Saturday 20 January 2018

More trouble for Galvin as he hits pupil with a duster

KERRY football star Paul Galvin is at the centre of controversy again after accidentally striking a pupil with a duster in the classroom.

The All-star and former Kerry captain is understood have thrown the duster while teaching a class at St Brendan's College in Killarney on Monday.

The duster ricocheted and struck a pupil on the head, but the student was not injured. Galvin left the school but returned to class yesterday.

The incident has plunged Galvin back into controversy after his notorious suspension during the 2008 championship.

His dream of captaining the Kingdom to All-Ireland glory was shattered after he slapped the notebook from referee Paddy Russell's hand in Kerry's championship opener against Clare.

He turned his football career around in 2009 and won his fourth All-Ireland medal with Kerry as well as being chosen as player of the year.

St Brendan's College staff have remained tight-lipped about the incident. Principal Ed O'Neill has also refused to comment. However, it is understood no immediate disciplinary action is to be taken.

Irish Independent

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