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Two men charged over assault of Laois footballer Daniel O'Reilly

The men, both in their 20s, will appear before Carlow District Court tomorrow.

Daniel O'Reilly
Daniel O'Reilly
Image: Oisin Keniry via INPHO

Updated 9.20pm 

TWO MEN HAVE been charged in connection with the investigation into the assault of a Laois inter-county GAA player in Carlow in the early hours of Monday morning.

Daniel O’Reilly was left with serious head injuries following an assault in the Potato Market area of Carlow town at about 1am on Monday.

O’Reilly was taken to St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny where his injuries are described as serious.

The men, both in their 20s, were arrested yesterday. They are being detained at Kilkenny and Thomastown garda stations under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

They will appear before Carlow District Court at 10.30am tomorrow.


Yesterday, Graiguecullen GAA released a statement saying the club was “heartbroken and devastated” by the news of the assault.

“Our thoughts and love are solely with Daniel and all his family right now. The matter is under investigation, so please respect your authorities,” the club said.

Gardaí in Carlow are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 059 9136620 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Enquiries are ongoing.

With reporting by Órla Ryan

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