September 1, 1997. The day John Kiely began teaching in The Abbey was Conor O’Brien’s first as a student in the Tipperary town secondary school. Just as there was heartache for a young O’Brien in seeing Tipperary go down to Clare later that month, there had been for Kiely as a member of Tom Ryan’s Limerick panel against Wexford 12 months previous.
The officer leading the investigation into the suspected murder suicide in Co Limerick which claimed the life of a father and his young son confirmed gardaí were satisfied that Marco Velocci visited the home of his former partner Jodie Power hours before he abducted their three-year-old son Alex and drove him to a fatal crash.
Gardaí believe a Co Limerick man died with his young son, after deliberately driving his car into an oncoming articulated truck minutes after forcibly taking the boy from the home of his former partner, the child’s mother.