On This Day - September 23, 2012: Sam Maguire heads to the Hills of Donegal

 Donegal got the better of Mayo at Croke Park


1926: The largest crowd ever for a boxing match - 120,757 - gathered to watch Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey's heavyweight clash at the Sesquicentennial Stadium in Philadelphia.

1984: Kerry retained the All-Ireland title with John Kennedy top-scoring with five points in the final win over Dublin.

1986: Liverpool thrashed Fulham 10-0 in their League Cup second round first leg match.

2001: Galway completely overpowered Meath as they eased to the Sam Maguire on a 0-17 to 0-8 scoreline.

2008: A Football Association arbitration hearing ruled in favour of Sheffield United in their claim for compensation from West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair.

2009: Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell left Notts County by mutual consent having played just one first team game for the League Two club.

2010: Boxer Ricky Hatton's licence was withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control after they laid charges of "bringing boxing into disrepute arising out of incidents of alcohol and drug abuse by him which had been reported widely across the media". Hatton, who won world titles at light welterweight and welterweight, lost his comeback fight to Vyacheslav Senchenko in 2012 and subsequently announced his retirement from boxing.

2012: Donegal collected their second-ever All-Ireland title as a blistering start helped them to a 2-11 to 0-13 win over Mayo.

2013: Uncapped trio Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes and Boyd Rankin were named in England's 17-man squad for the Ashes series in Australia.

2013: Noel King was appointed as the Republic of Ireland's interim senior manager following the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni. Martin O'Neill replaced King in November.

2014: Liverpool had to come through an epic 14-13 penalty shoot-out to get the better of Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough at Anfield and book their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

2016: Middlesex beat Yorkshire by 61 runs to win the Specsavers County Championship for the first time since 1993.


Henry Blofeld (cricket) - Former radio commentator, born 1939.

Paolo Rossi (soccer) - Former Italy striker and World Cup winner, born 1956.

Larry Mize (golf) - Winner of the 1987 US Masters, born 1958.

Clayton Blackmore (soccer) - Former Manchester United and Wales defender, born 1964.

Moin Khan (cricket) - Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper, born 1971.

Eric Miller (rugby union) - Former Leicester, Ireland and British and Irish Lions back-row forward, born 1975.

Fabio Ongaro (rugby union) - Former Italy and Saracens hooker, born 1977.

Lote Tuqiri (rugby league and rugby union) - Dual-code international wing for Australia, formerly of Leicester and Leinster, born 1979.

Helen Richardson-Walsh (hockey) - Member of Great Britain team that won Olympic gold at the Rio 2016, born 1981.

Juan Martin del Potro (tennis) - Argentinian winner of the 2009 US Open, born 1988.


1 How old was Usain Bolt when he won his first Olympic gold medal?

2 Which BBC commentator declared "some people are on the pitch... they think it's all over... it is now, it's four" during the 120th minute of England's extra time 1966 World Cup final victory?

3 Who won his first major with victory at the 145th Open Championship?

4 Who was the oldest member of Brazil's Olympic team during the Games in Rio this year?

5 Who are the current Cavan SFC champions?
(see answers at the bottom)


Today Saturday (September 23)

GAELIC GAMES: Donegal SFC, Kilcar v St Michael?s ? eir Sport 2, 1900; Limerick SHC, Doon v Na Piarsaigh & Patrickswell v Ballybrown, eir Sport 2, 1430.

SOCCER: Premier League, West Ham v Tottenham - Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Leicester v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1700; Ladbrokes Premiership, Celtic v Rangers - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Championship, Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; LaLiga, Girona v Barcelona - Sky Sports Main Event 1940; Ligue 1, Montpellier v Paris St Germain - eir Sport 1 1545.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Connacht v Cardiff Blues - Sky Sports Action 1715; Scarlets v Edinburgh - S4C 1915; NPC, Hawke's Bay v Taranaki - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0830.

GOLF: PGA Tour, The Tour Championship from Georgia - Sky Sports Golf 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 2145; European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1300.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s Qualifiers, Wakefield v Wigan - Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Guangzhou Open - BT Sport/ESPN 0800; Toray Pan Pacific Open from Japan - BT Sport 1 0400; Laver Cup, Europe v Rest of the World - Sky Sports Action 1200.

BOXING: WBA world lightweight title fight from California, Jorge Linares v Luke Campbell - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0200 (Sun).

CYCLING: Road World Championships from Norway, Eurosport 2 0800, 1220, BBC1 1400, BBC2 1600.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP from Spain - BT Sport 2 0800.

SNOOKER: World Open from China, Eurosport 1 0700, 1230.

RACING: From Ayr and Newbury - ITV4 1330.

Tomorrow Sunday (September 24)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Ladies ? Derry v Fermanagh, Tyrone v Tipperary & Mayo v Dublin, TG4 1140.

SOCCER: Premier League, Brighton v Newcastle - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Ladbrokes Premiership, Motherwell v Aberdeen - BT Sport 1 1145; Championship, Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Main Event 1300; Serie A, Inter Milan v Genoa - eir Sport 1 1355, Fiorentina v Atalanta - BT Sport 1 1930, eir Sport 1 1940; Bundesliga, Hannover v Cologne - BT Sport 2 1500, Bayer Leverkusen v Hamburg BT Sport 2 1645; Ligue 1, Marseille v Toulouse - BT Sport 2 1945.

CRICKET: Third one-day international from Bristol, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1030; third one-day international from Nagpur, India v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0850.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Exeter v Wasps - BT Sport 1 1430; Top 14, Lyon v Castres - Sky Sports Action 1125.

GOLF: PGA Tour, The Tour Championship from Georgia - Sky Sports Golf 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 2100; European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1300.

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 0630.

CYCLING: Road World Championships from Norway, Eurosport 2 0900, BBC2 England 1300.

DARTS: PDC Champions League - BBC2 Scotland 1900.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP from Spain - BT Sport 2 0730.

SNOOKER: World Open from China, Eurosport 1 0700, 1230.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars v Baltimore Ravens - Sky Sports Action 1400, Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants - Sky Sports Action 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 1800, LA Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs - Sky Sports Action 2100, Sky Sports Main Event 2330, Washington Redskins v Oakland Raiders - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0115 (Mon).

BASEBALL: MLB, Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs, - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, Houston Astros v LA Angles - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Mon).

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