For­mer hurler re­pair­ing 30 hur­leys a day while serv­ing his prison sen­tence

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Liam Heylin

A 44-year-old man who used to be a good hurler is us­ing his ex­pe­ri­ence to ben­e­fit clubs around the city while serv­ing a prison sen­tence.

Tim Creamer is work­ing in the hurley re­pair shop in Cork and he is re­pair­ing 30 hur­leys a day, his so­lic­i­tor, Frank But­timer, said yes­ter­day.

“He was a good hurler in his day and used to play se­nior,” Mr But­timer said.

Tim Creamer of Flat 3, 31 Har­bour Row, Cobh, County Cork, pleaded guilty yester- day to a theft of­fence on Jan­uary 26.

On that date, at Barry Collins Su­perValu in Car­ri­ga­line, he stole a small num­ber of gro­cery items. He was with a woman at time. He made ad­mis­sions in re­la­tion to the theft.

Mr But­timer said the dePri­son fen­dant was al­ready serv­ing a three-month sen­tence.

Judge Olann Kelle­her im­posed an­other three-month sen­tence to com­mence from yes­ter­day.

Mr But­timer said dur­ing the case that the ac­cused had been do­ing well and had got­ten out of Cork city and gone to live in Cobh to put his life on a bet­ter foot­ing. In that re­gard he had been do­ing fairly well but slipped up again in this theft of­fence, the so­lic­i­tor said.

In­spec­tor Brian O’Dono­van said the ac­cused had nu­mer­ous pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions but mostly for of­fences un­der the Road Traf­fic Act.

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