July 14, 2024

A former Donegal footballer who’s in jail for inflicting critical damage to a bicycle owner throughout a time when he was banned from driving has been convicted of possessing cocaine.

Kevin McMenamin appeared earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket.

McMenamin, a 43-year-old of Churchtown, Termon, was charged with possession of cocaine. The cost is opposite to part 3 of the Misuse of Medication Act.

McMenamin appeared by way of video hyperlink from Loughan Home Jail, the place he’s in custody. He spoke solely to verify that he was pleading responsible to the cost and ensure his deliberate launch date to the court docket.

Sergeant Jim Collins advised the court docket that gardai had been on foot patrol at Decrease Fundamental Avenue, Letterkenny, on September 2, 2023. Officers noticed McMenamin who began to behave suspiciously.

A search beneath the Misuse of Medication Act was carried out and cocaine valued at €50 was situated.

Sergeant Collins mentioned that McMenamin was totally cooperative and apologetic.

The court docket heard that McMenamin has 35 earlier convictions.

Solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian mentioned his consumer is presently serving a sentence and is due for launch in Might, 2025. Mr Dorrian mentioned his consumer conceded that the cocaine was for his personal private use and made admissions.

Decide Éiteáin Cunningham convicted McMenamin and fined him €200.

In January, McMenamin was sentenced to 21 months in jail when he appeared at Dublin Circuit Felony Court docket.

He was charged with harmful driving inflicting critical bodily hurt to a feminine bicycle owner in her 60s.

McMenamin was disqualified from driving when he was driving a truck on July 22, 2021 and broke a crimson mild on the junction of Herbert Park Street and Morehampton Street in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 earlier than making a sudden flip, colliding with the bicycle owner.

The girl was trapped between the 2 units of wheels on the truck and dragged for 2 metres earlier than surrounding motorists alerted the truck-driver by sounding their horns.

The girl spent 19 weeks in hospital and McMenamin was jailed for 21 months by Decide Martin Nolan.

At that listening to, the court docket heard that McMenamin performed for Donegal in a Nationwide League remaining and had trials for Aston Villa and Celtic.

McMenamin was additionally disqualified from driving for 5 years.

Former Donegal footballer convicted on cocaine cost was final modified: June seventh, 2024 by Employees Author