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Every morning brings you the stories you need to know befor your first cup of coffee.

1. #GAA This year’s Munster hurling final will be in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. A Waterford bid to have their fixture with Tipperary moved to Semple Stadium in Thurles was rejected by Munster officials last night. The Competitions Control Committee of the Munster Council convened in order to deliberate on the venue for the clash on 15 July. The Munster Council had earlier this month confirmed that in the eventuality of Waterford and Tipperary qualifying from their respective senior semi-final ties, the game would be played on Leeside.

2. #RUGBY Leinster and Ireland star Sean O’Brien is a doubt for the autumn internationals as he prepares for keyhole surgery.

3.  #SW19 Wimbledon got underway yesterday in south London and one former favourite endured an early exit. Five-time champion Venus Williams suffered her worst All England Club defeat in 15 years, but draw cards Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova powered into the second round.

4. #RIP Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of James Nolan, the Ireland football supporter who drowned in Poland last week. Earler, national skipper Robbie Keane paid tribute to the 21-year-old in LA.

5. #EURO-VISION Shamrock Rovers will face  a trip to Lithuania after the Hoops were pitted against A Lyga champions FK Ekranas. In the Europa League, St Patrick’s Athletic have been paired with a familiar foe in IBV Vestmannaeyjar while Bohs will also play Icelandic opposition in the first round after they were drawn against Thor Akureyri. FAI Cup winners and league runners up Sligo Rovers enter the competition in the second qualifying round where they will face FC Spartak Trnava of Slovakia.

Doyle: “There were people threatening to fight me at times, loads of crazy stuff.”

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