We’ll Leave It There So: Jamie Heaslip is Benjamin Button, Liam Miller and today’s sport

Liam Miller is back in Cork. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

HomeAll-Ireland winning midfielder Rory Kavanagh is retiring from inter-county football with Donegal.Jamie Heaslip has declared himself fit for Leinster’s Champions Cup meeting with Castres on Saturday, joking that he is “like Benjamin Button”.Cork City have announced the signing of former Ireland international Liam Miller.World number one Rory McIlroy carded a five under part 67 during the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship this morning.Connacht will be without Bundee Aki for eight to ten weeks as the centre will require surgery on his knee.The GPA will seek an increase in funding from the GAA when negotiations begin later this year.We chatted to Irish UFC fighter Cathal Pendred ahead of his bout in Boston on Sunday night.AwayRonnie O’Sullivan broke Stephen Hendry’s century break record with his 776th career century in the quarter-final of the Masters this afternoon.Italy have named the 30-man squad which will take on defending champions Ireland in the Six Nations opener on 7 February. France have also named theirs.Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio are close to agreeing a multi-million dollar deal to fight in Las Vegas on 2 May.Fernando Torres has scored his first goals for Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey tie against Real Madrid tonight.The best thing we shared

Australian international Tim Cahill shows unbelievable accuracy to play the ball into the arms of his son at the Asia Cup.

On the record

Where we were today

Murray Kinsella was out on UCD as Matt O’Connor and Jamie Heaslip spoke at Leinster’s press conference.

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The fixture list

Leicester Tigers face Scarlets in Pool 3 of the European Champions Cup (7.45pm).

Showbiz, baby!

Miguel Angel Jimenez hits a hole-in-one in Abu Dhabi. Then celebrates with a little dance by the bunker.

Source: European Tour/YouTube

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