On This Day: June 18 2000: Antrim just missed out on a place in the Uster SFC final

Antrim's Kevin Brady (pictured above lifting the Tommy Murphy Cup in 2008), scored two brilliant second half goals against Derry in the 2000 Ulster SFC semi-final, played at a jam-packed Casement Park. The Saffrons were bidding to reach the Ulster decider for the first time since 1970, and but for Anthony Tohill they would have pulled it off. Brady's second goal three minutes from time levelled the scores, before the Swatragh man saved Derry's blushes when he rose to catch a last gasp Shenny McQuillan 55-metre free which was about to go over the crossbar. The game finished Antrim 2-8 Derry 0-14, with the Oak Leafers winning the replay convincingly a fortnight later
PA and Sean O'Neill


1958: Douglas Jardine, the England cricket captain for the controversial 'Bodyline' series in 1932-33, died aged 57.

1963: Henry Cooper rocked the boxing world by putting Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, on the canvas - but the super-confident fighter hit back to win with Cooper bleeding heavily from a cut over an eye.

1986: Spain's Emilio Butragueno scored four goals in a World Cup clash with Denmark.

2003: Manchester United confirmed to the Stock Exchange they had reached agreement to transfer David Beckham to Real Madrid for approximately £25million.

2006: Australian Geoff Ogilvy won the US Open after Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson double-bogeyed the final hole at Winged Foot.

2007: Michael Vaughan stepped down as captain of England's one-day side. Paul Collingwood was later chosen as his replacement.

2008: Tiger Woods confirmed he would undergo surgery on his left knee, which ruled him out for the rest of the PGA Tour season. The American world number one had won the US Open in a 19-hole play-off two days previously.

2009: Yeats, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Johnny Murtagh, made history by becoming the first horse to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for a fourth time.

2012: Surrey batsman Tom Maynard died after he was electrocuted and hit by a train in London. An inquest into his death in February 2013 recorded a verdict of accidental death, while a post-mortem revealed he was nearly four times over the legal drink-drive limit and that he had also taken cocaine and ecstasy on the night of the accident.

2014: Former Sussex bowler Naveed Arif was handed a life ban from all forms of cricket after pleading guilty to six breaches of the England and Wales Cricket Board's anti-corruption code.

2015: It was revealed that Mo Farah had missed two doping tests. A third would carry a suspension of up to four years.

2016: England made history as they completed a first ever series victory in Australia. Eddie Jones' side claimed a 23-7 win in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. They went on to win the third Test as well.


Liam Rushe (GAA) - Centre back with the Dublin senior hurlers, who was named All-Stars Young Hurler of the Year in 2011, born 1990. 

Fabio Capello (soccer) - Former England and Russia manager who also coached Real Madrid, AC Milan and Roma, born 1946.

Jason McAteer (soccer) - Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1971.

Vincenzo Montella (soccer) - Former Roma striker who had a spell on loan at Fulham, born 1974.

Marco Borriello (soccer) - SPAL striker who had a spell on loan at West Ham, born 1982.

Cameron Smith (rugby league) - Melbourne Storm captain, born 1983.

Billy Slater (rugby league) - Melbourne Storm's record-breaking full-back, born 1983.

Richard Gasquet (tennis) - Frenchman who reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2007 and 2015, born 1986.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (soccer) - Arsenal and Gabon striker, born 1989.

Christian Taylor (athletics) - World and Olympic triple jump champion from the United States, born 1990.

(See answers at bottom)


1. Who is the only England player to have won the Golden Shoe award for top goalscorer at a World Cup?

2. Who is the only three-time winner of the BBC's Sports Personaility of the Year award?

3. Which were the first family in which three members received All-Star awards?

4. Name the All-Ireland football three-in-a-row winner with Galway in the 1960s who was elected to the Dáil?

5. Which side have won the most Community Shields?


Today (Monday, June 18)

GAA: GAA 2018, Weekly GAA highlights series - TG4 2000.

GAA: Classic GAA, Tipperary v Kilkenny. Action from the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final - eir Sport 1 2200.

SOCCER: World Cup, Sweden v South Korea - ITV 1230; Belgium v Panama - BBC One 1530; Tunisia v England - BBC One 1815.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, second semi-final Hampshire v Yorkshire Vikings - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Second Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1900.

TENNIS: ATP, Fever-Tree Championships - BBC Two 1300; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1000, 1300 and 1730.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Angels v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Tuesday).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 19)

GAA: Classic GAA, action from Clare v Offaly in the 1995 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Hurling final - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: World Cup, Colombia v Japan - BBC One 1230; Poland v Senegal - ITV 1525; Russia v Egypt - BBC One 1830.

CRICKET: One-day international, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1330.

TENNIS: ATP, Fever-Tree Championships - BBC Two 1300; ATP, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1100; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV 1330, ITV 4 1520.

CYCLING: Halle-Ingooigem - Eurosport 2 1445.

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Angels v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wednesday).

Quick Quiz answers: 1. Gary Lineker in 1986; 2. Sir Andy Murray; 3. Pat, Ger and John Henderson (Kilkenny); 4. John Donnellan; 5. Manchester United, 21 times.

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