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We’ll Leave It There So: Xmas comes early for McGregor, Ireland release two players and today’s sport

Meanwhile, a League of Ireland club want Friday’s kick-off changed as it clashes with Man United game

Updated at 14.24

Paul O'Connell Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

(Paul O’Connell pictured during Ireland training at Carton House today)


Lithuania Switzerland Euro Soccer Source: AP/Press Association Images

(Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri is set for a stint in the Premier League)


The best thing we shared today


Southampton defender Jose Fonte shares his Fantasy Football team.

On the record

“I was just in a state of shock when it happened. I genuinely couldn’t believe it.”

Monaghan’s Darren Hughes recalls his dismissal at the weekend following Tiernan McCann’s dive.

Where we were today

Murray Kinsella was on hand at Carton House as the Ireland squad were put through their paces.

Jamie Heaslip Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The fixture list

  • There are a number of football matches including, Kilmarnock v Celtic in the Scottish Premiership and Oldham v Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup taking place.

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Showbiz, baby!

Robbie Keane took on Steven Gerrard in a pick-up challenge.

Source: LA Galaxy/YouTube

“Twitter search ‘Coach Awesome’ and my name.”


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