Former Limerick hurler attacked during burglary

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

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A LIMERICK farmer is recovering this Tuesday after being hit over the head with a hurley when he foiled a burglary at his house.

A LIMERICK farmer is recovering this Tuesday after being hit over the head with a hurley when he foiled a burglary at his house.

George Boyle, aged in his early fifties, returned to the family home in Murroe around 2.45pm on Monday afternoon.

Mr Boyle found the burglars inside and saw them running through a field at the back of the house.

The brave man, who hurled with Limerick in the eighties, chased the criminals despite there being upto four of them.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that Mr Boyle was struck over the head with a hurley and on the arm. He received a number of stitches to the head wound and is said to be “severely traumatised” by the horrific attack. Gardai rushed to the scene and are appealing for the public’s assistance in arresting the perpetrators.

“They are in their mid-twenties and possibly upto four of them. They got into a small black Volkswagen car with a possible 02 G registration plate.

“We would appeal to anyone who saw this car acting suspiciously in the Murroe/Cappamore area on Monday afternoon to contact us in Bruff on 061 382940,” said the garda spokesperson.