The case against former sports coach Bill Kenneally for alleged sexual assault and indecent assault of three boys over 20 years ago has been adjourned until the end of the month.
The 67 year old from Waterford City is charged with 99 counts of sexual and indecent assault which are alleged to have occured in the 1980s.
The complainants in the case are now aged in their 40s.
A book of evidence was served on the former basketball coach in March and he was sent forward for trial to the circuit criminal court when he appeared before the district court last week.
The accused was brought before Waterford Circuit Court this morning and his solicitor, Matthew Byrne, asked if the matter could go back to the next sessions.
There was no objection from the State and Judge Eugene O’Kelly ordered the accused appear before the circuit court on May 30.
Mr Kenneally, who was in court wearing grey trousers, a cream shirt and grey jumper, was not called upon to speak during the brief hearing.
Legal aid for a solicitor, junior counsel and senior counsel was granted by Judge Kevin Staunton at the district court last week after the court heard that the charges were ‘serious matters’.
The accused is an accountant by profession and was involved in coaching around Waterford for many years, as well as being heavily involved in local politics and acting as a tallyman at several election counts.