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The Morning Score: Monday

JBM’s young Rebels, the Premier League just got interesting again and Ken Doherty bows out. It’s all here.

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

1. #GAA Cork and Kilkenny will meet in this year’s National League final on Sunday week after respective semi-final wins at Semple Stadium yesterday.

The Rebels ran out impressive 1-25 to 2-15 victors over Munster rivals Tipperary. The win came at a price however with skipper Donal Óg Cusack picking up an Achilles tendon injury which may well end his season. Earlier, Kilkenny beat Clare on a scoreline of 1-20 to 0-14.

2. #PREMIER LEAGUE It’s all to play for in a week’s time at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City and United will meet on Monday night with the  title very much up for grabs. Yesterday, United left a 4-2 lead against Everton slip late on, ultimately drawing an incredible game 4-4. Later, the Blues were too good for Wolves, earning a routine 2-0 win which sends the midlands club down to the Championship.

3. #GAA Offaly chiefs have appointed former player and manager Tom Coffey as interim boss following a management committee meeting on Sunday. Coffey will take charge of the Offaly footballers in this year’s championship following Gerry Cooney’s resignation last Thursday.

4. #CYCLING Dan Martin put in a fighting performance at the renowned Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic yesterday, finishing a very creditable fifth.

5. #SNOOKER Ken Doherty’s world championship bid was ended by current champion Neil Robertson at the Crucible last night. Play was taken up to the mid-session interval but Robertson took an early chance in what was to be the final frame and won the match 10-4.

6. #LONDON 2012 Irish athletics received a pre-Olympics boost in the early hours of Sunday morning as Aileen Morrison captured second place at the Ishigaki ITU World Cup.

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