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Former All-Ireland winner and All Star accused of stealing €777,000

Published 08/10/2015 | 17:23

Former Derry footballer John McGurk in his playing days
Former Derry footballer John McGurk in his playing days

Former Derry footballer John McGurk will stand trial accused of stealing over £570,000 (€777,000) from his employer.

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The 1993 All-Ireland winner, who also won an All Star that year, appeared in court in Derry today charged with stealing from quarry firm Patrick Bradley Ltd.

McGurk was released on bail and will appear in court again on November 19.

The 49-year-old, who also captained his club Lavey to an All-Ireland senior club championship in 1991, was charged with stealing £572,206 from Patrick Bradley Ltd, based in Kilrea and is also charged with 36 counts of fraud relating to sums of allegedly stolen money lodged in his bank account.

All the offences are alleged to have happened between 1 July 2006 and 31 December 2011.

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