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harps2002champs

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GAA player arrested
« on: December 01, 2006, 02:00:10 PM »
A well known gaelic footballer has been arrested during a police operation at his home in south Armagh.
The family of Jonathan Hanratty, who plays for Crossmaglen Rangers, said officers entered their home and arrested him and his father on Friday.

Local Sinn Fein councillor Terry Hearty said police behaved "disgracefully".

A PSNI spokesman said one person in his 40s and another in his late teens were arrested. He said any complaint should be directed to the Police Ombudsman.

Mr Hanratty is part of the Crossmaglen Rangers squad - the dominant club in Armagh senior club gaelic football, having won 11 titles in a row.

They will take on Ballinderry in the Ulster senior club championship final at Casement Park in Belfast on Sunday.

The winners will go on to contest the All-Ireland club semi-finals next year.



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Re: GAA player arrested
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 02:05:46 PM »
Any idea what he was arrested for?

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Re: GAA player arrested
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 02:16:36 PM »
Being a catholic from Crossmaglen....believe ne it happens...political policing...though ye wouldnt know much about it.

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Re: GAA player arrested
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 02:28:53 PM »
Seems like a terribly devious ploy by Ballinderry.
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Re: GAA player arrested
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 02:50:48 PM »
If its a fiendish plot by Ballinderry to scupper Cross' chances this sunday, would they not have been better arresting McConville ?

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Re: GAA player arrested
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006, 05:14:43 PM »
Just saw this on bbc and am wondering why it was necessary to report that he's a GAA player.  Presuming, of course, that the perceived crime has nothing to do with the fact that he is a member of the GAA. 


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Re: GAA player arrested
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006, 05:18:33 PM »
Maybe Noel Thompson wrote the bbc web report

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Re: GAA player arrested
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006, 06:28:52 PM »
Any idea what he was arrested for?
Assaulting police officer.
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Re: GAA player arrested
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2006, 06:51:38 PM »
From BBC:

Crossmaglen forward Jonathan Hanratty is expected to be available for Sunday's Ulster Club Football final against Ballinderry (1400 GMT).

Hanratty has has been charged with obstruction, resisting arrest and assault on police after being arrested at his family home on Friday morning.

He was released later on Friday and is scheduled to appear at court in Newry on 20 December.