Two youths, Thomas Kelly, 17, and Laurence Curley, 16, in a spirit of play,
started to throw potatoes at each other in a Galway potato field. The first
named chanced to hit Curley on the back of the head, from the effects of which
he died. Kelly, who was brought up at the Galway Assizes charged with his
companion's death, was released by Judge Johnson after five minutes' detention.