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On This Day - April 19, 2014: Referee O'Mahoney in the spotlight as Cavan U21s lose out to Dublin

There were angry scenes at full-time as Cavan lost out

BIRTHDAYS

Harold 'Dickie' Bird (cricket) - Umpire who officiated in 66 Tests before his retirement in 1998, born 1933.

Trevor Francis (soccer) - First £1million footballer in Britain after moving to Nottingham Forest from Birmingham in 1979, also a former manager of QPR, Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham and Crystal Palace, born 1954.

Sue Barker (tennis) - British player who won the 1976 French Open, now a broadcaster, born 1956.

Richard Phelps (modern pentathlon) - First Briton to win the men's world title in 1993, born 1961.

Dame Kelly Holmes (athletics) - Olympic champion at 800 metres and 1500m at the 2004 Athens Games, born 1970.

Rivaldo (soccer) - Former Brazil, Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker and 1999 FIFA World Player of the Year, born 1972.

Jason Gillespie (cricket) - Retired Australian pace bowler, who also represented Yorkshire and Glamorgan and is now head coach at Sussex, born 1975.

Jussi Jaaskelainen (soccer) - Finnish former Bolton, West Ham and Wigan goalkeeper, born 1975.

Gabriel Heinze (soccer) - Former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Argentina defender, born 1978.

Valon Behrami (soccer) - Udinese's Switzerland midfielder, formerly at Watford, born 1985.

Joe Hart (soccer) - Burnley and England goalkeeper, born 1987.

Maria Sharapova (tennis) - Russian who won Wimbledon in 2004, the 2006 US Open, the 2008 Australian Open and 2012 French Open, born 1987.

Hector Herrera (soccer) - Porto and Mexico midfielder, born 1990.

Steve Cook (soccer) - Bournemouth defender, born 1991.

Matteo Manassero (golf) - Italian who won the 2010 Castello Masters in Spain to become youngest winner of an event on the European Tour, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY 

1897: The first Boston Marathon was held and won by John McDermott of New York. Run every April on Patriot's Day, it is the oldest annual race of its kind.

1958: Manchester United great Sir Bobby Charlton played the first of his 106 games for England, appearing in a 4-0 win over Scotland at Hampden Park.

2001: Liverpool reached their first European final for 16 years with a 1-0 win over Barcelona at Anfield. The Reds went on to win the UEFA Cup against Alaves.

2004: Australian snooker player Quinten Hann apologised after offering opponent Andy Hicks 'outside' following a row at the World Championship in Sheffield.

2005: The Football Association's bid to stage the 2007 Champions League final at the new Wembley failed after UEFA awarded the showpiece event to the Olympic Stadium in Athens. However, Glasgow's Hampden Park won the right to host the 2007 UEFA Cup final.

2007: Duncan Fletcher tendered his resignation as England cricket coach. He took charge of the team for the last time in the following Saturday's World Cup Super Eight match against the West Indies. Windies captain Brian Lara also announced that he would retire from all forms of international cricket after the same game.

2009: Paul Braniff led Down to a comfortable 1-23 to 4-5 win over Kerry to secure their Division Two status for the following season.

2010: Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu was banned from football for nine months for failing an anti-doping test while playing for Fiorentina.

2013: Mike Denness, the only Scotland-born cricketer to have captained England, died of cancer aged 72.

2014: Referee Derek O’Mahoney had to get an escort off the field as Cavan fans vented their fury following their 0-11 to 0-10 All-Ireland U21 semi-final defeat to Dublin.

2015: Patrick Horgan hit an incredible 0-17 tally as Cork defeated Dublin by a point in their NHL semi-final at Nowlan Park.2016: Sergio Aguero scored his 100th Premier League goal as Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

2018: The England and Wales Cricket Board proposed an eight-team men's and women's domestic competition of 100-balls-a-side to begin in 2020.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, April 19)

SOCCER: Championship, Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Football 1200, Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football 1930; League One, Burton v Portsmouth - Sky Sports Football 1430; Sunderland v Doncaster - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football 1700; Ligue 1, Lyon v Angers - BT Sport 1 1930.

CRICKET: One-Day Cup, Sussex v Surrey - Sky Sports Cricket 1255.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Hull FC v Hull KR - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Arena 1230, Wigan v St Helens - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Arena 1445.

GOLF: PGA Tour, RBC Heritage - Sky Sports Golf 1215.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 1900, San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds - BT Sport/ESPN 0300.

HORSE RACING: Lingfield - ITV4 1345.

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 20)

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester City v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1130, Newcastle v Southampton - BT Sport 1 1700; League Two, Accrington v Luton - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football 1715.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Saracens v Munster - BT Sport 2 1415; European Rugby Challenge Cup, La Rochelle v Sale Sharks - BT Sport 2 1715, Clermont v Harlequins - BT Sport 2 1945.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two, Eurosport 1 1000.

CRICKET: IPL, Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 1115.

GOLF: PGA Tour, RBC Heritage - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport/ESPN 2130, Milwaukee Brewers v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sun).

HORSE RACING: Musselburgh - ITV 4 1330.

UFC: Fight Night 149 - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

Quick quiz blitz

1. Gary Lineker scored twice for England against Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup quarter-final, but who put them ahead?

2. With which county did England all-rounder Moeen Ali begin his career?

3. Steelers, Sharks and Eagles are all sports teams from which British city?

4. In what year did Chris Froome win his first Tour de France?

5. Name the Derry minor manager.

ANSWERS: 1. David Platt; 2. Warwickshire; 3. Sheffield; 4. 2013; 5. Paddy Campbell

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