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Sports coach on sex assault charge

A FORMER sports coach has appeared in court charged with indecently assaulting a teenage boy.

Colin Goggin (49), who is from South Dublin, but is of no fixed abode in Ireland – was extradited from Spain and charged on arrival at Dublin Airport.

He is accused of indecent assault in the south-Dublin area in the late 1980s.

Mr Goggin – who then worked as a sports coach – appeared at Dublin District Court after being brought back from Spain where he had lived for the past five years.

Garda Sergeant Colm O Giollain, of Kill O'The Grange station, told Judge Patricia McNamara that Mr Goggin was arrested on foot of a warrant after lunch yesterday at Dublin Airport.

The court was told that in reply to the charge, Mr Goggin said "No".

Bearded and with wavy brown hair, Mr Goggin did not address the court and has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charge.

Defence solicitor Jonathan Dunphy said there was no application for bail and he applied for legal aid.

He handed in a statement of his client's means and told the judge that Mr Goggin "has been absent for a number of years".

Legal aid was granted and Mr Goggin was remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on December 5.

Irish Independent