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1. #GAA Cork and Kilkenny will meet in this year’s National League final on Sunday week after respective semi-final wins at Semple Stadium yesterday.
The Rebels ran out impressive 1-25 to 2-15 victors over Munster rivals Tipperary. The win came at a price however with skipper Donal Óg Cusack picking up an Achilles tendon injury which may well end his season. Earlier, Kilkenny beat Clare on a scoreline of 1-20 to 0-14.
2. #PREMIER LEAGUE It’s all to play for in a week’s time at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City and United will meet on Monday night with the title very much up for grabs. Yesterday, United left a 4-2 lead against Everton slip late on, ultimately drawing an incredible game 4-4. Later, the Blues were too good for Wolves, earning a routine 2-0 win which sends the midlands club down to the Championship.
3. #GAA Offaly chiefs have appointed former player and manager Tom Coffey as interim boss following a management committee meeting on Sunday. Coffey will take charge of the Offaly footballers in this year’s championship following Gerry Cooney’s resignation last Thursday.
4. #CYCLING Dan Martin put in a fighting performance at the renowned Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic yesterday, finishing a very creditable fifth.
5. #SNOOKER Ken Doherty’s world championship bid was ended by current champion Neil Robertson at the Crucible last night. Play was taken up to the mid-session interval but Robertson took an early chance in what was to be the final frame and won the match 10-4.
6. #LONDON 2012 Irish athletics received a pre-Olympics boost in the early hours of Sunday morning as Aileen Morrison captured second place at the Ishigaki ITU World Cup.