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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 20 April 2021

The Morning Score: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning… apart from where the sun went.

Cork's Christopher Joyce dejected at the final whistle.
Cork's Christopher Joyce dejected at the final whistle.
Image: INPHO/James Crombie

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

1. #TOUR Over night, Declan Kidney named his side to face the All Blacks in New Zealand on Saturday morning.

Starting with the backline, Simon Zebo and Fergus McFadden will line-up on the left and right wings respectively. Keith Earls will feature at inside centre beside captain Brian O’Driscoll and Rob Kearney starts at full-back. Check out Patrick McCarry’s report from Down Under here.

2. #EURO2012 We’re almost there. The tournament will kick off tomorrow evening in Poland. Irish goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly yesterday insisted that our No 1 Shay Given will be ready to play again Croatia on Sunday. The big news is that Ireland fans can get mass in English before the Spain game, however.

3. #GAA Tipperary finished with flourish last night to win Bord Gáis Energy Munster U-21HC semi-final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, on a scoreline of 0-18 Cork 0-17. In Leinster, Laois shocked Dublin and will now face Carlow in the provincial semi-final while Wexford also progressed.

4. #LONDON2012 Remember yesterday? We had the Olympic flame. Here’s some of the best images from the historic torch relay.

5. #SNOOKER Ronnie O’Sullivan last night confirmed that he would not be signing a contract with world snooker chiefs and will take a break for up to six months.

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