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Dublin: 9°C Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Morning Score: Monday

Five stories you really should read before you start the day.

Noel Roddy during the Phoenix Park Motor Races in Dublin.
Noel Roddy during the Phoenix Park Motor Races in Dublin.
Image: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Every morning brings you the stories you need to know before that first cup of coffee.

1. #HURLING Kilkenny will play Galway in the All-Ireland SHC final after storming to victory against Tipperary yesterday.

The Cats were a point down at the break but a superb second half performnace saw them win 4-24 to 1-15 in Croke Park yesterday. Read a match report here and here is reaction from Kilkenny’s TJ Reid.

2. #INJURY Manchester City Roberto Mancini is sweating over the fitness of Sergio Aguero after the striker suffer a knee injury during their opening Premier League fixture of the season yesterday.

The current champions, who came from behind to beat new boys Southampton 3-2, were forced to replace the Argentine star early in the first half.

3. #TENNIS Roger Federer had the perfect preparation for the US Open by winning the Cinncinnati Open over the weekend. The World number 1 picked up his sixth ATP title this year – seeing off Novak Djokovic 6-0 7-6 . Read more here.

4. #ATHLETICS Ireland’s 100m hurdles record holder Derval O’Rourke was in action at the Woodie’s DIY National League final in Tullamore yesterday. The Cork runner won in a time of 13.17. Read more here.

5. #DEBUT? Manchester United kick off their 2012/13 campaign tonight with a trip to Everton (8pm). Last season’s runners-up up take on the Toffees at Goodison Park and Dutch striker Robin van Persie could be in line for a first appearance for the club since joining from Arsenal last week.

TJ Reid: “All week I have been hearing that and as a player you’d be pissed off hearing that.”

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