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Irish woman hit by bull in famous Pamplona festival

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Published 14/07/2014 | 07:48

Female runners sprint during the fourth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona last week. Photo: Reuters
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. (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/GettyImages)
A man receives medical assitance after been injured during the first San Fermin Festival bull run, on July 7, 2012, in Pamplona, northern Spain. At least four people were injured, including a man who was gored in the leg, during the first bull run of Pamplona's San Fermin festival in northern Spain, officials said. (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/GettyImages)
A man receives medical assistance after been injured during the first San Fermin Festival bull run, on July 7, 2012, in Pamplona, northern Spain. AFP PHOTO / ANDER GILLENEA
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 08: A Miura fighting bull collides with a runner along the Estafeta Street on the third day of the San Fermin running of the bulls on July 8, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 08: A Miura fighting bull collides with a runner along the Estafeta Street on the third day of the San Fermin running of the bulls on July 8, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
People on balconies watch participants running in front of Victoriano del Rio bulls during the fourth bull run of the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 10, 2013. (Photo: PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
A Fuente Ymbro's fighting bull falls entering the bullring during the eighth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 13, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Revellers run in to the bullring while a Fuente Ymbro's fighting bull lays on the ground during the eighth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 13, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Revellers go inside the bullring arena after the bullfights with Miura's fighting bulls on the ninth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 14, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Fighting bulls take the corner at Estafeta Street behind running men (not seen) during the first Running of the Bulls at the San Fermin fiesta on July 7, 2007 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
A man is gored by a Miura fighting bull during the sixth run of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, on July 12, 2009, in Pamplona, northern Spain. (Photo: A. ARRIZURIETA/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers raise their scarves and candles as they sing the 'Pobre de Mi' song, marking the end of the San Fermin festival on July 15, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Bullfighter 'banderillero' David Peinado 'Chetu' is tossed and gored in the head by a Alcurrucen's fighting bull in the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
A dead bull of Dolores Aguirre Ybarra lies on the floor after taking part in a bullfight of the San Fermin festival at Pamplona's bullring in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 8, 2013. (Photo: PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Festival goers celebrate during the Chupinazo, marking the beginning of the San Fermin festival on July 6, 2011 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
A reveller jumps from a fountain to be caught by the crowd during the Chupinazo, marking the first day of the San Fermin running-of-the-bulls festival on July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. (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.

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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