Kyle Hayes among three men charged in nightclub assault
A jury was sworn in this afternoon to hear a trial of three men, including five-time All Ireland winning Limerick hurler, Kyle Hayes, who are charged with violent disorder and assault causing harm to a man at a nightclub in Limerick City.
Kyle Hayes, (25), with an address at Ballyashea, Kildimo, is charged with two counts of violent disorder, one which allegedly occurred inside the ICON nightclub, Upper Denmark Street, Limerick City, and one outside the nightclub, on October 28th, 2019.
Mr Hayes, a Young Hurler of the Year in 2018, who won his fourth All Star award last Friday night, is also accused of assault causing harm to Cillian McCarthy, (24), of Toureen, Ballysimon, Co Limerick, and originally from Hilltop, St Patrick’s Road, Limerick, in the vicinity of the ICON nightclub, on the same date.
Craig Cosgrave, (24), with an address at Caherally, Grange, Co Limerick, is charged with violent disorder inside the ICON nightclub on the same date.
Jai Chaudri, (22), with an address at Carheeny, Kildimo, Co Limerick, is charged with violent disorder outside the ICON nightclub, and assault causing harm to Cillian McCarthy, also on October 28th, 2019.
The three accused were arraigned this afternoon before judge Tom O’Donnell at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court.
All three accused spoke only to confirm they were pleading “not guilty” to all the charges against them.
Prosecuting counsel John O’Sullivan BL, on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), told the jury that the alleged events occurred “in the early hours” of October 28th, 2019.
Mr O’Sullivan said the alleged victim, Cillian McCarthy, was a former student of St Clements College, Limerick, and was a qualified carpenter.
Mr O’Sullivan said the trial would hear