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We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland shoot up the rankings, McGregor on Kimmel and today's sport

There was good news for the Ireland women’s cricketers too and the first winner of the Setanta Sports Book of the Year prize was announced.


Danie Poolman, Craig Ronaldson and Danny Qualter Connacht's Danie Poolman, Craig Ronaldson and Danny Qualter at the launch of their their €2 Christmas Jumper Appeal today. Source: James Crombie/INPHO


South Africa Pistorius The mother of Reeve Steenkamp, June Steenkamp (centre), during today's appeals court hearing in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Source: AP/Press Association Images

 The Best Thing We Shared

We’re six months out from Euro 2016 and the Boys in Green have already started planning for France. We’re well impressed with this Shane Long flag effort from Liam Kelly.

Where We Were Today

The42′s editor Adrian Russell, a judge for this year’s Setanta Sports Book of the Year, was  at the Royal College of Physicians as John Leonard won the top prize.

At the same event, deputy editor Niall Kelly spoke to Leonard about his achievement for a piece that you will be able to read tomorrow morning.

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John Leonard Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

On The Record

“I’ve had a good run. I’ve done a lot more in the game than I ever thought I could. And to be in my 30s, and to have done this much, I never would have foreseen that.” – Tiger Woods opens up in an interview with Time Magazine.

The Fixture List

  • There are two games in the Pro12 tomorrow night as Cardiff Blues entertain Connacht (7.05pm) and Ulster host Edinburgh (7.35pm). 
  • In English football, Championship sides Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough meet on Friday (7.45pm), while Salford City take on Hartlepool in the second round of the FA Cup second round (7.55pm).

Showbiz, Baby!

Ahead of next weekend’s title fight in Las Vegas, UFC star Conor McGregor was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Here’s how it went down…



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