Tuesday 20 August 2019

'He was exhausted' - Armagh rising star Jarlath Óg Burns was taken to hospital after Cavan defeat

Jarleth Óg Burns of Armagh during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Cavan and Armagh at St Tiernach's Park in Clones, Monaghan. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Jarleth Óg Burns of Armagh during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Cavan and Armagh at St Tiernach's Park in Clones, Monaghan. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
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Armagh have confirmed that midfielder Jarlath Óg Burns was talen to hospital following the Orchard county's defeat to Cavan in the Ulster semi-final replay.

Kieran McGeeney's men were dumped into the qualifiers after Cavan secured a 0-23 to 0-17 victory, with Burns needing medical attention after being replaced with a few minutes to go.

The rising star, son of Armagh legend Jarlath Burns, was replaced during extra-time of the drawn game after allegedly suffering a knock to the head, but former Armagh star Oisin McConville says that the two incidents are unrelated.

"We can confirm that following yesterday's game Jarly Og Burns was taken to hospital," said a statement released by Armagh on social media.

"He was discharged shortly after arrival and returned home last night.  Our experienced medical team will continue to assess and monitor Jarly Og".

Speaking to RTÉ, McConville said that Burns was suffering from dehydration, which caused him to be hospitalised.

"The first game it was alleged or suspected concussion and they went through the protocols – if in doubt, sit it out and that’s what Armagh did," McConville said.

"Yesterday was nothing to do with concussion, he was dehydrated, he was exhausted, he was on a drip in the dressing room and he was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. I believe he’s doing fine. As far as concussion is concerned, the two incidents weren't related in any way."

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