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John Joe Nevin in court over alleged bust-up in pub on Monday

Charged: The Olympic medallist is set to appear at Mullingar District Court
Charged: The Olympic medallist is set to appear at Mullingar District Court

Olympic-medallist John Joe Nevin is set to appear in court tomorrow in connection with an alleged bust-up on Monday, it is being reported.

The boxer is due to appear in court in Mullingar charged in relation to an incident in the town on Monday night. 

According to the Daily Star, the 25-year-old - who won a silver medal at the 2012 games - was one of five men arrested in connection with a row at the Stillery Pub. 

All five men involved in the row were arrested by Gardai on Dominick Street at approximately 11.30pm that night. They were detained at Mullingar Garda Station before being bailed to appear at Mullingar District Court in the morning. 

Nevin, the Star reports, is to be charged on with a public order offence when he appears. 

It's been a difficult year for the boxer. 

The 24-year-old's right leg was shattered in two places after he was attacked with a golf club last April. His cousin, also named John Joe Nevin, later admitted to the attack and explained they had patched up their differences. 

He was rushed to Midlands Regional Hospital before being transferred to Tullamore Hospital where there is a specialised orthopaedic unit. There he underwent a grulleing three-hour operation to re-set the shin bone in his right leg. 

In January he appeared in court after being charged with alleged criminal damage.

Nevin was granted bail at Mullingar District Court after being charged with causing €200 worth of damage to furniture belonging to Rosemarie Nevin on Monday at Ardleigh Vale estate in Mullingar.
It was the 25-year-old boxer was remanded to appear again at the court in April.