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Kerry footballers’ appeal against conviction expected in court in autumn

Jun 23, 2021 13:06 By radiokerrynews
Kerry footballers’ appeal against conviction expected in court in autumn Kerry footballers’ appeal against conviction expected in court in autumn
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It’s expected an appeal against convictions received by a Kerry senior footballer and his divisional team mate for assault will first come before the circuit court in the autumn.

23-year-old Ronan Buckley of Lahard, Beaufort, who is a Kerry senior inter-county footballer, and his East Kerry teammate, 22-year-old Christopher O'Donoghue of Inch, Clonkeen, Killarney have appealed their convictions for assault.

They admitted assaulting Dan McCarthy causing him harm at Church Lane in Killarney on October 22nd, 2018 and were subsequently fined €400 each.

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Their solicitor Padraig O’Connell says he had sought for either the charges to be struck out or for the men to receive the benefit of the Probation Act.

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