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The Morning Score: Monday

Start your week the right way – ahead of the game.

Coolderry's David King celebrates with the Leinster Club Hurling trophy.
Coolderry's David King celebrates with the Leinster Club Hurling trophy.
Image: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

1. #GAA It was another busy day of provincial action throughout the country yesterday.

Crossmaglen Rangers won their ninth Ulster SFC title with victory over Burren at the Morgan Athletic Grounds; Na Piarsaigh of Limerick and Crusheen from Clare will do it all again next weekend after they played out a draw in the Munster Club SHC final at Semple Stadium while Offaly’s Coolderry stunned Oulart the Ballagh in the Leinster club SHC decider at Nowlan Park.

We’ll have a full round-up of Sunday’s games this morning.

2. #RIP The funeral arrangements for Gary Speed’s funeral will be announced today.

The world of English football was shocked by the news that the Wales national team manager took his own life yesterday morning.

The former Leeds, Newcastle and Everton midfielder was 42.

3. #PREMIER LEAGUE Though the action seemed irrelevant, yesterday’s planned top-flight football went ahead.

Aston Villa – featuring a visibly upset Shay Given – and Swansea shared the spoils after a 0-0 draw at an emotional Liberty Stadium before Liverpool earned a 1-1 draw with league leaders Man City at Anfield.

Mario Balottelli was sent off for the third time in his Eastlands career for two yellow cards.

4. #LIONS The British and Irish Lions will play Test matches in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney when they tour Australia in 2013.

5. #F1 Mark Webber saved his best drive of 2011 for the last race of the season and capitalised on gearbox problems for team-mate Sebastian Vettel to win the Brazilian GP.

The Australian came home well ahead of his Red Bull colleague, who was unable to maintain his early race pace and was instructed to slow down and claim second place after being alert to a mechanical issue.

Third was Jenson Button in a McLaren with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa fourth and fifth.

6. 70-up Roger Federer made it 70 career wins with an impressive performance in London yesterday evening.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion needed three sets to overcome the challenge on his Jo Wilfred Tsonga, winning out 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 in an enthralling contest at the O2 Arena.

7. #EURO2012 Giovanni Trapattoni will reportedly sign a new contract his week. Are you happy with that?

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