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The Morning Score: Monday

Tipp, the Dubs and Lukey Donald celebrate a weekend’s work well done …

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy watches Friday's game between UCD and Bray Wanderers at Belfield.
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy watches Friday's game between UCD and Bray Wanderers at Belfield.
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1. #HURLING All-Ireland Champions Tipperary booked their place in the semi-finals of this year’s competition with a thorough destruction of Waterford in yesterday’s Munster SHC Final, winning 7-19 to 0-19.

Meanwhile, the draw for the quarter-finals has been made with Galway taking on Waterford while Dublin face Limerick for a place in the final four.

2. #FOOTBALL Dublin were disappointing as they struggled to a sixth Leinster SFC title in seven years with a three-point win over Wexford in Croke Park yesterday, 2-12 to 1-12.

The draw for the third and fourth rounds of the football qualifiers has thrown up some interesting clashes. Meath’s reward for their victory over Galway on Saturday is another tie against Kildare while if Down can overcome Antrim, a replay of last year’s All-Ireland Final against Cork is on the cards in Round Four.

3. #SCOTTISH OPEN Luke Donald continued his preparations for The Open in style yesterday with a four-stroke victory in the Scottish Open at a sodden Castle Stuart.

Colin Montgomerie will miss out on the battle for the Claret Jug however after he could only manage to finish 31st. It is the first time since 1989 that the Scot will not compete in The Open.

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4. #MCCARTHY Mick McCarthy has refused to rule out a return to international management with Ireland, according to reports in today’s Irish Examiner.

However, the Wolves boss insisted that he has no plans to step back from club management in the near future.

5. #LE TOUR Yesterday’s ninth stage of the Tour de France was the most incident-filled yet with crashes and controversy aplenty. Check out all of the goings-on here, including the details of this “push” on Alberto Contador:

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