Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Brennan refuses to be drawn on International Rules future

GAA president Nicky Brennan refused to be drawn yesterday on the future of the International Rules series following the violent scenes that marred yesterday's action at Croke Park.

Australia hammered Ireland in the second test to retain the Cormac McAnallen trophy, but the victory is being overshadowed by the thuggery that dominated the first quarter.

Ireland's Graeme Geraghty was taken out during a rough tackle that left him unconscious on the pitch, while fights also broke out between several other players from both teams.

The Irish management have accused the Australians of deliberately targeting certain players and have also slammed the Australian referee for failing to send anyone off.

Speaking after the game, Ireland manager Sean Boylan slammed the Aussie tactics and said he had never seen a more biased umpire in his life.

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