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On This Day: June 22 2003 - Down got the better of Fermanagh to reach the Ulster SFC final

CASTLEWELLAN star Gregory McCartan finished this game with 1-4, comprising a 27th minute penalty and four frees, in a man-of-the-match display. James McCartan, introduced as a 51st minute substitute, got Down's other goal. Unfortunately for the former McCartan, he was dismissed in the drawn Ulster final against Tyrone on July 13, and Down were totally overwhelmed by the Red Hands, who would go on to lift their maiden All-Ireland title in September, in the replay

ON THIS DAY

1814: The MCC and Hertfordshire played the first match at the present-day Lord's, after the original ground laid by Sir Thomas Lord was moved to the St John's Wood site it still occupies.

1937: Joe Louis knocked out defending champion James J Braddock in Chicago to become world heavyweight champion.

2004: Inverness were promoted to the Scottish Premier League when top-flight clubs voted in their favour after they appealed against a decision to reject them.

2010: France captain Patrice Evra was dropped to the bench for his side's World Cup Group A match against South Africa following a row between the squad and coach Raymond Domenech.

2012: Danish Kaneria was handed a life suspension by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of spot-fixing. His then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield was given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence.

2014: Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton forced to settle for second.

2016: Italy international Andrea Masi was forced to retire from professional rugby because of an injury suffered during the 2015 World Cup.

BIRTHDAYS

Mick Kinane (horse racing) - Irish champion jockey 10 times between 1984 and 1994, born 1959.

Stephen Crainey (soccer) - former Blackpool and Scotland defender, born 1981.

Dustin Johnson (golf) - 2016 US Open winner, currently ranked world number one, born 1984.

Jerome Taylor (cricket) - West Indies fast bowler, born 1984.

Janko Tipsarevic (tennis) - Serbian who reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in 2011 and 2012, born 1984.

Danny Ward (soccer) - Liverpool and Wales goalkeeper who won promotion to the Premier League with Huddersfield, born 1993.

Loris Karius (soccer) - Liverpool and Germany Under-21 goalkeeper who played in their Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, born 1993.

Mikel Merino (soccer) - Newcastle's Spanish midfielder, born 1996.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Name the two Kerry brothers who were sent off in the 1965 All-Ireland SFC final against Galway?

2. England Women set a new T20 record on Wednesday with what score?

3. Harry Vardon holds the record for the most British Open wins with what number?

4. The Goodwood circuit is located in which county?

5. Name the Galway goalkeeper who became the first keeper to keep clean sheets in three successive All-Ireland SFC finals?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, June 22)

GAA: Classic GAA, Clare v Kerry from 1992 - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: World Cup 2018, Brazil v Costa Rica - ITV 1230; Nigeria v Iceland - BBC One 1530; Serbia v Switzerland - BBC One 1830.

TENNIS: ATP, Fever-Tree Championships - BBC Two 1300; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1100 and 1530.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1030 and 1430; PGA Tour, Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1730.

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

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, French Grand Prix first practice - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1 1030; Second practice - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1 1445.

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 23)

GAA: The Saturday Game Live, Cork v Kerry (Throw-in 7.00pm). Michael Lyster presents coverage of the Munster Senior Football Championship final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. With analysis from Ciaran Whelan and Sean Cavanagh, and commentary by Marty Morrissey - RTE 1 18.35.

SOCCER: World Cup 2018, Belgium v Tunisia - BBC One 1215; South Korea v Mexico - ITV 1525; Germany v Sweden - ITV 1830.

CRICKET: Twenty20 International, England Women v South Africa Women and England Women v New Zealand Women - Sky Sports Cricket 1230 and 1730, Sky Sports Main Event 1830; Third Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 2100.

RUGBY UNION: Internationals, New Zealand v France - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0800; Australia v Ireland - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1045; South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1500; Argentina v Scotland - Channel 4 2010.

RUGBY LEAGUE: International match, New Zealand v England - BBC Two 2100.

TENNIS: ATP, Fever-Tree Championships - BBC 2 1300; WTA, Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

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

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, French Grand Prix third practice - Sky Sports F1 1145; Qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1455.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, California - Eurosport 2 1830.

HOCKEY: BH & BC Breda, India v Pakistan, Holland v Argentina and Australia v Belgium - BT Sport 1 from 1300.

BOXING: WBC Silver super lightweight title, Josh Taylor v Viktor Postol - Channel 5 2230.

BASEBALL: MLB, Seattle Mariners v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 2 0000 (Sun).

Quick quiz answers: 1. Derry and John O'Shea; 2. 250 for three; 3. Six; 4. West Sussex; 5. Johnny Geraghty.

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