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Dublin: 10°C Friday 16 April 2021

The Morning Score: Monday

Here are five stories you should read before you start your day.

Donegal fans celebrate on Hill 16.
Donegal fans celebrate on Hill 16.
Image: INPHO/James Crombie

Every day brings you the stories you need to know before your first cup of coffee.

1. #JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES Donegal are All-Ireland SFC champions for the first time in 20 years. The Tir Chonaill men saw off Mayo at Croke Park yesterday, winning 2-11 to 0-13, to take Sam.

Read the main talking points from the match here, while here’s Jim McGuinness’ explanation on why he threw a jouranlist out of his post-match press conference last night.

2. #JACKPOT Brandt Snedeker won the US PGA Tour Championship, the Fed Ex Cup and with it a €8m ($10m) prize. The American carded a two-under par 68 in the final round to beat off competition from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Read the story in full here.

3. #CALLING IT A DAY Former England captain John Terry last night announced his retirement from international football on the eve of his FA disciplinary hearing over rascism charges. The Chelsea defender, who is at Wembley this morning,  called his position “untenable” in a statement.

4. PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United defeated Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield while Manchester City and Arsenal played out a 1-1 draw on ‘Super Sunday’. Steven Gerrard had put the Merseysiders ahead before Rafeal da Silva and a Robin van Persie penalty sealed victory for the Red Devils.

Joleon Lescott had put City ahead at the Etihad but Laurent Koscielny secured a point for the Gunners.

5. #T20 Ireland take on the West Indies in their final gourp game of the ICC World Twenty 20 this afternoon (3pm Irish time). A win will see them progress to the Super Eights as runners up in Group B and batsman Niall O’Brien is looking for an improvement on the defeat to Australia, despite the fact that six players have been struck down by a viral bug.

I think the boys are up for it and if we pick it up by about 15-20% [against the West Indies] and hopefully that will be enough for the win,” O’Brien said.

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Ben Blake

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