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On This Day - Nov 7 2004: Slaughtneil and Crossmaglen drew 0-14 to 1-11 in the Ulster Club SFC quarter-final

Paul Bradley's late free earned the Derry champions a draw against Crossmaglen. A week later, the Armagh men squeezed through by a single point and would go on to lift the Ulster title that year.  
PA and Sean O'Neill

ON THIS DAY

1978: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney died. He beat Jack Dempsey on points to win the title in 1926 and a year later retained it with another points win over Dempsey. Tunney retired as undefeated champion in 1928.

1987: Manchester City's Tony Adcock, Paul Stewart and David White all scored hat-tricks in their team's 10-1 demolition of Huddersfield. It was the fifth time three players had scored hat-tricks in the same Football League match.

2004: In Maghera, Slaughtneil and Crossmaglen drew 0-14 to 1-11 in the Ulster Club SFC.

2004: Paula Radcliffe won the New York Marathon.

2005: Graham Rix was appointed as first-team coach of Hearts. He was sacked by the Edinburgh club in March 2006.

2009: David Haye won his WBA heavyweight title fight against Nikolai Valuev on points in Nuremberg.

2010: After Jenson Button was left unharmed following an armed attack on his car, Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix.

2011: Wigan centre Joel Tomkins switched codes to join Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. He would later return to the Warriors.

2012: Sebastian Coe was elected as the new chairman of the British Olympic Association.

2014: Formula One team Marussia officially went out of business, with the loss of more than 200 jobs.

2017: David Moyes was named as the new West Ham manager.

BIRTHDAYS

Ollie Moran (GAA) – former Limerick hurler, born 1987.

Lucinda Green (equestrian) - six-time winner of Badminton three-day event, born 1953.

Mark Hateley (soccer) - former Rangers and England striker, born 1961.

John Barnes (soccer) - former Liverpool and England midfielder, born 1963.

Mark Philippoussis (tennis) - former Australian player who was a finalist at Wimbledon in 2003, born 1976.

Rio Ferdinand (soccer) - former Manchester

United and England defender, born 1978.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (soccer) - former Celtic, Hull and Holland striker, born 1978.

James Franklin (cricket) - former New Zealand all-rounder and ex-Middlesex captain, born 1980.

David De Gea (soccer) - Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Michael Carrick, Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley all played their youth football at which famous Newcastle club?

2. Who was man of the match in the 2011 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final?

3. How many All-Ireland SHC titles did Kilkenny win in the first decade of the 2000s?

4. How many times has Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or?

5. Kings, Clippers, Galaxy, Dodgers and Lakers are all sports teams from which American city?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, November 7)

GAA: GAA Classics: Kerry v Offaly 1982. A chance to see the memorable All-Ireland Football final between Kerry and Offaly from 1982, as two of the top teams in the country at that time battled it out in one of the best showpiece games the sport has ever seen - eir Sport 1 0730. 

SOCCER: Champions League, Valencia v Young Boys - BT Sport 1 1730; CSKA Moscow v Roma - BT Sport/ESPN 1745; Juventus v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1900; Viktoria Plzen v Real Madrid - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; UEFA Youth League, Juventus Under-19 v Manchester United Under-19 - BT Sport 2 1500.

CRICKET: First Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event 0415.

TENNIS: ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1300 and 1830.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV4 and eir Sport 1 1245 and 1845.

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

Tomorrow (Thursday, November 8)

GAA: GAA Classics: Dublin v Donegal 1992. Action from the 1992 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final at Croke Park – eir Sport 1 0730.

SOCCER: Europa League: Fenerbahce v Anderlecht - BT Sport/ESPN 1545; BATE Borisov v Chelsea - BT Sport 2 1715; Lazio v

Marseille - BT Sport/ESPN 1745; Arsenal v Sporting Lisbon - BT Sport 2 2000; Real Betis v AC Milan - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

CRICKET: First Test, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports

Main Event 0415; Second ODI, Australia v South Africa - BT Sport 1 0300 (Fri).

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 0800, Sky Sports Main Event 1200; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1800.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV4 and eir Sport 1 1245 and 1845.

TENNIS: ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Action 1300 and 1830, Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers v Carolina Panthers - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1300.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Wallsend Boys; 2. Kevin Nolan; 3. Seven; 4. Five; 5. Los Angeles

 

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