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On this Day - November 26 1989: Joe 'The Goal' Gormley was born

Joe Gormley, who joined Cliftonville from Crumlin Star in 2011, is the club's all-time leading goalscorer. He broke Dr Kevin McGarry's previous record of 170 goals, when he smashed home a penalty against Crusaders at Seaview on October 5 this year. 
PA and Sean O'Neill

ON THIS DAY

1997: Newcastle's hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League ended with a 1-0 defeat to Barcelona.

2004: England finally arrived in Zimbabwe for their controversial one-day international tour. The team entered the country two days late in protest at a number of journalists being refused visas and consequently the schedule was reduced from five to four matches.

2006: Justin Rose won his first European Tour event in four years at the MasterCard Australian Masters in Huntingdale after carding a 12-under-par 276.

2007: Derby chairman Adam Pearson confirmed that the club had parted company with manager Billy Davies.

2009: Portsmouth announced Avram Grant as their new manager, replacing Paul Hart at the helm.

2014: Moeen Ali's maiden one-day international hundred was in vain in a 25-run defeat against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium.

BIRTHDAYS

Joe Lydon (rugby league) - Former Wigan, Widnes and Great Britain rugby league star and ex-England rugby union coach, born 1963.

Des Walker (soccer) - Former Nottingham Forest and England defender, born 1965.

Ridley Jacobs (cricket) - Former West Indies wicketkeeper, born 1967.

John Amaechi (basketball) - British former NBA basketball player, born 1970.

Ivan Basso (cycling) - Italian former cyclist, born 1977.

Campbell Walsh (canoeing) - Athens 2004 Olympic silver-medallist, born 1977.

Junior Stanislas (soccer) - Bournemouth winger, born 1989.

Danny Welbeck (soccer) - Arsenal and England striker, born 1990.

Manolo Gabbiadini (soccer) - Southampton striker, born 1991.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who was the first player to captain his county to three All-Ireland senior football titles?

2. Which two teams play their home games at the San Siro?

3. When did the Five Nations become the Six Nations with the introduction of Italy? a) 1998 b) 1999 c) 2000

4. Name the club that won six Connacht club football titles in a row in the 1980s?

5. What is the nickname of Sheffield's ice hockey team?

(See answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, November 26)

GAA: Classic GAA: Cork v Kerry from 2008 - eir Sport 1 0730.

GAA: GAA 2018: Highlights of all the GAA action from the weekend, including the latest matches in the AIB Club championships - TG4 2000.

SOCCER: Premier League, Burnley v Newcastle - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sport Premier League 1900.

CRICKET: Sri Lanka v England, third Test - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0600.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Houston Texans v Tennessee Titans - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0100 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 27)

GAA: Classic GAA: Cork v Galway from 2005 - eir Sport 1 0730.

SOCCER: Champions League, AEK Athens v Ajax - BT Sport 1 1730; CSKA Moscow v Viktoria Plzen - BT Sport 1945; Lyon v Manchester City - BT Sport and ESPN 2000; Roma v Real Madrid - BT Sport 2000; Championship, Leeds United v Reading - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

CRICKET: Sri Lanka v England, third Test, day five - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0600.

NETBALL: England v Uganda - Sky Sports Action 1900.

Quick Quiz answers: 1. John Kennedy (Dublin - 1891, 1892 and 1894); 2. AC Milan and Inter; 3. c; 4. Clann na nGael; 5. Steelers

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