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Members of the Garryowen Rugby club form the Guard of Honour at the funeral of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in November 2008. Julien Behal/PA Archive/Press Association Images

New jury sworn in for Shane Geoghegan trial

A fresh jury has been sworn in for the murder trial of Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

A NEW JURY has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in November 2008.

Barry Doyle, 24, of Portland Row in Dublin and Hyde Road in Limerick, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Shane Geoghegan in November 2008.

Geoghegan was shot near his home in Dooradoyle in Limerick on November 9, 2008 in a suspected case of mistaken identity.

Yesterday, the trial’s presiding judge Justice Paul Carney told the original jury of seven men and five women that he would have to discharge them.

The trial is expected to last up to four weeks.

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