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On This Day - Oct 19, 1993: All-Ireland winning Dublin star Jack McCaffrey is born

Dublin All-Ireland winner Jack McCaffrey turns 24 today
Neil Loughran

BIRTHDAYS

Sam Allardyce (soccer): former England manager, also previously in charge at Crystal Palace, Sunderland, West Ham, Blackburn, Newcastle and Bolton, born 1954.

Evander Holyfield (boxing): former world heavyweight champion, born 1962.

Paul Hartley (soccer): former Scotland and Celtic midfielder, now manager at Falkirk, born 1976.

Habib Beye (soccer): former Senegal, Aston Villa and Newcastle full-back, born 1977.

Heikki Kovalainen (motor racing): Finn who won the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix with McLaren, born 1981.

Louis Oosthuizen (golf): South African who won the Open Championship in 2010, born 1982.

Daan van Bunge (cricket): Holland all-rounder who was hit for six sixes in an over by South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs in the 2007 World Cup, born 1982.

Jack McCaffrey (GAA): flying wing-back on All-Ireland winning Dublin team, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY

1957: Celtic thrashed Rangers 7-1 in the final of the Scottish League Cup at Hampden Park, John McPhail scoring a hat-trick.

1958: Stirling Moss beat Mike Hawthorn in the one and only Moroccan Grand Prix. Hawthorn's second place, however, was good enough for him to take the world title by one point, condemning Moss to the runners-up spot for the fourth successive year.

1993: Norwich stunned German giants Bayern Munich with a 2-1 victory in their Uefa Cup tie at the Olympic Stadium. Mark Bowen and Jeremy Goss netted for the Canaries, who progressed to the third round 3-2 on aggregate.

2004: The Professional Footballers' Association announced Adrian Mutu had admitted testing positive for cocaine and would not require a 'B' sample to be tested. He was later sacked by Chelsea.

2010: On an explosive day at Manchester United, manager Alex Ferguson revealed Wayne Rooney wanted to leave the club, although the striker would later sign a new contract.

2012: Dutch firm Rabobank announced it would cease to sponsor professional cycling teams at the end of the year as the fall-out continued from the US Anti-Doping Agency's report which led to the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

2013: New Sunderland manager Gus Poyet began his reign with a 4-0 defeat at Swansea in the Premier League.

2014: Andy Murray battled to a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over David Ferrer in the final of the Erste Open in Vienna.

2015: Steve Evans was appointed the new Leeds manager following the sacking of Uwe Rosler.

Seven years ago today, Alex Ferguson confirmed that Wayne Rooney would be leaving Old Trafford, only for the striker to end up signing a new contract

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who were the opponents when Wayne Rooney scored his first senior goal for England in 2003 at the age of 17?

2. Which Australian bowler played his last Test match against England in Sydney in January 2007?

3. In what year did Steffi Graf win her final Grand Slam?

4. Which US state has a Major League Baseball team named the Diamondbacks?

TV LISTINGS

SOCCER: Europa League, Astana v Maccabi Tel-Aviv followed by BATE Borisov v Cologne and Atalanta v Apollon Limassol: BT Sport/ESPN 1600, 1800 and 2000, Red Star Belgrade v Arsenal followed by Everton v Lyon: BT Sport 2 1730 and 2000, Nice v Lazio followed by AC Milan v AEK Athens: eir Sport 1 1755 and 2000.

RUGBY UNION: European Challenge Cup, Gloucester v Agen: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1930.

GOLF: PGA Tour, CJ Cup: Sky Sports Main Event 0600 and 0445 (Fri), Sky Sports Golf 0600 and 0300 (Fri); European Tour, Andalucia Masters: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1100 and 1430.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Australia Grand Prix practice: BT Sport 2 from 0000 (Fri).

CYCLING: European Track Championships: Eurosport 2 1830.

TENNIS: WTA, Kremlin Cup: BT Sport 1 1000 and 1430, BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open: BT Sport 2 1000 and BT Sport 1 1830.

SNOOKER: English Open: Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Oakland Raiders v Kansas City Chiefs: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

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QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS

1. Macedonia; 2. Shane Warne 3. 1999; 4. c) 67; 5. Arizona.

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