Paul O’Connell praises ‘incredible’ Limerick gardai

Colm Kinsella

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Praise: Paul O'Connell, launching Munster's new kit. Picture: INPHO/Billy Stickland
MUNSTER’S Paul O’Connell and Conor Murray have welcomed the guilty verdict in the trial of John Dundon for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

MUNSTER’S Paul O’Connell and Conor Murray have welcomed the guilty verdict in the trial of John Dundon for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

“I think it’s a credit to the guards in Limerick. They do an incredible job,” said O’Connell, speaking at the launch last week of Munster’s new home and alternate kit, designed by Adidas, for the forthcoming season.

“I knew Shane myself. I actually played a bit of rugby with him when I was young. I am delighted for his family and for the guards particularly in Limerick who have a tough job but who do it really well.”

Murray, a Garryowen clubmate of Shane’s, said “it shook the club when it happened really badly”.

“It was great to get that kind of a result from the court. It has been a long time coming. I suppose it is more important for his family now than anyone else. It is good to see.

“There is stuff about Shane all around the Garryowen clubhouse. He was a great clubman. He played thirds for Garryowen. He was always in and around the club. Shane was a really good team player.”