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international rules 2011

First Test (Melbourne): Ireland 4-17-5 (80pts) Australia 1-8-6 (36pts).

Second Test (Gold Coast): Ireland 1-13-5 (50 pts) Australia 0-7-8 (29 pts).

Total: Ireland 5-30-10 (130pts) Australia 1-15-14 (65pts) (Ireland win series 130-65 on aggregate).

Ireland scorers

S McDonnell (Armagh) 1-7-0 (27pts); L Glynn (Wicklow) 2-2-1 (19pts); M Murphy (Donegal) 1-4-1 (19pts); T Walsh (Sydney Swans & Kerry) 0-6-0 (18pts); K Donaghy (Kerry) 0-4-2 (14pts); E Callaghan (Kildare) 1-1-0 (9pts); K McKernan (Down) 0-2-2 (8pts); T Kennelly (Sydney Swans and Kerry); 0-2-0 (6pts); J McMahon (Tyrone); 0-1-0 (3pts); B Murphy (Carlow) 0-1-0 (3pts); Z Tuohy (Carlton & Laois) 0-0-2 (2pts), D Hughes (Monaghan) 0-0-1 (1pt); P Hanley (Brisbane Lions & Mayo) 0-0-1 (1pt).

Top six Irish players

1 Tadhg Kennelly: A major influence on both games.

2 Tommy Walsh: Man of the Match in the first Test; solid in the second.

3 Steven McDonnell: Top scorer on a total of 27 points.

4 Colm Begley: Busy and effective, he was at the heart of Ireland's more constructive efforts in both games.

5 Kieran Donaghy: Worked very hard as well as being the ideal target man.

6 Ciaran McKeever: Solid and abrasive at the heart of the defence. Did well in off-field duties as well.

Irish Independent

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