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On This Day - December 11 2016: Slaughtneil advanced to the All-Ireland club SFC semi-final

With Shane McGuigan grabbing 0-4, Slaughtneil beat St Kiernan's to reach the last four, where they defeated Leinster champions St Vincent's. They would lose the All-Ireland final on St Patrick's Day 2017, to Dr Crokes of Kerry.
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ON THIS DAY

1937: The biggest win in the Scottish League in the 20th century was recorded by Second Division side East Fife, who beat Edinburgh City 13-2.

1985: The 21 goals produced in a match between the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks equalled a 65-year-old NHL record for the highest-scoring game. Edmonton won the game 12-9.

2000: Murray Walker, aged 77 and the voice of Formula One for more than 50 years, announced he would retire from commentating at the end of the 2001 season.

2003: Jockey Francis Norton was suspended for four months after a Jockey Club disciplinary hearing into a failed drugs test.

2005: Former New Zealand wing Jonah Lomu made his debut for Cardiff Blues in a 25-10 victory at Calvisano in the Heineken Cup.

2006: Alan Pardew parted company with West Ham, with Alan Curbishley ultimately replacing him as manager at Upton Park.

2008: Corey Pavin was named as the captain of the United States team for the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010.

2011: Luke Donald became the first player to top golf's money list on both sides of the Atlantic in the same season after winning the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

2012: Arsenal suffered humiliation in the League Cup as they lost on penalties to Bradford, from League Two, after a 1-1 draw at Valley Parade. Bradford went on to beat Aston Villa in the semi-final before losing to Swansea in the final.

2014: McLaren announced Jenson Button would drive for them during the 2015 season, ending weeks of speculation that the Briton could leave the team.

2016: Ulster champions Slaughtneil beat London champions St Kiernan’s 2-11 to 0-5 in the All-Ireland club SFC quarter-final. 

BIRTHDAYS

Noel Lane (GAA) – former full forward with the Galway hurlers, and the winner of three All-Ireland medals with the Tribesmen, born 1954.

John Fenton (GAA) – former midfielder with the Cork hurlers, and the winner of two All-Ireland medals with the Rebels, born 1955.

Chris Hughton (soccer) - Brighton manager, born 1958.

Steve Nicol (soccer) - former Liverpool and Scotland defender, who coached the New England Revolution from 2002 to 2011, born 1961.

Mark Greatbatch (cricket) - former New Zealand batsman and head coach, born 1963.

Nigel Winterburn (soccer) - former Arsenal and West Ham defender, born 1963.

Fabrizio Ravanelli (soccer) - former Italy striker, who played in Britain for Middlesbrough, Derby and Dundee, born 1968.

Stig Inge Bjornebye (soccer) - former Liverpool, Blackburn and Norway defender, born 1969.

Leighton Baines (soccer) - Everton left-back, born 1984.

Tim Southee (cricket) - New Zealand fast bowler, born 1988.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which club did Tottenham buy Dele Alli from in 2015?

2. Which two clubs did legendary Cork hurler Christy Ring play for?

3. Miles Maclagan, Mark Petchy and Brad Gilbert have all coached which tennis player?

4. Which horse won the 2017 Grand National at Aintree?

5. Which club tops the senior football championship roll of honour in Tyrone?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, December 11)

GAA: Classic GAA: Tipperary v Kilkenny. Action from the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championshp final - eir Sport 1 0730.

GAA: Classic GAA: Dublin v Galway 2013. A vintage encounter between Dublin and Galway from 2013 - eir Sport 1 2000.

GAA: Classic GAA: Tipperary v Kilkenny. Action from the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championshp final - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: Champions League, Schalke v Lokomotiv Moscow - BT Sport 1 1730, Galatasaray v Porto - BT Sport 1 1745, Liverpool v Napoli - BT Sport 2 1900, Barcelona v Tottenham - BT Sport 3 1915, Inter v PSV - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

HOCKEY: FIH Hockey World Cup - BT Sport 1 1045.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 12)

GAA: Classic GAA: Clare v Offaly 1995. Action from Clare v Offaly in the 1995 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championshp final - eir Sport 1 0730.

GAA: Classic GAA: Dublin v Mayo from 2013 =- 2130 - eir Sport 1 2000.

GAA: Classic GAA: Clare v Offaly 1995. Action from Clare v Offaly in the 1995 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championshp final - eir Sport 1 2130.

SOCCER: Champions League, Real Madrid v CSKA Moscow - BT Sport 1 1730, Viktoria Plzen v Roma - BT Sport/ESPN 1745, Manchester City v Hoffenheim - BT Sport 2 1900, Young Boys v Juventus - BT Sport/ESPN 2000.

GOLF: European Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship Par Three Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1100.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, New Orleans Pelicans v Oklahoma City Thunder - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Thu).

HOCKEY: FIH Hockey World Cup - BT Sport 1 1045.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. MK Dons; 2. Cloyne and Glen Rovers; 3. Andy Murray; 4. One For Arthur; 5. Carrickmore.

 

 

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