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AGONY AS JENNA FLEES SHANE MURDER STREET; Fiancee leaves after botched gang hit.


THE fiancee of murder victim Shane Geoghegan has fled the house they shared.

Jenna Barry has had to move out of their home because she couldn't bear looking at the spot where he was gunned down in a mistaken identity case.

And following evil Barry Doyle's jailing for the horror shooting, senior gardai last night vowed to track down the remaining gang members who planned the execution.

Rugby ace Shane, 28, was on his way home to Jenna in the Kilteragh area of Dooradoyle, Limerick, on November 9, 2008, when cocaineaddled Doyle chased after him and blasted him five times as he begged for mercy.

The assassin, 26, had been sent to kill a neighbour of Shane's, Johnny McNamara, who bore a striking resemblance to the Garryowen rugby captain.

A neighbour on the Clonmore estate told the Irish Mirror yesterday: "No one really knew that Jenna had moved on but who could blame her? "I mean no one could cope with looking out their window every day and reliving all that horror.

"I'm sure she's doing the best she can but it was a horrible time around here, it shocked everyone to the core and I think a lot of people felt uneasy after it.


"Anyway, some of the houses have different tenants now from when Shane was killed so that gives you some idea."

The Geoghegan family refused to comment on Doyle's murder conviction and didn't give a victim impact statement after the high-profile trial came to an end on Wednesday.

Their only words were: "The horror of the crime speaks for itself."

Writing online, Shane's heartbroken mum Mary broke her silence to reveal: "What was special about Shane was that he was so normal.

"He represented every mother's son or daughter who goes for a night out and doesn't come home."

Shane's aunt, Margaret Walsh, yesterday urged people to "make a silent protest against violence" in Limerick by helping her find a new home for a unique art installation created in his memory.

She said: "We made 'Pitch For Shane' to remember him in a positive way and to keep his memory alive for the type of person he was, fun and inclusive."

Around 20,000 people made tiny clay sculptures in tribute to the murdered rugby ace and his family.

Meanwhile, gardai yesterday vowed to track down the other gangsters who planned the killing in minute detail.

A source said: "A lot of work has been done already. There is work going on, on all fronts. We are not forgetting about them."


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 17, 2012
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