TWO players from Limerick side St Munchin’s had to be moved to hospital by ambulance after suffering head injuries and a third player also sustained mild concussion during the first-half of the Clayton Hotels sponsored Munster Schools Junior Cup rugby quarter-final at Musgrave Park yesterday.
A horrible collision between flanker Dylan Higgins and full-back Dean Callinan after only seven minutes required a stretcher to take the injury-stricken Higgins off the pitch to an awaiting ambulance.
During the 18-minute delay, Callinan was forced to leave the pitch as well after also sustaining a blow to the head though the injury wasn’t as serious as his colleague’s.
When the game eventually re-started, it was stopped a second time within a couple of minutes following another serious-looking head injury to Craig Carew.
Carew was also taken by ambulance to hospital and the game was abandoned when St Munchin's refused to continue.