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On This Day - Oct 12 1984: Cork senior hurling goalkeeper Anthony Nash is born

Cork hurling goalkeeper Anthony Nash. Picture: Seamus Loughran
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BIRTHDAYS

Henry Akinwande (boxing) - Britain's former WBO heavyweight champion, born 1965.

Martin Corry (rugby union) - former England number eight and captain, born 1973.

Stephen Lee (snooker) - former world number five, now banned for match-fixing, born 1974.

Francis Cummins (rugby league) - former Bradford Bulls coach, born 1976.

Bode Miller (alpine skiing) - Olympic and World Championship gold medallist from the United States, born 1977.

Danny Cadamarteri (soccer) - former Everton and Bradford forward, born 1979.

Ledley King (soccer) - former Tottenham and England defender, born 1980.

Shola Ameobi (soccer) - former Newcastle and Notts County striker, born 1981.

Carlton Cole (soccer) - former West Ham striker, born 1983.

Anthony Nash (gaelic games): hurling goalkeeper for club side Kanturk and at inter-county level with the Cork senior hurling team, born 1984.

John O'Brien (gaelic games): senbior footballer for Louth and Sean O'Mahony's, born 1985.

Henri Lansbury (soccer) - Aston Villa midfielder, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY

1921: Czech-born tennis player Jaroslav Drobny was born. The 1954 Wimbledon winner also won a gold medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics - in ice hockey.

1991: Chip Beck equalled the US PGA Tour record for 18 holes, set by Al Geiberger 14 years earlier, by shooting a 59 in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

1999: UEFA announced Portugal had won the right to host Euro 2004, beating confident favourites Spain and a joint bid from Austria and Hungary.

2005: The Republic of Ireland missed out on a World Cup place after a goalless draw at home to Switzerland in a match they had to win to reach a play-off.

2007: Inzamam-ul-Haq was dismissed for three runs in his final Test innings to fall three runs shy of equalling Javed Miandad's all-time Test aggregate for runs for Pakistan.

2010: England's Tom Daley and Max Brick won a diving gold medal in the men's 10-metre synchro at the Commonwealth Games.

2011: Manchester City confirmed Carlos Tevez would face disciplinary proceedings over alleged breaches of contract in relation to his conduct during the club's Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, when he allegedly refused to come on as a substitute.

2012: Stephen Lee was suspended from snooker, pending investigations into suspicious betting patterns in his Premier League match against John Higgins the previous evening. That case was eventually dropped but Lee was later suspended for 12 years in a separate match-fixing investigation.

2017: Gordon Strachan left his position as Scotland head coach after a 2-2 draw in Slovenia four days earlier had ended their hopes of World Cup qualification.

QUICK QUIZ

1 David Luiz returned to Chelsea in 2016 from which club?

2 Which two neigbouring sides will contest the 2018 Antrim GAA Senior Club Championship final?

3 Colin Montgomerie famously never won a major in golf, but how many times was he a runner-up?

4 Which country finished bottom of the Six Nations table this year?

5 Name Belfast fighter Carl Frampton's next opponent.

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, October 12)

SOCCER: Nations League, Croatia v England - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; European Under-21 Championship qualifying, Germany v Norway - Eurosport 1 1845.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Leinster v Wasps - BT Sport 2 1900; Principality Premiership, Bedwas v Cardiff - BBC Two Wales 1900; Currie Cup, Pumas v Golden Lions - Sky Sports Action 1755; New Zealand Premiership, Taranaki v Wellington - Sky Sports Main Event 0730.

GOLF: British Masters - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0930; CIMB Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0400 (Sat).

CRICKET: Second one-day international, South Africa v Zimbabwe - Sky Sports Cricket 1655.

TENNIS: Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports Action 0600; Hong Kong Open - BT Sport 1 0700; Upper Austria Ladies Linz - Eurosport 1 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB, National League Championship Series, Milwaukee Brewers v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sat).

SPORT: Youth Olympics - Eurosport 2 1830.

CYCLING: Tour of Turkey - Eurosport 1 1300.

HORSE RACING: From Newmarket and York - ITV4 1330.

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 13)

SOCCER: Nations League, Republic of Ireland v Denmark - Sky Sports Main Event 2030; National League, Halifax v Chesterfield - BT Sport 1 1700.

CRICKET: Second one-day international, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0600.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Grand Final, Wigan v Warrington - Sky Sports Main Event 1700.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Bath v Toulouse - Channel 4 and BT Sport 2 1230; Exeter v Munster - BT Sport 2 1500; Ulster v Leicester - BT Sport 2 1715; Principality Premiership, Ebbw Vale v Cross Keys - S4C 1700; Currie Cup, Griquas v Sharks and Blue Bulls v Western Province - Sky Sports Action 1355 and 1610; New Zealand Premiership, Counties Manukau v Canterbury - Sky Sports Action 0730.

GOLF: British Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1130 and Sky Sports Main Event 1330; CIMB Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0400 (Sun).

TENNIS: Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports Action 0930; Hong Kong Open - BT Sport 1 0700.

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes from Argentina - Eurosport 2 1800; British Superbikes from Brands Hatch, qualifying and race one - Eurosport 2 1100 and 1530.

BASEBALL: MLB, League Championship Series, Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, Philadelphia Flyers v Vegas Golden Knights and Chicago Blackhawks v St Louis Blues - eir Sport 1 1800 and 0130 (Sun).

CYCLING: Tour of Lombardy - Eurosport 1 1500; Tour of Turkey - Eurosport 1300 and 1630.

NETBALL: Sunshine Series, Jamaica v England - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0000 (Sun).

BOXING: European Lightweight Championship, Lewis Ritson v Francesco Patera - Sky Sports Action 1900; Commonwealth Bantamweight title, Lee McGregor v Thomas Essomba - Channel 5 2230.

HORSE RACING: Newmarket - ITV 1330.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Paris St Germain; 2 Cargin and Creggan; 3 Five; 4 Italy; 5 Josh Warrington.

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