The Morning Score: Tuesday

We can’t guarantee that it’ll be bright or sunny, but we can guarantee that it is Tuesday. Here’s all the sports news you need to know.

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1. #SELL-OUT Sunday’s football semi-final between Dublin and Donegal will be the first full house of the season, according to Dubs chairman Andy Kettle.

Speaking to Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1, Kettle said that virtually all of Dublin’s allocation had been sold and that there would be no further tickets available to clubs.

2. #PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United maintained their 100% start to the season last night with a comfortable 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

Danny Welbeck opened the scoring in the 62nd minute before Anderson and Wayne Rooney added a goal apiece.

3. #DATE CHANGE The 2012 Allianz Hurling League might not begin until March of next year, the Irish Examiner reports.

With each county playing two games less next season, the national fixture planning committee are understood to be examining the possibility of a shorter two-month season.

4. #AIRTRICITY LEAGUE Nine-men Bohemians managed to cling on for a 1-1 draw in last night’s Dublin derby against St. Pat’s in Inchicore.

Gypsies striker Christy Fagan was sent off late in the first half before Liam Burns put the visitors a goal ahead in the 52nd minute. Bohs’ hero turned villain just 14 minutes later, however, when he was sent off for a deliberate handball inside the box, allowing Stephen Bradley to level from the spot.

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5. #VUELTA Nicolas Roche finished yesterday’s third stage of the Vuelta a Espana in fifth place, 1:43 behind stage winner Pablo Lastras.

That result sees Roche climb to 39th place in the general classification standings, while his cousin Dan Martin currently sits in 21st place.

6. #JAMES MCCARTHY Wigan Athletic confirmed this morning that Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy has signed a new five-year deal which will keep him at the DW Stadium until 2016.

“I owe a big debt of loyalty to the club and the gaffer for giving me the chance to prove myself in the Premier League,” McCarthy said. “I am really pleased to be able to sign this deal.”

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