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INPHO/Donall Farmer St. Brigid's Paddy Andrews is consoled by Enda Mulvihill of Garrycastle yesterday.
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The Morning Score: Monday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning — except for whether you’re on Santa’s naughty or nice list.

1. #HCUP Munster made it four wins from four as Scarlets went down 19-13 at Thomond Park yesterday afternoon.

James Coughlan got over for a second-half try while Ronan O’Gara was as reliable with the boot as always. Scrum-half Conor Murray took the man-of-the-match award in a game which leaves the Reds sitting pretty.

Elsewhere in their group Northampton hammered Castres. Catch up with all the weekend’s Heineken Cup action here.

2. #PREMIER LEAGUE David Silva sent Manchester City back to the top of the Barclays Premier League with the only goal in a 1-0 win over Arsenal yesterday.

Earlier, Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko struck to give Spurs a single-goal win over Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

Liverpool saw off the challenge of Aston Villa with Luis Suarez putting his off-field problems behind him to beat inspire the Reds to a 2-0 win.

In the early game of a busy Sunday, Manchester United beat QPR at Loftus Road thanks to a first-minute Wayne Rooney strike and a stunning Michael Carrick effort. No, really – Michael Carrick.

3. #AWARDS The stars were out for the RTÉ Sport Awards last night and it was US Open champion Rory McIlroy who came away with the night’s big prize, RTÉ Sports Person of the Year 2011.

Heineken Cup champions Leinster were named as Sports Person of the Year while Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni picked up another Manager of the Year gong for his mantelpiece.

4. #LOCAL HEROES It was high drama in the Leinster Club Senior Football decider as Conor Cosgrove kicked an injury-time point to give Garrycastle of Westmeath their first provincial title.

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The victory for Garrycastle sets up an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with neighbours and reigning Connacht champions, St Brigid’s of Roscommon.

5. #FORE! Ian Poulter’s Christmas dinner might taste a little sweeter this week after he captured the Australian Masters title on Sunday.

6. #GOLAZZO Didn’t believe us when we said Michael Carrick was found safe and well in the United midfield yesterday? Here he is scoring a stunner – his first in over two years and 70 games.

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