AN extra four-and-a-half year jail sentence has been handed down to former Waterford sports coach Bill Kenneally for indecently assaulting five boys.
The 54 months is on top of the 14-year sentence the 72-year-old is already serving for indecent assaults on 10 other boys.
Kenneally, of Laragh, Summerville Avenue, Waterford city, pleaded guilty in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 13 sample counts of indecently assaulting the five boys - then aged 13 to 15 - in locations in Waterford on unknown dates between December 1979 and March 1990.
He had entered the 13 guilty pleas only on the sixth day of his trial which began in April.
He initially denied any wrongdoing and entered not guilty pleas to 266 counts when the trial opened.
The complainants are now in their 40s and 50s and there were moving Victim Impact Statements from them in court yesterday (Monday) as the Judge Martin Nolan sentenced Kenneally to the further 54 months in jail.
This morning (Tuesday), 'Deise Today' carried a special report - from Damien Tiernan who was at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday for WLR - detailing the events of the court sitting yesterday and the contents of the powerful victim impact statements which were read out.
You can listen back to that special report by clicking on the image above.