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On This Day - October 11 1988: Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman is born

Republic of Ireland's Seamus Coleman scores his side's goal that sunk Georgia in the 2018 World Cup qualifying clash at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on October 6 2016

ON THIS DAY

1989: England earned their place in the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy with a goalless draw in Poland, thanks to four excellent saves from 40-year-old Peter Shilton.

1992: Paul Gascoigne apologised after swearing and clowning around in front of a Norwegian TV camera.

1999: Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial drew 55,824 to watch Manchester United against a World XI which included Old Trafford greats Eric Cantona and Peter Schmeichel.

2002: Manager George Burley was sacked by Ipswich.

2003: England qualified for Euro 2004 with a goalless draw against Turkey.

2010: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia won India's first ever athletics gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

2013: Former Formula One test driver Maria de Villota died at the age of 33, suffering a cardiac arrest while on a tour promoting her autobiography Life Is A Gift. In 2012 she had sustained serious injuries, losing her right eye, after a crash while testing for Marussia.

2014: St Helens beat Wigan 14-6 in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford after the early dismissal of Wigan's Ben Flower for punching Lance Hohaia in the second minute of the match.

2015: Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix and his Mercedes team lifted the Formula One constructors' championship following Kimi Raikkonen's (Ferrari) 30-second time penalty.

BIRTHDAYS

Sir Bobby Charlton (soccer) - former Manchester United midfielder and England World Cup winner, born 1937.

Rodney Marsh (soccer) - former England, QPR and Manchester City striker, born 1944.

Phil Newport (cricket) - former Worcestershire and England seamer, born 1962.

Ronny Rosenthal (soccer) - former Israel, Liverpool and Tottenham striker, born 1963.

Gus MacPherson (soccer) - former St Mirren manager, now in charge of Queen's Park, born 1968.

James Lowes (rugby league) - former Bradford and Great Britain hooker, later Bulls coach, born 1969.

Steven Pressley (soccer) - former Rangers, Celtic and Hearts defender, born 1973.

Nyron Nosworthy (soccer) - former Sunderland and Watford defender, born 1980.

Nathan Coulter-Nile (cricket) - Australia seamer, born 1987.

Joe Canning (gaelic games) – Galway and Portumna hurler and winner of three All-Star awards, born 1988.

Seamus Coleman (soccer) – Republic of Ireland captain, born 1988.

Michelle Wie (golf) - former American teen prodigy who won her first major at the US Open in 2014, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Jordan Spieth has won how many major golf championships?

2 With which club does former Waterford hurler John Mullane ply his trade?

3 Who is England second most-capped goalkeeper, after Peter Shilton?

4 In what year was Donegal’s Michael Murphy named the All-Stars young footballer of the year?

5 What is the nickname of Philadelphia's NBA team?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, October 11)

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments – eir Sport 1 1900.

SOCCER: World Cup qualifying, Kazakhstan v Romania - Sky Sports 1 1655; Germany v Northern Ireland - Sky Sports 1 1900; Slovenia v England - ITV 1915; Slovakia v Scotland - Sky Sports 5 1945; European Under-21 Championship qualifying, England Under-21 v Bosnia & Herzegovina Under-21 - BT Sport 1 1445.

CRICKET: Third Test, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports 5 0450.

TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports 1 0600; WTA, Generali Ladies Linz - Eurosport 2 1455.

CYCLING: Road World Championships - Eurosport 2 1105.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASEBALL: MLB, matches TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 2200, 0130 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 12)

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments – eir Sport 1 1900.

SOCCER: Women's Under-17 World Cup, quarter-finals - Eurosport 2 1430 and 1700.

CRICKET: Third Test, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports 5 0450; 3rd ODI, Bangladesh v England - Sky Sports 2 0800; 5th ODI, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports 1 1130.

TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports 1 0600.

CYCLING: Road World Championships - Eurosport 2 1135.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASEBALL: MLB, matches TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 2200, 0130 (Thu).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Two; 2 De La Salle; 3 David Seaman (75); 4 2009; 5 The 76ers.

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