THREE-time All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Pat Ryan has been sentenced to two weeks in prison for perjury arising out of a Garda investigation into the alleged squaring away of road traffic offences.
The 27-year-old from Doon appeared before Judge Patricia Harney at Limerick District Court this afternoon on a single charge of perjury on October 21,2020.
The talented forward, who was omitted from the county senior panel earlier this year, immediately lodged an appeal against the two week sentence.
He had appeared by appointment at a Garda station in Limerick earlier this morning when he was charged as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
He was originally questioned by members of the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) in March 2021 as part of a probe into alleged corruption in office involving a number of Gardaí.
A retired Garda Superintendent and four serving Gardaí were charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice as part of the same GNBCI probe. They were arrested on April 29, 2021, after appearing by appointment at Mayorstone Garda Station in Limerick.
All five were served with Books of Evidence in 2021, and are awaiting trial before Limerick Circuit Criminal Court. They are alleged to have been involved in squaring away fixed charge penalty notices for a number of individuals.