On This Day - March 5 1975: Kerry great Darragh Ó Sé was born

In an illustrious career, Kerry legend Darragh Ó Sé made more championship appearances (81), than any other player in the history of the GAA. His 13 years in the green and gold yielded the Ventry man six All-Ireland SFC titles, three National Football League titles, nine Munster SFC titles and Four All-Star awards
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1869: Ernest Michaux of France won the first international cycle race, held at Crystal Palace.

1962: Accrington Stanley were forced to withdraw from the Football League with 13 matches left of the season due to financial problems.

1971: American-born driver Mario Andretti claimed the first of his 12 grand prix wins, driving a Ferrari to victory in South Africa.

1976: Wilfredo Benitez of Puerto Rico became the youngest world boxing champion at the age of 17 years and 176 days when he beat Antonio Cervantes to win the WBA junior-welterweight title in San Juan.

2004: World champions England crashed to a shock 19-13 defeat by Ireland which ended their 22-game unbeaten run at Twickenham.

2006: Sunderland sacked manager Mick McCarthy, with the club bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

2008: England head coach Brian Ashton axed Danny Cipriani from his team to play Scotland for disciplinary reasons two days before the game, after the 20-year-old was photographed leaving a London nightclub at around 12.30am.

2009: David Beckham agreed a 'timeshare' agreement between LA Galaxy and AC Milan that allowed him to spend a large chunk of the following 15 months playing for the Serie A giants.

2012: Former England captain Lewis Moody, who was a World Cup winner in 2003, retired from rugby at the age of 33.

2015: Katarina Johnson-Thompson won gold and claimed the British record in the pentathlon at the athletics European Indoor Championships in Prague.

2016: Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish won the Madison at the Track Cycling World Championships in London.

2017:There were two golds for Great Britain at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade as Laura Muir won the 3,000m while Asha Philip set a new British record in winning the 60m in a time of 7.06.


GAA: Darragh Ó Sé (GAA) - former Kerry footballer, born 1975.

Dick Fosbury (athletics) - American who revolutionised high-jumping by leaping backwards over the bar to win the 1968 Olympic gold medal, launching the term 'the Fosbury flop', born 1947.

Toni Schumacher (soccer) - Former West Germany goalkeeper, who dramatically collided with France's Patrick Battiston in the 1982 World Cup semi-final, born 1954.

Alison Nicholas (golf) - English winner of 1997 US Women's Open and Solheim Cup captain in 2009 and 2011, born 1962.

Shaquille O'Neal (basketball) - One of the most dominant players in NBA history, winning four championship titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, born 1972.

Giorgos Karagounis (soccer) - Former Fulham and Greece midfielder, born 1977.

Tim Howard (soccer) - Former Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper, now with the Colorado Rapids, born 1979.

Charlie Mulgrew (soccer) - Blackburn and Scotland midfielder, born 1986.

Kevin-Prince Boateng (soccer) - Former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder, currently with Eintracht Frankfurt, born 1987.

Simon Mignolet (soccer) - Liverpool and Belgium goalkeeper, born 1988.

Agnieszka Radwanska (tennis) - Polish player who was Wimbledon runner-up in 2012, born 1989.

Nathan Redmond (soccer) - Southampton winger, born 1994.


1. Which English League One club are nicknamed the Addicks?

2. Which college won the Sigerson Cup in 2008?

3. Where is the Russian Grand Prix held?

4. Which horse won the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

5. Who did Dungiven defeat in the 1997 Ulster club football final?

(See answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, March 5)

GAA: Classic GAA, Armagh v Kerry from 2000 - eir Sport 1 1930.

GAA: Classic GAA, Kerry v Dublin from 2001 - eir Sport 1 2100.

SOCCER: Premier League, Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Pistons Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0000 (Tuesday).

CRICKET: First Test, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0755 & Sky Sports Main Event 0800.

CYCLING: Stage two, Paris-Nice - Eurosport 1 1415.

TENNIS: New York Tie-Break Tens - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0000 (Tuesday).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 6)

GAA: Classic GAA, action from Dublin v Kerry in 2015 - eir Sport 1 2100.

SOCCER: Champions League, Paris St Germain v Real Madrid - BT Sport 2 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Rockets Thunder - BT Sport 1 0100 (Wednesday).

CRICKET: One-day international, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Cricket 2130 & Sky Sports Main Event 2145.

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning v Florida Panthers - eir Sport 1 0030 (Wednesday).


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