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On This Day - Oct 25, 2015: McNaughton goal breaks Slaughtneil hearts

 Christy McNaughton found the net in the Ulster final

BIRTHDAYS

Kornelia Ender (swimming) - four-time 1976 Olympic champion, who later admitted to being part of the East German doping programme, born 1958.

Michael Lynagh (rugby union) - former Australia fly-half, born 1963.

Paul Anderson (rugby league) - former St Helens, Bradford and Great Britain prop, born 1971.

Birgit Prinz (soccer) - former Germany women's international, named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and runner-up on five other occasions, born 1977.

Russell Anderson (soccer) - former Scotland, Aberdeen and Derby defender, born 1978.

Shaun Wright-Phillips (soccer) - former England, QPR, Chelsea and Manchester City winger, born 1981.

Darron Gibson (soccer) - Wigan and Republic of Ireland midfielder, formerly with Manchester United, born 1987.

Asha Philip (athletics) - Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth relay medallist, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY

1983: West Ham became the first team to score 10 goals in a League Cup match, beating Bury 10-0 in a second-round, second-leg match.

1989: Oldham's Frankie Bunn set a League Cup individual scoring record when he put six goals past Scarborough in a 7-0 Boundary Park annihilation.

1996: Ray Harford resigned as manager of Blackburn - 16 months after taking over from the championship-winning Kenny Dalglish - with the club bottom of the Premier League after picking up only four points in 10 winless matches.

1998: David O'Leary was announced as the new manager of Leeds, replacing George Graham who had moved back to London to take charge of Tottenham.

2007: Martin Jol was controversially sacked as manager of Tottenham while Bolton appointed Gary Megson as their new boss.

2008: A year to the day after Jol's sacking, his successor at Tottenham, Juande Ramos, was also dismissed. Portsmouth revealed they had given manager Harry Redknapp permission to speak to Spurs about the new vacancy at White Hart Lane.

2010: Brian McClennan quit as head coach of Super League side Leeds.

2011: Dual-code Wales international Gareth Thomas retired from all forms of rugby.

2014: Down’s Jonny McCusker was amongst the scorers as Ireland overturned a first-leg deficit to defeat Scotland in the hurling-shinty series at Pairc Esler.

2015:Cushendall were crowned Ulster champions after an extra-time thriller with Slaughtneil. The Antrim champions eventually won 1-24 to 3-17 with Christy McNaughton grabbing their crucial goal.

2016: Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto died at the age of 72.

2017: Claude Puel was appointed as Leicester's new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. At which club did Gareth Southgate start his senior career?

2. Who won the Ulster Camogie Intermediate title last week?

3. Name Great Britain's Fed Cup captain.

4. Nico Rosberg began his Formula One career with which team?

5. The Calgary Flames are a franchise in which sport?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, October 25)

SOCCER: Europa League, Sporting Lisbon v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 1715, RB Leipzig v Celtic - BT Sport 3, 1715, AC Milan v Real Betis - BT Sport/ESPN 1745, Chelsea v BATE Borisov - BT Sport 2 2000, Rangers v Spartak Moscow - BTSport 3, 2000, Marseille v Lazio - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, Shanghai - Sky Sports Golf 0300 (Fri), Sky Sports Main Event 0500 (Fri).

TENNIS: WTA, Tennis Finals, Singapore - BT Sport 1 0845; ATP, Erste Bank Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1200, Swiss Indoors - Sky Sports Main Event 2000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Philadelphia 76ers v Milwaukee Bucks - Sky Sports Arena 0230 (Fri).

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0600; Six Day London - Eurosport 1 2000.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship, Spain - BT Sport 2 1100.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP Australia - BT Sport 2 1045.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Houston Texans v Miami Dolphins - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

DARTS: European Championship, Germany - ITV4 1900.

Tomorrow (Friday, October 26)

SOCCER: Championship, QPR v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Freiburg v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 2 1930; Ligue 1, Nimes v St Etienne - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; A-League, Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 2 0945; WSL, Manchester City Women v Reading Women - BT Sport 1 1945.

RUGBY UNION: PRO14, Southern Kings v Scarlets - eir Sport 1 1755.

GOLF: World Golf Championships, Shanghai - Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event 0400 (Sat); PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Tennis Finals, Singapore - BT Sport 1 0845; ATP, The Erste Bank Open - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1200.

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, Mexico Grand Prix Practice 1 - Sky Sports F1 1545 & eir Sport 1555, Practice 2 - Sky Sports F1 1945 & eir Sport 1 1955.

CYCLING: Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0630, Six Day London - Eurosport 1 2000.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes - Eurosport 2 0200 (Sat); MotoGP Australia - BT Sport 2 2300 and BT Sport 2 0200 (Sat).

DARTS: European Championship, Germany - eir Sport 1 and ITV4 1245, ITV4 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, World Series game three - BT Sport 1 0030 (Sat).

BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Golden State Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event 0030.

Answers: 1. Crystal Palace; 2. Clonduff; 3. Anne Keothavong; 4. Williams; 5. Ice hockey.

 

 

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