Teenage hurler denies lost eye GBH charge


A teenage hurler has denied causing grievous bodily harm to a fellow player who lost an eye during a match last year.

Appearing in the dock of Ballymena Crown Court, 19-year-old Liam O’Neill pleaded not guilty to a single charge of causing Daniel McGreevy GBH with intent on April 20 2014.

No facts of the case were opened on Tuesday but previous courts have heard that Mr McGreevy lost an eye during a hurling match between Glenarm and Loughguile that Easter Sunday.

Defence QC Kieran Mallon said an expert engineer had been instructed to examine the hurling helmet Mr McGreevy was wearing at the time of the incident, while prosecuting QC Roseanne McCormick told the court the police were in the process of obtaining a better copy of the GAA report from the match.

O’Neill, from the Ballycoose Road in Ballygally, was released on continuing bail until his trial which is listed on April 27.