Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly was in court today to faces charges of causing harm to Anthony Kelly in McGowan's pub in Phibsboro on August 6th of last year. The incident happened just two days after Dublin's 1-12 to 0-12 win over Laois in the All-Ireland quarter-final. A game in which Connolly played but failed to score.
Judge Patrick Clyne heard that at 3.40am , Diarmuid Connolly punched Anthony Kelly in the face and continued to punch him once he had fallen on the ground. Anthony Kelly suffered a fractured eye socket as a result of the incident.
Connolly's solicitor, Michael Hanahoe, entered a guilty plea on his behalf and asked that the case be adjourned until next month.
Connolly scored two points in Dublin's 2-20 to 2-07 win against Kildare on Sunday.