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On This Day - Nov 25 2007: Crossmaglen Rangers beat St Gall's to lift Ulster Club Senior Football honours

Crossmaglen captain John McEntee, alongside team-mate Aaron Kernan, holds the Seamus McFerran Cup after their victory over St Gall's in the 2007 Ulster Senior Football Club Championship final in Newry. Picture by Declan Roughan 

ON THIS DAY

1953: England lost to continental opposition at Wembley for the first time, beaten 6-3 by Hungary.

1970: Peter Shilton made his debut as England goalkeeper in a 3-1 win over East Germany at Wembley. He won his 125th and final cap in 1990.

1990: Australia beat England by 10 wickets in the first Test at Brisbane, their first win over England inside three days since 1938.

2004: England's one-day international against Zimbabwe in Harare was cancelled in the wake of the row which saw 13 British journalists banned from entering the country.

2005: Manchester United great George Best died, aged 59.

2007: Crossmaglen Rangers beat St Gall’s by 1-9 to 1-6 in the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship final. The Armagh men went on to lose to St Vincent’s in the semi-final of the All-Ireland series.

2009: Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill was suspended for four weeks after admitting to offences of match official abuse.

2010: The Scottish Football Association announced all Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixtures for the coming weekend would go ahead despite a strike by Scottish referees. Officials from Luxembourg and Israel were involved in ensuring the games went ahead.

2012: Ricky Hatton announced his retirement from boxing for a second time after losing his comeback fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester.

2013: England team director Andy Flower said David Warner got it "horribly wrong" when he publicly criticised England batsman Jonathan Trott, who left the Ashes tour with a stress-related illness.

2014: Australia batsman Phil Hughes was left fighting for his life after being struck on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match. He died two days later.

BIRTHDAYS

 

Brian Little (soccer) - former Aston Villa player and manager, born 1953.

Xabi Alonso (soccer) - former Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder, born 1981.

Peter Siddle (cricket) - Australia fast bowler, born 1984.

Craig Gardner (soccer) - Birmingham midfielder, born 1986.

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many British riders have won the Tour de France?

2. In what year did former Kildare footballer Johnny Doyle collect his one and only All-star award?

3. Which nickname to San Francisco's baseball team and New York's American football team share?

4. In what year was Down legend Mickey Linden named Texaco Footballer of the Year?

5. What nationality is Leo Santa Cruz, the fighter who defeated Belfast's Carl Frampton in January this year?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday November 25)

CRICKET: Fourth day of the first Ashes Test from Brisbane, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 2330; third day of the second Test from Nagpur, India v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0350.

SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v Chelsea - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Barnsley v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; LaLiga, Levante v Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports Main Event 1940; Serie A,

Cagliari v Inter Milan - BT Sport 2 1930; Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1715; National League, Chester v Dagenham & Redbridge - BT Sport 1 1200; A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 2 0630; Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar - BT Sport 2 0845.

RUGBY UNION: Autumn Tests, England v Samoa - Sky Sports Action/Sky Sports Main Event 1430; Scotland v Australia - BBC One 1400 & BT Sport 2 1415; Wales v New Zealand - BBC Two England 1645 & S4C 1645; Ireland v Argentina - Sky Sports Action/Sky Sports Main Event 1715.

FORMULA ONE: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix third Practice - Sky Sports F1 0945, Channel 4 0955 & eir Sport 1 0955; Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1200, Channel 4 1155 & eir Sport 1 1255.

GOLF: Hong Kong Open - Sky Sports Golf 0400.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245.

SKIING: Alpine World Cup from Lake Louise, Canada - Eurosport 2 1925.

DARTS: PDC Players Championship Finals - ITV4 1245 & eir Sport 1 1410.

Tomorrow (Sunday November 26)

SOCCER: Premier League, Southampton v Everton - Sky Sports Premier League/Sky Sports Main Event 1230; Huddersfield v Manchester City - Sky Sports Premier League/Sky Sports Main Event 1530; Betfred Cup Final, Motherwell v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1400; Bundesliga, Hamburg v Hoffenheim - BT Sport/ESPN 1430; Cologne v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport/ESPN 1700; Ligue 1, Monaco v Paris St Germain - BT Sport 1 1945; A-League, Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers - BT Sport 2 0800.

CRICKET: Final day of the first Ashes Test from Brisbane, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 2330; fourth day of the second Test from Nagpur, India v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0350; Ram Slam Challenge, Warriors v Lions - Sky Sports Cricket 1115; Cape Cobras v Knights - Sky Sports Cricket 1355.

FORMULA ONE: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 1230, Channel 4 1235 & eir Sport 1 1255.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Saracens v Exeter - BT Sport 2 1430;

PRO14, Zebre v Munster - Sky Sports Action 1315; Southern Kings v Scarlets - S4C 1245; Top 14, Racing 92 v Montpellier - Sky Sports

Action 1125; Lyon v Toulouse - Sky Sports Action 1540.

GOLF: Honk Kong Open - Sky Sports Golf 0430.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Chicago Bears v Philadelphia Eagles - Sky Sports Action 1730; New Orleans Saints v Los Angeles Rams - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action 2100; Pittsburgh Steelers v Green Bay Packers - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action 0100 (Mon).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves v Phoenix Suns - BT Sport 2 2030.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245.

SKIING: Alpine World Cup from Lake Louise, Canada - Eurosport 2 1900.

DARTS: PDC Players Championship Finals - ITV4 1245 & eir Sport 1 1700.

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SPORTS WEEK QUIZ

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Two (Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome); 2 2010; 3 Giants; 4 1994; 5 Mexican.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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