During his Meath career, Lyons was picked to play in the first three Test Series (1984, 1986 and 1987) for Ireland in Compromise Rules. In the first Compromise Rules match (First Test, 1984 Series) to be played he had to be taken from the field after a tackle from an Aussie rules player. In subsequent matches he was involved in several disagreements with Australian players.
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