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Dublin: 1°C Wednesday 12 May 2021

The Morning Score: Monday

Ireland prepare for Greek friendly, all the GAA club action and John Terry gets an ouchie.

Dicksboro's Shane Maher saves a Henry Shefflin penalty in the Kilkenny SHC decider yesterday.
Dicksboro's Shane Maher saves a Henry Shefflin penalty in the Kilkenny SHC decider yesterday.
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

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

1. #COYBIG Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland squad trained in Malahide for the first time this week yesterday ahead of Wednesday night’s friendly international against Greece.  Trap told the press yesterday Norwich midfielder, Wes Hoolahan, will get his chance. We caught up with another midfielder, James McCarthy, yesterday.

2. #IRESAF It’s back to work for Declan Kidney and his Ireland squad after Saturday’s disappointment at the Aviva Stadium. Yesterday, Dan Carter notched 22 points as the All Blacks ran riot over Scotland.

3. #PREMIERLEAGUE Chelsea skipper John Terry will undergo scans to determine the severity of a knee injury he suffered on Sunday against Liverpool yesterday. Terry, back for his first game after serving a four-match domestic ban, scored before being taken off in the 1-1 draw after an accidental collision with Luis Suarez. It was, in fact, Terry and Suarez who were on the scoreboard as the teams played out a 1-1 draw.

Elsewhere, Man City came from behind to beat Spurs 2-1 and West Ham took all three points at Newcastle.

4. #GAA It was another busy day of club action throughout the country yesterday. Our GAA editor, Fintan O’Toole, was in Thurles for the meeting of Thurles Sarsfields and Cork senior hurling champions, Sars. Here’s what happened. We also kept abreast of the rest of the provincial stuff.

5. #CYCLING We found Lacne Armstrong yesterday.

6. #MOTOR RACING Ireland’s Craig Breen clinched the S2000 World Rally Championship yesterday with victory at the Rally de Espana. The Waterford driver finished two minutes and five seconds ahead of title rival PG Andersson to win his second world rally title in two years following his victory in the WRCAcademy last year.

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