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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 19 December, 2018

The Morning Score: Tuesday

A new man in Waterford and a familiar face in the FAI Cup final. Here’s all the sports news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

Shelbourne goalkeeper Dean Delaney celebrates last night's FAI Cup semi-final win over St Patrick's Athletic.
Shelbourne goalkeeper Dean Delaney celebrates last night's FAI Cup semi-final win over St Patrick's Athletic.
Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

1. #HILLSBOROUGH British MPs voted last night to release all documents relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool supporters were killed.

In an emotional statement to the House of Commons, Liverpool MP Steve Rotheram called on Prime Minister David Cameron to apologise for the police failures and the government cover-up which is alleged to have occurred in the days following the tragedy of 15 April 1989.

2. #RWC2011 Wales coach Warren Gatland has named the strongest side possible for Friday morning’s bronze medal final against Australia, making just three changes to the side which narrowly lost to France last weekend.

Paul Jones, Bradley Davies and Ryan Jones all come into the side in place of Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones and the suspended Sam Warburton. Loosehead prop Gethin Jenkins will captain the side in Warburton’s absence.

3. #FAI CUP Shelbourne booked a FAI Cup final date against holders Sligo Rovers last night, beating St Patrick’s Athletic 3-1 in their semi-final replay in Richmond Park.

Kevin Dawson, Brendan McGill and David Cassidy grabbed the crucial goals for the northsiders after Pat’s goalkeeper Gary Rogers was controversially sent off just before the half-hour mark.

4. #WATERFORD GAA For the first time in 15 years, a native will take charge of the Waterford senior hurlers as the Déise unveiled Michael Ryan as Davy Fitzgerald’s replacement.

Pat Flanagan, Nicky Cashin and Brother Philip Ryan will join the Fourmilewater clubman as part of his backroom staff.

5. #BOXING Seven Irish fighters will be in action at the European Women Boxing Championships in Rotterdam today where four-time champion Katie Taylor heads the Irish challenge.

Taylor beat German lightweight Julia Irmen 15-7 to set up a last 16 clash against Italy’s Romina Marenda today.

6. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE The Champions League returns tonight as both Manchester clubs renew their search for a first victory in this season’s competition.

Alex Ferguson and Manchester United are in Romania where they take on SC Otelul Galati, while Manchester City welcome Villarreal to Eastlands.

We’ll have minute-by-minute coverage of all of this evening’s European action, so you know where to go for your football fix.

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