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Dublin: 10°C Tuesday 20 April 2021

The Morning Score: Monday

And it’s back to reality as the Olympics wrap up and the English football season gears up again.

Ireland's John Joe Nevin, Katie Taylor, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan show off their medals.
Ireland's John Joe Nevin, Katie Taylor, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan show off their medals.
Image: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Every morning, brings you the stories you need to know before your first cup of coffee.

1. #AMERICAN DREAM Rory McIlroy won his second major championship last night as he demolished the field at the US PGA championship. The Holywood man hit a six-under par 66 for an eight-shot victory, breaking the tournament record for margin of victory that Jack Nicklaus set in 1980.

2. #GAA Galway will line out in next month’s All-Ireland SHC final next month, their first since 2005. Anthony Cunningham’s side beat Cork by 0-22 to 0-17 at Croke Park yesterday; Kilkenny and Tipperary face off in the other semi-final on Sunday. Here’s Fintan O’Toole’s analysis.

3. #LONDON2012 It’s all over. The curtain fell on the 30th Olympic Games last night in the English capital with a closing ceremony starring the likes of the Spice Girls and The Who. Ireland’s athletes will arrive in Dublin airport this afternoon; the DAA don’t want you to head out there however.

4. #GAA The senior fare might have been good enough but the minor showdown between Dublin and Clare was a thriller. Oisin O’Rorke’s injury-time goal was all that separated the sides at the end of the All-Ireland MHC semi-final at HQ.

5. #FOOTBALL’S BACK It hasn’t gone away you know. Manchester City got their hands on the first piece of silverware of the English football season, beating Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield at Villa Park yesterday.

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