On This Day May 17 1976 - Cavan football star Dermot McCabe is born


1990: Sir Alex Ferguson won his first trophy as Manchester United boss as his team beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in an FA Cup final replay at Wembley. Lee Martin scored the only goal after the first meeting between the sides ended in a 3-3 draw.

1998: Ron Atkinson, having kept Sheffield Wednesday in the Premiership, left the club for the second time after they announced their intention to appoint a full-time manager.

2000: Arsenal were beaten by Galatasaray in a penalty shoot-out in the UEFA Cup final in Copenhagen.

2006: Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in the Champions League final in Paris.

2008: Portsmouth won the FA Cup, beating Cardiff 1-0 in the final with a first-half goal from Kanu.

2011: The 2018 Ryder Cup was awarded to France.

2013: James Anderson took his 300th Test wicket, against New Zealand at Lord's, becoming the fourth English bowler to reach that landmark.

2014: Arsenal won their first trophy in nine years by beating Hull 3-2 at Wembley to claim the FA Cup.

2016: It was announced that 31 athletes had tested positive for doping following the retesting of samples for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Tony Roche (tennis) - Australian eight-time winner of grand slam doubles titles, and 1968 losing Wimbledon singles finalist, born 1945.

Sugar Ray Leonard (boxing) - won world titles at five different weights, born 1956.



Paul Hull (rugby union) - former England full-back and ex-Bristol coach, born 1968.

Graham Geraghty (GAA): former Meath footballer and winner of All-Ireland SFC medals in 1996 and 1999, born 1973.

Dermot McCabe (GAA): former Cavan footballer and winner of an Ulster SFC medal in 1997, born 1976.

Danny Orr (rugby league) - former Castleford stand-off, born 1978.

Leon Osman (soccer) - former Everton midfielder, born 1981.

Christine Ohuruogu (athletics) - Britain's 2008 Olympic gold medallist in the 400m, born 1984.

Johanna Konta (tennis) - British women's number one, born 1991.


1. In what year did Mullaghbawn win the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship?

2. Which county is Plumpton racecourse in?

3. Kingsholm is the home stadium of which rugby union club?

4. Which Irish Premier League club play their home games at Ballyskeagh?

5. In which country would you be watching a motorcycle race at Phillip Island?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


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Today (Wednesday, May 17)

GAA: Laochra Gael, a profile of the Gaelic footballer Owen Mulligan who won All-Ireland minor, U21 and senior medals with his native Tyrone. With contributions from Peter Canavan – TG4 2130.

SOCCER: Premier League, Southampton v Man Utd - Sky Sports 1 1930; Sky Bet Championship play-offs, Sheff Wed v Huddersfield - Sky Sports 3 1930.

RUGBY UNION: Championship, Yorkshire Carnegie v London Irish - Sky Sports 5 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Italian Open - BT Sport 2 1000; ATP Masters, Italian Open - Sky Sports 4 1100.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup - Sky Sports 2 1325; Indian Premier League - Sky Sports 1 1500.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200; Tour of California - Eurosport 1 2200.

BASEBALL: MLB, Miami v Houston - BT Sport//ESPN 1700, San Francisco v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport//ESPN 2030, St Louis v Boston - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Thu).

HORSE RACING: York - ITV4 1400.

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 18)

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments – eir Sport 1 1900.
SOCCER: Premier League, Leicester v Tottenham - Sky Sports 1 1930; League Two play-offs - Sky Sports 2 1930; Scottish Premiership, Partick Thistle v Celtic - Sky Sports 5 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Italian Open - BT Sport 1 1000; ATP Masters - Sky Sports 3 1100.

GOLF: European Tour, Rocco Forte Open - Sky Sports 4 1130 and 1530; PGA Tour, AT&T Byron Nelson - Sky Sports 4 2100.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship, Rally Portugal - BT Sport 2 1900.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200; Tour of California - Eurosport 1 2200.

BASKETBALL: NBA, play-offs - BT Sport 1 0130 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Texas Rangers v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport//ESPN 1900, Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Fri).

HORSE RACING: York - ITV4 1400.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1. 1995 2. East Sussex. 3. Gloucester 4. Lisburn Distillery 5. Australia




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