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Former swimming coach out on bail

A FORMER Irish Olympic swimming coach who had his convictions for indecently and sexually assaulting five young boys quashed, walked out of prison yesterday after he was granted bail, writes Fergus Black.

Ger Doyle (50), of Emmet Place, Wexford, was freed from Cloverhill Prison, in Dublin, yesterday afternoon after his bail application was approved at Gorey District Court.

He was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison by Judge Alice Doyle in January last year.

He had denied sexually assaulting five boys aged between 10 and 15 years old at New Ross swimming pool, where he was manager for more than two decades, on dates between January 1981 and December 1993.

However, earlier this week, the Court of Criminal Appeal quashed his conviction and ordered a retrial.

He must reside at his given address at Emmet Place in Wexford.

Irish Independent