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Down GAA star Caolan Mooney leaves hospital after sustaining fractured skull in Newry assault

Down GAA player Caolan Mooney has been discharged from hospital following a vicious assault in Newry last month.

The former Australian Rules player suffered a fractured skull in the attack on December 30, just hours after playing in the opening game of the season for his native county.

Today (Tuesday), the 26-year-old posted a photo of himself outside the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, with the caption which read: “Finally out of the hospital. My skull is fractured but glad to be getting home to let it recover now.”

Two men have been charged after the incident in the Merchant’s Quay area of city

His brother Patrick was also injured in the assault, suffering a broken nose.

Mooney had been on the team that defeated Fermanagh in the McKenna Cup on December 29.

He is now expected to spend a significant period of time on the sidelines as he recovers from his injuries.

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