Gordon D’Arcy to appear in court over speeding

District Court judge would not deal with case in absence of Ireland rugby centre

Irish international rugby player Gordon D’Arcy will have to appear in court in person to have a donation to charity for speeding considered.

The Leinster centre (33), of South Hill, Dartry, Dublin, was not present because he was training with the Irish squad at Carton House, Tullamore District Court was told yesterday.

Solicitor Donal Farrelly represented the Ireland centre at the brief hearing. He indicated Mr D'Arcy was holding up his hands and offering a charitable donation. Mr D'Arcy, who has 74 Irish caps, was summonsed for breaking an 80km/h speed limit at Shanderry, Portarlington, last April.

Judge Denis McLoughlin said he would not deal with the case in Mr D’Arcy’s absence and adjourned proceedings to November 27th.