Injured police officer played for Co. Down club

January 11, 2010
The police officer who was seriously injured in a car bomb attack in Co. Antrim on Friday played his club football with St. Paul's GAC in Holywood, Co. Down. The dissident republican group Oglaigh na hEireann has admitted responsibility for the attempted murder of Constable Peadar Heffron near his home in Randalstown. The 33-year-old, who remained in a critical condition in hospital last night, was the captain of the PSNI's Gaelic football team and was also a playing member of the St. Paul's club in Holywood. A spokesman for the club said: "St. Paul's confirms that Peadar has been a registered playing member of the club for the past two seasons. "The committee, on behalf of the membership and players, extend their thoughts and prayers to Peadar and his family at this most distressing time."


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