A dejected Simon Lambert of Ballyboden after the game. INPHO/Cathal Noonan
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The Morning Score: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know to get ahead of the game at the start of another week.

1. #EUROS Giovanni Trapattoni will this afternoon name his side to face Estonia in the second leg of their Euro 2012 play-off tomorrow night in Dublin.

Fulham defender Stephen Kelly will miss the game because of a groin injury, while Damien Duff – initially considered a doubt after Friday’s 4-0 win – is likely to be available for selection, according to assistant manager Marco Tardelli.

John O’Shea is fit again and will likely line out in place of Kelly.  The away side will train at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

2. #GAA It was another busy weekend of Gaelic games action throughout the country.

Winners included Athy, St Brigid’s and Na Piarsiagh; we’ll have a full run-down later.

3. #GOLF Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won the Barclays Singapore Open at the second play-off hole against Juvic Pagunsan at Sentosa Golf Club. Graeme McDowell hit a final-round 66.

4. #TENNIS Roger Federer won the Paris Masters yesterday, beating local boy Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

5. #HEINEKEN CUP That wasn’t a bad start to the tournament was it? All four Irish provinces were involved in the first round of European Cup games.

Connacht kicked off their first ever top-level European campaign with a credible performance at Harlequins, ultimately going down 25-17.

Leinster had a Sean Cronin try and some cool kicking from Jonny Sexton to thank for their late draw in France.

Ulster got their Heineken Cup season off to a winning start with a hard-fought victory over a talented Clermont Auvergne team at Ravenhill while Munster did it the hard way against Northampton.

An incredible climax at Thomond Park, culminating in a last-second drop goal after 41 phases of play, prompted this reaction from RTÉ’s Michael Corcoran.

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