Rugby player killing 'may be case of mistaken identity'

The man shot dead in the Kilteragh housing estate in Dooradoyle today may have been murdered in a case of mistaken identity, it has emerged.

The man was named locally as Shane Geoghegan.

It is believed the 28-year-old, who played rugby for local club Garryowen, was shot dead by a killer who intended to gun down a local drug dealer.

Gardaí said they were trying to establish why the man was shot.

A Garda spokesman said: "There was no apparent reason why he was targeted."

A Garryowen club spokesman said the death of Shane, who captained the third team, was a tragedy.

Local Fine Gael councillor Richard Butler said the community was stunned by the killing.

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