Former Cork camogie captain and GAA All-Star Ashling Thompson has pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman at a nightclub in Cork city last year.

Sentencing in the case has been adjourned until 18 June.

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to assaulting Jennifer Coakley under Section 2 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act at Secret Garden, Reardon's, Washington Street, Cork on 25 February 2018.

Inspector James Hallahan told the court that Ms Thompson's "right elbow connected with the woman's jaw causing damage" after the victim began speaking to a man she knew who was with the camogie star.

The court was told that Ms Coakley, who returned from Abu Dhabi for today's case, suffered a hairline fracture to her jaw in the unprovoked attack, which happened at the Secret Garden nightclub in Cork city.

Ms Coakley, who is employed riding horses for the royal family in Abu Dhabi, said it happened the night before she and her boyfriend were due to go travelling for a number of months.

She told Judge Con O'Leary that it was not a pleasant experience, that she had been minding her own business and that she did not know the defendant.

Asked why she had not furnished a medical report to the court, Ms Coakley said it was her fault as she had not followed up on medical treatment, although her jaw still hurts her.

"I wanted to put it behind me - to get a new start. We were moving away," she said.

Judge O'Leary adjourned the case until 18 June for sentencing.

A charge of assaulting a second woman, Aoife O’Flaherty, was adjourned for hearing to the same date.