Man struck in face with hurley over kid wearing Man United jersey


A man has appeared in court after he hit another man in the face with a hurley over his son wearing a Manchester United jersey.

Today's Examiner carries details of the case involving Yannick Wolfe, of 33 Annalee Grove, Mayfield, Cork who appeared in court in Cork for sentencing yesterday.

Wolfe, who wore a white Liverpool tracksuit top for the hearing, had pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing harm to Kyle Corcoran on September 20 2014.

According to gardai in court, Wolfe went to the house of his ex and when he spotted his son in a Manchester United shirt he got into an altercation with Corcoran.

During the row, Wolfe picked up a child's hurley and struck Corcoran in the face, causing injuries that required two metal plates to be inserted into the victim's cheek, as well as forcing the removal of four teeth in the future.

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin is quoted as saying from the bench: “Anyone stupid enough to get into a row about a Man Utd jersey does not deserve a probation report — maybe a psychiatric report.”

Sentencing was adjourned until October.