Dublin: 18°C Saturday 25 September 2021

The Morning Score: Thursday

Bohs face a winding up order in the High Court, mixed news for Leinster and Munster ahead of the Heineken cup action this weekend and Tipp ponder new sponsors.

Image: Inpho

1. #GYPSIES Bohemians are set to be hit with a High Court winding-up order.

The PFAI says its solicitor will lodge the petition against Bohs  this morning on behalf of two members of the club’s first team squad.

The club yesterday missed a deadline to pay outstanding wages with RTÉ reporting that some of the prize money owed to the club was payed to the Phibsboro outfit.

The names of the two players will be revealed in the court today.

2. #MUNSTER Paul O’Connell was named in the squad to face Toulon on Sunday after he completed his four-week ban.

However, the Irish Times reports that the second row is expected to actually start against the French side in what is a do-or-die Heineken Cup showdown.

Toulon, meanwhile, are upset at a mercenaries ‘insult’ and plan to make the visitors eat their words.

3. #REDS Kenny Dalglish suffered his second defeat on the trot since his sensational re-appointment as Liverpool boss.

The Reds were beaten 2-1 by Blackpool last night.

The club’s American owner John W Henry is on his way to Merseyside today ahead of the derby with Everton and he plans to remain in the city for an extended stay.

4. #TRACTOR BOYS Roy Keane got them there, but the Corkman missed Ipswich Town’s impressive defeat of Arsenal at Portman Road last night.

The Championship side defended bravely and grabbed a winner through Tamas Priskin – after a pass from Ireland’s Colin Healy – to set up an interesting second leg in London.

Be part
of the team

Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership.

Become a Member

5. #PREMIER Tipperary could have new jersey sponsors by next month’s league fixtures. John Fogarty says that if re-negotiations with current partners Enfer Scientific fail, a car manufacturer – possibly Skoda – could step in quickly.

6. #GOLF The Joburg Open gets underway today. Defending champion Charl Schwartzel is desperate to replicate his form from last year’s edition.

7. #INJURY In bad news for Leinster fans, Jamie Heaslip is this morning unlikely to face Saracens in the Heineken Cup clash at the RDS on Saturday.

He continues to struggle with an ankle injury. The inveterate tweeter updated his followers yesterday, writing: “no weekend for me”.

Sean O’Brien will probable slot in.

His page seems to be down at the moment though for some reason.

8.#ORGY A player in the Premier League is in the middle of a blackmail scandal that has soccer fans everywhere playing a guessing game.

British newspapers are forbidden by privacy laws from naming the player in question, but the Daily Mail dropped so many clues into their story, they’re practically begging fans to piece it together themselves.

9. #WHAT’S ANOTHER WINDING UP ORDER? With one of Irish football’s biggest clubs this morning facing another long day, let’s hope the issue is resolved to the satisfaction of both the players and Bohemians.

Hold me now.

About the author:

Read next: