‘If the gardaí hadn’t come along, I don’t know if we’d be here today’

THREE fishermen were viciously assaulted last Thursday evening by a gang of youths in Carlow town, resulting in all three being hospitalised. Jackie Owens, and brothers Jim and Michael Murphy were set upon by the gang on the banks of the River Burrin in Carlow town centre. “If the gardaí hadn’t come along, I don’t know if we’d be here today,” Jackie told The Nationalist….

Carlow Nationalist 18/06/2013 Read the article ‘Local fishermen savagely assaulted by gang of young thugs’

Jackie Owens and Mick and Jim Murphy cleaning up the River Burrin just a few weeks ago. The three were subjected to a vicious beating just a short distance from here
Jackie Owens and Mick and Jim Murphy cleaning up the River Burrin just a few weeks ago. The three were subjected to a vicious beating just a short distance from here