Ireland stroll to Rules series win over Australia

Leighton Glynn scores Ireland's goal at the Metricon Stadium
Leighton Glynn scores Ireland's goal at the Metricon Stadium

Ireland secured a comfortable 50-29 win over Australia in the second of the International Rules matches at Gold Coast, Queensland, on Friday.

It meant the Irish regained the Cormac McAnallen trophy with a record aggregate margin of 130-65.

Wicklow dual star Leighton Glynn scored the game's only goal towards the end of the second quarter.

There was never any hint that the Australians might eat into the 44-point deficit from the first meeting.

Anthony Tohill's Ireland led by four after the first quarter, were 34-23 ahead at halfway, and enjoyed a 41-24 cushion at the end of the third.

Armagh's Stephen McDonnell and Kerry man Tommy Walsh scored three overs each in a game which lacked a competitive edge.

"Our target was to win both games and we are pleased to have achieved that. We were by far the better team," said manager Tohill.

"It was full-on for a while and looked like ot might get out of hand.

"We prepared well and can enjoy our victory."

Second Test result - Gold Coast

AUSTRALIA 29

Goals: 0; Overs: 7; Behinds: 8

IRELAND 50

Goals: 1; Overs: 13; Behinds: 5

Ireland win 130-65 on aggregate

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