On This Day - Aug 24, 2014: Mayo and Kerry play out All-Ireland semi-final thriller

Mayo and Kerry drew at Croke Park 


1957: Jimmy Greaves scored on his Chelsea debut against Tottenham.

2001: Liverpool beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Monaco to win the European Super Cup, their fifth trophy in six months.

2008: There was a thrilling all-Munster semi-final as Cork and Kerry couldn’t be separated. In a bad-tempered affair, Cork fought back to earn a replay.

2011: Manchester City signed France midfielder Samir Nasri from Arsenal on a four-year deal.

2012: The United States Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from cycling for life.

2014: Mayo and Kerry played a thrilling All-Ireland semi-final with the sides drawing 1-16 to 1-16, James O’Donoghue and Cillian O’Connor with the goals.

2016: Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane announced his retirement from international football after the friendly with Oman on August 31.

2017: Sir Mo Farah won his final track race in the 5,000 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.

2017: Harry Maguire received his first England call-up, for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia. He would go on to play a starring role in the Three Lions' run to the semi-finals in Russia the following summer.


Sam Torrance (golf) - former European Ryder Cup captain, born 1953.

Karl Maier (speedway) - German who won four long track titles, born 1957.

Michael Thomas (soccer) - former Arsenal, Liverpool and England midfielder who scored a title-clinching goal for the Gunners in 1989, born 1967.

Tugay (soccer) - former Blackburn and Turkey midfielder, born 1970.

Denilson (soccer) - former Brazil winger who cost a then world-record fee of £21.5million when Real Betis signed him from Sao Paulo in 1998, born 1977.

Jurgen Macho (soccer) - former Sunderland, Chelsea and Austria goalkeeper, born 1977.

Jose Bosingwa (soccer) - former Chelsea, QPR and Portugal full-back, born 1982.

Kim Kallstrom - former Sweden midfielder, who had a brief loan spell at Arsenal, born 1982.

Maya Yoshida (soccer) - Southampton and Japan defender, born 1988.


1. Who is the top scorer for Dublin in this year’s All-Ireland Championship?

2. Former England captain Wayne Rooney plays for which Major League Soccer club?

3. How many rounds did it take for Floyd Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor in their boxing bout in Las Vegas last year?

4. Which horse won the 1990 Grand National in a record time of eight minutes, 47.8 seconds?

5. Who won the Armagh Senior League for the first time this year?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Friday, August 24)

SOCCER: Championship, Middlesbrough v West Brom - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim - BT Sport 2 1915; Women's Under-20 World Cup third-place play-off, England v France - Eurosport 2 1445; Women's Under-20 World Cup final, Spain v Japan - Eurosport 1 1815.

CRICKET: Vitality Blast quarter-final, Durham v Sussex - Sky Sports Cricket 1800; Caribbean Premier League, St Lucia Stars v Guyana Amazon Warriors - Sky Sports Cricket 0130 (Sat); Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Sat).

GOLF: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1000/1400; Sky Sports Main Event 1550; PGA Tour, The Northern Trust - Sky Sports Golf 1230/1700; Sky Sports Main Event 1700.

TENNIS: WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 1 2000/0000 (Sat).

MOTORSPORT: Belgian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 0945/1345; Channel 4 0955/1355; eir Sport 1 0955/1355; Sky Sports Main Event 1000/1345.

MOTORCYCLING: British MotoGP practice - BT Sport 2 0845.

HORSE RACING: York Ebor Festival - ITV 1330.

CYCLING: Deutschland Tour - Eurosport 1 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds - BT Sport/ESPN 1915.

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 25)

SOCCER: Premier League, Wolves v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Sky Sports Premier League 1130; Liverpool v Brighton - BT Sport 1 1700; National League, Maidenhead v Maidstone - BT Sport 1 1215; Championship, Nottingham Forest v Birmingham - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 2 1715.

CRICKET: Vitality Blast quarter-final, Worcestershire v Gloucestershire - Sky Sports Cricket 1400; Caribbean Premier League, Barbados Tridents v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots - Sky Sports Cricket 2030; Sky Sports Main Event 2230; St Lucia Stars v Jamaica Tallawahs - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sun); Sky Sports Cricket 0030 (Sun).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Challenge Cup final, Catalans Dragons v Warrington - BBC One 1400.

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event 0800; Sky Sports Action 0800; Argentina v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event 2000; Sky Sports Action 2000; Top 14, Perpignan v Stade Francais - Sky Sports Action 1240.

GOLF: European Tour, Czech Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, The Northern Trust - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

TENNIS: WTA, Connecticut Open - BT Sport 2 2000.

MOTORSPORT: Belgian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 1045; Channel 4 1055/1255; eir Sport 1 1055/1355.

MOTORCYCLING: British MotoGP practice and qualifying - BT Sport 2 0900.

HORSE RACING: York Ebor Festival - ITV 1330.

CYCLING: Deutschland Tour - Eurosport 1 1400; Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1715.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 1 2100; Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves- BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).

QUICK QIZ answers: 1. Dean Rock 2. DC United; 3. 10; 4. Mr Frisk; 5. Ballymacnab.



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