On This Day: July 7, 2013 - Braniff hits Derry for a dozen

Paul Braniff scored 0-12 in the Ulster semi-final 



Tony Jacklin (golf) - 1969 Open champion, born 1944.

Jeremy Guscott (rugby union) - former England and Lions centre, born 1965.

Tom Kristensen (motor racing) - Danish driver who holds the record for wins in the Le Mans 24 Hour race with nine, born 1967.

Wayne McCullough (boxing) - former Irish bantamweight, born 1970.

Min Patel (cricket) - former Kent and England spinner, born 1970.

Erik Zabel (cycling) - German who won six green jerseys at the Tour de France and later admitted using a performance-enhancing substance, born 1970.

Michelle Kwan (olympics) - five-time world champion and twice Olympic medallist figure skater from the United States, born 1980.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (cricket) - former India captain and wicketkeeper, born 1981.

Mohammad Ashraful (cricket) - former Bangladesh captain, born 1984.

Alberto Aquilani (soccer) - Las Palmas midfielder, formerly with Liverpool, born 1984.

Diarmuid Connolly (Gaelic games) – five-time All-Ireland winner with Dublin, born 1987.

James Forrest (soccer) - Celtic and Scotland winger, born 1991.


1868: Edwin Pooley of Surrey became the first wicketkeeper to dismiss 12 batsmen in one match when he claimed his haul against Sussex.

1977: American Mark Hayes became the first man to record a round of 63 in the Open, achieving the feat at Turnberry.

1985: The unseeded Boris Becker became the youngest Wimbledon men's singles champion, aged only 17.

1990: Martina Navratilova beat Zina Garrison in only 57 minutes to win a record ninth Wimbledon women's singles title.

1990: Peter Shilton ended his international career by playing a record 125th and last time for England in the World Cup third-place play-off match against Italy in Bari.

1998: Former England captain David Platt announced his retirement as a player to concentrate on a new career in management.

2006: Jockeys Kieren Fallon, Fergal Lynch and Darren Williams were suspended from riding in Britain after being charged as part of a police investigation into alleged race-fixing. The trio went on trial in 2007 but the case was thrown out because of a lack of evidence.

2007: Down’s season came to an end as Meath left Newry with a 1-10 to 0-8 Qualifier win. The Mourne county only scored one point from play.

2009: Wigan confirmed England forward Gareth Hock's B sample tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine, as did his A sample. He made his comeback from a two-year drugs ban in 2011.

2010: Spain beat Germany 1-0 to reach the World Cup final. They went on to defeat Holland 1-0 after extra-time to win the title for the first time.

2011: Former light-welterweight and welterweight world champion Ricky Hatton announced his retirement from boxing.

2012: Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon singles title, beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 5-7 6-2. The American then teamed up with sister Venus to win the women's doubles title.

2013: Paul Braniff hit a dozen points as Down defeated Derry in their Ulster SHC semi-final replay to set up a final date with Antrim.

2014: Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano died at the age of 88, two days after he was hospitalised following a cardiac arrest.

2017: Bradley Lowery, the football mascot and Sunderland fan whose story touched thousands of people around the world, died from cancer.


1 Who has won the Boat Race more often: Oxford or Cambridge?

2 Which was the first football World Cup to feature 32 teams?

3 Who won Formula One's British Grand Prix last year?

4 What club did Eamonn Burns represent?

5 Who manages the Derry U17 footballers?


Today (Saturday, July 7)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland SFC Qualifier, Armagh v Roscommon – RTE News Now, 1445; All-Ireland SFC Qualifier, Tyrone v Cork – Sky Sports Arena 1600; All-Ireland SFC Qualifier, Fermanagh v Kildare – Sky Sports Arena 1845.

SOCCER: World Cup quarter-finals, Sweden v England - BBC One, 1430; Russia v Croatia - ITV, 1830; Major League Soccer, Los Angeles Galaxy v Columbus Crew - Sky Sports Main Event, 0330 (Sun).

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC Two England, 1130; eir Sport 1, 1130; BBC One, 1215.

CRICKET: Women's ODI, England v New Zealand - Sky Sports Cricket & Sky Sports Main Event, 1030.

CYCLING: Tour de France, Stage 1 - Eurosport 1 & ITV4, 0930; S4C, 1400.

GOLF: European Tour, Irish Open - Sky Sports Golf, 1230; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports Golf, 1800 & Sky Sports Main Event, 1845.

MOTORSPORT: F1, British Grand Prix qualifying - Channel 4, 1255; Sky Sports F1 & Sky Sports Main Event, 1300; eir Sport 1, 1355.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, Qualifying and opening race from Misano - Eurosport 2, 0900; British Superbikes: Knockhill, Qualifying - Eurosport 2, 1530.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Chiefs v Brumbies - Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Main Event, 0610; Hurricanes v Blues - Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Main Event, 0830.

BASEBALL: MLB, Baltimore Orioles v Minnesota Twins - BT Sport/ESPN, 1900; Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport 1, 0000 (Sun).

NETBALL: Superleague final - Sky Sports Main Event, 1700.

DARTS: World Series of Darts, Las Vegas - ITV4, 2000 & eir Sport 1, 2000.

UFC: Heavyweight Championship, Stipe Miocic v Daniel Cormier - BT Sport 2, 0300 (Sun).

ROWING: Henley Royal Regatta - BT Sport 2, 1330.

Sunday, July 8

GAELIC GAMES: Leinster SHC final replay, Kilkenny v Galway – RTE1 1440.

MOTORSPORT: F1, British Grand Prix - Channel 4, 1345; Sky Sports F1 & Sky Sports Main Event, 1405.

CRICKET: Third T20, England v India - Sky Sports Cricket, 1330.

CYCLING: Tour de France, Stage 2 - Eurosport 1 & ITV 4, 1200.

GOLF: European Tour, Irish Open - Sky Sports Golf, 1200; PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports Golf & Sky Sports Main Event, 1800.

SOCCER: Major League Soccer, New York City v New York Red Bulls - Sky Sports Main Event, 0010 (Mon).

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, Second Race, Misano - Eurosport 2, 1000; British Superbikes, Knockhill - Eurosport 2, 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB, Seattle Mariners v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport 2, 2100; Los Angeles Angels v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN - 0100 (Mon).

ROWING: Henley Royal Regatta - BT Sport 2, 1100.


Answers: 1 Cambridge with 83 wins, three more than Oxford; 2 France 1998; 3 Lewis Hamilton; 4 Bryansford; 5 Paddy Campbell.



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