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'Justice has been served': Killer of Shane Geoghegan convicted

The mayor of Limerick has welcomed the conviction of Barry Doyle for the 2008 murder.

Shane Geoghegan's relatives carry his remains at the funeral in November 2008
Shane Geoghegan's relatives carry his remains at the funeral in November 2008
Image: Julien Behal/PA Archive/Press Association Images

THE MAYOR OF Limerick has welcomed the conviction of Barry Doyle for murdering rugby player Shane Geoghegan in 2008.

Cllr Jim Long said the verdict handed down by a jury today meant the loved ones of Geoghegan, 25, had finally seen justice. Geoghegan was shot in the head near his home in the Dooradoyle area on November 9, 2008.

“Justice has been served today,” Cllr Long said.

I hope that this conviction will bring some closure to the Geoghegan family who have suffered tremendous pain and heartache over the last three and half years since Shane’s untimely and tragic death.

He added the people of Limerick had been “horrified” by the killing.

RTÉ reports that the jury took six hours to convict Doyle, 26, who the court heard had admitted killing Geoghegan after mistaking him for somebody else.

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