On This Day: Nov 11 2005: The GAA Playstation 2 game ‘Gaelic Games Football' goes on sale
ON THIS DAY
1868: The first athletics meeting of any description to be held in the United States took place indoors at the Empire Skating Rink, New York.
1951: University College Cork won the Sigerson Cup after a low-scoring 0-5 to 0-3 victory over University College Galway.
1986: Pakistan's Jahangir Khan lost his first match since 1981 when he went down to Ross Norman in the final of the World Open Squash Championship.
1990: Monica Seles beat Gabriela Sabatini 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-4 6-2 in the final of the Virginia Slims Championship in New York. It was the first five-set match in a major women's event since the 1901 US Championship doubles.
2004: Oisin McConville’s goal proved crucial as Crossmaglen recorded a 1-5 to 0-7 Ulster Club replay win over Slaughtneil.
2005: The GAA Playstation 2 game ‘Gaelic Games Football’ went on sale.
2007: Dromore secured a place in the Ulster Club semi-final following a 1-9 to 1-7 victory over Mayobridge in Newry, Conor O’Neill with their goal.
2008: Dutchman John Metgod was unveiled as Portsmouth's first-team coach. Both he and manager Tony Adams were dismissed less than four months later.
2011: London was awarded the right to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships after beating off competition from Qatar capital Doha.
2013: Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 to win the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena.
2014: Sheffield United revealed they would allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with them following a request from the Professional Footballers' Association. The offer was later withdrawn following a backlash against the decision.
2015: Stuart Lancaster paid the price for England's dismal Rugby World Cup campaign by stepping down as head coach.
Martin McNamara (Gaelic games) – former Galway goalkeeper who won a Football Allstar in 1998, born 1966.
DJ Carey (Gaelic games) – legendary Kilkenny hurler who won five All-Ireland’s and nine Allstars, born 1970.
Lou Vincent (cricket) - former New Zealand batsman who in 2014 received a life ban for spot-fixing, born 1978.
Gonzalo Canale (rugby union) - former Italy centre, born 1982.
Ryan Bailey (rugby league) - Warrington forward, born 1983.
Philipp Lahm (above) (soccer) - Bayern Munich and former Germany full-back, born 1983.
Robin Uthappa (cricket) - India batsman, born 1985.
Francois Trinh-Duc (rugby union) - France fly-half, born 1986.
Kyle Naughton (soccer) - Swansea full-back, born 1988.
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1. Celestine Babayaro, Boudewijn Zenden and Jesper Gronkjaer played for which Premier League side in the 2002-03 season?
2. Who is the current manager of Maghery?
3. Ellis Park is a rugby stadium in which South African city?
4. Alastair Cook has captained England in a record 55 Tests. Whose milestone did he surpass?
5. England rugby union winger Jonny May plays for which club side?
(See quiz answers at bottom)
SPORT ON TV??
Today (Friday, November 11)
SOCCER: World Cup qualifying, England v Scotland - ITV 1915, Armenia v Montenegro and Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan - Sky Sports 1 1655 and 1930, France v Sweden - Sky Sports 3 1940; A-League, Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar - BT Sport 1 0845.
CRICKET: India v England, First Test - Sky Sports 2 0600 and 0330 (Sat).
MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 1145 and 1545.
RUGBY UNION: International, Barbarians v Fiji - Sky Sports 2 1900; Anglo-Welsh Cup, Bristol Rugby v Sale Sharks - BT Sport 1 1930; Munster v Maori All Blacks - eir Sport 1 1900.
GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports 4 0900; PGA Tour, OHL Classic at Mayakoba - Sky Sports 4 1800 and 0100 (Sat).
MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Valencia Grand Prix practice - BT Sport 2 from 0800.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Clippers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sat).
SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - eir Sport 1 1245, ITV 4 1245 and 1845.
RACING: Cheltenham - Channel 4 1240.
Tomorrow (Saturday, November 12)
SOCCER: World Cup qualifying, Austria v Republic of Ireland and Wales v Serbia- Sky Sports 1 1645 and 1915, Croatia v Iceland - Sky Sports 2 1655, South Africa v Senegal - BT Sport 1 1300; League One, Swindon v Charlton - Sky Sports 1 1130; National League, Woking v North Ferriby - BT Sport 1 1700; A-League, Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers - BT Sport 1 0630 and 0845.
RUGBY UNION: Autumn internationals, England v South Africa - Sky Sports 1 1400, Scotland v Australia - BBC One 1400, Wales v Argentina - BBC Two England and S4C 1700, Ireland v Canada - Sky Sports 3 1900; Top 14, Pau v Racing 92 - Sky Sports 5 1340.
CRICKET: India v England, First Test - Sky Sports 2 0600 and 0330 (Sun); Ram Slam T20 Challenge, VKB Knights v Nashua Cape Cobras - Sky Sports 3 1130, Highveld Lions v Multiply Titans - Sky Sports 5 1600.
MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix practice and qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1245 and 1500, eir Sport 1555.
GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports 4 0900; PGA Tour, OHL Classic at Mayakoba - Sky Sports 4 1800 and 0100 (Sun).
TENNIS: Fed Cup - Eurosport 1 1300.
MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Valencia Grand Prix practice and qualifying - BT Sport 2 0800 and 1100.
DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports 2 1300 and Sky Sports 5 1930.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).
BOXING: WBA inter-continental heavyweight title fight, Luis Ortiz v Malik Scott - Sky Sports 2 1900.
SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - eir Sport 1 and ITV 4 1245 and 1845.
RACING: Cheltenham - Channel 4 1330.
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. Chelsea 2. Shane McConville 3. Johannesburg 4. Michael Atherton 5. Gloucester Rugby
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