The Morning Score: Tuesday

GAA, Ireland’s U19s and plenty of own goals. Here’s what you need to know before the bus comes.

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1. #CHAMPIONSHIP The GAA brains trust locked themselves in a room yesterday morning and drew up next weekend’s fixture list.

Kerry resume their title tilt at 2pm on Sunday when they take on Munster neighbours Limerick (RTÉ2), with Cork v Mayo pencilled as the second part of Sunday’s double-bill (TV3).

One man who won’t be present at HQ is Daniel Goulding. Check out the rest of the schedule here.

2. #GREEN SHOOTS Ireland’s U19s face Romania in their final European Championship pool game this evening. All four nations in the group have a chance of taking one of two top spots into the semi-finals.

Paul Doolin’s side lost to the Czech Republic on Saturday evening after starting with a win over Greece last week.

3. #RACING Galway’s racegoers are waking this morning after the first day of racing at Ballybrit yesterday. Fosters Cross took the feature prize yesterday but is set to make a swift return to action on Thursday.

Guinness Galway Hurdle favourite The Real Article meanwhile will be allowed to take his chance after the Turf Club cancelled an inquiry into the running and riding of the gelding at Tipperary last week.

4. #EASY TIGER Former world number one Tiger Woods dropped out of the top 20 for the first time since 1997 yesterday.

Woods is expected to announce a comeback this week.

5.  #NFL Players voted to OK a final deal last night, days after the owners approved a tentative agreement, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the 4½-month lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history.

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“This is a long time coming, and football’s back,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “and that’s the great news for everybody.”

6. YOUR BALL! Inspired by Arsenal youngster Carl Jekinson’s spectacular own goal, we ran through nine more of our favourites. Here’s that one from the young Gunner:

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