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On this Day - September 10 2000: Kilkenny beat Offaly in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final

With a resounding 5-15 to 1-14 defeat of the Faithful, Kilkenny, having lost the previous two finals, avoided being the first county to lose three consecutive deciders. Man-of-the-match DJ Carey, pictured above on the way to scoring his second goal, finished with 2-4 against his name. This loss to the Cats was the end of the road for a great Offaly side, and the beginning of a decade of domination for Brian Cody's brilliant Kilkenny team
PA and Sean O'Neill

ON THIS DAY

1936: Australia's Lionel van Praag won the first World Speedway Championship, which was held at Wembley.

1962: Rod Laver beat fellow Australian Roy Emerson in four sets to win the US Open and complete tennis' Grand Slam. He repeated the feat seven years later.

1972: Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in a Lotus to clinch the world drivers' title. At 25 years and 273 days, he was at the time the youngest man to become world motor racing champion.

2000: Michael Schumacher of Ferrari won the Italian Grand Prix to record the 41st win of his career - equalling that of the late Ayrton Senna. However, the race was overshadowed by the death of a fire marshal who was hit by a wheel following a crash at the Monza track.

2006: Maria Sharapova won the US Open with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Justine Henin at Flushing Meadows.

2008: Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick as England beat Croatia 4-1 in Zagreb in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

2012: Andy Murray became the first British man to win a grand slam singles title in 76 years after beating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (12/10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in the US Open final.

2013: Thomas Bach was elected the new president of the International Olympic Committee, replacing Jacques Rogge.

2014: Luca Di Montezemolo resigned as the president and chairman of Ferrari.

2016: Kadeena Cox became the first Briton in 28 years to win medals in two sports at the same Paralympics with gold in the women's C4/C5 500 metres time-trial after taking bronze in the T38 100m in Rio.

BIRTHDAYS

Karl Lacey (GAA) - former long-serving Donegal footballer, who announced his retirement from inter-county football last year. Over the course of a 13-year career, the Four Masters club man became the most decorated individual in Donegal football, winning an All-Ireland title in 2012, as well as a National Football League title and three Ulster SFC medals. He also collected four All-Star awards, the 2012 Footballer of the Year award and, with Christy Toye, he holds the Donegal record for most championship appearances (65), born 1984.

Jim Hines (athletics) - American former sprinter. He was the first athlete officially to break the 10-second barrier for the 100 metres in 1968 and held the world record of 9.95 seconds for 15 years, born 1946.

Tim Stimpson (rugby union) - former England and British and Irish Lions full-back, born 1973.

Gustavo Kuerten (tennis) - retired Brazilian player who won three French Open titles between 1997 and 2001, born 1976.

Laurent Koscielny (soccer) - Arsenal's France defender, born 1985.

James Graham (rugby league) - former England and St Helens prop, now St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL, born 1985.

Eoin Morgan (cricket) - Middlesex's Ireland-born batsman, the current England one-day international and Twenty20 captain, born 1986.

Matt Ritchie (soccer) - Newcastle's Scotland winger, born 1989.

Brooke Henderson (golf) - 2016 women's PGA Championship winner, born 1997.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Name the two players sent off in the replayed 1996 All-Ireland SFC final between Mayo and Meath after a mass brawl at the start of the game?

2 Politician Menzies Campbell beat which well known former NFL star over 100m during a competition in California in 1967?

3 Which football team was once known as The Biscuitmen?

4 Name the Cork hurler who scored goals in the 2005 and 2006 All-Ireland SHC finals?

5 Who is the captain of the Irish rugby union team?

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, September 10)

GAA: GAA 2018: Weekly GAA highlights series, featuring action from the latest matches and a round-up of the stories making headlines – TG4 2000.

GAA: Classic GAA, Kerry v Dublin from 2001 – eir Sport 1 1900.

GAA: Classic GAA, action from Dublin v Kerry in 1985 – eir Sport 1 2030.

GAA: Classic GAA, Dublin v Kerry. Action from the 2011 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final staged at Croke Park – eir Sport 1 2200.

SOCCER: UEFA Nations League, Scotland v Albania - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: Fifth Test, England v India day four - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0330 (Tues).

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 2 0730 and 1225.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Detroit Lions v New York Jets - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2330, Oakland Raiders v LA Rams - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0230 (Tues).

BASEBALL: MLB, Detroit Tigers v Houston Astros - BT Sport/ESPN 2300, Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 0130 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 11)

SOCCER: International friendly, England v Switzerland - Sky Sports Main Event 1900, Sky Sports Premier League 2145; UEFA Nations League, Spain v Croatia - Sky Sports Premier League 1940.

CRICKET: Fifth Test, England v India day five - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Caribbean Premier League, 1st v 2nd play-off match - Sky Sports Cricket 2230, Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1400.

TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0330 (Weds).

SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 2 0730 and 1225.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Weds).

Quick Quiz answers: 1 Colm Coyle (Meath) and Liam McHale (Mayo); 2 OJ Simpson; 3 Reading; 4 Ben O'Connor; 5 Rory Best

 

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