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Dublin: 10 °C Friday 29 May, 2020

The Morning Score: Tuesday

A famous nine-dart finish, Keane’s head is on the block and there’s mixed injury news for Ireland’s provinces.


1. #DEFEAT Damien Delaney heaped more pressure on fellow Corkman Roy Keane with an unlucky own goal yesterday.

The former Turner’s Cross defender turned into his own net in the only goal of the tie with Nottingham Forest at Portman Road yesterday.

The Tractor Boys are now just three points above the Championship relegation zone. Afterwards the former Manchester United skipper admitted he’s facing the chop unless results improve.

Keane was involved in angry verbal clashes with supporters after the final whistle.

2. #TRANSFER WINDOW Robbie Keane is a loan target for Newcastle and Birmingham City as we face into a month of wheeling and dealing.

3. #PLANNING McHale Park in Castlebar is set to host its first game under lights after approval was finally granted by An Bord Pleanala, according to the Irish Daily Mirror.

4. #MIND GAMES Manchester United face Stoke City in the Premier League tonight – and this morning Alex Ferguson says that title rival Arsene Wenger was wrong to ever the Potters’ rough-and-ready style.

Arsenal have endured some bruising encounters with Tony Pulis’s side in recent seasons.

5. COMEBACK Luke Fitzgerald has returned to training ahead of schedule from his second knee injury in 12 months and looks set to play some part in Friday’s meeting with the Ospreys at the RDS Showgrounds.

6. #INJURY However, it’s not such good news for Munster with hooker Jerry Flannery likely to face another injury lay-off.

The Thomond Park hooker will have a scan today to ascertain the full extent of the calf injury he picked up against Ulster.

He is expected to miss the province’s remaining Heineken Cup pool fixtures at the very least, the Indo reports.

7. #OUT Last season’s Irish Grand National winner Bluesea Cracker will not line up in Saturday’s Welsh National  after sustaining ‘minor bruising’ to her foreleg during a routine workout on the beach near her County Cork home, according to the Racing Post.

8. #PEAK Graeme McDowell has begun 2011 by climbing to a career high fifth in golf’s world rankings.

Lee Westwood is still clear of Tiger Woods as world number one with Martin Kaymer third and Phil Mickelson fourth.

The Portrush man is confident that a change from Callawayto Srixon clubs will not harm hisprospects of making a strong start to the new season in Hawaii this week.

9. #CHAMPION Adrian Lewis beat Gary Anderson 7-5 thanks to a nine-dart finish on the way to his first PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace last night.

The Stoke man is a protege of arrows legend Phil Taylor. Have a look:

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