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Dublin: 7°C Monday 12 April 2021

The Morning Score: Monday

All the sporting news you need to know on this sunny start to the week.

St Michael's players celebrate their Junior Cup win at Donnybrook yesterday.
St Michael's players celebrate their Junior Cup win at Donnybrook yesterday.
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EVERY MORNING THESCORE brings you the stories you need to know before that first cup of coffee.

1. #HE’S BACK At the Arnold Palmer Invitational last night, Tiger Woods ended his 30 month drought with a first PGA Tour win since his sex scandal made it into the media in November 2009.

Woods held off Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter to claim victory at Bay Hill and looks to be in fine form going into next week’s Masters at Augusta, where he will be chasing his 15th major title.

2. #LIONS TOUR Warren Gatland has emerged as the overwhelming favourite to lead the British and Irish Lions into next year’s tour in Australia after informal talks were held with the Welsh coach.

Gatland won his second Grand Slam with Wales earlier this month but would have to step down from that role in order to take the 12-month contract with the Lions, according to reports.

3. #GAA Cork pipped Kilkenny to a 1-17 to 1-15 win in the AHL Division 1A at Pairc Ui Chaoimh yesterday, while Galway lost out to Waterford by a single point at Pearse Stadium in the division’s other game. Read more about both matches here.

In the football league, the Rebels overcame Mayo while Kerry were given a stern test by Laois at Fitzgerald Stadium but emerged with a narrow win. Check out reports on those games here.

4. #OLD FIRM Celtic were denied the chance to clinch the Scottish Premier League title at Ibrox yesterday, where they lost out 3-2 to troubled Rangers. The Hoops ended the game with nine men and manager Neil Lennon was furious with several of the decisions afterwards.

Who are they accountable to?,” said Lennon. “Are they allowed to waltz through games criticism-free? I had, for me, a quiet word in the tunnel with the referee.”

5. #PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United can put a three-point lead between themselves and city rivals Manchester City tonight with a win at home to 13th-placed Fulham.

Roberto Mancini’s side stuttered over the weekend and could only manage a draw with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium meaning the reigning champions will be in the driving seat if they can capitalise against Martin Jol’s Cottagers.

Kick-off at Old Trafford is 8pm and TheScore will be liveblogging events as they happen.

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