Trial for murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan to resume

John Dundon has pleaded not guilty to killing in Limerick in 2008

John Dundon is on trial for the alleged murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick in November 2008.

John Dundon is on trial for the alleged murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick in November 2008.

 

The trial of John Dundon for the murder of Garryowen rugby player Shane Geoghegan will resume at the non jury Special Criminal Court today.

When the case was mentioned yesterday, prosecuting counsel Tom O’Connell SC said that one of the main prosecution witnesses, Ms April Collins was fit to give evidence and his instructions were to resume the trial today.

The trial was adjourned earlier this month after the court heard that Ms Collins was unable to give evidence for medical reasons.

Opening the prosecution case earlier this month, Mr O’Connell said that Mr Geoghegan was was the unintended victim of a shooting that was meant for another man and was ordered by John Dundon.

Mr O’Connell told the court it was the prosecution case that Shane Geoghegan was the unintended victim of a shooting and the actual target was a man named John McNamara, who lived close by the deceased in the Limerick suburb of Clonmore.

Mr O’Connell said the court would hear from key prosecution witness April Collins, who would give evidence that John Dundon ordered another man, Barry Doyle, to kill John McNamara.

He said April Collins would tell the court that she heard John Dundon give Barry Doyle a description of John McNamara and say that “everything was prepared, the gun and the car”.

John Dundon (30), with a last address at Hyde Road, Limerick, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 28-year-old Shane Geoghegan at Clonmore, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick, on November 9th, 2008.