On This Day - December 4 1985: Eight time All-Ireland SHC winner Richie Power was born

Richie Power played for the Kilkenny senior hurlers for an 11-year period between 2005 and 2016. During this time, he won an astonishing eight All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, as well as nine Leinster SHC titles and six National Hurling Leagues
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1948: Denis Compton hit 300 in 181 minutes for England's MCC tourists against Northern Transvaal to set a new record for the fastest triple-century in first-class cricket.

2003: Leeds announced "the first stage of a financial restructuring programme" and avoided becoming the first Premier League club to go into administration.

2005: Real Madrid sacked coach Wanderley Luxemburgo after 11 months at the Bernabeu. Reserve team coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro was placed in charge provisionally, becoming the sixth coach in as many years.

2007: The Football Association said England would play a friendly against Switzerland at Wembley on February 6, 2008. The game would turn out to be Fabio Capello's first as England manager.

2011: Spain won the Davis Cup after Rafael Nadal beat Juan Martin del Potro to hand them an unassailable 3-1 lead over Argentina in the final.

2016: Mark Selby won the UK Championship, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-7 in the final in York.


Richie Power (GAA) - former Kilkenny hurler and winner of eight All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship medals, born 1985.

Costantino Rocca (golf) - Italian who played in three Ryder Cups, born 1956.

Paul McGrath (soccer) - former Manchester United, Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland defender, born 1959.

Sergey Bubka (athletics) - Ukrainian pole vault great, born 1963.

Scott Hastings (rugby union) - former Scotland and British and Irish Lions outside centre, born 1964.

Shannon Briggs (boxing) - former WBO heavyweight champion, born 1971.

Michael Ricketts (soccer) - former Bolton and Middlesbrough striker who won one England cap, born 1978.

Jay DeMerit (soccer) - former Watford and United States defender, born 1979.

Diogo Jota (soccer) - Portuguese midfielder who plays for Wolves, born 1996.


1. With which club did Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero begin his career?

2. Name the Dublin team which competed in the 2008 Nicky Rackard Cup?

3. The Pittsburgh Penguins became back-to-back Stanley Cup champions this year, but how many times in total have they won the title?

4. Who replaced Michael Vaughan as captain of England's one-day cricket side in 2007?

5. Which Kerry captain forgot to take the Sam Maguire Cup from the dressing room in Croke Park after the Kingdom had won their 19th All-Ireland title in 1959?

(See answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, December 4)

GAA: Laochra Gael, a profile of centre back Glenn Ryan who captained the Kildare footballers to their first two Leinster titles in over 40 years and led the Lilywhites to the 1998 All-Ireland final during Kildare's golden period. Includes interviews with Dermot Early, Dara O Cinneide and Sean O Domhnail - TG4 1930.

GAA: GAA 2017, action from the weekend's GAA matches in the Provincial Club hurling and football championships plus the All-Ireland Senior Ladies football club final - TG4 2000.

SOCCER: Championship, Birmingham v Wolves - Sky Sports Main Event, 1930; FA Cup, Slough v Rochdale - BT Sport 1, 1900.

CRICKET: Ashes Second Test, Australia v England, Third Day - BT Sport 1, 0300; First Test, New Zealand v West Indies, Fifth Day - Sky Sports Cricket, 2155; Third Test, India v Sri Lanka, Third Day - Sky Sports Cricket, 0350.

SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two & Eurosport 1, 1300.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action, 0115 (Tue).

BASKETBALL: NBA, New Orleans Pelicans v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 2, 0100.

HOCKEY: World League, Australia v England - BT Sport 2, 1145; India v Germany - BT Sport 2, 1400.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 5)

GAA: Classic GAA, Mayo v Donegal from 2013 - eir Sport 1 2145.

SOCCER: Champions League, Manchester United v CSKA Moscow - BT Sport 2, 1900; Celtic v Anderlecht - BT Sport/ESPN, 1900 & eir Sport 1, 1940.

CRICKET: Ashes Second Test, Australia v England, Fourth Day - BT Sport 1, 0300; Third Test, India v Sri Lanka, Fourth Day - Sky Sports Cricket, 0350.

SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two & Eurosport 1, 1300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Utah Jazz - BT Sport 2, 0100 (Wed)

HOCKEY: World League, Argentina v Spain - BT Sport 2, 1145; Belgium v Holland - BT Sport 2, 1400.


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