An Irishman facing almost 400 sex offence charges has appeared before an extradition hearing in a New York court. 

The man is accused of sexually abusing two minors in Ireland between 2004 and 2009.

According to court documents, he came in contact with his alleged victims through his involvement with the GAA in the midlands.

The man is facing a total of 394 charges including 177 counts of rape and 210 counts of sexual assault.

He left Ireland in 2013 and was arrested in a suburb of Albany, New York last week. 

He was located by investigators at the US Department of Homeland Security who confirmed his address through surveillance and by tracking utility and postal records. 

Today, the man appeared before a court in Albany, New York for his extradition hearing but the case was adjourned until next week after the defendant requested a postponement. 

He was remanded back into the custody of the United States Marshals Service and will appear in court again on 1 February.