Ireland must overturn 10-point deficit in International Rules second test

Ireland must overturn 10-point deficit in International Rules second test

Joe Kernan's Ireland need to overturn a 10-point deficit against Australia in this morning's International Rules second test if they are to retain the Cormac McAnallen Cup.

Enda Smith and Niall Murphy are both available for the game in Perth after recovering from illness.

Earlier, captain Aidan O’Shea is assured his team are better prepared to beat Australia.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference in the Subiaco Oval, the venue for the game, O’Shea said: “A 10-point lead to the Australians is only a three-point lead in our game so we could get back into it… they did very well in the third quarter the last day. We did well to keep the lead as it was going into the fourth so it’s still all to play for. We fell we’re right in there with a right chance.

The match begins at 8.45am.

More in this Section

Sturridge banned from football for two weeks for breaching betting regulationsSturridge banned from football for two weeks for breaching betting regulations

Ireland hopeful Ryan Johansson starts for Bayern Munich in loss to ArsenalIreland hopeful Ryan Johansson starts for Bayern Munich in loss to Arsenal

Open leader Shane Lowry: Bushmills Inn pep talk crucial in battle against uneasinessOpen leader Shane Lowry: Bushmills Inn pep talk crucial in battle against uneasiness

Watch: Grillo hits hole in one on first morning of the OpenWatch: Grillo hits hole in one on first morning of the Open


Lifestyle

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich will not let a day pass without his ritual dip in the sea, which he describes as the best anti-depressant ever, says Lorna Siggins.Taking the plunge has a depth of benefits

10% of women suffer from it worldwide.As Alexa Chung reveals she has endometriosis, here’s everything you need to know about the condition

Pinnies, cookie cutters and wooden spoons at the ready.Food projects to do with the kids this summer

Stop. Climbing. Uluru.As tourists rush to climb Uluru despite an incoming ban – 5 ways to enjoy the rock respectfully

More From The Irish Examiner