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On This Day - November 13 2005: Cavan Gaels reached the semi-final of the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship

Seanie Johnston helped himself to five points from play, and six in all, as Cavan Gaels overcame Monaghan champions Latton O'Rahilly's on a 0-12 to 1-7 score line in the quarter-final of the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship in 2005

ON THIS DAY

1963: Sporting set a new record for the highest score in one of the major European club competitions when they beat Apoel Nicosia 16-1 in the first round of the European Cup Winners' Cup.

1992: Evander Holyfield lost his world heavyweight title to Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas after two years as champion.

1997: Ron Atkinson returned as manager of struggling Sheffield Wednesday. He managed to keep the Owls in the Premier League but stepped down at the end of the season to be replaced by Danny Wilson.

2006: Desert Orchid, one of the most successful steeplechasers of all time, died at the age of 27.

2006: Luton manager Mike Newell apologised to assistant referee Amy Rayner after describing her appearance at the 3-2 defeat by QPR as "tokenism for the politically correct idiots". The Hatters issued a statement describing Newell's criticism of Rayner as "completely unacceptable", adding he would be required to explain his remarks.

2011: Snow Fairy, trained by Ed Dunlop and ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup for the second successive year at Kyoto, Japan.

2012: A police investigation into alleged comments made by referee Mark Clattenberg towards John Obi Mikel during a match between Chelsea and Manchester United was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

2015: The world of sport united to pay its respects and offer support to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, in which the cousin of footballer Lassana Diarra, who was playing for France against Germany in the city at the time of the incidents, was among the 129 people killed.

BIRTHDAYS

Martin Clarke (GAA): former Down footballer and winner of an All-star award in 2010, born 1987.

Neil McGee (GAA): Donegal defender and winner of an All-Ireland SFC medal in 2012, born 1985.

Jack Birkenshaw (cricket) - former Leicestershire and England spinner, and one-time Foxes coach, born 1940.

Howard Wilkinson (soccer) - former Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds manager and England caretaker boss, born 1943.

Roberto Boninsegna (soccer) - former Italy and Inter Milan striker who scored in the 1970 World Cup final defeat to Brazil, born 1943.

Clive Wilson (soccer) - former Tottenham and QPR defender, born 1961.

Quim (soccer) - former Portugal goalkeeper, currently with Aves, born 1975.

Kelly Sotherton (athletics) - 2006 Commonwealth champion and 2004 and 2008 Olympic bronze medallist in heptathlon, now retired, born 1976.

Dana Vollmer (swimming) - American five-time Olympic gold medallist, including three at London 2012, born 1987.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who won the London Marathon women's race in 2002, 2003 and 2005?

2 Rafael Nadal has won how many grand slam tennis singles titles?

3 Name the Kerry corner forward from the 2007 All-Ireland SFC final who played as a goalkeeper with the Kerry minors in 2003?

4 The Madejski Stadium is home to which rugby union club?

5 Which county defeated Monaghan in the 1979 All-Ireland SFC semi-final?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, November 13)

GAA: Laochra Gael. Profile of three-time All-star Jarlath Fallon, who was a vital member of the Galway football team that collected two All Ireland football championships in 1998 and 2001. Featuring interviews with Sean O Domhnaill, Dermot Earley and Aodan Mac Gearailt - TG4 1930.

GAA: GAA 2017. Action from the weekend's hurling and football matches in the AIB Club Championships - TG4 2000.

SOCCER: World Cup qualifying play-off second leg, Italy v Sweden - Sky Sports Main Event 1940.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals, O2 London - Sky Sports Main Event 1200, 1800, BBC Two England 1400.

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 1 0630, 1130.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts, Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2140.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Carolina Panthers v Miami Dolphins - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0115 (Tue).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Utah Jazz v Minnesota Timberwolves - BT Sport 1 0200 (Tue).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Calgary Flames v St Louis Blues - eir Sport 1 0200 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 14)

GAA: Classic GAA. Cork v Galway from 2005 - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: European Under-21 Championship qualifier, Wales v Romania - S4C 1745, Norway v Republic of Ireland - eir Sport 1 1755; International friendly, England v Brazil - ITV 1930, Wales v Panama - BBC Two Wales 1930, Germany v France - BT Sport 1 1930; World Cup qualifying play-off second leg, Republic of Ireland v Denmark - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals, O2 London - Sky Sports Main Event 1200, 1800, BBC Two England 1400.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts, Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 1 0630, 1130.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Houston Rockets v Toronto Raptors - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wed).

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Quick Quiz answers: 1 Paula Radcliffe; 2 16; 3 Bryan Sheehan; 4 London Irish; 5 Kerry.

 

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