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Dublin: 7°C Monday 12 April 2021

The Morning Score: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning. You’re welcome.

Runners and riders and Punchestown yesterday.
Runners and riders and Punchestown yesterday.
Image: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

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

1. #RACING This afternoon’s meeting at Punchestown goes ahead after the track passed a precautionary inspection.

2. #BARCELONA Pep Guardiola is likely to make his decision on his future clear to the rest of us today in a joint press conference at the Camp Nou with Bacelona chief Sandro Rossell. Reports in Spain last night suggest he is close to taking a break from the game.

3. #GAA Cork have made just one change to the side that overcame Down in the semi-final for their encounter with Mayo in the league decider this weekend.

Eoin Cotter misses out, as Eoin Cadogan moves to corner back to accommodate the return of Graham Canty at centre back.

4. #EUROPA LEAGUE Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid will contest an all-Spanish Europa League final after contrasting semi-final victories on Thursday.

5. #PREMIER LEAGUE QPR and Chelsea players will not now shake hands, as is customary, before their Premier League game tomorrow afternoon. Much of the build up to the game has focused on the race row between Chelsea captain John Terry and QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, with Terry accused of racial abuse during their Premier League fixture earlier this season.

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