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On This Day - December 11 2005: Nemo Rangers of Cork beat St Senan's of Kilkee, County Clare in the Munster Club SFC final

Paul Kerrigan lined out for Cork champions Nemo Rangers on December 11 2005, when they proved too strong for St Senan's - winning on a 2-12 to 1-6 scoreline - to clinch their 13th Munster Club Senior Football Championship title. They would go on to lose to Antrim and Ulster champions St Gall's in the All-Ireland semi-final   

ON THIS DAY

1937: The biggest win in the Scottish League in the 20th century was recorded by Second Division side East Fife, who beat Edinburgh City 13-2.

1985: The 21 goals produced in a match between the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks equalled a 65-year-old NHL record for the highest-scoring game. Edmonton won the game 12-9.

2000: Murray Walker, aged 77 and the voice of Formula One for more than 50 years, announced he would retire from commentating at the end of the 2001 season.

2003: Jockey Francis Norton was suspended for four months after a Jockey Club disciplinary hearing into a failed drugs test.

2005: Former New Zealand wing Jonah Lomu made his debut for Cardiff Blues in a 25-10 victory at Calvisano in the Heineken Cup.

2006: Alan Pardew parted company with West Ham, with Alan Curbishley ultimately replacing him as manager at Upton Park.

2008: Corey Pavin was named as the captain of the United States team for the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010.

2011: Luke Donald became the first player to top golf's money list on both sides of the Atlantic in the same season after winning the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

2012: Arsenal suffered humiliation in the League Cup as they lost on penalties to Bradford, from League Two, after a 1-1 draw at Valley Parade. Bradford went on to beat Aston Villa in the semi-final before losing to Swansea in the final.

2014: McLaren announced Jenson Button would drive for them during the 2015 season, ending weeks of speculation that the Briton could leave the team.

BIRTHDAYS

John Fenton (GAA) - former Cork hurler, and winner of two All-Ireland medals, including in 1984 when he was Cork captain, born 1955.

Noel Lane (GAA) - former Galway hurler, and winner of three All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, including back-to-back in 1987 and 1988, born 1954.

Chris Hughton (soccer) - Brighton manager, born 1958.

Steve Nicol (soccer) - former Liverpool and Scotland defender, who coached the New England Revolution from 2002 to 2011, born 1961.

Mark Greatbatch (cricket) - former New Zealand batsman and head coach, born 1963.

Nigel Winterburn (soccer) - former Arsenal and West Ham defender, born 1963.

Fabrizio Ravanelli (soccer) - former Italy striker, who played in Britain for Middlesbrough, Derby and Dundee, born 1968.

Stig Inge Bjornebye (soccer) - former Liverpool, Blackburn and Norway defender, born 1969.

Leighton Baines (soccer) - Everton and England full-back, born 1984.

Tim Southee (cricket) - New Zealand fast bowler, born 1988.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who was the first player to receive a red card and be sent off in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship?

2. Which former Leeds Rhino stand-off has eight Super League championships to his name?

3. How many grand slam titles did Steffi Graf win during her career?

4. Who is the captain of Aviva Premiership club Bath Rugby?

5. Name the Donegal forward who retired after the 2006 All-Ireland SFC but who returned to win a National League with the county in 2007?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, December 11)

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments - eir Sport 1 1900.

GAA: Laochra Gael, a profile of the reliable full-back Conor Hayes, who captained the Galway hurlers to a historic two All Ireland titles in a row in the late 1980s, winning three in total. He also took two All Stars accolades and in 2005 led the tribesmen to another All Ireland final as manager. Featuring interviews with Joe Mac Donncha, Pat Fleury and Ken Hogan - TG4 1930.

SOCCER: Championship, Reading v Cardiff - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Serie A, Genoa v Atalanta - BT Sport 1 1915; Champions League last 16 draw - BT Sport 2 1045, Eurosport 2 1100; Europa League last 32 draw - BT Sport 2, Eurosport 2 1200.

CRICKET: New Zealand v West Indies, second Test - Sky Sports Cricket 2155, Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0115 (Tues).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Houston Rockets v New Orleans Pelicans - BT Sport 1 0100 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 12)

GAA: Off the Ball, an offbeat look at recent football developments - eir Sport 1 1900.

GAA: Classic GAA, action from Dublin v Kerry in 2013 - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: Premier League, Huddersfield v Chelsea - BT Sport 1 1915; Bundesliga, Wolfsburg v RB Leipzig and Mainz v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 2 1730 and 1930, Hamburg v Eintracht Frankfurt - BT Sport/ESPN 1930.

CRICKET: New Zealand v West Indies, second Test - Sky Sports Cricket 2155, Sky Sports Main Event 2330; India v Sri Lanka, one-day international - Sky Sports Cricket 0550 (Wed).

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, St Louis Blues v Tampa Bay Lightning - eir Sport 1 0100 (Wed).

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