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The Morning Score: Friday

Pat’s prepare for Kazakhstan, Davy Fitz names his team for Sunday’s Munster SHC Final, and much, much more …

Jerry Flannery, Stephen Ferris and Tomas O'Leary chat at an event hosted by Guinness to launch the rugby season.
Jerry Flannery, Stephen Ferris and Tomas O'Leary chat at an event hosted by Guinness to launch the rugby season.
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1. #EUROPA LEAGUE A trip to Kazakhstan to face Shakhter Karagandy is the reward for St. Patrick’s Athetic after the Inchicore side completed a 2-1 aggregate victory over IBV last night.

Trailing 1-0 after the first leg of their Europa League First Qualifying Round tie, first half goals from Ian Daly and Derek Doyle sent the Saints through the next round.

2. #TEAM NEWS Waterford boss Davy Fitzgerald has made three changes to his team for Sunday’s Munster SHC Final against All-Ireland Champions Tipperary.

Jerome Maher, Eoin McGrath and Richie Foley are all handed starts with Wayne Hutchinson, Maurice Shanahan and David O’Sullivan making way.

3. #LE TOUR Ireland’s Nicolas Roche lies 23rd in the General Classification standings following yesterday’s sixth stage of the Tour de France.

The bunch sprint in Lisieux was won by Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen. Thor Hushovd retains the yellow jersey.

4. #BANNED RTÉ reports that two men have been given life bans for their part in a brawl at the end of last month’s Tyrone Ladies Senior Football final between Carrickmore and St. Macartan’s.

After awarding a late free to St. Macartan’s, referee Simon Brady was knocked unconscious as supporters invaded the pitch following the final whistle.

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5. #MAGNIFICENT SEVEN After a brief absence, the Magnificent Seven makes its return to the site today.

We’ll be looking at seven of the most famous sporting families, so naturally, these two ladies had to get a mention.

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