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GAA Videos: On This Day - Jan 2 1967: Francois Pienaar, South Africa's World Cup-winning captain, is born

In this June 24 1995 file photo South African rugby captain Francios Pienaar (right) receives the Rugby World Cup trophy from President Nelson Mandela left who wears a South African rugby shirt after South Africa defeated New Zealand in the finals in Johannesburg. Picture by AP Photo/Ross Setford File

ON THIS DAY 

1930: King's Park's Jim Dyet marked his debut with a British league record eight goals in the Scottish League Division Two defeat of Forfar.

1939: A crowd of 118,567 watched Rangers play Celtic at Ibrox.

1971: A barrier collapsed during a Rangers v Celtic fixture at Ibrox. As a result 66 spectators were killed and 145 injured.

2000: Manchester United arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the World Club Challenge guarded by armed police on round-the-clock duty.

2013: Liverpool signed Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge on a long-term contract.

2014: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed Cardiff manager, just six days after the sacking of Malky Mackay.

2016: Sussex fast bowler Matthew Hobden died aged 22.

2017: Michael van Gerwen completed a remarkable 12 months by claiming his second PDC World Championship title with a stunning 7-3 victory over Gary Anderson at Alexandra Palace.

BIRTHDAYS

Francois Pienaar (rugby union) - South Africa's 1995 World Cup-winning captain, born 1967.

Reuben Thorne (rugby union) - former New Zealand captain, born 1975.

Jonathan Greening (soccer) - former Manchester United, Middlesbrough, West Brom and Nottingham Forest midfielder, born 1979.

Maxi Rodriguez (soccer) - Penarol's former Argentina, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid forward, born 1981.

Ivan Dodig (tennis) - Croatian tennis player, born 1985.

Loic Remy (soccer) - Former Chelsea striker, now at Lille, born 1987.

Davide Santon (soccer) - Roma and Italy defender, formerly with Newcastle, born 1991.

Paulo Gazzaniga (soccer) - Tottentham's Argentinian goalkeeper, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which club did Salthill-Knocknacarra defeat by one point to win the 2006 GAA All-Ireland Club Football Championship title?

2 Niko Kovac is coach of which football team?

3 Who won the Formula One world title in 2009?

4 In golf, who is the only non-American in the top five of the men's world rankings?

5 Who beat Kerry to win the 2008 GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title?

(See quiz answers and GAA Videos at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Wednesday, January 2)

SOCCER: Premier League, Newcastle United v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1930.

CRICKET: Fourth Test, Australia v India - BT Sport 1 2300; BBL, Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers - BT Sport 2 0800;

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Shenzhen Open - BT Sport/ESPN 0600 and 0300 (Thurs); ASB Classic - BT Sport 2 2300; Hopman Cup, Australia v Spain - Eurosport 2 0930; ATP Tour, Brisbane International - Eurosport 1 0300 (Thurs).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Celtics v Minnesota Timberwolves - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0100. (Thurs).

Tomorrow (Thursday, January 3)

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester City v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

CRICKET: Fourth Test, Australia v India - BT Sport 1 2300; One-day international, New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600; Second Test, South Africa v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0900; BBL, Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers - BT Sport 2

0800.

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Sydney International - BT Sport 1 0800; ATP Tour, Brisbane International - Eurosport 2 0900 and 0500 (Fri); WTA Tour, Brisbane International - BT Sport 1 1030 and 0330 (Fri); Hopman Cup, Greece v Switzerland - Eurosport 2 1100; WTA Tour, Shenzhen Open - BT Sport/ESPN 0500 (Fri).

GOLF: PGA Tour, The Sentry Tournament of Champions - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 2300.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA 0330 (Fri).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 St Gall's, Belfast; 2 Bayern Munich; 3 Jenson Button; 4 Justin Rose; 5 Tyrone

 

 

 

 

 

 

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