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Former champion boxer jailed for burglary of garda's home


Michael Nevin

Michael Nevin

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Michael Nevin

A judge had warned a former junior boxing champion that his career in the ring will be finished if he continues down a criminal path.

Judge Elizabeth McGrath issued the warning to Michael Nevin, a cousin of Irish Olympian John Joe Nevin, as she jailed him for six months, with the final two months suspended, for the burglary of the home of a retired garda.

Nevin, a 10-time All Ireland boxing champion who won the European Junior Boxing Championship last year, also received a four-year driving ban and a €1,250 fine for dangerous driving while been pursued by a garda patrol car.

Nevin (21), of Greenview, Portlaoise, Co Laois, pleaded guilty at Nenagh District Court to possession of a screwdriver with the intention of using it in a burglary on May 1, 2015.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving on May 1 last, and with fraudulently using false registration plates on a car, on the same date. He also admitted entering the home of retired Garda Martin Darcy, at St Conlon's Road, Nenagh, as a trespasser with the intention of committing theft, on July 25 last.

Irish Independent