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On This Day - March 18, 2012: Carr drives Down to win over Dublin

Aidan Carr scored five points on a good day for the Mourne county 

BIRTHDAYS

Ron Atkinson (soccer) - former Manchester United and Aston Villa manager, born 1939.

David Lloyd (cricket) - former England and Lancashire batsman and coach, now a commentator, born 1947.

Paul Elliott (soccer) - former Celtic, Chelsea and Aston Villa defender, born 1964.

Temuri Ketsbaia (soccer) - former Georgia international who played for Newcastle, Wolves and Dundee, born 1968.

Shaun Udal (cricket) - former England, Hampshire and Middlesex off-spinner, born 1969.

Danny Murphy (soccer) - former England, Liverpool and Fulham midfielder, born 1977.

Willy Sagnol (soccer) - former France and Bayern Munich defender, born 1977.

Fabian Cancellara (cycling) - double Olympic time-trial champion from Switzerland, born 1981.

Timo Glock (motor racing) - former F1 driver from Germany, now racing in DTM, born 1982.

Antonio Barreca (soccer) - Monaco full-back, on loan at Newcastle United, born 1995.

Ross McCrorie (soccer) - Rangers defender and Scotland Under-21 captain, born 1998.

Diogo Dalot (soccer) - Manchester United full-back, born 1999.

ON THIS DAY

1949: Snooker player Alex Higgins was born. The Northern Irishman was world champion in 1972 and 1982 but his career was overshadowed by controversy, including head-butting a referee at the UK Championship in 1986. A heavy drinker and smoker, Higgins was plagued by ill health for many years and died in July 2010 at the age of 61.

2001: Henrik Larsson scored a hat-trick as Celtic beat Kilmarnock 3-0 in the CIS Insurance Cup final despite having Chris Sutton sent off.

2003: Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf escaped with a two-match ban after spitting at Celtic spectators. He later faced legal action.

2005: Sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou were cleared by the Greek Athletics Federation of deliberately missing drug tests on the eve of the 2004 Olympic Games.

2006: France's 21-16 win over Wales at the Millennium Stadium proved enough for Les Bleus to win the Six Nations title.

2007: Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer - a former England batsman - died after being found unconscious in his hotel room in Jamaica at the Cricket World Cup.

2008: Darrell Hair was reinstated as a Test umpire by the ICC, nearly two years after he officiated in the controversial Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval.

2012: Aidan Carr hit five points as Down recorded a brilliant 0-15 to 1-10 win over Dublin in Newry.

2017: Donegal earned a double scores win over Tyrone in a feisty encounter, the Tir Chonaill men winning the Division One meeting 0-12 to 0-6.

2018: Ryan Wylie came off the bench to grab a goal as Monaghan defeated Donegal 1-16 to 1-10 in their Division One clash in Clones.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Monday, March 18)

GAELIC GAMES: MacRory Cup final, St Michael’s v Omagh CBS – BBC2 1300.

SOCCER: League Two, Mansfield v Lincoln - Sky Sports Main Event 1945.

CRICKET: Test, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 2155 and Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

CYCLING: Tirreno-Adriatico - Eurosport 2 1240.

NETBALL: Superleague, Loughborough Lightning v Wasps - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1845.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport//ESPN 1700, Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds - BT Sport//ESPN 2000.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 19)

CRICKET: T20, South Africa v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1555 and Sky Sports Main Event 1600; Test, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 2155 and Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

TENNIS: WTA, Miami Open - BT Sport 1 1600.

SNOOKER: Tour Championship - ITV4 1245.

CYCLING: Tirreno-Adriatico - Eurosport 2 1240.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Which footballer won the golden boot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia?

2 Who is the manager of St Michael’s, Enniskillen?

3 What nationality is Simona Halep, the world number two women's tennis player?

4 Which American golfer won his only major championship at the 1992 Masters?

5 Which city hosted the Summer Olympics in 2004?

Answers: 1. Harry Kane; 2. Dominic Corrigan; 3. Romanian; 4. Fred Couples; 5. Athens.

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