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Monday 20 November 2017

Top GAA figure quizzed over assault on girls

A senior GAA figure in Munster was arrested yesterday after allegations of sexual assault were made against him.

The man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at his home, a garda spokesman confirmed.

The man, who is married with children, is being held under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act. It is understood the well-known and highly respected GAA figure is being questioned about allegations of sexual assault against two girls.

"I would like to stress that these are allegations at this stage," a garda source said.

It is believed the alleged offences date back to the 1990s.

Gardai can question the man for a 12-hour period and can then apply to the courts to extend his detention for a maximum 24 hours.

Irish Independent

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