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On This Day- Aug 27 2005: Owen Mulligan blasts Tyrone into the All-Ireland semi-finals

Tyrone's Owen Mulligan scored a dazzling 1-7 as Tyrone earned a 2-18 to 1-14 All-Ireland quarter-final replay win against Dublin.

ON THIS DAY 

1990: Graham Gooch scored 88 in England's second innings in the third and final Test against India at the Oval, taking his total in the six Tests that summer to 1,058 runs.

2004: Five days after breaking down in tears during the Olympic marathon, Paula Radcliffe pulled up eight and a half laps from the end of the 10,000 metres final in Athens.

2005: Owen Mulligan scored a dazzling 1-7, 1-5 from play, as Tyrone earned a 2-18 to 1-14 All-Ireland quarter-final replay win at Croke Park against Dublin.

2006: Mayo and Dublin produced a memorable All-Ireland semi-final with Mayo’s decision to warm-up in front of Hill 16 raising the tension. Dublin boss Paul Caffrey shoulder-charged John Morrison, but the Mayo men would have the last laugh thanks to a splendid Ciaran McDonald score.

2009: Tyrone legend Frank McGuigan was inducted into the All-Ireland Kick Fada Hall of Fame following at a ceremony in Croke Park.

2010: Liverpool agreed to sell Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano to Barcelona.

2011: The Cavan ladies qualified for the All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship final following a semi-final victory over Leitrim.

2014: Arsenal booked their place in the group stages of the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season thanks to a 1-0 aggregate win over Besiktas.

2015: Usain Bolt stormed to the World Championship sprint double with victory in the 200m in Beijing after earlier winning the 100m.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Paddy Barry (gaelic games) – former Cork hurling goalkeeper who won two All-Ireland’s, including one as captain in 1970, born 1941.

Derek Warwick (motor racing) - former Formula One racing driver, born 1954.

 

 

Bernhard Langer (golf) - Germany's best-known golfer (above), who won the Masters in 1985 and 1993 and was Europe's Ryder Cup captain in 2004, born 1957.

Gerhard Berger (motor racing) - former Formula One grand prix winner, born 1959.

Peter Ebdon (snooker) - World Championship winner in 2002 and two-time Crucible runner-up, born 1970.

Dietmar Hamann (soccer) - former Germany, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder, born 1973.

Carlos Moya (tennis) - former French Open champion who was briefly world number one in 1999, born 1976.

Mark Webber (motor racing) - Australian former Formula One driver for Red Bull, born 1976.

Deco (soccer) - former Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea and Portugal playmaker, born 1977.

David Bentley (soccer) - former Tottenham and Blackburn midfielder, born 1984.

Sulley Muntari (soccer) - Al-Ittihad and Ghana midfielder, formerly with Portsmouth, Inter Milan and AC Milan, born 1984.

Nikica Jelavic (soccer) - former Everton, Rangers and Hull striker, born 1985.

Luuk de Jong (soccer) - PSV Eindhoven and Holland striker, who spent time on loan at Newcastle, born 1990.

 

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

 

 

1. Who knocked Novak Djokovic (above) out of this year's Wimbledon?

2. Who was named Man of the mtach in Dublin’s 0-12 to 0-9 All-Ireland final win against Kerry in 2015?

3. How many times has Tiger Woods won the US Masters?

4. Inter-county referee David Gough is from which county?

5. Fenway Park is the home of which major league baseball franchise?

(See answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, August 27)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Ladies’ Football Championship, Kildare v Sligo, Dublin v Mayo – TG4 1615.

SOCCER: Premier League, Tottenham v Liverpool - Sky Sports 1 1130, Hull v Manchester United - BT Sport 1 1700; Sky Bet Championship, Newcastle v Brighton - Sky Sports 1 1715; Vanarama National League, Dagenham v Wrexham - BT Sport 1 1145; LaLiga, Osasuna v Real Sociedad - Sky Sports 3 1700, Real Madrid v Celta Vigo - Sky Sports 3 1900, Leganes v Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports 3 2100; Serie A, Lazio v Juventus - BT Sport/ESPN 1715; MLS, Toronto FC v Montreal Impact - Sky Sports 3 0035 (Sun), Los Angeles Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps - Sky Sports 3 0335 (Sun).

CRICKET: Second one-day international from Lord's, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1000; first day of the second Test from Centurion, South Africa v New Zealand - Sky Sports 3 0855.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup final, Hull v Warrington - BBC One 1400.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Belgian Grand Prix qualifying - Channel 4 1155, Sky Sports F1 1200, eir Sport 1 1255.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports 4 0800, Argentina v South Africa - Sky Sports 2 2030; Top 14, Toulouse v Bordeaux-Begles - Sky Sports 5 1940.

GOLF: Made in Denmark - Sky Sports 4 1200; The Barclays - Sky Sports 4 1800.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League meeting from Paris - Eurosport 1 1900.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

TENNIS: Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 2100.

BASEBALL: MLB, Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun)

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 28)

 

 

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, Dublin v Kerry – RTE 1 1445, Sky Sports 3 1500; All-Ireland Minor Football Championship, Kerry v Kildare – TG4 1300.

SOCCER: Premier League, West Brom v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports 1 1230, Manchester City v West Ham - Sky Sports 1 1530; LaLiga, Alaves v Sporting Gijon - Sky Sports 5 1710, Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona - Sky Sports 1 1900, Villarreal v Sevilla - Sky Sports 1 2115; Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin v Freiburg - BT Sport 1 1415, Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig - BT Sport 1 1630; Serie A, Inter Milan v Palermo - eir Sport 1 1655, BT Sport 2 1700, Cagliari v Roma - BT Sport 1 1930; Ligue 1, Monaco v Paris St Germain - BT Sport 2 1930, eir Sport 1 1930; MLS, New York Red Bulls v New England Revolution - Sky Sports 3 1955, Portland Timbers v Seattle Sounders - Sky Sports 2 2205, Orlando City v New York City FC - Sky Sports 2 0010 (Mon).

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix - Channel 4 1200, Sky Sports F1 1200, eir Sport 1 1255; British Touring Car Championship - ITV 4 1045.

CRICKET: Second day of the second Test from Centurion, South Africa v New Zealand - Sky Sports 5 0855; third one-day international from Dambulla, Sri Lanka v Australia - Eurosport 2 0945, 1415; Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final - Sky Sports 2 1030.

GOLF: Made in Denmark - Sky Sports 4 1130; The Barclays - Sky Sports 4 1700.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

 

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Sam Querrey 2 Brian Fenton 3 Four 4 Meath 5 The Boston Red Sox

 

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