Print Facebook Advertisement Twitter NewsBreaking newsMurderer gets washing machine back but he will have to wait for his clothesBy admin – January 10, 2014 852 WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleCyclist dies following collision with car in LimerickNext articleNumbers signing on in Limerick drop admin Email Andrew CareyA CONVICTED Limerick murderer is to get his washing machine back from the State after gardai seized during the investigation of the murder of Ger McMahon in January 2012 – however he will have to wait for his clothes and mobile phone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week, Sean Flanagan (28) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, applied to the district court for the return of a washing machine seized by gardai.His brother Ian, convicted of impeding the garda murder investigation also looked for the return of mobile phones and clothes from the State.Inspector Dermot O’Connor told Judge Eugene O’Kelly at Limerick District Court that the State was finished with the washing machine but the clothes and mobile phone had “evidential value”, pending any further proceedings.The 28-year-old was found guilty, along with his uncle, 46-year-old Paul Colbert, of stabbing Mr McMahon in January 2012 at the steps of a house on Lenihan Avenue. 43-year-old Gerard McMahon died a short time later in hospital as a result of being stabbed 13 times with a knife and hatchet.Ian Flanagan, 24, was found guilty of impeding the Garda investigation into the fatal stabbing. He hid CCTV footage and thus impeding the apprehension of his brother and uncle.Both Colbert and Sean Flanagan were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Ger McMahon and Ian Flanagan is to be sentenced later this month.
Eriksen produced two superb free-kick strikes as Spurs twice fought back from deficits to draw 2-2 at Swansea in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday. They were the Denmark midfielder’s first goals of the season after an injury-hit start to the campaign, but the 23-year-old has underlined his reputation as one of the best free-kick exponents in English football – even if he spoke about an Italian influence. “I’ve watched Pirlo taking free-kicks and he makes it look so easy,” Eriksen said. “When he’s there (over the ball) he knows what to do. “But everybody has a different position of doing it. I know I have my own and it’s working.” Eriksen said that he had not even been practising free-kicks because of a knee injury which ruled him out for a month until mid-September. “I’ve done it for many years but I haven’t really done it since I was injured – I think my practice was in the game because we had a lot of free-kicks. “But I know what feeling I have to step over the ball and score. I’ve always had a good shot and take free-kicks. “At Ajax I only took them at the end of my time there, but at some point it turned after a lot of training and a bit of focusing.” Spurs have lost only once this season, away to Manchester United on the opening day, and have now gone 10 games without defeat in all competitions. And Eriksen believes Spurs can maintain their progress with Mauricio Pochettino now in his second season at White Hart Lane. “There’s always been a good spirit here and, although some new lads have come in, everyone knows what they have to do,” Eriksen said. “It’s a good mix and with the more games we get the more we know each other. “We have had to learn a lot of things pretty quick but now we have the time to build on something and you can see we know what we’re doing. “Everything is still open because a lot of teams are losing points, but that makes it a fun season.” Swansea have gone four games without a league win but their performance against Spurs was a marked improvement on recent defeats at Watford and Southampton. And Spurs old boy Gylfi Sigurdsson believes they are still capable of finishing in the top half of the table. “We started the season really well but we have not been like ourselves the last three or four performances,” Sigurdsson said. “We have dropped points, which is going to happen in the season, and there is still a long way to go. “But if we play our style of football we will be in the top half of the table. “We go away now for the international break but we can build on this game and performance to keep the momentum going.” Press Association Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen has revealed studying Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo is the secret behind his dead-ball brilliance.