On This Day - September 9, 2012: Joe Canning the hero as Galway secure second chance

 Joe Canning kept his cool in the drawn final with Kilkenny


Neil Fairbrother (cricket) - former England and Lancashire batsman, born 1963.

Graham Onions (cricket) - Durham's England bowler, born 1982.

Brad Guzan (soccer) - United States goalkeeper, born 1984.

James Hildreth (cricket) - Somerset batsman, born 1984.

Luka Modric (soccer) - Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder, born 1985.

Alex Song (soccer) - Rubin Kazan's former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder, born 1987.

Oscar (soccer) - Former Chelsea and Brazil midfielder, born 1991.


1930: Arnold Cream, otherwise known as Jersey Joe Walcott, marked his professional debut with a first-round knock-out of Cowboy Wallace in New Jersey. Walcott would need another 21 years before he became world heavyweight champion.

1960: Blackpool's derby against Bolton was the first Football League match to be televised live.

1975: A week after reaching the US Open semi-finals as an 18-year-old, Martina Navratilova defected from her native Czechoslovakia and was granted political asylum in the United States.

1990: At 19 years and one month old, Pete Sampras became the youngest winner of the US Open. He beat Andre Agassi 6-4 6-3 6-2 in the final.

2001: Mark O?Leary was the Tipperary hero as his 2-1 tally helped the Premier county to a 2-18 to 2-15 All-Ireland SHC final win over Galway.

2007: Asafa Powell broke the world record for the 100 metres by three hundredths of a second after running 9.74 seconds at the Rieti Grand Prix in Italy. The mark has since been lowered to 9.58secs by Usain Bolt.

2009: England qualified for the 2010 World Cup with a 5-1 victory over Croatia at Wembley.

2010: John Toshack announced his resignation as Wales manager.

2012: Joe Canning?s brilliant last-gasp free ensured that Galway and Kilkenny drew in the All-Ireland SHC final, 2-13 to 0-19.

2016: Former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb was banned for life from all football-related activity.


1. How many All-Ireland finals has Joe McQuillan refereed before this year?s decider?

2. By how many seconds did Chris Froome beat Rigoberto Uran to claim this year's Tour de France title?

3. Which tennis Grand Slam did Juan Martin del Potro win in 2009?

4. Against which country did Danny Drinkwater make his international debut?

5. Who is the Galway hurling captain?


(Saturday, September 9)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland U-21 Hurling Championship, Kerry v Wicklow & Limerick v Kilkenny - TG4 1255.

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester City v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Stoke City v Manchester United - BT Sport 1 1700; Bundesliga 2, FC Ingolstadt 04 v FC Erzgebirge Aue - BT Sport 1 1200; Serie A, Juventus v Chievo - eir Sport 1 1655; Championship, Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; LaLiga, Barcelona v Espanyol - Sky Sports Main Event 1940; MLS, New York City FC v Portland Timbers - Sky Sports Main Event 2230

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Argentina - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0800, Australia v South Africa - Sky Sports Action 1045; PRO14, Treviso v Ulster - BBC Two Northern Ireland 1700; PRO12, Zebre v Scarlets - S4C 1915; Top 14, Castres v Montpellier - Sky Sports Action 1940

ATHLETICS: Great North CityGames - BBC One 1315

CRICKET: Day three of the third Test, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000, Sky Sports Main Event 1515; CPL T20 - BT Sport 1 0130 (Sun)

CYCLING: Tour of Britain - ITV4 1015; La Vuelta - Eurosport 1 1245

GOLF: European Tour, European Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1230; Walker Cup - Sky Sports Golf 1700, 2200

MOTOR SPORT: Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters - BT Sport//ESPN 1330

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP San Marino, third free practice session - BT Sport 2 0800; MotoGP San Marino, qualifying session - BT Sport 2 1100; MCE British Superbikes, qualifying session - Eurosport 2 1200; British Superbikes, race one - Eurosport 2 1530

TENNIS: US Open - Eurosport 1 1700, 2030

BOXING: WBC Super Flyweight title, Wisaksil Wangek v Roman Gonzalez - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0200 (Sun)


(Sunday, September 10)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Camogie Championship, Cork v Meath & Cork v Kilkenny - RTE2 1330; Donegal SFC, Kilcar v Bundoran & St Eunan's v Gaoth Dobhair, eir Spirt 2 1330.

SOCCER: Serie A, Inter Milan v SPAL - eir Sport 1 1125, BT Sport 1 1130, TBC - eir Sport 1 1355, TBC - BT Sport 1 1930; Premier League, Burnley v Crystal Palace - Sky Sports 1230, Swansea City v Newcastle United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen - BT Sport 2 1500, Schalke 04 v VfB Stuttgart - BT Sport 2 1645; Ligue 1, Lyon v Guingamp - eir Sport 1 1600, TBC - BT Sport 2 1945

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Worcester Warriors v Wasps - BT Sport 1 1430

ATHLETICS: Great North Run - BBC One 0930

CRICKET: Day four of the third Test, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000

CYCLING: Tour of Britain - ITV4 1045; La Madrid Challenge - Eurosport 1 1315; La Vuelta - Eurosport 1 1545; Montreal Grand Prix - Eurosport 2 2100

GOLF: European Tour, European Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1100; Walker Cup - Sky Sports Golf 1700, 2300

MOTOR SPORT: Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters - BT Sport//ESPN 1400

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP San Marino, warm-ups - BT Sport 2 0730; MotoGP: San Marino - BT Sport 2 1245; British Superbikes - Eurosport 2 1230

TENNIS: US Open - Eurosport 1 2015

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Miami Dolphins v Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sky Sports Action 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 1800, Green Bay Packers v Seattle Seahawks - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2100, Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0100 (Mon)

BASEBALL: MLB, TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 1800, TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Mon)


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