A student and a council worker attacked a Good Samaritan when he went to check if they were injured after the car they were passengers in crashed into his neighbour’s wall.
Bobby Kuti (23) punched John Swift in the head and kicked him when he fell to the ground while Isaac Asuzu (25) gave him “a belt to the head”.
Mr Swift said a neighbour, John Kelly, handed him a golf club and he hit one of the men in self-defence after they “ran at him”.
He claimed the pair became aggressive when Mr Kelly’s daughter started taking photos of the crash, telling her “don’t take f***ing pictures” and he remonstrated with them, saying: “Don’t talk to the lady like that.”
Finding them guilty of assault, Judge David McHugh said he was satisfied Kuti was the greater protagonist.
The judge sentenced him to four months in prison while Asuzu received a three-month sentence.
Kuti, of French Park Boulevard, Tyrrelstown, and Asuzu, of Avondale Park, Mulhuddart, had denied assaulting Mr Swift during an incident in Blanchardstown on July 5, 2014.