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The Morning Score: Friday

Kilkenny hurlers are not done with hurling yet, Sligo Rovers close in on league glory and Rory Best loves to power water into his parched mouth.

Rory Best loves fluid refreshment.
Rory Best loves fluid refreshment.
Image: ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

Every morning TheScore.ie brings you the stories you need to know before that first cup of coffee or cupped handful of tap water.

#AIRTRICITY The title run-in is getting close to that sprint finish stage and Sligo Rovers have a healthy lead. However Rovers’ captain Danny Ventre tells us that four wins from their remaining four league games is the objective.

#RUGBY The inter-provincial Pro12 weekend is upon us and league leaders Ulster will put their unbeaten record on the line against a Connacht team that blew Leinster away last Friday. Connacht prepared for the match by attending the premiere of a documentary about their first Heineken Cup steps last season.

#TELLYBOX Another busy weekend of sport has crept up on us all but, not to worry, we’ve compiled a handy ‘What’s on’ guide so you can choose the sport to watch and when to walk that dog or stroke that cat of yours.

Audrey O’Flynn celebrates scoring the winning goal against Belgium in Ireland’s Champions Challenge quarter-final at UCD.  (©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan)

#GAA Many of the Kilkenny hurlers did not have too long to bask in the glory of their All-Ireland win as they are back in action for the concluding round of the county senior hurling league. No rest for the wickedly talented.

#GOLF Branden Grace was not overly impressed with his 12-under round of 60 at Kingsbarns, part of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, yesterday. The South African commented that he ‘could have been one better or two better, which would really be nice’. Well Branden, you’ll get another chance today.

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