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Walsh ruled out

THE Sydney Swans have confirmed the worst for Kerry man Tommy Walsh, announcing yesterday that the 25-year-old's season is over due to a serious hamstring injury.

The All-Ireland medallist (2009) was carried off the field in what was his second senior game this year after he sustained the injury early in the second quarter of the Swans win over Essendon.

Walsh had to leave the field immediately and was visibly in pain as he was carried down the tunnel to the dressingrooms. He will now have to go under the knife as it was revealed that he tore his hamstring off the bone and will miss the concluding 12 weeks of the Aussie Rules season.

The horrific injury is a big blow for the former St Kilda player who was showing promise in the forward line for the reigning AFL champions.

ANDY Moran scored two goals for Mayo in his first start for the Connacht champions since rupturing his cruciate in last year's All-Ireland quarter-final in a challenge match victory over Cavan in Ballina yesterday.

Moran played 60 minutes of the cakewalk win, just his second competitive action with Mayo since last August after his Connacht quarter-final cameo a couple of weeks back.