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We'll Leave It There So: Andy Farrell's appointment, Jose Mourinho's aversion to the cold and all today's sport

Plus, all the fixture details for tomorrow’s Europa League action.
Dec 7th 2016, 8:00 PM 12,874 0

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Dundalk's Stephen Kenny lifts he cup Stephen Kenny has enjoyed a frutiful year with Dundalk FC this year. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

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Ukraine Europa League Soccer Jose Mourinho supervises a Manchester United training session in cold temperatures. Source: Efrem Lukatsky

The Best Thing We Shared

The expected hostility between Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte descended into a table-throwing farce today ahead of their British heavyweight title bout on Saturday.

On The Record

Pat Lam Pat Lam speaking at a press conference in the Sportsground. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Pat Lam says Axel Foley’s sudden death prompted him to think about his family’s future and consider the offer from Bristol. 

I went to Killaloe and the removal, saw Olive and the two kids. Axel was in my environment. I could picture the situation. I’m the second Pat Lam, my grandfather died at 55 when I was nine. My dad was going through a triple by-pass recently.

“Driving home (I thought): ‘if that was me, what would happen to Steph and the kids?’”

Where We Were Today

Independent.ie Higher Education GAA Senior Championships Launch & Draw UCD's Jack McCaffrey pictured at the Sigerson Independent.ie Higher Education GAA Senior Championship Launch & Draw at Croke Park. Source: Seb Daly/SPORTSFILE

Fintan O’Toole was at the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup draws in Croke Park, chatting to Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey. John Fallon was at a Connacht press event in the Sportsground in Galway, while Murray Kinsella attended a press conference for the Lions at Carton House.

The Fixture List

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The Dundalk Team Dundalk are still in with a chance of qualifying in the Europa League. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

There’s a feast of UEFA Europa League action coming up tomorrow including the Group D clash between Dundalk and Maccabi Tel-Aviv (kick-off at 18.00) with Dundalk currently sitting one point off AZ Alkmaar in third place.

Elsewhere, Zorya Luhansk face Manchester United (kick-off at 18.00) in Group A while in Group K, Southampton take on Hapoel Be’er Sheva (kick-off at 20.05).

Showbiz, Baby!

This video of an Iguana evading the charge of some hungry snakes to the tune of Marshawn Lynch’s words, is both terrifying and uplifting in equal measure.

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