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Dublin: 16 °C Sunday 20 May, 2018

The Morning Score: Thursday

All the information you need to know before your first cup of coffee.

1. #CARLING CUP It was a busy night of cross-channel soccer yesterday evening.

Owen Hargreaves scored on his Manchester City debut against Birmingham, ending years of injury frustration.

Steven Gerrard also returned to the fray as Liverpool edged out Gus Poyet’s Brighton at the Amex.

Catch up with all the results here.

2. #RWC2011 Ireland coach Declan Kidney will name his side to face Russia overnight.

We can safely assume that injury concerns Paul O’Connell,  Tommy Bowe and Gordon D’Arcy will not be risked against the minnows on Sunday morning.

You can read Fergus McFadden’s column hereSimon Hick’s latest blog from the press room here and our Happy Camper’s latest dispatch form inside the van.

3. #DUBS The All-Ireland winners took on Kilmacud Crokes in a charity game at Parnell Park with Pat Gilroy starting at full forward and Eamonn Fennell scoring five goals. It ended 8-3 to 6-4 in favour of Dublin.

4. #FAI Ireland’s senior women’s side face World Cup semi-finalists France at Turner’s Cross, Cork tonight in their first home Euro 2013 game of the campaign (ko 7.45pm).

5. #YOUTUBE If it’s Thursday – and the nurse tells me it is – it must be time for our viral chart. Here’s a miss from last nigth’s La Liga action that I’ll insists is included later.

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