Former Limerick hurling captain in court following hit and run incident

Former Limerick hurling captain Mark Foley has appeared in court charged in connection with an alleged hit an run incident in West Limerick more than a year ago.

Former Limerick hurling captain Mark Foley has appeared in court charged in connection with an alleged hit an run incident in West Limerick more than a year ago.

Foley, 36, of Abbey View, Adare appeared before Newcastle West Court this afternoon charged with four counts under Section 106 of the Road Traffic Act.

It is alleged that he hit a male pedestrian and left the scene of the accident around two miles outside Newcastle West on October 16, 2010. It is also alleged that he failed to report the accident to gardai.

Judge Mary O’Halloran was told that Foley told gardai he hit the Lithuanian man while driving his Mercedes car but that he stopped 50 metres away, returned and took the injured man the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

Foley has pleaded not guilty to the charges and the case is due to resume on February 10, next.