Man Accused Of Smashing Garda’s Nose At Garth Brooks Gig Denies Charge

Garth Brooks - Croke Park - Friday Sept 9, 2022 - @garthbrooks

A man arrested at Saturday’s sell-out Garth Brooks gig in Croke Park, has been accused of breaking a garda’s nose during the concert.

The accused, from County Down, denies the charge.

27 year old Gary Doyle of Kinallen Road, Ballyward, Castlewellan, Newry, appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court this morning.

He was charged with assault causing harm to the officer at Croke Park on September 10 but the court heard he denies the charge.

Garda Sergeant Elaine Murtagh told Judge Bryan Smyth she arrested the man at 10:05 pm on Saturday at Croke Park.

He was taken to Store Street Garda station in the city centre.

The court heard that in reply to charge after caution he said: ‘I didn’t do it‘ and the defence wanted copies of the CCTV evidence.

The court was also told that he was a sober and a designated driver for a group who had come from Co Down for the gig.

He was released on 1,000 bail pending directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions. He will appear again in October.