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The Morning Score: Tuesday
Shamrock Rovers look to make a splash in Europe and four other stories you really should read.

EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING bring you all you need to know in the world of sport before that first cup of coffee.

1. #LONDON 2012 Irish athlete Catriona Cuddihy will have her faith decided by an Appeals Tribunal as the women’s 4×400 relay selection fall-out rumbles on. Cuddihy had been selected but an appeal by Joanna Mills saw her omitted from the team. However, her own appeal has prompted the Olympic Council of Ireland to appoint the tribunal, with a hearing scheduled for this Thursday, July 19.

2. #FIXTURES Kildare have been paired with Limerick while Kerry and Tyrone will in Killarney on Saturday after the All-Ireland SFC Round 3 draw was made yesterday. Read full details of the draw here.

3. #TdF Pierrick Fedrigo secured a 15th stage win in the Tour de France yesterday, beating Christian Vande Velde and Thomas Voekler across the line. Overall leader Bradley Wiggins finished 12 minutes back while Nicolas Roche came 26th and Dan Martin was 136th. Read more here.

4. #TALKS Dublin senior hurling manager Anthony Daly will meet county chiefs next week to discuss whether the former Clare star is to continue into a fifth season at the helm. Dublin were recently knocked out of this year’s All-Ireland championship by the Banner and there has been speculation that his reign could soon come to an end.

5. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE European football returns to Tallaght tonight as Shamrock Rovers rake on FK Ekranas in the UEFA Champions League second round qualifier. The Hoops face their Lithuanian opponents during what has been a difficult period for manager Stephen Kenny but they will be looking to put their league form aside and attempt continue the progress they made in Europe last season.

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