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On This Day - June 4 2006: Donegal pipped Down to reach the Ulster SFC semi-final

Donegal's Rory Kavanagh earned the 'Star Man' rating in the Irish News following his county's 1-12 to 1-11 win against Down in the Ulster SFC quarter-final of 2006. The wing forward helped himself to 1-2 that day. Donegal went on to reach that year's final, where they lost to Armagh

ON THIS DAY 

1966: The Lions recorded their biggest Test win, beating Australia 31-0 in Brisbane.

1987: Ed Moses lost more than a race when Danny Harris pipped him at Madrid - the defeat ended the longest winning streak in track history, 122 hurdles victories stretching back to August 1977.

2000: Peter Schmeichel scored from the penalty spot in his 121st international as Denmark drew 2-2 with Belgium.

2003: Manchester City signed veteran former England goalkeeper David Seaman from Arsenal on a one-year deal. Seaman did not last the season, with injury forcing his retirement in January 2004.

2008: City appointed Mark Hughes as their new manager on a three-year contract.

2009: Former England and Bath boss Andy Robinson was named as the new Scotland head coach.

2011: Li Na became the first Chinese player to win a grand slam singles title when she claimed the French Open crown with a 6-4 7-6 (7/0) victory over defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

2012: Chelsea confirmed the signing of Belgium forward Eden Hazard from Lille.

2015: Dick Advocaat signed a one-year deal to return as Sunderland head coach, but left the club in October.

2016: Garbine Muguruza beat Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 to win the women's singles title at the French Open.

2017: India kicked off their Champions Trophy defence with a crushing 124-run victory over Pakistan, who would go on to beat their rivals in the final.

BIRTHDAYS

Mick Doohan (motor cycling) - Australian former five-time world champion, born 1965.

Andrea Jaeger (tennis) - American former Wimbledon finalist, born 1965.

Tommy Martyn (rugby league) - former St Helens stand-off, born 1971.

Quinten Hann (snooker) - former snooker player, banned for eight years for match-fixing in 2006. Now a professional pool player, born 1977.

Alex Manninger (soccer) - former Liverpool and Arsenal goalkeeper, born 1977.

Lukas Podolski (soccer) - Poland-born Germany striker who plays for Japanese side Vissel Kobe, born 1985.

Rajiv van La Parra (soccer) - Huddersfield winger, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Glebe Park is home to which Scottish football club?

2 Who won Waterford's first hurling All-Star?

3 Biathlon combines which two winter sports?

4 Name the only Offaly footballer selected as an All-Star in 1997?

5 Steffi Graf won how many titles between 1987 and 1999?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, June 4)

GAA: Fermanagh v Monaghan - eir Sport 2 2000.

GAA: Waterford v Tipperary - eir Sport 2 2130.

CRICKET: Day four of second Test, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 and ITV 4 0930, Eurosport 2 1000/1200/1550/1800, eir Sport 1 1000/1300.

CYCLING: UCI World Tour, Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 2 1415.

HORSE RACING: Southwell and Newcastle - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - BT Sport and ESPN 1800; San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5)

GAA: Classic GAA, Cork v Meath from 1990 - eir Sport 1 2000.

GAA: Classic GAA, Galway v Limerick from 1980 - eir Sport 1 2130.

CRICKET: Day five of second Test, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 and ITV 4 1230, Eurosport 2 1550, eir Sport 1 1300.

CYCLING: UCI World Tour, Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 2 1415.

HORSE RACING: Southwell and Newcastle - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

ATHLETICS: Paavo Nurmi Games - Eurosport 2 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport and ESPN 2100.

Quick Quiz answers: 1 Brechin City; 2. John Galvin; 3. Cross-country skiing and rifle shooting; 4. Cathal Daly; 5. 22.

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