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The Morning Score: Monday

Start the week right – here’s everything you need to know this morning. Unless you’re Declan Kidney.

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1. #RWC2011 It’s time to board.

Ireland boss Declan Kidney names his party for New Zealand at lunchtime today.

One man who won’t be on the plane is Munster star Felix Jones.

The full back, it was confirmed yesterday, damaged ligaments in his foot against France on Saturday and management now face the proverbial selection headache as they decide who backs up Rob Kearney.

We’ll have the news on Kidney’s decision as it happens.

2. #GAA Kerry booked their place in next month’s All-Ireland SFC final with victory over Mayo yesterday.

Colm Cooper inspired the Kingdom as Mayo’s summer adventure came to an end. Here’s how it happened.

3. #AMERICAN DREAM Andy Murray enjoyed the “perfect preparation” for the US Open after inflicting a second defeat of the season on world number one Novak Djokovic to clinch the Western & Southern Open crown in Cincinnati.

4. #GOLF Oliver Fisher kept his cool in the final round to win the Czech Open, signing for 69 to win by two shots at the Prosper Golf Resort in Celadna.

5. HOWZAT? Irishman Eoin Morgan will skipper England against his home country in Thursday’s One-Day International at Castle Avenue in Clontarf.

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6. #PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United face Spurs in the Monday night game at Old Trafford later. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists the club must improve their squad and says Chelsea target Luka Modric ‘isn’t right’.

Yesterday, Kevin Doyle opened his account for a season on a busy day of action. Of course, earlier yesterday, his Ireland strike partner was also on the scoresheet.

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