Sweeney makes presence felt in Australia

Ballyporeen’s Conor Sweeney has made his presence felt in the opening International Rules game down under.

It’s advantage Australia after the first of two tests against Ireland.

The hosts will take a 10-point lead into the second game in Perth next Saturday after getting a 63-53 victory in Adelaide this morning.

Monaghan’s Conor McManus led the scoring for Ireland with 25 with Michael Murphy of Donegal adding 20.

Tipperary’s Conor Sweeney added 3 points – thanks to one over.