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Two publicans convicted over illegal football coverage

Two Fermanagh publicans have been convicted of illegally broadcasting Premier League Football Matches. 
Mark Drumm, the licensee of Magee’s Spirit Store, East Bridge Street, Enniskillen was convicted of dishonestly receiving a programme namely a Sky UK Ltd television broadcast, Sky Sports 1 Live on two occasions. 
The publican has been ordered to pay £800 for illegally showing premier league football matches in his premises on two occasions. The premises was first inspected by the Federation Against Copyright Theft on 30th April, but could not determine a legal source. 
Drumm was accused of illegally broadcasting two football matches, Liverpool V Chelsea on September 16th, and  Liverpool v Manchester United on October 17th at his premises.  
Mr Drumm failed to attend Enniskillen Magistrate Court on Wednesday, but deputy district judge John Connolly convicted the publican. Drumm was fined £500, and ordered to pay £300 in costs. 
Similarly, Maeve Beckett, licensee of Sissy McGinty’s, Main Street Irvinestown faced charges of dishonestly receiving a programme namely, a Sky UK Ltd television broadcast, Sky Sports 1 HD Live on two occasions. 
On September 10th 2016, Beckett was accused of illegally broadcasting Manchester United v Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspurs v Manchester City on October 2nd 2016. 
Maeve Beckett did not attend Enniskillen Magistrate Court on Wednesday, but deputy district judge John Connolly convicted the publican, and fined her £350 and ordered to pay £300 in costs. 
 

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