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Mr Bourke was a talented striker with Mungret Regional FC in the 1990s and represented Ireland at junior international level

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Alan Bourke

Alan Bourke

Alan Bourke

A man who was arrested following the fatal assault on Limerick man Alan Bourke is due before a special sitting of Ennis District Court at 5pm. 

Mr Bourke (48) died following the assault on Parnell Street, Limerick, on Friday, April 15 at approximately 10.25pm.

Gardaí later arrested two men, in their 30s, on April 22 and brought them to Henry Street and Roxboro Road Garda stations for questioning.

One of the men is due to appear before a Special Sitting of Ennis District Court today, while the second man remains detained in Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardai say investigations are ongoing.

Mr Bourke was a talented striker with Mungret Regional FC in the 1990s and represented Ireland at junior international level.

His funeral Mass took place on Friday morning in St Mary's Church, Athlunkard Street, Limerick city, and he was later buried at Castlemungret cemetery, just yards from the soccer club he represented with distinction.

A post mortem was carried out on Mr Bourke’s body at UHL after his death.

Gardaí had been analysing CCTV footage from the area in an attempt to identify suspects.

It’s believed Mr Bourke had been living in Cork in recent times before his death.

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