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    Skyhawk also uses similair means to gain entry to bars/clubs![img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]





    Rugby star fired for ramming his van into club HQ
    <DIV =LeadPara>ONE of Scotland's top rugby teams sacked its star player after he rammed their club HQ with his van following a row in the bar with senior officials. </DIV>
    <DIV =LeadPara>New Zealander James Noonan was celebrating Ayr RFC's latest victory with his team-mates and players from the team they had beaten. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Both sets of supporters and senior officials were also present when a heated row erupted just before midnight. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Kiwi Noonan, a stand-off, was ordered to leave the BT Premiership team's plush Millbrae clubhouse or face the sack by the furious club president, Jock Craig. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>But instead of going home to cool off, Ayr Sheriff Court was told Noonan jumped into his Ford Transit van and raced from the car park before slamming backwards into the building's entrance, causing thousands of pounds' worth of damage. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The Scottish league's top points scorer and former Premiership Player of the Year was still sitting in the cab of the wrecked vehicle when he was confronted by an angry crowd of officebearers, players and club members. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Free-scoring Noonan, 29, who lives in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, was sacked on the spot for gross misconduct despite pleading to witnesses that the crash had been an accident. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>He now faces a hefty fine after admitting culpable and reckless conduct by driving and colliding with the building in January. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Depute fiscal Stephanie Blair told the court yesterday: "There had been a matchatAyrRugbyClub earlier that day. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>"At around 11.30pm both teams were in the bar when an argument started which involved the accused. It became quite heated and the accused left the premises. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>"Around 10 minutes later, he was seen driving his Ford Transit Hero van and reversing it into the rear entrance, causing damage to the doors and the building's brick walls. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>"He was arrested by police and made full admissions as to his involvement." Ayr Sheriff Court heard the Crown had so far been unable to produce information about the cost of the damage caused by Noonan's van but it was estimated to be "several thousand pounds". </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Sheriff John Montgomery deferred sentence on Noonan until next year until an exact value of the damage to the building was established. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The club's influx of players from Australia and New Zealand has been a major factor in its recent success in securing a near-permanent place in the Scottish game's top flight since 2003. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Famous players to have starred for Ayr include some of international rugby's biggest names, including the late British Lions and Scotland player Gordon "Broon fae Troon" Brown, former Scotland and British Lions coach Ian McGeechan, Englishmen Roger Uttley and Mike Slemen, and Ireland skipper Willie McBride. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Noonan was one of several players drafted in to the club from Down Under in recent years. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Last night, no one at Ayr Rugby Football Club was available to comment on the cause of the incident, but vice president Billy McHarg confirmed that he had fired shamed Noonan for gross misconduct. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>(c) 2006 Express Newspapers </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The Daily Express</DI
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    Only in Tallaght, LL [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

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      The biggest question raised here is "Why in gods name was he driving a Transit van?"


      and also, maybe, did it have mudflaps.











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        Originally posted by Monster Fan


        The biggest question raised here is "Why in gods name was he driving a Transit van?"


        and also, maybe, did it have mudflaps.











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        <DIV>Snap. Star player indeed.[img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]</DIV>
        The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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          You'd never find an irish rugby star driving around a rugby club car park pissed late at night would you? [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]






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            #6
            Betcha he wins his unfair dismissal case though.

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              Originally posted by Dermot G
              You'd never find an irish rugby star driving around a rugby club car park pissed late at night would you? [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]


              Or slamming his sleeping accomodation into the front door.It started on the Late...Late...Show[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]
              The early bird catches the worm but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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