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Irish football legend Paul McGrath arrested

By Sarah Stack

Irish international football legend Paul McGrath was arrested at the weekend over alleged public order offences.

The 53-year-old was arrested by gardai near the Tullamore Court Hotel in Co Offaly on Saturday afternoon after complaints were made that a man was being loud and annoying others in the area, a senior officer confirmed.

McGrath was taken to a Garda station where he was charged under the Public Order Act, bailed and ordered to appear at Tullamore District Court on July 17.

The former Manchester United and Aston Villa defender has spoken openly about his problems with alcohol over the years.

He played for Ireland 83 times.

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