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Friday 18 August 2017

Charges dropped against Ireland ace Keogh

Irish international footballer Andy Keogh has had charges relating to an incident outside a nightclub dropped.

The 28-year-old, who now plies his trade for Perth Glory in the Australian A-League, previously had charges brought against him for disorderly behaviour.

While on a night out in Adelaide last month Keogh was accused of having caused a disturbance on two separate occasions.

His team-mate Josh Risdon also had charges dropped.

Risdon (22) was arrested after he failed to adhere to a directive to move on by police officers on February 15.

The incidents took place after their team's 1-1 draw with Adelaide United.

The pair were expected to appear before a sitting of the Adelaide Magistrates Court at the end of the month.

However, a statement by South Australia police said the charges were dropped after "taking into account the circumstances including the fines issued against the men".

"Their bail has been cancelled and they are not required to appear in court," the statement added.

Fines were imposed by the players clubs, with Perth Glory docking the Irish striker half a weeks salary.

FINE

His Australian colleague was let off with a suspended fine, and both players avoided suspension for their parts in the incident outside the nightclub.

Having conducted a "thorough investigation" at the time, Perth Glory said they sanctioned both players in "applying the maximum permissible financial sanctions available".

Andy Keogh joined the Western Australian team last year having previously played for English clubs including Cardiff City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Millwall.

He has also represented the Republic of Ireland on 30 occasions, scoring twice.

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