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Irish woman hit by bull in famous Pamplona festival

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Published 14/07/2014 | 07:48

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Female runners sprint during the fourth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 10, 2014. The festival, a heady mix of drinking, dancing, late nights and bullfights, made famous by Ernest Hemingway in his novel "The Sun Also Rises", runs for nine days until July 14. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted two and a half minutes, according to local media. Picture taken July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
Female runners sprint during the fourth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona last week. Photo: Reuters
A participant falls in front of Dolores Ybarra's bull during the first bull run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2012, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups.   AFP PHOTO / ANDER GILLENEA        (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/GettyImages)
A participant falls in front of Dolores Ybarra's bull during the first bull run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2012, in Pamplona, northern Spain. (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/GettyImages)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06:  Revellers hold up their red hankerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona's famous Fiesta de San Fermin, which involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona for eight days starting July 7th, was made famous by the 1926 novel of U.S. writer Ernest Hemmingway called 'The Sun Also Rises'.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Revellers hold up their red hankerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

AN IRISHWOMAN is recovering in hospital after being injured in the infamous Running of the Bulls festival in Spain.

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The woman, who is 28, suffered head injuries when she was struck by a bull during the morning run of the bulls through the streets of Pamplona yesterday.

The woman has not been named, but it is understood that she is from Portadown in Co Armagh.

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Two Spanish are also in hospital after suffering injuries in the same run.

Last year, a Dublin man - Robert Thackaberry - was knocked unconscious when he was caught in a pile up. He subsequently made a full recovery.

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