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Tyrone star Cathal McCarron appears before Dublin court

Tyrone senior footballer Cathal McCarron. Picture by Seamus Loughran
Staff Reporter

TYRONE Gaelic football star Cathal McCarron has appeared in court in Dublin charged in connection with a public order offence.

The 2008 All-Ireland winner appeared before Dublin District Court to face an allegation of engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour at Anglesea Street in the city centre on May 12 last.

The 28-year-old, from Tummery Road, Dromore, Omagh, who also has three Ulster title medals, is on the Tyrone panel in contention for another All-Ireland Championship victory this year.

He is due to play an All-Ireland quarter final on August 6.

Mr McCarron is to appear before the court again in October after Judge Michael Walsh was told it was possible an additional charge could be brought.

His solicitor said Mr McCarron would be pleading guilty to the public order charge.

Judge Walsh remanded the Dromore and Tyrone corner-back on continuing bail.

The footballer, who helped his county win this year's Ulster Championship, has an autobiography due to be published later this year.

'Out of Control: How My Addiction Almost Killed Me and My Road to Redemption' will tell the story of how his gambling addiction led to him appearing in online pornography.

Mr McCarron took part in a gay sex video after moving to England in 2013 in an effort to deal with his gambling problems.

But he returned to Ireland and went into rehab after the pornographic footage was circulated online.

The book is expected for release in October through publishing house Simon & Schuster.

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