McBrearty hospitalised after clash in International Rules


Donegal and Kilcar's Patrick McBrearty collided with the post as he palmed the ball into the net in the  second quarter of the Ireland v Australia International Rules match in Croke Park last night.

McBrearty was immediately substituted and taken to hospital for a scan with a suspected kidney-related injury. However he was released later that night.

Referee Joe McQuillan awarded a penalty for pushing  that was converted by Monaghan's Conor McManus.

Despite a big second half push from the Australians, Ireland held on to win the game 56-52 and reclaim the Cormac McAnallen Cup.

The Tyrone trio of Niall Morgan (goals), Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly (outfield) were ever present during the game.