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BREAKING: Two men charged following assault of Laois footballer

Daniel O'Reilly

Two men have been charged in connection with the assault of Laois senior footballer Daniel O’Reilly.

Gardai announced this morning that they had arrested two men and now they have provided an update.

They say: “Gardaí in Carlow investigating a serious assault in Carlow town on the 2/4/18 have charged two men (both in their 20s) in connection with this investigation.

“They will appear before Carlow District Ct at 10.30am tomorrow morning the 5th April 2018.”

Graiguecullen GAA club earlier issued a heartfelt statement in support of club member Danny O’Reilly, who was assaulted in Carlow in the early hours of Monday morning and is currently in hospital recovering with serious head injuries.

O’Reilly (21) came on as a sub for Laois in the Allianz Football League Division 4 final on Saturday in Croke Park.

The popular young man, who is fondly known by the nickname ‘Dicey’ has been playing for the Laois seniors for the last couple of years and featured throughout this season’s league campaign.

He has represented club and county at all levels from underage to senior.

He was attacked and knocked unconscious while waiting for a taxi at 1am on Monday morning after being out socialising with friends and family in Carlow on Easter Sunday night.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.