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On This Day - Nov 15 1974: Armagh star and All-Ireland winner Justin McNulty is born

Armagh's Justin McNulty shrugs off the challenge of Fermanagh captain Raymond Gallagher during this inter-county clash in 2002

ON THIS DAY

1969: Liverpool v West Ham was the first football game to be shown in colour on BBC's Match of the Day programme. Liverpool won 2-0.

1987: The Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide formed a round of the world motor racing championship for the first time.

1989: Nigel Martyn became the first £1million goalkeeper when he moved from Bristol Rovers to Crystal Palace. He was sold to Leeds in the summer of 1996 for £2.25million and won international honours with England. He was forced to retire through injury in June 2006 while at Everton.

2000: Under the guidance of caretaker-manager Peter Taylor, a young England side, captained for the first time by David Beckham, lost 1-0 to Italy in Turin.

2004: London Olympic chiefs submitted the city's bid to host the 2012 Games. In July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games to London.

2005: Wigan Warriors assistant coach Denis Betts resigned, bringing to an end a 19-year association with the club.

2006: Mike Newell kept his job as Luton manager but was severely reprimanded by the club after his high-profile verbal attack on female officials and chairman Bill Tomlins. Newell was sacked four months later, with the club struggling near the foot of the Championship.

2015: Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who labelled the race ''boring''.

BIRTHDAYS

Andrew Castle (tennis) - former British number one, latterly a television presenter, born 1963.

Nigel Bond (snooker) - World Championship runner-up in 1995, born 1965.

Gus Poyet (soccer) - former Tottenham, Chelsea and Uruguay midfielder, sacked as Real Betis coach on Saturday, born 1967.

Peter Martin (cricket) - former Lancashire and England bowler, born 1968.

Uwe Rosler (soccer) - former Manchester City and Germany striker, currently Fleetwood manager, born 1968.

Justin McNulty (gaelic games): an All-Ireland Senior Football winner in 2002 with his native county Armagh, the Mullaghbawn Cúchullain's full-back went on to have a successful managerial career with Cavan and Dublin clubs and the county Laois senior side. Lislea-born McNulty then moved into politics, and was elected as MLA for the SDLP in Newry and Armagh in May 2016, born 1974

Joe Deane (gaelic games): Triple All-Ireland hurling star (runner-up twice), triple Allstar winner, the Killeagh-born `Deano' played as left corner-forward for the Cork senior team, born 1977.

Lorena Ochoa (golf) - Mexican former women's world number one, born 1981.

Johnny Heitinga (soccer) - former Holland and Everton defender, born 1983.

Fernando Verdasco (tennis) - Spanish former world number seven, born 1983.

Thomas Vermaelen (soccer) - Barcelona and Belgium defender, formerly with Arsenal and currently on loan at Roma, born 1985.

Billy Twelvetrees (rugby union) - Gloucester centre/fly-half, born 1988.

Kevin Wimmer (soccer) - Tottenham and Austria defender, born 1992.

Donegal's Darach O'Connor 

Darach 'Jigger' O'Connor (above) (gaelic games): the 21-year-old O'Connor plays his football for Buncrana and the Donegal senior inter-county team, born 1995.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero started his career at which club?

2 The Singapore Slammers, the Micromax Indian Aces and the Manila Mavericks are teams from which sport?

3 At what weight does Chris Eubank Jr fight?

4 In snooker, the 2016 UK Championship will take place in which city?

5 Which county won the first ever National Hurling League? Dublin, Waterford, Cork or Tipperary?:

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, November 15)

SOCCER: International Football, England v Spain - ITV 1930.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - Sky Sports 1 1200, BBC Two England 1400, Sky Sports 2 1800.

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan playing David John at the Titanic exhibition centre in Belfast on Monday November 15 2016
Picture by Cliff Donaldson

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports 1 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors - BT Sport 0000 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 16)

CRICKET: Second Test, India v England - Sky Sports 2 0330 (Thu); First Test, New Zealand v Pakistan - Sky Sports 3 2155; CSA T20 Slam Cricket, Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans - Sky Sports 3 1600.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - Sky Sports 1 1200, BBC Two England 1400, Sky Sports 2 1800.

SOCCER: FA Cup, Brackley Town v Gillingham - BT Sport 2 1930.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports 1 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Indiana Pacers v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0000 (Thu).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Independiente; 2 Tennis; 3 Middleweight; 4 York; 5 Cork. They had a 3-7 to 1-5 win over Dublin in the 1925/26 final.

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