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    Ex Loi star and old loi player caught in garda sting

    Surprised that no post on this. Article in todays irish indo confirms that Ex Longford town,shels,Limerick player and current Bluebell Utd player Keith Quinn has being arrested in a drugs bust along with Bluebell manager Andy Noonan who played for Dundalk in 05 season.

    They were under surveilance for months and have being refused bail! If I can find a link to the article I will post it here!
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    I was wondering myself that it hadnt been mentioned. There could have a decent prison service team in the making with Van Boxtel in nets and a good coach too now.

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    Is Robert Bayly still "inside" too? Another former Town player at one point. The Bluebell manager is a bit embarrassing for them, although it sounds like they knew what he was like when they appointed him.
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    Which of those two is supposed to be the LOI star?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    I was wondering myself that it hadnt been mentioned. There could have a decent prison service team in the making with Van Boxtel in nets and a good coach too now.
    They should play the screws in Tallaght and do a great escape using the tunnels that the Shams board use to access the ground to avoid AGS when on the run.

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    I dont remember Noonan being at Dundalk tbh but awful days at the club in general!

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    He was at UCD for a couple of seasons too (around 99/00). Think he was released for being on the wrong side of the law then. You wonder if Bluebell would feel the need to take any action.

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    Would he have had to go through Garda vetting to get the position? Certainly if there were any players under 18, but in general id have thought there would be a vetting process!?

    I should probably add that certain criminal records dont preclude someone from coaching, including kids, but the club would have had to have known that there was a record if not detailed or considered a risk. Assuming that all necessary admin was done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    He was at UCD for a couple of seasons too (around 99/00). Think he was released for being on the wrong side of the law then. You wonder if Bluebell would feel the need to take any action.
    Well I don't think the two lads will be available for the next few years so probably for the best if they get rid now. Can't imagine they are on contracts anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfordian View Post
    Well I don't think the two lads will be available for the next few years so probably for the best if they get rid now. Can't imagine they are on contracts anyway.
    Well, innocent until proven guilty I guess, but yeah, you're right.

    I suppose the question is do Bluebell want to be seen to be proactive or reactive here. There were protests when Noonan was appointed manager back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Well, innocent until proven guilty I guess, but yeah, you're right.

    I suppose the question is do Bluebell want to be seen to be proactive or reactive here. There were protests when Noonan was appointed manager back in the day.
    Really? Someone will be able to roll ou the 'told yiz!' then. Even more bizzare if people were divided on that appointment.

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    Yep; it was over a different case though.

    The Nov 2000 case mentioned towards the end of the article coincides with his last game for UCD.

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    Just reading that, on the proven facts alone it is staggering that he was appointed. I don't know much about Bluebell but always assumed they were a respectable club.
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    Yeah from article in Sun today it said Noonan had previous convictions for offences cant remember what it was was it an assualt or carrying a gun? Yeah sad times when you want all loi PR to be good but the opposite is the case here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfordian View Post
    Just reading that, on the proven facts alone it is staggering that he was appointed. I don't know much about Bluebell but always assumed they were a respectable club.
    It was damn awful to read about and the family were right in their protests. Such a waste of a life over stopping a fight in a pub, and nightclub - offences that in street justice is one of execution,,,

    How would they let such person take up a managers position. With respect to the deceased, my initialy thought, pity it wasnt another Delaney that was threatened albeit I wouldnt even wish JD dead

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