On This Day - Sep 3: Mary Peters wins Olympic gold, Saffrons must settle for hurling silver in Croke

Mary Peters stands proudly in front of her 1972 Munich Olympics photograph at the Ulster Museum, part of an exhibition showing Northern Ireland's sporting history present and past. Picture by Mark Marlow.


1935: Malcolm Campbell became the first man to travel at 300 miles per hour on land when he powered his Bluebird to a new world record of 301.13mph at Bonneville Flats, Utah.

1944: Cork became the first county to win four All-Ireland Hurling All-Ireland’s in succession as they defeated Dublin 2-13 to 1-2, Joe Kelly scoring both goals for the victors at Croke Park, Dublin.

1972: Northern Ireland's Mary Peters pipped West Germany's Heidi Rosendahl to the gold medal in the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics.
The result was confirmed only in the final event, the 200 metres, which Peters ran in 24.08 seconds.
If the Belfast girl had been just 0.1secs slower she would have missed out on her golden moment.


Terence McNaughton of Cushendall and Antrim rises to snatch the sliotar ahead of two Tipperary hurlers in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final at Croke Park, Dublin on September 3 1989

1989: Antrim’s hopes of a first ever Liam MacCarthy Cup win fell apart as they were defeated 4-24 to 3-9 by Tipperary in their maiden final appearance.

1995: Clare won their first hurling All-Ireland since 1914 as they defeated Offally1-13 to 2-8.

1999: Former England boss Sir Bobby Robson was unveiled as the new manager of Newcastle at the age of 66.

2003: Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich had his appeal against a nine-month ban for improper conduct and breach of doping regulations rejected.

2004: England's World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward announced he would be leaving rugby after the 2005 summer Lions tour to New Zealand.

2006: Kilkenny prevented Cork’s hopes of a three-in-a-row with a 1-16 to 1-13 win in the All-Ireland hurling final

2009: FIFA banned Chelsea from registering any new players in the next two registration periods after finding them guilty of inducing French teenager Gael Kakuta to breach his contract with Lens. Chelsea announced they would appeal, a process which proved successful and saw the ban lifted.


Brian Lochore (rugby union) - Former New Zealand flanker who captained his country 18 times, born 1940.

John Kinsella (gaelic games) – two time All-Ireland Hurling Championship winner with Kilkenny, born 1947.

Jose Pekerman (soccer) - Former Argentina coach, now in charge of Colombia, born 1949.

Robert Karlsson (golf) - Swedish player who has won 11 European Tour titles, born 1969.

Gareth Southgate (soccer) - England Under-21 manager and former England defender, born 1970.

Olof Mellberg (soccer) - Former Aston Villa and Sweden defender, born 1977.

Scott Carson (soccer) - Derby and former England goalkeeper, born 1985.

Kelvin Wilson (soccer) - Rotherham defender, born 1985.

Jerome Boateng (soccer) - Germany's World Cup winning centre-back, currently plays for Bayern Munich, born 1988.


1 Who is the highest-scoring Dutchman in Premier League history?

2 American golfer Phil Mickelson (above) has won how many major titles?

3 Who was the last man to captain Tipperary to an All-Ireland Hurling Championship title?

4 Which NHL team won the 2015-16 Stanley Cup?

5 Including tomorrow, how many times has Brian Cody brought Kilkenny to the All-Ireland final?

(See answers at bottom)



GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Ladies’ Championship – Clare v Tipperary, Cork v Monaghan – TG4 1445.

TENNIS: US Open - Eurosport 1 1530, Eurosport 2 1700.

SOCCER: League One, Peterborough v Swindon - Sky Sports 1 1200; National League, Torquay v Lincoln - BT Sport 2 1700; Welsh Premier League, Gap Connah's Quay v Bala Town - S4C 1700; MLS, Vancouver Whitecaps v New York Red Bulls - Sky Sports 2 0000 (Sun).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Qualifiers, Hull KR v Leigh - Sky Sports 2 1500; Super 8s, Catalans Dragons v Warrington - Sky Sports 2 1700.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Saracens v Worcester and Harlequins v Bristol - BT Sport 1 1330 and 1615; Pro12, Scarlets v Munster - Sky Sports 1 1430, Connacht v Glasgow - Sky Sports 1 1700, Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh - S4C 1915, BBC Two Scotland 1930; Top 14, Stade Francais v Clermont - Sky Sports 3 1345, Toulon v Brive - Sky Sports 1 1940.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Italian Grand Prix third practice - Sky Sports F1 0945, Channel 4 and eir Sport 1 0955, Qualifying - Channel 4 1155, Sky Sports F1 1200, eir Sport 1 1255; World Touring Cars, Motegi - Eurosport 2 0700.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 2 1100.

GOLF: European Tour, European Masters - Sky Sports 4 1200; PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship - Sky Sports 4 1930.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, British Grand Prix practice and qualifying - BT Sport 2 0900 and 1200.

HORSE RACING: Haydock, Kempton, Ascot - Channel 4 1430.

Tomorrow (Sunday, September 4)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship final – Tipperary v Limerick – TG4 1245; All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final – Kilkenny v Tipperary RTE1 1405, Sky Sports 3 1430.

SOCCER: World Cup qualifying, Slovakia v England - ITV 1630, Czech Republic v Northern Ireland - Sky Sports 1 1900, Malta v Scotland - Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 5 1930, Lithuania v Slovenia - Sky Sports 1 1655, Norway v Germany - Sky Sports 3 1940; League One, Northampton v MK Dons and Gillingham v Sheffield United - Sky Sports 1 1130 and 1400.

TENNIS: US Open - Eurosport 1 1530, Eurosport 2 1700.

CRICKET: Fifth one-day international, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1000.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Wasps v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1430.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Italian Grand Prix - Channel 4 1200; Sky Sports F1 1230; eir Sport 1 1255; World Touring Cars, Motegi - Eurosport 2 0630; IndyCar, Watkins Glen - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 2 1330; Tour of Britain - ITV4 1300.

GOLF: European Tour, European Masters - Sky Sports 4 1100; PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship - Sky Sports 4 1800.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, British Grand Prix, Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP - BT Sport 2 1130, 1345 and 1515.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 1 0100 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Robin van Persie; 2 Five; 3 Eoin Kelly; 4 Pittsburgh Penguins; 5 15.


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