Northern Ireland

Man arrested in Belfast charged over GAA ticket scam

Mayo's Kevin McLoughlin battles with Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny Image copyright ©INPHO/James Crombie
Image caption Dublin and Mayo will meet in the final for the second year in a row

Police have charged a 30-year-old man with fraud by false representation and theft.

30-year-old Wesley Brennan appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

The charges followed his arrest in Belfast in connection with a number of offences, including an online GAA All Ireland Final ticketing scam.

Brennan, with an address at College Green, is accused of 11 offences across two bills of indictment.

He spoke only to confirm that he understood the charges against him.

As no application for bail was lodged and District Judge George Conner remanded Brennan into custody to appear again via videolink on 29 September.

The All-Ireland Gaelic Football final takes place on Sunday, 17 September.