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Guilty plea Woman (66) admits dangerous driving causing serious harm to GAA legend Seamus Darby

The incident, which also involved a second victim under the age of 18, left the three time All-Ireland winner in hospital with serious leg injuries.

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Seamus Darby. Photo: Mark Condren

Seamus Darby. Photo: Mark Condren

Seamus Darby. Photo: Mark Condren

A 66-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to legendary All-Ireland winning footballer Seamus Darby.

Rose Fox, Dawnlea, Rahan Road, Tullamore appeared before a sitting of Longford Circuit Criminal Court this morning.

Wearing a black and black leggings, Ms Fox pleaded guilty to dangerous driving contrary to Section 53 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 following an incident at Annaharvey, Tullamore, Co Offaly on June 11 2019.

Ms Fox had previously appeared at Tullamore District Court back in July last year when a book of evidence was served.

The incident, which also involved a second victim under the age of 18, left the three time All-Ireland winner in hospital with serious leg injuries.

The father of three is one of the GAA's most instantly recognisable names having scored arguably the most famous goal in the sport's history when denying Kerry an historic five-in-a-row of All Ireland successes in Offaly's legendary 1982 winning exploits.

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Seamus Darby came on to hit a famous goal for Offaly in 1982 against Kerry. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

Seamus Darby came on to hit a famous goal for Offaly in 1982 against Kerry. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

Seamus Darby came on to hit a famous goal for Offaly in 1982 against Kerry. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

The Rhode native also boasts All-Ireland winner's medals from 1971 and 1972.

Mr Darby has endured plenty of personal challenges in the near four decades since.

During the recession of the 1980s, he lost his family business in Edenderry.

That was followed by his marriage breakdown and his own decision to emigrate at the age of 40 to London where he managed a number of pubs.

He returned to Ireland in 2002 and bought the Greyhound Pub in Toomevara, Co Offaly, which he still runs.

More recently, in 2015, Mr Darby fought and overcome prostate cancer.

His colourful life has also been the subject of an RTE radio documentary.

Seamus Darby and the goal that made champions first broadcast in 2015 while a television documentary as part of the TG4 Laochra Gael series hit the nation's television screens two years ago.

Ms Fox is due to be sentenced on March 25 next at 2pm.

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