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On This Day: July 11 2004: Armagh swept aside the challenge of Donegal in the Ulster SFC final

Armagh demolished a fancied Donegal side on July 11 2004 to claim their fourth Anglo Celt cup in six years. Oisin McConville (pictured above) finished the game with 1-3, as did Paddy McKeever, while Diarmuid Marsden helped himself to 1-2. Kieran McGeeney matched the achievement of Down's Kevin Mussen by captaining his county to three Ulster triumphs 

ON THIS DAY

1884: Old Trafford in Manchester became the second British Test cricket ground after the Kennington Oval when it hosted the first Test between England and Australia.

1999: Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a broken leg in a high-speed crash into a tyre wall during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The race was won by Scotland's David Coulthard, ahead of Ulsterman Eddie Irvine and Ralf Schumacher.

2000: Manchester United agreed to sell goalkeeper Massimo Taibi to Reggina for £2.5million - just 10 months after splashing out £4.5m to bring him to Old Trafford. The Italian stopper suffered a series of gaffes as he conceded 11 goals in his four games for United.

2004: Armagh beat Donegal in the Ulster Senior Football Championship final. The game finished 3-15 to 0-11 in favour of the Orchard county.

2006: Liverpool announced German midfielder Dietmar Hamann had left the club to join Bolton but hours later the player had a "change of heart" and signed for Manchester City instead.

2007: Administrators KPMG announced a consortium headed by Ken Bates had beaten off rival bidders to buy back Leeds for an undisclosed sum.

2008: Arsenal completed the signing of Samir Nasri from Marseille on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

2009: Sunderland completed the signing of striker Fraizer Campbell from Manchester United on a four-year deal for an initial fee of £3.5m.

2010: Spain won the World Cup after beating Holland 1-0 after extra-time in the final in Johannesburg.

2014: Liverpool and Barcelona agreed a fee for the sale of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez to the Catalan club.

2017: Johanna Konta became Great Britain's first semi-finalist in the Wimbledon ladies' singles since 1978 when she beat Simona Halep 6-7 (2/7) 7-6 (7/5) 6-4.

BIRTHDAYS

Dessie Dolan (GAA) – former Westmeath footballer and winner of a Leinster Senior Football Championship medal in 2004 as well as the recipient of an All-Star award in the same year, born 1979.

Leon Spinks (boxing) - beat Muhammad Ali to win the world heavyweight title in 1978, brother of fellow boxer Michael and father of welterweight Cory, born 1953.

Hugo Sanchez (soccer) - former Mexico and Real Madrid striker, born 1958.

Dean Richards (rugby union) - former England and Lions number eight and Newcastle's current director of rugby. Previously suspended from rugby for three years for his part in the 'Bloodgate' scandal, born 1963.

Tony Cottee (soccer) - former England striker, who made his name at West Ham and Everton, born 1965.

Alan Hunte (rugby league) - former St Helens, Warrington, Salford and Great Britain centre, born 1970.

Hermann Hreidarsson (soccer) - former Ipswich, Charlton and Portsmouth defender, born 1974.

Morne Steyn (rugby union) - South Africa international fly-half, born 1984.

Caroline Wozniacki (tennis) - Danish former world number one and two-time US Open runner-up, born 1990.

Etienne Capoue (soccer) - Watford's French midfielder, born 1988.

QUICK QUIZ

1. In what year did Billy Morgan win an All-Ireland SFC medal with Cork?

2. How many goals did Wayne Rooney score for Everton in the 2017/18 season?

3. Who was top scorer in the 1986 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship?

4. In what year was Nicky English named Texaco Hurler of the Year?

5. Who did Spain's Garbine Muguruza beat to win the Wimbledon women's singles title last year?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, July 11)

GAA: GAA Weekly Round-Up, highlights of the week’s action from the GAA competitions – Sky Sports Arena 2130.

SOCCER: World Cup semi-final, Croatia v England - ITV 1830

TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1 1130; BBC One 1215/1345; BBC Two 1300.

CRICKET: Vitality Blast, Gloucestershire v Kent - Sky Sports Main Event 1500; Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1100; ITV4 1115; S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: State of Origin, Queensland v New South Wales - Sky Sports Main Event 1100.

BASEBALL: MLB, Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals - BT Sport/ESPN 1800; San Francisco Giants v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport 2 2030; Boston Red Sox v Texas Rangers - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs).

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 12)

GAA: GAA Weekly Round-Up, highlights of the week’s action from the GAA competitions – Sky Sports Mix 2230.

TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1 1130; BBC Two 1230; BBC One 1345.

CRICKET: One-day international, England v India - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Sky Sports Cricket 1200.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1145; ITV4 1200; S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Warrington v Catalans Dragons - Sky Sports Main Event 2030.

GOLF: European Tour, Scottish Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1030; Sky Sports Golf 1030; PGA Tour, The John Deere Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1830; Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

HORSE RACING: Newmarket - ITV3 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 2000.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. 1973 2. 11; 3.Brendan Mason (3-18 for Down); 4. 1989; 5. Venus Williams

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