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