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The Morning Score: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning… unless your name is Bertie.

St. Aidan's Anthony McAlevey celebrates scoring the winner against Malahide Community School in the Senior Boys All-Ireland final.
St. Aidan's Anthony McAlevey celebrates scoring the winner against Malahide Community School in the Senior Boys All-Ireland final.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

EVERY MORNING THESCORE brings you the stories you need to know before that first cup of coffee.

1. #PREMIER LEAGUE It was another dramatic night of top flight English football last night. Manchester City came from a goal down to beat Chelsea 2-1 at home and get back to within a point of title rivals, United.

That man Carlos Tevez came on as a second-half sub and served up a delicious assist for Nasri to score the winner.

Elsewhere, Liverpool were two up at Loftus Rd with 15 minutes to go and somehow lost 3-2. Spurs earned a draw at home to Stoke and Arsenal beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison.

Catch up with how it all happened here.

2. #MUNSTER It was a day of upheaval at Thomond Park yesterday. Irish international Jerry Flannery called time on his professional career due to injury.

Tomás O’Leary meanwhile is off to London Irish at the end of the season, having agreed a three-year deal with the Exiles.

3. #LEINSTER We were at at the Blues press conference yesterday.. and we got the news we expected. Ireland skipper Brian O’Driscoll will make his comeback from injury for the province tomorrow night.

The centre hasn’t played since the Rugby World Cup quarter-final defeat to Wales in October in New Zealand. Remember that?

4. #GAA Rumours that the Armagh chairman has resigned in the wake of yesterday’s claims of racist abuse in O’Moore Park at the weekend have been rubbished this morning, according to Morning Ireland.

5. #LA LIGA Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands and two of his Real Madrid players were also dismissed as they were held to a home draw with Villarreal last night. The lead over Barcelona is now down to six points and there’s an El Clasico on the horiszon.

6. #CRICKET Ireland have just beaten Canada by ten wickets, they will play Scotland or the Netherlands next in their

7. #HOCKEY Ireland’s women take on Spain at 3pm in Belgium today, as they continue their bid to go one better than the men and claim a spot in London this summer.

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