On This Day - July 17 2011: Donegal win first Ulster title in 19 years

 Michael Murphy slots home the decisive penalty against Derry in 2011


Bob Taylor (cricket) - former Derbyshire and England wicketkeeper, born 1941.

Eduardo Romero (golf) - Argentinian player who won the Scottish Open in 2002 to become the third-oldest winner on the European Tour, born 1954.

Kim Barnett (cricket) - former Derbyshire, Gloucestershire and England batsman, born 1960.

Jaap Stam (soccer) - former Manchester United, Lazio, AC Milan and Holland defender, now manager of Reading, born 1972.

Andre Adams (cricket) - former Nottinghamshire and New Zealand all-rounder, born 1975.

Marcos Senna (soccer) - former Villarreal and Spain midfielder, born 1976.

Anders Svensson (soccer) - former Southampton and Sweden midfielder, born 1976.

Séamus Harnedy (Gaelic games) – Cork hurler and 2013 Allstar, born 1990. 


1975: Sebastian Coe ran his first sub four-minute mile.

1979: Coe first broke the world mile record in Oslo, knocking 0.4 seconds off John Walker's four-year-old mark to set a new time of three minutes 48.95 seconds.

1998: Celtic named Jozef Venglos as their new manager, while Liverpool announced Gerard Houllier would share managerial duties with Roy Evans.

2000: Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne agreed terms for a free-transfer move from Middlesbrough to Premier League rivals Everton.

2005: Cavan recorded a narrow 1-8 to 1-6 derby win over Meath to advance to the fourth round of the All-Ireland Qualifiers.

2009: World number one Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Open Championship at Turnberry.

2011: Donegal claimed their first Ulster title in 19 years as a controversial Michael Murphy penalty helped them to a 1-11 to 0-8 win over Derry.

2013: Chelsea confirmed they had made a bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, although they denied they had offered either Juan Mata or David Luiz in part exchange.

2015: Fabian Delph joined Manchester City on a five-year deal, less than a week after publicly committing his future to Aston Villa.

2016: Tyrone kicked a couple of superb late scores to edge past Donegal, 0-13 to 0-11, in a thrilling Ulster final at Clones.


1. Who is the only player to have recorded top-10 finishes at the last three Open Championships?

2. How many Ulster titles has Mickey Harte won as Tyrone manager?

3. How many England caps does new Derby signing Tom Huddlestone have?

4. Which country will England women play in their ICC Women's World Cup semi-final on Tuesday?

5. Who holds the men's British record over 200 metres?


Today (Monday, July 17)

GOLF: Live at the Open - Sky Sports 4 1200-1300 & 1600-1730 and Sky Sports 1 1600-1730.

TENNIS: WTA, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 2 1200-1800 & 1830-2030.

ATHLETICS: World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 - Channel 4 1930.

RACING: Meetings at Windsor, Wolverhampton and Killarney - Sky Sports 1 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cincinnati Reds v Washington Nationals - BT Sport/ESPN 1730 & Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 18)

CRICKET: Second Test at Trent Bridge, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1000; NatWest T20 Blast, Kent v Gloucestershire - Sky Sports Cricket 1845.

CYCLING: Tour de France, 16th stage between Le Puy-en-Velay and Romans-sur-Isere - Eurosport 1 1215, ITV4 1230 & S4C 1400.

GOLF: Live at the Open - Sky Sports Golf 0800-0930, 1100-1230 & 1600-1730.

TENNIS: WTA, Bucharest Open - BT Sport 2, 1200-1800 & 1830-2030.

ATHLETICS: World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 - Channel 4 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport 1 0300, Pittsburgh Pirates v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport 1 0000 (Wed) & Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Wed).

Quick Quiz Blitz Answers:

1 Sergio Garcia; 2 Six; 3 Four; 4 South Africa; 5 John Regis.


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