Geoghegan Accused Returned For Trial

The man charged with the murder of Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan has been returned for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

The 23-year-old Barry Doyle, originally from Portland Row in Dublin, but with an address at Hyde Road in Limerick was served with an extensive Book of Evidence in the case at Limerick District Court today.

He is charged with the murder of Shane Geoghegan at Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick on November 9th last year.

The book contains 178 statements and is the culmination of one of the largest Garda operations in the history of the State, with over 400 gardaí involved in the investigation.

The court was presented with three volumes of the Book of Evidence in court today.

The 28-year-old Garryowen Rugby player was shot dead while walking home after watching an international rugby match with friends.

Defence Counsel Shane O'Callaghan said today that his client had not applied for bail.

Judge O'Donnell remanded the accused in custody to Cork Prison and he was returned for trial to the current sessions of the Central Criminal Court.


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