Olympic boxer John Joe Nevin will give a four-hour boxing master class to young people in his home town this month after getting the benefit of the Probation Act for threatening, abusive behaviour and drunkenness following an incident with his father on Mullingar's Castle Street during the summer.

Nevin and his father Martin had too much to drink at an event in Mullingar on 21 July.

They came to the attention of community gardaí when they had a row about whether they should walk home or take a taxi.

The men, who share an address at St Anthony's Cottages, Mullingar, became aggressive with gardaí and shouted at them.

Martin Nevin put a curse on one of the officers during the incident, which Judge Seamus Hughes described as embarrassing.

Today the boxer appeared in court with Tony Conroy from Mullingar Boxing Club, who explained that they will advertise a four-hour master class for young people in Mullingar to take place on 21 December.

Telling John Joe Nevin that this will give him satisfaction too, and wishing him the best of luck in his future career, Judge Hughes gave him and his father the benefit of the Probation Act.

The judge said the young people of the town will look forward to rubbing shoulders with the Olympian.