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The Morning Score: Tuesday

Bowl of cereal? Check. Coffee? Check. A round-up of the morning’s sports news? Check.

Bohemians' Aidan Downes tries to untangle himself from the net during last night's Premier Division game against UCD. UCD won 2-0.
Bohemians' Aidan Downes tries to untangle himself from the net during last night's Premier Division game against UCD. UCD won 2-0.
Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

1. #RWC2011 A late rally from Canada earned them a 23-23 draw against Japan in Napier this morning. With five minutes on the clock, out-half Ander Monro dragged his side back into the match with a try before he kicked the game-tying penalty with just two minutes remaining.

The morning’s second match is nearing its conclusion as Ireland’s Pool C rivals Italy and the USA go head-to-head in Nelson. Catch up with the latest in our minute-by-minute report here.

2. #DAVY FITZ Reports this morning indicate that Davy Fitzgerald is in line for a sensational homecoming as Clare senior hurling boss, just weeks after quitting the Waterford set-up.

The Clare County Board are scheduled to meet later on this evening to discuss Ger O’Loughlin’s replacement, with Fitzgerald believed to be the only name on the shortlist at present.

3. #FAI CUP The draw for the semi-finals of the FAI Cup was made last night, presenting holders Sligo Rovers with a tricky away test against Bohemians.

The other semi sees either Shelbourne or Limerick host St. Patrick’s Athletic. The games are due to take place on the week ending 16 October.

4. #BOXING Ireland’s interest in the AIBA World Championships begins this afternoon when Belfast’s Michael Conlon takes on European bronze medallist Alexandr Riscan of Moldova in the 52kg flyweight division.

5. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Thank God it’s Tuesday — the Champions League is back.

We’ll have a liveblog with all the details of tonight’s action including Manchester City’s trip to Munich to face Bayern and Manchester United’s meeting with Basel in Old Trafford.

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