On This Day - July 12, 1954: Hurling's most successful ever manager Brian Cody was born

BRIAN Cody was appointed manager of the Kilkenny senior hurlers in November 1998, and since then has led the Cats to 11 Liam McCarthy cups, including a record equaling four-in-a-row between 2006 and 2009
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1932: Yorkshire's Hedley Verity took all 10 Nottinghamshire wickets for just 10 runs at Headingley.

1969: Tony Jacklin became the first home winner of the Open since Max Faulkner in 1951.

1998: France beat Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup final with two goals from Zinedine Zidane and one from Emmanuel Petit.

2001: Argentina international Juan Sebastian Veron completed his £28.1million move from Lazio to Manchester United.

2003: England won the NatWest Series final by seven wickets against South Africa at Lord's.

2005: Adam Gilchrist smashed 121 not out - his 11th one-day international century - as Australia hammered England by eight wickets to win the NatWest Challenge decider at The Oval.

2009: England drew the first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff.

2010: Celtic confirmed the signing of Joe Ledley on a four-year deal from Cardiff.

2012: Nottingham Forest parted company with manager Steve Cotterill, who was just nine months into a three-and-a-half-year deal he signed when replacing Steve McClaren in October.

2014: England duo Joe Root (154 not out) and James Anderson (81) put on the highest 10th-wicket stand in Test history after sharing in a 198-run partnership in opening Test against India at Trent Bridge.

2015: Top seed Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6 (7/1) 6-7 (10/12) 6-4 6-3 to win the Wimbledon men's singles title.


Brian Cody (GAA) - Kilkenny hurling manager, born 1954.

Michael McGovern (soccer) - Northern Ireland goalkeeper, born 1984.

Gareth Edwards (rugby union) - former Wales and British & Irish Lions scrum-half, born 1947.

Tony Galvin (soccer) - former Republic of Ireland and Tottenham winger, born 1956.

Sanjay Manjrekar (cricket) - former India Test batsman, born 1965.

Alan Mullally (cricket) - former England pace bowler, born 1969.

Christian Vieri (soccer) - former Italy and Inter Milan striker, born 1973.

Stelios Giannakopoulos (soccer) - former Bolton and Hull midfielder and a star of Greece's Euro 2004 triumph, born 1974.

Neil Harris (soccer) - former striker and now head coach at Millwall, born 1977.

Katherine Legge (motor racing) - British former IndyCar driver, born 1980.

Antonio Cassano (soccer) - Sampdoria and Italy striker, born 1982.

JP Pietersen (rugby union) - South Africa international, born 1986.

Inbee Park (golf) - South Korean golfer who won three consecutive majors in 2013, born 1988.

James Rodriguez (soccer) - Real Madrid and Colombia forward, born 1991.

Luke Shaw (soccer) - Manchester United and England left-back, born 1995.


1. Which football league team play their home games at Highbury?

2. Who refereed the infamous 1983 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final?

3. Who won the 2010 Grand National, giving Sir Tony McCoy his only win in the race?

4. Who partnered Sir Steve Redgrave when they won Olympic gold in the coxless pairs in Seoul in 1988?

5. Which NHL team calls the Staples Center home?

(See answers at bottom)




GAA: Off The Ball - an offbeat look at recent football developments - eir Sport 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).


GAA: GAA Beo - coverage of a Munster U21 Hurling Championship semi-final - TG4 1915.

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast Cricket, Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning - Sky Sports 2 1800.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1630, S4C 1400, ITV4 1400.

FOOTBALL: MLS, New York Red Bulls v Orlando City - Sky Sports 3 0035 (Thu).

TENNIS: German Open - Sky Sports 3 1000 and 1700.

Quick Quiz Blitz answers: 1. Fleetwood; 2. John Gough (Antrim) ; 3. Don't Push It; 4. Andy Holmes; 5. The Los Angeles Kings.






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