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Sunday 22 October 2017

Two young rugby players to be kept in hospital overnight after freak match accident

Wesley College have secured a place in the last eight
Wesley College have secured a place in the last eight
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

TWO young rugby players will be kept in a Cork hospital overnight as a precautionary measure after a freak match accident in which both suffered head injuries.

The duo are not seriously injured though the Munster Schools Junior Cup fixture between St Munchin's and Presentation Brothers College (PBC) Cork was subsequently abandoned.

The two, both players with St Munchin's, are being kept in Cork University Hospital (CUH) overnight purely for precautionary observation.

Both are expected to be discharged tomorrow.

They were taken to CUH by ambulance after the accident which is understood to have involved a freak clash of heads.

A third player also suffered a concussion-type injury during the match but did not require an overnight hospital stay.

The match was later formally abandoned.

A decision on the result or a possible re-fixture will be made at a later date.

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