Game abandoned after players suffer head injuries

Game abandoned after players suffer head injuries

One of the two players from St Muchin’s who had to be removed by ambulance, after suffering head injuries during their Junior Cup game against Pres yesterday.

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.

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