The Morning Score: Wednesday

Ireland’s young guns are on the march – next up, eh, Spain.

John O'Sullivan celebrates at the final whistle in Romania.
John O'Sullivan celebrates at the final whistle in Romania.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

1. #GREEN SHOOTS Ireland’s U19s sealed their place in the European Championships semi-finals thanks to a scoreless draw with hosts Romania last night.

The Irish lads’ battling performance is rewarded with a daunting last-four showdown with tournament favourites Spain.

2. #EXIT STRATEGY Wexford senior football manager Jason Ryan last night revealed he’s considering his future in the wake of his side’s controversial championship exit.

“I personally haven’t come to terms with the fact that we’re out of the Championship. It’s hard to take but I’d imagine it’s exactly the same for every other manager in the country, except the one who wins the All-Ireland,” he said on RTÉ’s Sport At 7 yesterday evening.

3. RACES Stunning View edged front-runner Royal Blue Star in the final strides to land the Topaz Mile EBF Handicap, the feature event on the second day of the Galway Festival, for Dermot Weld.

4. #DELAY Adding a further complication to an already convoluted chain of events, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) yesterday announced that its hearing into Alberto Contador’s positive drugs test will be delayed for at least two months.

5. YOUNG GUNS Limerick’s U21 hurlers last night saw off Clare in their Munster U21 HC semi-final in Ennis.

Goals in either half from Michael Ryan and Kevin Downes saw the Treaty County cap a 2-19 to 1-15 victory that sets up a Munster final showdown against Cork next week.

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6. #DOWN UNDER We brought you this yesterday – behold the best mark of the AFL season so far. Boom!

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