Wednesday 13 December 2017

Former football All-Star denies assaulting man in pub incident, court hears

18: Eamon Heery
18: Eamon Heery

Andrew Phelan

A FORMER Dublin football All-Star has denied assaulting a man in an incident at a pub in the north of the city.

Eamon Heery (53) had the case against him adjourned for hearing on a later date.

His lawyer told Dublin District Court he would be “fully contesting” the allegations against him.

Mr Heery, with an address at Foyle Road in Fairview is accused of one count of assaulting a man.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Kavanagh’s Pub on the Malahide Road in Fairview on January 6, 2016.

Defence solicitor Michael French told Judge Gerard Jones the case was before the courts for a second date, after the accused was summonsed for the alleged offence.

“It will be fully contested by my client,” he said, asking the judge to set a date for hearing.

The court heard there would be two witnesses for the prosecution.

No details of the alleged assault have yet been disclosed in court. The charge is under Section 2 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, which covers cases in which there is no alleged injury.

Mr Heery, a left half back, was awarded an All-Star for his performances with Dublin in 1992 and was man of the match in the 1993 League Final. He won an all-Ireland Minor Football Championship medal with Dublin in 1982.

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