Murphy & Co suffer Aussie loss

international rules 3Australia beat Ireland in this morning's International Rules test in Perth to claim the Cormac McAnallen Cup.

The hosts were in control throughout and won by a 56 - 46 scoreline at Patersons Stadium.

They led Ireland by 28 points at half-time but a Darren Hughes finish and an Australian own goal helped Ireland close the gap in the second half.

Monaghan's Conor Mc Manus top scored for Ireland with 12points, Donegal's Michael Murphy scored 3points while Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh hit 2points.

Gweedore's Neil Mc Gee started the game.