The case was dealt with at an in-camera hearing of Cork District Court.
The 29-year-old mother accused of the two assaults denied assaulting anyone after her son was struck across the back.
She said she went to talk to the mother of the boy who struck her son when they were out playing. She said it became heated when she was talking to the other mother, that voices became raised, and there was what she described as bitchiness. However, she denied assaulting them. “I didn’t touch anyone,” she said.
After hearing all the evidence, including a video-recorded interview with the child complainant made following the incident on August 23, 2017, the judge convicted the defendant on two counts of assault.
Judge Con O’Leary said: “I am satisfied she was enraged due to the injury to her child. She went down full of rage to express her anger. It escalated when she did not get any great satisfaction.