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The Morning Score: Tuesday

Four-day weeks are even more fun when there’s Olympic sport to watch. Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

1. #LONDON 2012 Still riding the high of Katie Taylor’s medal success, Ireland wakes up this Tuesday morning to the prospect of more Olympic glory. Belfast flyweight Michael Conlan will have a chance to become the country’s third boxing medallist in London when he takes on Nordine Oubaali of France after 9pm tonight.

Fionnuala Britton (5,000m), Paul Hession (200m), Derval O’Rourke (100m hurdles) and Gavin Noble (triathlon) are among the other Irish in action on day 11. Your full programme of what not to miss is here.

2. #LONDON 2012 Taylor aside, Monday’s Olympic headlines told the tale of young and old as Felix Sanchez and Kirani James thrilled crowds in the Olympic Stadium last night. Sanchez, 400m hurdles winner in Athens eight years ago, proved that he’s still got it at the age of 34 when he stormed home ahead of Michael Tinsley and Javier Culson. Minutes later, 19-year-old James made history of his own when he became Grenada’s first Olympic medallists, winning the 400m hurdles.

Here’s a full round-up of everything you might have missed yesterday.

3. #DUBS The ladies of Dublin are the All-Ireland Minor champions following a two-point win against Tyrone in Birr yesterday, 3-9 to 3-7.

In the Ladies’ Senior Championship, Kildare sprung a surprise to knock Laois out 0-11 to 0-9.

4. #EA SPORTS CUP Shamrock Rovers will meet Drogheda United in the final of the EA Sports Cup. The Hoops ran out comfortable 4-1 winners against Limerick FC in Tallaght last night; Sean Gannon, Ciarán Kilduff (2) and Billy Dennehy with the goals.

Earlier in the afternoon, Mick Cooke’s Drogheda beat Sligo Rovers 2-1 to make their first league cup final in 28 years. Gavin Brennan and Tiernan Mulvenna got the goals which were enough to see the hosts through despite Lee Lynch’s rallying effort on the hour mark.

5. #AGGER Liverpool have told Manchester City that it will take at least £22m to coax Danish centre-half Daniel Agger away from Anfield. Roberto Mancini’s side have made an informal approach, the Guardian reports.

Roundup: Katie Taylor’s Olympic debut wins international praise

Olympic Breakfast: Conlan seeks to continue Irish success in the ring

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