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The Morning Score: Wednesday

Here’s all you need to know at 9am.

Olympic gold medallist Wayne McCullough passes the flame to Olympic silver medallist Michael Carruth at the border this morning.
Olympic gold medallist Wayne McCullough passes the flame to Olympic silver medallist Michael Carruth at the border this morning.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Every morning TheScore.ie brings you the stories you need to know before your first cup of coffee.

1. #IT’S HERE The Olympic Torch will be paraded through Dublin city today after crossing the border at Newry early this morning. It was greet by President Michael D Higgins in Howth before travelling to Croke Park for the first leg of the city relay. Here’s where you can see it today.

2. #DAY OFF Giovanni Trapattoni has given the Irish team a rest day after holding their first training session in front of 15,000 fans in Gydnia yesterday. Goalkeeper Shay Given didn’t take part in the session but despite being substituted in the 0-0 draw with Hungary, will be fit to start against Croatia according to Trap.

Question marks over the fitness of John O’Shea remain, however. Read Miguel Delaney’s latest talking points here.

3. #FRENCH OPEN Djokovic and Federer both came back from the brink of defeat to set up a semi-final meeting at the French Open yesterday. Top seed Djokovic had to save four match points to see off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 5-7 5-7 7-6 (8-6) 6-1.

Federer, meanwhile, was two sets down before he eventually won out 3-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 6-0 6-3 against Juan Martin Del Potro.

4. #GRANTED The GAA’s Central Competitions Controls Committee (CCCC) has reportedly drawn Seanie Johnston’s long-running transfer saga to an end by accepting his move from Cavan Gaels to Kildare club St Kevin’s, according to reports.

Today’s talking points from Euro 2012

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