Reporting by Conor Kane
A book of evidence is expected to be served by the end of the month on Waterford-based former sports coach Bill Kenneally, who is accused of 171 counts of sexual assault dating back to the 1980’s.
68-year-old Bill Kenneally formerly of Summerville Avenue, Waterford City, was charged recently in relation to the allegations and the case was adjourned to today.
Gardaí applied for a further adjournment to give them time to complete the book of evidence.
The application was by consent from the accused’s solicitor, Matthew Byrne.
Judge Kevin Staunton granted the application and adjourned the case until January 28th when it will be back before Waterford district court.
He remanded Bill Kenneally in custody until then.
The court previously heard that directions in relation to the allegations and investigation had been issued by the DPP last November and that the DPP was seeing a trial by indictment.
The accused was not called upon to speak during the court hearing and was present wearing a grey jumper, dark trousers and blue shirt.
Bill Kenneally was well-known around Waterford as a basketball coach during the 1980’s and was also involved with Fianna Fáil several years ago, acting as a tallyman for the party at a number of election counts.