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The Morning Score: Tuesday

Here’s all the sports news you need to know on this fine Tuesday morning.

The USA's Carmelita Jeter celebrates winning the Women's 100m Final in Daegu yesterday.
The USA's Carmelita Jeter celebrates winning the Women's 100m Final in Daegu yesterday.
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1. #RWC2011 It’s departures day for Declan Kidney and 29 of his 30-man squad as the Irish rugby team head for their World Cup base in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Cian Healy is the only member of the panel who won’t be travelling today. He’s expected to join up with his team-mates at the weekend after he receives further treatment on an eye injury.

2. #FAI CUP After last week’s Europa League heroics, Shamrock Rovers were brought back down to earth with a bang last night as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to UCD in the FAI Cup.

The draw for the quarter-finals was also made last night, and is as follows: Dundalk/Drogheda United v Bohemians; Cork City v St Pat’s Athletic; Monaghan United/Sligo Rovers v UCD/Shamrock Rovers; Sheriff YC v Limerick.

3. #ATHLETICS Ciaran O’Lionaird was the only Irish athlete in action on day four of the IAAF World Championships in Daegu. In his 1500m heat earlier this morning, the Leevale man timed his sprint finish to perfection, finishing sixth and booking an automatic place in Thursday’s semi-final.

4. #US OPEN Ireland’s Conor Niland has top billing on day two of the US Open at Flushing Meadows. The Limerick man’s first-round tie against world number one Novak Djokovic is scheduled to begin in Arthur Ashe Stadium at approximately 19.30 BST this evening.

Yesterday, Roger Federer, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova all had first-round wins, but fifth seed and Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova crashed out, losing 7-6 6-3 to Alexandra Dulgheru.

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5. #TIGER Tiger Woods has earmarked the first week in October as the date for his return to the golf course. The 14-time Major champion announced yesterday that he will compete at the Frys.com Open in California.

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