On This Day - Jan 20, 2008: Antrim record famous win over Kilkenny

 Antrim's Simon McCrory gets away from Kilkenny's John Dalton


1892: The first game of basketball was played at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1974: Millwall beat Fulham 1-0 at The Den in the first Football League match ever to take place on a Sunday.

1984: Swimmer and 'Tarzan' actor Johnny Weissmuller died, aged 79. The first man to swim 100 metres in under one minute, he won five gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1924 and 1928. After his swimming career he went on to star in 12 Hollywood Tarzan films.

1987: Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli was born. The Italian tragically died on October 23, 2011 after an accident during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

2001: England's defensive lynchpin Tony Adams announced his international retirement at the age of 34 after winning 66 caps.

2006: Arsenal signed 16-year-old striker Theo Walcott from Southampton for an initial £5million.

2008: Antrim produced a memorable result as they defeated Kilkenny 2-15 to 1-17 in the Walsh Cup, Liam Watson and Karl McKeegan with the goals.

2009: England and Bath prop Matt Stevens revealed he had failed a drugs test and was promptly suspended by both club and country.

2010: Tyrone and Donegal played out a high-scoring Dr McKenna Cup clash with Martin Penrose scoring three goals in the 4-11 to 2-17 draw.

2011: British sprinter Bernice Wilson had a four-year ban confirmed after losing an appeal against the sanction imposed following her positive test for two anabolic steroids.

2013: A Conor McManus goal helped Monaghan to a 1-12 to 0-13 Dr McKenna Cup semi-final win over Down at the Athletic Grounds.

2016: World number one Novak Djokovic strenuously denied any connection to match-fixing. Italian 
newspaper Tuttosport featured allegations surrounding the Serbian's match against France's Fabrice Santoro at the Paris Masters in 2007, that Djokovic described as "absurd" and "not true".


Colin Calderwood (soccer) - former Scotland and Tottenham defender, now assistant manager of Aston Villa, born 1965.

Marco Gabbiadini (soccer) - former Sunderland and Derby forward, born 1968.

Charlie Swan (racing) - rider of multiple Champion Hurdle winner Istabraq, born 1968.

Francis Stephenson (rugby league) - former Wigan, London Broncos and Hull KR prop, born 1976.

Owen Hargreaves (soccer) - former Bayern Munich, Manchester United and England midfielder, born 1981.

Nick Foles (gridiron) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, born 1989.

Jolyon Palmer (motor racing) - British Formula One driver with Renault Sport, born 1991.


1. Who holds the record of fastest player to 100 Premier League goals?

2. Which two players scored for Manchester United when they came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the 1999 Champions League final?

3. Who won the male and female singles titles at Wimbledon last year?

4. Which of these three sports has never been played at a summer Olympics: tug of war, croquet or bowling?

5.Who did Middletown defeat in their 2012 All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling semi-final?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Saturday, January 20)

SOCCER: Premier League, Brighton v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1130; Manchester City v Newcastle, BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; National League, Sutton United v Dagenham & Redbridge - BT Sport 1 1200; Welsh Premier League, Cardiff Met v The New Saints - S4C 1700; Bundesliga, Hamburg SV v FC Cologne - BT Sport 2 1730; LaLiga, Las Palmas v Valencia - Sky Sports Main Event 1940.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 2 0600 and Eurosport 1 0745; Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 0000 (Sun).

CRICKET: Under-19s World Cup, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600; Third one-day international, Australia v England - BT Sport 1 0300 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: European Rugby Champions Cup, Montpellier v Leinster - Sky Sports Action 1230; Saracens v Northampton - BT Sport 2 1500; Scarlets v Toulon - Sky Sports Action 1700; Treviso v Bath - BT Sport 2 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0830 and Sky Sports Main Event 0845; PGA Tour, The CareerBuilder Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 2000 and Sports Main Event 2145.

SNOOKER: The Masters - Eurosport 2 1300 & 1845, BBC One 1315, BBC Two 1630 & 1900.

HORSE RACING: Live from Ascot - ITV4 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport//ESPN 2030.

Tomorrow (Sunday, January 21)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Club Hurling Club Championship, Middletown v Kanturk – TG4 1350; O’Byrne Cup final – Meath v Westmeath – TG4 1600.

SOCCER: Premier League, Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur - Sky Sports Premier League 1530 and Sky 
Sports Main Event 1600; Scottish Cup, Fraserburgh v Rangers - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Hearts v Hibernian - Sky Sports Main Event 1400; Serie A, Atalanta v Napoli - eir Sport 1 1125 and BT Sport 2 1130; Lazio v Chievo - BT Sport 1 1345; Sampdoria v Fiorentina - eir Sport 1 1355; Cagliari v AC Milan - eir Sport 1 1655 and BT Sport 1 1700; Inter Milan v AS Roma - BT Sport 1 1930; Ligue 1, Nice v St Etienne - BT Sport//ESPN 1400; Monaco v Metz - BT Sport//ESPN 1600; Lyon v Paris St Germain - eir Sport 1 1945.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 2 0600 and Eurosport 1 0745; Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 0000 (Mon).

CRICKET: International T20, New Zealand v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 0255 (Mon) and Sky Sports Main Event 0300 (Mon).

RUGBY UNION: European Rugby Champions Cup, Munster v Castres - Sky Sports Action 1245; La Rochelle v Harlequins - Sky Sports Action 1500; Wasps v Ulster - BT Sport 2 1500.

GOLF: European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event 0830; PGA Tour, The CareerBuilder Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 2000.

SNOOKER: The Masters - BBC Two 1300 & 1900, Eurosport 2 1330 & 1845.

GRIDIRON: NFL, New England Patriots v Jacksonville Jaguars - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1900; Philadelphia Eagles v Minnesota Vikings - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks - BT Sport 2 2030.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Carolina Hurricanes v Vegas Golden Knights - eir Sport 1 2300.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Alan Shearer; 2. Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; 3. Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza; 4. Bowling; 5. Effin (Limerick)

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