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McGrath on disorder charge

Former Ireland international Paul McGrath was arrested at the weekend over alleged public order offences, it has been revealed.

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 local garda station where he was charged under Sections 4 and 6 of the Public Order Act.

He was bailed and will appear at Tullamore District Court on July 17.

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

He played for Ireland 83 times and scored eight goals in a 12-year career, which included playing with the Irish squad at Euro 88 and the World Cups of 1990 and 1994.

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