskar, at around 4.30 p.m. last Friday.

A Garda spokesman said that the theft of the Kilkenny jersey has been captured on CCTV and they are looking for a small, bald man, who was wearing a blue tracksuit and walking with the aid of a crutch.

The spokesman said the jersey is valued at ¤60 – unchanged since their demolition of Cork in the National Hurling League at the weekend.

Wexford also had a good win at the weekend, defeating Offaly at Wexford park in Division 2 of the league, but it seems the thief had no interest in the purple and gold jersey on Friday, just the attire of the All-Ireland champions.

The Garda spokesman said they will be circulating the CCTV image, but felt from what they viewed the suspect does not look like a hurler – and certainly not one with the stature favoured by Kilkenny manager Brian Cody.

The jersey has left Wexford hurling legend Ned Buggy – whose father is from Kilkenny – at a loss of ¤ 60. Ned is a stalwart of the Faythe Harriers and Wexford teams, winning an All-Star award in 1979.

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