On This Day - March 16, 2013: Cavanagh and O'Neill help Tyrone to victory over Dublin at Croke Park

Sean Cavanagh scored four points at Croke Park


Carlos Bilardo (soccer) - former Argentina coach who won the 1986 World Cup, born 1939.

Cliff Lazarenko (darts) - British four-time World Championship semi-finalist, born 1952.

Heath Streak (cricket) - former Zimbabwe and Warwickshire captain, now working with Somerset, born 1974.

Joe Denly (cricket) - Kent and England batsman, born 1986.

Theo Walcott (soccer) - Everton and England forward, born 1989.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (soccer) - Everton forward, born 1997


1872: The first FA Cup final was contested by the Wanderers and the Royal Engineers. A crowd of 2,000 at the Kennington Oval saw Wanderers striker Morton Betts score the only goal of the game.

1991: Simon Hodgkinson kicked five goals for England against France, taking his tally to a Five Nations championship record of 60 points for the season.

2001: George Graham was dismissed as Tottenham manager following a meeting with new executive vice-chairman David Buchler. He had been in charge at White Hart Lane for two and a half years.

2004: Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took his 500th Test wicket, bowling Australian tail-ender Michael Kasprowicz in the second Test in Kandy.

2008: Lewis Hamilton won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. He would go on to become world champion.

2009: West Ham and Sheffield United announced they had agreed an out-of-court settlement following their dispute over the Carlos Tevez affair.

2011: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was fined £30,000 and given a five-match touchline ban by the Football Association for comments he made about referee Martin Atkinson in the aftermath of the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.

2012: India batsman Sachin Tendulkar scored his record 100th international century, reaching the milestone in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

2013: Sean Cavanagh and Stevie O’Neill shared eight points as Tyrone defeated Dublin at Croke Park in Division One.

2014: Mark Lynch helped himself to 1-8 at Derry defeated Dublin by six points at Celtic Park.

2016: Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League - despite a first goal for the club from Mohamed Elneny - after losing 3-1 at Barcelona for a 5-1 aggregate defeat.

2018: The use of video assistant referees at the 2018 World Cup in Russia was given the rubber stamp by the FIFA Council.


Today (Saturday, March 16)

GAELIC GAMES: NFL, Dublin v Tyrone – eir Sport 1 1800; NFL, Kerry v Mayo – RTE2/eir Sport 2 1800; NHL, Galway v Wexford – TG4 1330; NHL, Clare v Waterford – TG4 1500.

SOCCER: FA Cup, Watford v Crystal Palace - BT Sport 2, Swansea v Manchester City - BT Sport 2 1720; Sky Bet Championship, Leeds v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Bundesliga 2, Hamburg v Darmstadt - BT Sport 1 1200

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations, Italy v France - ITV 1200, Wales v Ireland - BBC One 1430, England v Scotland - ITV 1615; Women's Six Nations - England v Scotland - Sky Sports Action 1930

FORMULA ONE: Australian Grand Prix - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1 0505 (Sun)

HORSE RACING: Uttoxeter - ITV4 0930

CRICKET: One-Day International, South Africa v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1055; Test Cricket, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 0955

GOLF: Players Championship - Sky Sports the Players from 1130 and Sky Sports Main Event from 1500; European Tour, Kenya Open - Sky Sports the Players 0930

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes - Eurosport 2 0530 (Sun)

UFC: Darren Till v Jorge Masvidal (plus undercard) - BT Sport 1 2000

CYCLING: Tirreno-Adriatico - Eurosport 2 1300

SNOOKER: Gibraltar Open - Eurosport 2 1800

CURLING: World Championships - Eurosport 1 1830

Tomorrow (Sunday, March 17)

GAELIC GAMES: All-Ireland Club SHC, Ballyhale Shamrocks v St Thomas’ – TG4 1330; All-Ireland Club SFC, Corofin v Dr Croke’s – TG4 1535.

SOCCER: FA Cup, Millwall v Brighton - BBC One 1340; Premier League - Fulham v Liverpool - Sky Sports Premier League 1330, Everton v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1615; Scottish Premiership, Dundee v Celtic - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; La Liga, Real Betis v Barcelona - ITV4 1930; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen - BT Sport 2 1230, Eintracht Frankfurt v Nurnberg - BT Sport 2 1430, Bayern Munich v Mainz - BT Sport 2 1645; Ligue 1 match TBC - BT Sport 2 1945

GOLF: Players Championship - Sky Sports the Players from 1700 and Sky Sports Main Event from 1900; European Tour, Kenya Open - Sky Sports the Players 0930

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Northampton v Saracens - BT Sport 1 1430

CRICKET: Test Cricket, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 0955

TENNIS: WTA Tennis, Indian Wells - BT Sport 1 2000

SNOOKER: Gibraltar Open - Eurosport 2 1800

CYCLING: Tirreno-Adriatico - Eurosport 2 1300


1. Rugby league side Wigan Warriors have won how many Challenge Cup titles - A) 18 B) 19 C) 21?

2. Ledley King scored the fastest ever Premier League goal when he found the net for Tottenham against which team after 10 seconds?

3. Who won the 2018 Premier League of Darts?

4. Which British boxer beat George Groves to be crowned WBA world super-middleweight champion in September last year?

5. Name the Louth football manager.

Answers: 1. B - 19; 2. Bradford; 3. Michael van Gerwen; 4. Callum Smith; 5. Wayne Kierans

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