Case Against Irish Boxer O’Reilly Adjourned Until June

Thurles District Court

International Irish boxer Mr Michael O’Reilly will answer charges, in court next June 2017, regarding alleged criminal damage and the breaching of the Public Order Act, all which occurred during an incident last year.

Judge Elizabeth MacGrath adjourned the case yesterday, for three months, at Thurles District Court. Mr O’Reilly has pleaded not guilty to three charges arising from an incident at Ballybeg, Littleton, Co. Tipperary, on April 18th of last year.

The court heard yesterday that the trial is most likely to take at least a half day to complete, with two other co-accused persons, including one juvenile, also understood to have had connections with Mr O’Reilly’s case.

Mr O’Reilly had been sent home in disgrace from the Rio Olympics last August 2016, having failed a drugs test. The 23-year-old, with an address in Mountrath, Co. Laois, had been one of Ireland’s main hopes for an Olympic medal.


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