Man to go on trial for Shane Geoghegan murder

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A JURY has been selected for the trial of a man who is accused of murdering Shane Geoghegan on the outskirts of Limerick city more than three years ago.

A JURY has been selected for the trial of a man who is accused of murdering Shane Geoghegan on the outskirts of Limerick city more than three years ago.

The Garryowen rugby player died after he was shot a number of times near his home at Kilteragh, Dooradoyle on November 9, 2008.

Barry Doyle, 26, who has addresses at, Portland Row in Dublin, and Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 28-year-old.

A jury of nine men and three women was selected this afternoon for the trial which will be heard before Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

After being selected, the jurors were told by the trial judge to return to court on January 30 next as a legal issue must be dealt with in their absence.

It is alleged that Shane Geoghegan, was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity as he walked home following a night out.

The trial is expected to last for more than a month.