SOCCER PLAYER WHO THREATENED GARDA ‘A REASONABLE YOUNG MAN’ – COURT TOLD

first_imgA YOUNG soccer player who went on a St Patrick’s Day drinking spree after a match tried to start a fight with a bouncer before telling a Garda to f*** off, a court has heard.Michael Doherty, from Glencar Irish in Letterkenny was apprehended outside the club on the Ramelton Road in the town in the early hours of March 17 this year.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court that 22-year-old Doherty was drunk in a public place and used threatening and abusive behaviour. At one point Doherty had tried to grab a member of the door staff and when Garda Joe Kealy tried to calm him, Doherty had told him to ‘f*** off.’Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had played a football match earlier and had gone out for a drink afterwards.“The party extended into the small hours. There was a tussle at the door with bar staff in what was an unwinnable argument for this young man,” Mr Dorrian told Judge Paul Kelly.“He is a very keen and able young sports man and alcohol does not form part of his life. He is otherwise a very reasonable young man.”Mr Dorrian added: “He is very contrite about what happened and he assures me there will be no repeat performance.”Doherty, a student, was ordered to make a €100 donation to the Donegal Youth Service.SOCCER PLAYER WHO THREATENED GARDA ‘A REASONABLE YOUNG MAN’ – COURT TOLD was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glencar IrishletterkennyMichael DohertySt Patrick’s Daythreatening behaviourlast_img

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