Tyrone football star may face additional charge

Tyrone Gaelic football star Cathal McCarron has appeared in court charged in connection with a public order incident on a Dublin street.

The 2008 All-Ireland winner appeared at Dublin District Court on Monday to face an allegation of engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour at Anglesea St on May 12 last. The charge is under Section Six of the Public Order which can result in a fine as well as a three-month sentence.

The 28-year-old, from Tummery Rd, Dromore, Omagh, who has three Ulster title medals, is on the Tyrone panel in contention for another All-Ireland Championship victory this year.

He was ordered to appear again in October after Judge Michael Walsh was told there was a note on the case file that it was possible an additional charge could be brought but this needed to be checked.

Mr McCarron he did not address the court. However, he nodded and smiled when the judge remarked that for his next court hearing “a late September date might not suit this gentleman, would I be right?”.

When the case was called his solicitor Niall Walsh said his client would be pleading guilty to the public order charge. However, court Garda Sgt Sinead Vaughan told Judge Walsh she was instructed that it was possible there would be another charge.

Mr Walsh said this was the first he heard of that and he added that given the circumstances he was aware of, he would not have thought there would have been further charges.

Judge Walsh noted a guilty plea was being entered but it was possible there would be another charge. He said the matter could be dealt at Mr McCarron’s next hearing. He remanded the Dromore and Tyrone corner-back on continuing bail to appear again on a date in October.


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