Teen who stabbed pal in hurling row facing detention

A teenager, who stabbed one of his friends after a row over a game of hurling, has been warned he is facing detention.

A teenager, who stabbed one of his friends after a row over a game of hurling, has been warned he is facing detention.

The Children’s Court heard that the now 17-year-old boy had admitted assaulting his friend causing him harm, in July 2001, when he was aged 14.

A group of teenage boys had been playing hurling in Swords when a petty argument erupted.

Garda Denis O’Callaghan had told the court that had been involved in a fight over the hurling game with another teenage boy, also then aged 14.

He then “went off in a huff” and returned home where he took a knife from a kitchen drawer. He then waited for the boy in laneway, Garda O’Callaghan said.

The victim was hit and then tried to run away at which point he had a knife thrown at him, hitting him on his back.

As a result of the attack, the young victim needed stitches and was left with a scare, the court had also heard.

Judge Anne Watkin further heard yesterday that the teenager had been involved in other incidents since this offence. He had assaulted a garda with a kick, tried to break into a car and had been involved in a public order incident in which he was drunk and disorderly and in breach of the peace.

The teenager, who is in full time employment, had not co-operated with the probation services as he had been ordered to, Judge Watkin noted.

She described his attitude as “outrageous” and adjourned the case until April when he is to be sentenced.

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