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Dublin: 7°C Monday 12 April 2021

The Morning Score: Monday

Shake off the rain and get up to date with a fresh new week of sport.

Tiger Woods took in a practice round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club yesterday.
Tiger Woods took in a practice round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club yesterday.
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EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING bring you all you need to know in the world of sport before that first cup of coffee.

1. #KO Seanie Johnston is now a scoring Kildare forward and Cavan are out of the Championship.

The (can we call him this?) journeyman forward made his long-awaited debut for the Lilywhites as they demolished their hosts at Kingspan Breffni Park by 3-20 to 1-9.

Westmeath are feeling hard done by this morning after some contentious decisions rolled the way of Kerry when the scores had been level with four minutes remaining. 2011′s runner up advanced to the next phase with the narrowest of wins, 2-10 to 1-12.

Eamonn McEneaney left his post as Monaghan manager after Colm Kelly and Brendan Quigley goals proved the difference in a 2-12 to 0-12 game. As McEneaney announced his decision he revealed that his mind had been made up for some time and called for the county board to install someone who could commit to the job for the ‘long term’.

See how all the games unfolded here.

2. #CHAMPIONS Entering this morning’s qualifier draws are Sligo and Waterford. The Deise came up seven points short of Tipperary in their Munster hurling final meeting.

In football, earlier in the afternoon, Mayo overcame a difficult week to (with the help of some suspect umpiring decisions) sneak past the Yeats county to retain the Connacht title.

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3. #THE DRAW This morning’s qualifier draw for the All Ireland hurling quarter finals took place. Kilkenny, felled by Galway last week will meet Limerick while Waterford must pick themselves to face Cork. The make-up of the semi-finals is also a little clearer after the draw, read the full story here.

The football draw threw up the most appetising fixture: Kerry v Tyrone. The full list of football fixtures is here.

4. #OPENING UP Zach Johnson and Jeev Milkha Singh are the form players heading into next week’s Open Championship. Both men needed to overcome overnight deficits to win their respective titles in Illinois and Edinburgh via a play-off.

Milkha Singh is the Scottish Open champion after defeating Franceso Molinari on extra holes. Johnson, made this incredible bunker shot to see off Troy Matteson and claim the John Deere Classic.

5. #SABOTAGE Dozens of Tour de France riders fell victim to tacks which had been thrown on the ground near the top of the Mur de Peguere climb on stage 14 of the world’s most famous bike race. Read the full story here.

6. #NUMBER NINE The iconic squad number of a centre forward is ever-so-slightly cursed at the moment in England’s north-west as both Liverpool and Manchester United are in rumoured talks to offload their expensively acquired misfiring target men.

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