Penny ‘drips’ for Limerick man who threw water balloons

Penny ‘drips’ for Limerick man who threw water balloons

Kilmallock Courthouse

A YOUNG man appeared in Kilmallock Court for throwing water balloons at a neighbour’s house and turning up there with a hurley.

Eric Beary, aged 21, of Hillview Grove, Doon, was charged with three counts of threatening/abusive/insulting behaviour.

Garda John Ryan said he received a statement from the injured party who “lives across the road from Mr Beary”. On July 15, 16 and 19 in 2017, Mr Beary threw balloons full of water at the house, said Garda Ryan.

“There was no damage but it was a nuisance. The injured party felt threatened,” said Garda Ryan.

“Mr Beary also appeared with a hurley at the house. The injured party felt threatened.

Mr Beary told him ‘not to be talking to his 13-year-old younger brother’,” continued the garda.

Con Barry, solicitor for Mr Beary, said his client completed his Applied Leaving Cert through Youthreach in Hospital.

“He is now studying in LCFE [Limerick College of Further Education]. I have a letter from the college detailing his excellent attendance.

“He apologises to the court and the garda. He is getting his act together. He has the support of his family. He has got back into education and is straightening himself out,” said Mr Barry.

Garda Ryan confirmed that Mr Beary hasn’t come to garda attention in recent times.

Judge Marian O’Leary adjourned the case until June for a garda progress report.

“If it is good I won’t give you a conviction. Start collecting for the court collection box,” said Judge O’Leary.

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