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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Former Dublin GAA All-Star Heery denies assaulting man at pub

Eamon Heery will be ‘fully contesting’ the assault charge
Eamon Heery will be ‘fully contesting’ the assault charge

A former Dublin football All-Star has denied assaulting a man in an incident at a pub in the north of the city.

Eamon Heery (53) had the case against him adjourned for hearing on a later date.

His lawyer told Dublin District Court that he would be "fully contesting" the allegations against him.

Mr Heery, of Foyle Road, Fairview, is accused of one count of assaulting a man.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Kavanagh's pub on the Malahide Road in Fairview on January 6, 2016.

Defence solicitor Michael French told Judge Gerard Jones that the case was before the courts for a second date, after the accused was summonsed for the alleged offence.

"It will be fully contested by my client," he said, asking the judge to set a date for hearing.

The court heard that two witnesses would be called to give evidence for the defence and another two for the prosecution.

Judge Jones adjourned the case to a date in June for the non-jury trial to take place.

No details of the alleged assault have yet been disclosed in court.

The charge is under Section 2 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, which covers cases in which there is no alleged injury.

Medals

Mr Heery, a former left half back, became an All-Star for his performance with Dublin in 1992 and was man-of-the-match in the 1993 League Final.

He won an All-Ireland Minor Football Championship medal with Dublin in 1982 and has five Leinster title medals.

He is now director of an engineering company.

The defendant did not address the court during the brief hearing, but stepped forward when his name was called by the registrar.

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