On This Day - October 15 2011: Burren made it back-to-back Down SFC titles with a 2-14 to 2-3 defeat of Clonduff

Donal O'Hare, pictured above in action for Down, helped himself to 1-5 (0-3 frees) of Burren's total in the 2011 Down SFC final. His display earned him the 'Starman' accolade in the Irish News, with the then 20-year-old being described as " a real prospect". Picture: Philip Walsh
PA and Sean O'Neill


1887: Preston beat Hyde United 26-0 in a first round FA Cup tie to set an English goalscoring record.

1968: David Hemery won the Olympic 400 metres hurdles title in Mexico City.

2002: Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane was fined a record £150,000 and banned for five weeks by the Football Association over comments in his autobiography referring to a controversial tackle on Alf- Inge Haaland.

2003: Sammy McIlroy resigned as Northern Ireland manager.

2004: Andy Robinson was appointed full time head coach of the England rugby union team.

2010: New England Sports Ventures - now known as Fenway Sports Group - announced it had completed its takeover of Liverpool.

2011: The Football Association announced it would investigate after referee Andre Marriner "was made aware of an allegation" that Patrice Evra was racially abused by Luis Suarez in the day's 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield. Suarez was eventually given an eight-match ban and £40,000 fine.

2012: Cricket South Africa accepted an apology from England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier over comments he made regarding the involvement of South African players in the Kevin Pietersen text row.

2013: England beat Poland 2-0 at Wembley through goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

2014: Australia rugby league star Jarryd Hayne surprisingly quit the sport to pursue a career in American football. He has since returned to play in the NRL.

2016: Tony Bellew retained his WBC world cruiserweight title in emphatic style with a third round stoppage of BJ Flores and then jumped out of the ring to challenge David Haye, who was in attendance at ringside.


Dick McTaggart (boxing) - Great Britain's 1956 Olympic lightweight champion, born 1935.

Jorge Campos (soccer) - former Mexico goalkeeper famous for his colourful kits, born 1966.

Didier Deschamps (soccer) - France coach and former midfielder who lifted the World Cup as captain of Les Bleus in 1998 and coach in 2018, born 1968.

Craig Chalmers (rugby union) - former Scotland and Lions stand-off, born 1968.

Jamie Cox (cricket) - Australian former Somerset captain, born 1969.

Andy Cole (soccer) - former Manchester United and England striker, born 1971.

David Trezeguet (soccer) - former France striker, born 1977.

Paul Robinson (soccer) - former England, Leeds, Tottenham and Blackburn goalkeeper, born 1979.

Elena Dementieva (tennis) - 2008 Olympic singles champion, now retired, born 1981.

Mesut Ozil (soccer) - Arsenal and Germany midfielder, born 1988.


1. Who was the Waterford hurling goalkeeper for their two Munster senior hurling titles in 2002 and 2004?

2. Who beat Andy Murray to reach the semi-finals at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships?

3. What was footballer Dennis Bergkamp's shirt number for Arsenal?

4. Gold medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh is associated with which sport?

5. Who captained Westmeath to their 2004 Leinster SFC title?

(See answers at bottom)


Monday, October 15

GAA: GAA 2018, highlights of the weekend's GAA action from all around Ireland - TG4 2000.

GAA: Classic GAA, Mayo v Dublin from 2006 - eir Sport 1 2130.

GAA: Classic GAA, Offaly v Limerick from 1994 - eir Sport 1 2300.

SOCCER: UEFA Nations League, Spain v England - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers - Sky Sports Action 0100 (Tues).

BASEBALL: MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Tues).

SPORT: Youth Olympics - Eurosport 2 1730.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Luxembourg Open - BT Sport 2 1200; Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 1230.

Tuesday, October 16

GAA: Classic GAA, Kerry v Dublin from 2001 - eir Sport 1 2130.

GAA: Classic GAA, Clare v Offaly from 1998 - eir Sport 1 2300.

SOCCER: UEFA Nations League, Republic of Ireland v Wales - Sky Sports Main Event 1900 & S4C 1925, Armenia v Macedonia - Sky Sports Main Event 1700, Kazakhstan v Andorra - Sky Sports Main Event 1455; European Under-21 Championship, Germany v Republic of Ireland - Eurosport 2 1715.

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 1 2200; Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 0200 (Weds).

SPORT: Youth Olympics - Eurosport 2 1930.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

TENNIS: WTA, Luxembourg Open - BT Sport 2 0900; Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 0900 & 1800.

Quick Quiz answers: 1. Stevie Brenner; 2. Sam Querrey; 3. 10; 4. Hockey; 5. David O'Shaughnessy.

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