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Teenager accused of attacking friend with kitchen knife at GAA club

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
The court heard that hat during the row the boy produced the knife and inflicted wounds to his friend
The court heard that hat during the row the boy produced the knife and inflicted wounds to his friend

A TEENAGE boy has appeared in court charged with attacking one of his friends with a knife during a row at a Dublin GAA club.

The boy (17) is accused of assault causing harm and producing a knife as a weapon in connection with the attack which is alleged to have occurred on a date last June. 

Garda Darren Flood  told Judge John O'Connor at the Dublin Children's Court it was alleged the boy and his friend had been socialising at a north Dublin GAA club and at some point they had an argument. 

Garda Flood said it was alleged the teenager went home and returned to the club a few minutes later in possession of a kitchen knife.

Gda Flood said that during the row the boy produced the knife and inflicted wounds to his friend who required three stitches to one of his legs.

Judge O'Connor accepted jurisdiction for the case to be dealt with at Children's Court level instead of in the Circuit Court which can impose lengthier sentences.

The boy, who was accompanied to court by his mother and barrister, was remanded on bail to appear again on a date in February when he will be expected to enter a plea.

The judge also ordered gardai to provide disclosure of their evidence, which includes CCTV footage, to the defence. Legal aid was granted.

He made no reply when charged.

He was arrested at the weekend and subsequently charged following directions from the DPP.