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Friday 20 April 2018

US golfer in bar brawl at Trump resort in Doonbeg

Gordon Deegan

A US golfer swapped the luxurious surroundings of Donald Trump's five-star resort at Doonbeg for a cell at a nearby garda station.

Anthony Criscione (33), of City Place, White Plains, New York, was detained by gardaí at Kilrush Garda Station in west Clare after be became involved in an altercation with two others at a bar at the resort owned by the Republican Presidential nominee. The exchange occurred at 2.20am yesterday, September 1.

Hours earlier, Mr Criscione - a guest at the resort - had celebrated being part of the team that won the inaugural Trump Celtic Links Challenge.

Yesterday afternoon, Mr Criscione pleaded guilty to the possession of a lock knife at the bar at the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel.

Judge McCarthy said that he was striking out the case in view of the fact the accused pleaded guilty; that he didn't produce the knife in the course of a dispute and instead took the knife from his pocket and placed it on the counter to avoid any temptation to use the knife in the course of the dispute.

Irish Independent

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