Footballer alleged to have broken opponent's jaw during game


A Dublin footballer is to stand trial accused of attacking another player during a club match last March.

Brendan McManamon (30), who plays for St Jude’s GAA club in south Dublin, has been charged under section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Persons Act with assault causing harm to Enda Ledwith (33), a defender for north Dublin team Na Fianna.

It is alleged the assault occurred at Na Fianna’s GAA club’s grounds, Glasnevin, Dublin, on March 31st. Mr Ledwith suffered a broken jaw during the game.

Evidence of the arrest and charging had been given earlier, and Mr McManamon made his second appearance at Dublin District Court yesterday. Det Sgt Michael Mulligan told Judge Patricia McNamara he had served a book of evidence on Mr McManamon, with an address at Camden Street, in Dublin.

Judge McNamara was told the DPP had decided the player was to be returned for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. The judge made an order sending him forward for trial.