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The Munster team train at Fota Island Hotel yesterday.
The Munster team train at Fota Island Hotel yesterday.
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The Morning Score: Wednesday

Here’s all you need to know…
Mar 28th 2012, 9:20 AM 188 0

EVERY MORNING THESCORE brings you the stories you need to know before that first cup of coffee.

1. #JIM STYNES Melbourne had the chance to bid farewell to their favourite adoptive son, Jim Stynes yesterday.

An estimated 16,000 people filled the streets outside St Paul’s Cathedral as the Dublin-born AFL legend was remembered in a state funeral attended by GAA president Christy Cooney.   Here’s how the service unfolded.

2. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Chelsea have one foot in the semi-finals after an impressive win over Benfica in Lisbon last night. Fernando Torres set up Solomon Kalou for a second-half winner, meaning the Blues return to London very much in the driving seat ahead of the second leg in seven days’ time.  Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid cruised – eventually – to a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia.

3. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Tonight, it’s all about Barcelona v AC Milan .

4. #FA CUP Everton set up a mouth-watering semi-final against cross-town rivals Liverpool last night. The Toffees beat Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light in their quarter-final replay. Spurs also progressed past Bolton with a 3-1 win in their quarter-final replay.

5. #GAA We caught up with Kerry legend Seamus Moynihan at Croke Park yesterday. And he had some advice for a former team-mate.

6. #MUNSTER Tony McGahan yesterday unveiled his squad for the weekend showdown against Leinster this weekend. Paul O’Connell and Conor Murray aren’t quite fit enough yet. Meanwhile, Peter Stringer has signed a one-year contract extension.

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