Former GAA coach jailed for assaulting boy in 1983

Wednesday 11 December 2013 23.14
Seamus Kilroy was sentenced at Longford courthouse today
Seamus Kilroy was sentenced at Longford courthouse today

A former GAA coach and inter-county hurler who sexually abused a young player has been sent to prison for three years.

Seamus Kilroy, 57, a former inter-county hurler for Roscommon, had denied three counts of indecently assaulting the ten-year-old boy in 1983.

But a jury sitting at Roscommon Circuit Criminal Court had found him guilty on all three counts and sentencing was adjourned to the court sitting in Longford today.

Kilroy, a farmer and electrical technician from Clooneyourish, Athleague, Co Roscommon, was described by Judge Tony Hunt as "a pariah".

He sentenced him to three years in prison.

Judge Hunt made it a part of the sentence that Kilroy subject himself to post-release supervision by the Probation Service for a further 18 months.