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Crash charges Man charged with dangerous driving causing death of former Limerick footballer Noel ‘Hopper’ McGrath

Mr McGrath, a father-of-four from Oola, was a retired prison officer who worked in Portlaoise and Limerick prisons.

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Former Limerick footballer Noel McGrath, who was killed

Former Limerick footballer Noel McGrath, who was killed

Former Limerick footballer Noel McGrath, who was killed

A Tipperary man has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a former Limerick GAA footballer last year.

Noel ‘Hopper’ McGrath (65) died following a two-vehicle crash on the N7 at Ballyhiskey, Carrigatoher, Nenagh, Co Tipperary in the early hours of July 11, 2020.

His wife Doris was also injured in the crash but survived the incident.

Mr McGrath, a father-of-four from Oola, was a retired prison officer who worked in Portlaoise and Limerick prisons.

Peter Flynn (33) from Grennanstown, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, appeared at Nenagh District Court this week charged with dangerous driving causing death and serious injury and one count of endangerment at Carrigatoher on July 11, 2020.

Two others have been charged with assisting Mr Flynn in relation to the same incident.

Kieran McInerney (36) Doon Road, Broadford, Co. Clare, and a third man, who was a juvenile at the time of the alleged offence and has an address in Co. Clare, were both charged with assisting an offender.

They were remanded on bail until May 27.

Mr McGrath played GAA for Limerick and his club Oola where he won county league titles in the 1970s.

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