Northern Ireland

Larne v Carrick match abandoned after player hits wall

Scott Irvine Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption The match was called to a halt after defender Scott Irvine was injured

An Irish Cup football match has been abandoned after a player suffered a head injury when he hit a wall.

The fifth round game was between Larne and Carrick Rangers at Inver Park, Larne, on Saturday.

In the 28th minute, Larne defender Scott Irvine slid off the pitch and crashed into a wall.

He was carried from the grounds on a stretcher. It is understood he had regained consciousness before he was taken to hospital by ambulance.

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Image caption Scott Irvine is taken by stretcher from the pitch