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On This Day - May 14, 1989: Ray McCarron stars as Monaghan edge out Antrim

Ray McCarron grabbed half of Monaghan's tally at Casement Park

BIRTHDAYS

Nicola Fairbrother (judo) - Won world title at 56kg category in 1993 and Olympic silver medallist in 1992, born 1970.

Julian White (rugby union) - Former England prop, born 1973.

Lee McCulloch (soccer) - Former Wigan, Rangers and Scotland midfielder, born 1978.

Clinton Morrison (soccer) - Former Crystal Palace, Birmingham and Republic of Ireland striker, born 1979.

Hugo Southwell (rugby union) - Former Scotland and Wasps back, born 1980.

Nigel Reo-Coker (soccer) - Former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder, now playing at MK Dons, born 1984.

Francois Steyn (rugby union) - South African World Cup winner, born 1987.

Louis Moult (soccer) - Preston striker, born 1992.

Adrian Tuohy (Gaelic games) – Galway hurling defender, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY

1754: Members of the Society of St Andrews Golfers played their first round over the St Andrews links. The society was the forerunner of the Royal & Ancient.

1977: Bobby Moore played his last competitive match for Second Division Fulham at Blackburn – the home side won 1-0. On the same day, Liverpool became the first club to win the First Division title 10 times when they drew 0-0 at home to West Ham.

1988: Lawrie Sanchez scored the winning goal as Wimbledon upset the odds to beat Liverpool 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

1989: Ray McCarron chipped in with four points as Monaghan defeated Antrim 0-8 to 0-5 in their Ulster Championship meeting at Casement Park.

2000: Wimbledon dropped out of the top flight after 14 years with a 2-0 defeat at Southampton as Bradford avoided relegation by beating Liverpool 1-0.

2005: The playing career of Rugby World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson ended with a 39-14 defeat for Leicester against Wasps in the Premiership final.

2006: A last-minute Paul Finlay free earned Monaghan a second Ulster outing as they drew 0-10 to 0-10 with Armagh in Clones.

2007: Stuart Pearce was sacked as Manchester City manager.

2008: Rangers lost the UEFA Cup final 2-0 to Zenit St Petersburg in Manchester.

2011: Manchester United drew 1-1 at Blackburn to clinch a record 19th league title, while Manchester City ended their 35-year wait for a major trophy by winning the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Stoke in the Wembley final.

2013: Wigan were relegated from the Premier League only days after winning the FA Cup at Wembley.

2016: Saracens won 21-9 against Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup final.

2016: Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which League Two side is managed by Kevin Nolan?

2. Which Grand Prix is returning to the Formula 1 calendar this year for the first time since 2008?

3. Which side won the rugby union European Cup, beating Racing 92 in the final?

4. Which nationality is former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka?

5. Who scored the first goal of the 2018 Ulster SFC?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, May 14)

SOCCER: Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final, Fulham v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: First Test, Ireland v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 1055. Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

TENNIS: ATP, Italian Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1000. WTA, Internazionali BNL d'Italia - BT Sport 1 1000.

CYCLING: Tour of California - Eurosport 1 2200.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1 0100.

BASEBALL: MLB, Kansas City Royals v Tampa Bay Rays - BT Sport/ESPN 0000; Los Angeles Angels v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 0300.

NETBALL: Netball Superleague, Celtic Dragons v Loughborough Lightning - Sky Sports Action 1845.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15)

SOCCER: Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final, Aston Villa v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports Main Event 1930. WSL, Bristol City v Chelsea - BT Sport 1 1845.

CRICKET: First Test, Ireland v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 1055. Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

TENNIS: WTA, Internazionali BNL d'Italia - BT Sport 2 1000-1800 & 1830-2030. ATP, Italian Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200. Tour of California - Eurosport 1 2200.

HORSE RACING: Coverage from Chepstow, Southwell and Killarney - Sky Sports Action 1800.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 1 0130.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 2030.

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS

Answers: 1. Notts County; 2. The French Grand Prix; 3. Leinster; 4. Ukrainian; 5. Caoimhin O’Reilly (Cavan)

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