On This Day - Aug 26 2012: Donegal made it to the All-Ireland final following a 0-16 to 1-11 win over Cork.

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness 


1972: The most tragic Olympic Games opened in Munich. The Games were to be marred by the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes at the hands of terrorists.

2000: After being sent off twice in three days, Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira ended the week on a high with two goals in a 5-3 win over Charlton.

2001: Despite leading by five points in the second half, Derry lost their All-Ireland semi-final to Galway 1-14 to 1-11.

2004: American Shawn Crawford won 200 metres gold at the Olympics in Athens.

2007: Kerry held off a late Dublin fightback to secure an All-Ireland final date with Cork, the Kingdom winning 1-15 to 0-16.

2008: England claimed a 10-wicket victory in the second one-day international against South Africa at Trent Bridge. They went on to win the series 4-0.

2009: Sir David Murray announced he was to step down as a board director and chairman of Rangers.

2011: QPR completed the signing of Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton on a four-year contract.

2012: Donegal made it to the All-Ireland final following a 0-16 to 1-11 win over Cork.

2014: Manchester United smashed the British transfer record as they signed Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7million. He lasted just one season at the club before joining Paris St Germain.

2015: Kenyans Joyce Zakary and Koki Manunga were the first athletes to fail drugs tests at the World Championships in Beijing.


Howard Clark (golf) - Englishman who played in six Ryder Cups, born 1954.

Roger Kingdom (athletics) - Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion in 1984 and 1988, born 1962.

David Byas (cricket) - former Yorkshire captain and coach, born 1963.

Chris Boardman (cycling) - 1992 Olympic pursuit champion, born 1968.

Nicky Summerbee (soccer) - former Manchester City and Sunderland winger, born 1971.

Tino Best (cricket) - West Indies bowler, born 1981.

Colin Kazim-Richards (soccer) - London-born Turkey and Corinthians forward, born 1986.


1. Who did Tyrone play in their last All-Ireland semi-final win back in 2008?

2. Which AFL club does Conor McKenna play for?

3. Sebastien Loeb is a famous name in which motor sport?

4. Which of the four grand slams did Pete Sampras never win?

5. In which year was the Grand National held on a Monday after a bomb scare?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Saturday, August 26)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SFC, Mayo v Kerry- RTE1, 1430 & Sky Sports Arena 1400 ;Ladies All-Ireland Championship, Meath v Tipperary & Dublin v Kerry – TG4 1630.

SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Manchester United v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Nottingham Forest v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; National League, Halifax v Guiseley - BT Sport 1 1200.

CRICKET: Day two of second Test, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Cricket 1000, Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup final, Wigan v Hull FC - BBC One 1400.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix practice and qualifying - Sky Sports F1 0945 and 1200, Channel 4 0955 and 1155, eir Sport 1 0955 and 1255.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0800, Argentina v South Africa - Sky Sports Action 1800; Women's World Cup, France v USA - eir Sport 1 from 1425, England v New Zealand - ITV4 1915.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, British Grand Prix practice and qualifying - BT Sport 2 from 0900.

TENNIS: ATP, Winston-Salem Open - Eurosport 2 2200; WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 2100.

GOLF: European Tour, The Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1200; PGA Tour, The Northern Trust - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1940.

CYCLING: La Vuelta - Eurosport 1 1400.

HORSE RACING: York Ebor Festival - ITV from 0925, STV 1330.

Tomorrow (Sunday, August 27)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland U-17 final, Tyrone v Roscommon – TG4, 1140; All-Ireland MFC, Derry v Dublin – TG4 1330; All-Ireland SFC, Tyrone v Dublin – RTE2 1515 & Sky Sports Arena 1430.

SOCCER: Premier League, West Brom v Stoke - Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Liverpool v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Scottish Premiership, Ross County v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1430; Serie A, AC Milan v Cagliari - BT Sport 1 1930, Napoli v Atalanta - eir Sport 1 1940; Hannover v Schalke - BT Sport 1 1715; Ligue 1 Monaco v Marseille - BT Sport 2 1945, Angers v Lille - eir Sport 1 1545, BT Sport/ESPN 1600.

CRICKET: Day three of second Test, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

MOTOR SPORT: Belgian Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 from 1130, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1 1230, eir Sport 1 1255; British Touring Car Championship, races from Rockingham Motor Speedway - ITV4 1045.

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP, British Grand Prix warm-up and race - BT Sport 2 0930 and 1515.

GOLF: European Tour, The Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1200; PGA Tour, The Northern Trust - Sky Sports Golf 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

CYCLING: La Vuelta - Eurosport 1 1400.

RUGBY UNION: Top 14, Toulon v Pau - Sky Sports Action 1555.

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Wexford; 2 Essendon; 3 Rallying; 4 French Open; 5 1997.

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