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On This Day - July 11 2004: Armagh beat Donegal in the Ulster Senior Football Championship final - The Irish News
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On This Day - July 11 2004: Armagh beat Donegal in the Ulster Senior Football Championship final

OISIN McConville slotted home the third goal for Armagh as the Orchard county routed Donegal 3-15 to 0-11 in the 2004 Ulster final, held at Croke Park.
Sean O'Neill and PA

ON THIS DAY 

1884: Old Trafford in Manchester became the second British Test cricket ground after the Kennington Oval when it hosted the first Test between England and Australia.

1999: Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a broken leg in a high-speed crash into a tyre wall during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The race was won by Scotland's David Coulthard, ahead of Ulsterman Eddie Irvine and Ralf Schumacher.

2000: Manchester United agreed to sell goalkeeper Massimo Taibi to Reggina for £2.5million - just 10 months after splashing out £4.5million to bring him to Old Trafford. The Italian stopper suffered a series of gaffes as he conceded 11 goals in his four games for United.

2001: England wicketkeeper Alec Stewart was cleared by the England and Wales Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council of allegations he took money from a bookmaker for information regarding the pitch and weather conditions in India in 1993.

2004: Armagh beat Donegal in the Ulster Senior Football Championship final held at Croke Park on a 3-15 to 0-11 score line. The first goal was scored by Diarmuid Marsden in the opening period while Paddy McKeever and Oisin McConville added the other two inside the last 10 minutes.   

2006: Liverpool announced German midfielder Dietmar Hamann had left the club to join Bolton but hours later the player had a "change of heart" and signed for Manchester City instead.

2007: Administrators KPMG announced a consortium headed by Ken Bates had beaten off rival bidders to buy back Leeds for an undisclosed sum.

2008: Arsenal completed the signing of Samir Nasri from Marseille on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

2009: Sunderland completed the signing of striker Fraizer Campbell from Manchester United on a four-year deal for an initial fee of £3.5million.

2010: Spain won the World Cup after beating Holland 1-0 after extra-time in the final in Johannesburg.

2014: Liverpool and Barcelona agreed a fee for the sale of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez to the Catalan club.

BIRTHDAYS

Dessie Dolan (GAA) - former Westmeath footballer and recipient of an All-Star award in 2004, born 1979.

Leon Spinks (boxing) - beat Muhammad Ali to win world heavyweight title in 1978, brother of fellow boxer Michael and father of welterweight Cory, born 1953.

Hugo Sanchez (soccer) - former Mexico and Real Madrid striker, born 1958.

Dean Richards (rugby union) - former England and Lions number eight and Newcastle's current director of rugby. Previously suspended from rugby for three years for his part in the 'Bloodgate' scandal, born 1963.

Tony Cottee (soccer) - former England striker, who made his name at West Ham and Everton, born 1965.

Alan Hunte (rugby league) - former St Helens, Warrington, Salford and Great Britain centre, born 1970.

Konstantinos Kenteris (athletics) - former 200m Olympic and World gold medallist, born 1973

Hermann Hreidarsson (soccer) - former Ipswich, Charlton and Portsmouth defender, currently player-manager at Icelandic club Fylkir, born 1974.

Andre Ooijer (soccer) - former Holland, Blackburn, PSV Eindhoven and Ajax defender, born 1974.

Caroline Wozniacki (tennis) - Danish former world number one and two-time US Open runner-up, born 1990.

Etienne Capoue (soccer) - Watford's French midfielder, born 1988.

 

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. When was the last time Dublin were beaten in a Leinster SFC final?

2. Which football team play their home games at the Globe Arena?

3. At which county did England all-rounder Moeen Ali begin his career?

4. At what club did England fly-half George Ford begin his career?

5. At which Major League Baseball stadium would you find the "Green Monster"?

(see answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today 

GAA: GAA 2016 - action from the latest round of matches in the various hurling and football competitions - TG4 2030.

SOCCER: European Under-19s Championship, Germany v Italy - Eurosport 1 1045.

TENNIS: German Open - Sky Sports 3 1200.

BASEBALL: MLB, Home run derby - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Tue), All-Star Legends Game - BT Sport/ESPN 0400 (Tue).

Tomorrow 

GAA: Sporting Legends: Jimmy Doyle, a profile of the former hurler.

GOLF: The Open - Sky Sports 1 1600; Sky Sports 4 1900.

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast Cricket, Leicestershire Foxes v Notts Outlaws - Sky Sports 2 1800.

SOCCER: Euro Under-19s Championship Football, Croatia v Netherlands - Eurosport 2 1045; France v England - Eurosport 1 1825.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1615, S4C 1400, ITV4 1400.

TENNIS: German Open - Sky Sports 3 1000.

BASEBALL: MLB All-Star Game - BT Sport 1 0030 (Wed).

 

Quick Quiz Blitz answers 1. 2001 (by Meath); 2. Morecambe; 3. Warwickshire; 4. Leicester Tigers; 5. Fenway Park (Boston)

 

 

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