Brothers who assaulted men in Caherdaniel to be sentenced next year

Sentencing has been adjourned of two brothers who assaulted a pair of men who were on the way home from a pub in Caherdaniel. Tralee courthouse2 25 year old Ian and 23 year old Gavan O’Gorman of Sonas, Gurranreaigh, Lissarda, Co Cork pleaded guilty to assault causing harm in Caherdaniel on June 3rd 2012. The court heard the brothers, who were in the area staying in a holiday home, were part of a group out socialising in a pub when an altercation arose. Later as the injured parties were making their way home the O’Gorman brothers came from behind and assaulted them. The injured men were knocked to the ground where they were kicked; one of the men suffered a broken jaw, he would go on to have surgery involving the insertion of three plates followed by months of rehabilitation. The court heard the state had consented to allow the brothers go abroad to work to support their family following the unprovoked assault. Seven thousand euro in compensation has been paid to date. Both defence barristers said the brothers, who have unblemished records, apologised for their actions and appealed for a custodial sentence not to be imposed. Barrister Mark Nicholas said:”When your mind is befuddled with that amount of drink, you don’t think.” Judge Tom O’Donnell said he wanted time to consider lengthy probation reports on the brothers but added this was a very cowardly assault. He remanded the O’Gorman brothers on continuing bail to January 11th when a sentencing date will be set.