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Dublin: 5°C Monday 19 April 2021

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know – apart from how many winners Dermot Weld will have in Galway today. Probably a lot.

History-maker Jane Mangan is congratulated by the King of Ballybrit, Dermot Weld, after her win in the Carlton Hotel Galway City (Q.R.) Handicap yesterday.
History-maker Jane Mangan is congratulated by the King of Ballybrit, Dermot Weld, after her win in the Carlton Hotel Galway City (Q.R.) Handicap yesterday.
Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

1. #LONDON 2012 Annalise Murphy stole Irish headlines on day three in London as she got her debut Olympics off to a flier with wins in her opening two races in the laser radial sailing class. The Dubliner will have a chance to build on that stunning start in races three and four in Weymouth this afternoon.

Irish eyes will also be on today’s rowing and badminton action where Latvian-born Sanita Puspure and Donegal’s Chloe Magee will both look to advance to their respective next rounds. Here’s a guide to the best of today’s action.

2. #LONDON 2012 Dorset police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with abusive tweets sent to the Team GB diving star Tom Daley.

The tweet was sent to the Olympic diver after he and his partner Peter Waterfield missed out on a medal in Monday’s synchronised 10 metre platform diving event at the London Games.

3. #CARROLL Liverpool striker Andy Carroll could be set for a shock switch to West Ham after Liverpool accepted a deal from the Premier League new boys, the Guardian reports.

The deal would see West Ham pay £2m to take Carroll on a season-long loan before paying an additional £17m to make the deal permanent if they avoid relegation.

4. #KING OF BALLYBRIT Dermot Weld continued his legendary love affair with the Galway Races yesterday, landing a 155/1 treble on the opening day of this year’s festival.

The highlight was Jane Mangan’s win aboard Midnight Music in the feature Carlton Hotel Galway City (Q.R.) Handicap. Mangan became the first lady to win the race.

5. #BRADY Liam Brady has said that Irish footballing culture needs a dramatic revamp if the country is to produce top young talent on a consistent basis.

“I think the most important person in the development of the young players has to be someone who can convince all the amateur teams in Ireland, i.e. schoolboy teams, to play in a different way and to focus on different things,” Brady told on Monday.

6. #CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 Kildare’s Johnny Doyle says his side are fully focused on their own game ahead of Sunday’s crunch quarter-final against Cork.

“We’ll be going in worrying about ourselves more than Cork,” Doyle said. “It’s a tough one, but no matter who you get at this level it’s going to be tough. We’re there and we’ll give it a rattle.”

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