Friday 27 April 2018

Speeding summons for Gordon D’Arcy struck out

Gordon D'arcy had his speeding summons struck out
Gordon D'arcy had his speeding summons struck out

RUGBY international Gordon D’Arcy has had a speeding summons struck out against him in court.

The Leinster and Ireland star appeared before Tullamore District Court earlier today.

It was alleged he was travelling at a speed of 110kmh in an 80kmh zone.

Mr D’Arcy (33), with an address at South Hill, Dartry in Dublin 6, gave evidence to the court that he never received the summons.

The matter was then struck out.

The player was meant to appear before the court last week to answer the summons, but was busy training for Ireland’s match against the All-Blacks and unable to appear in person.

Judge Denis McLoughlin ruled he wouldn’t deal with the case in the Ireland centre’s absence.

Solicitor Donal Farrelly said D'Arcy intended to be present but his training with the Irish squad at Carton House in Maynooth

The summons was for breaking the 80kmh speed limit at Shanderry, Portarlington, on April 27 this year. No more details of the alleged incident were given.

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