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Intoxicated Ed Sheeran fan spat blood in garda station cell after Croke Park gig

Darryl Molloy (35) had "way too much to drink" and caused €200 worth of damage in the cell after attending the Shape of You singer's Croke Park gig.
Ed Sheeran performing during the first night of his World Tour at Croke Park. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Ed Sheeran performing during the first night of his World Tour at Croke Park. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Andrew Phelan

A CONCERT-goer spat blood around a garda station cell after he was arrested for his drunken behaviour when he left one of Ed Sheeran's Dublin concerts last month.

Darryl Molloy (35) had "way too much to drink" and caused €200 worth of damage in the cell after attending the Shape of You singer's Croke Park gig.

Judge Bryan Smyth struck the charges out, leaving him without a criminal record, after he paid for the clean-up.

Molloy, from Cool Na Gard Square, Omagh, Co Tyrone, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

He also admitted causing criminal damage in the garda station.

Dublin District Court heard gardaí were on duty at the North Circular Road on April 23 when they encountered the accused, who became abusive.

He was directed to desist and move on or he would be arrested, but Molloy continued to call the garda names.

He had bloodshot eyes, was intoxicated and was arrested and taken to Mountjoy garda station.

Molloy was uncooperative with gardaí when they put him in a cell and spat blood on the walls, door, hatch and bed.

He had attended the concert and had "way too much to drink", his solicitor said.

Molloy held his hands up to the charges and had never been in this position before.

He had €200 in court to pay for the damage. Judge Smyth said in the circumstances, he would strike the charges out.


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