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On This Day - April 20, 2008: Five off in first 15 minutes as Dublin and Meath clash

 Dublin won the match but the game had some ugly scenes

BIRTHDAYS

Maurice Bamford (rugby league) - former Great Britain coach, born 1936.

Raymond Van Barneveld (darts) - former PDC world champion, born 1967.

Alan McLoughlin (soccer) - former Portsmouth, Swindon and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1967.

Shay Given (soccer) - former Stoke and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, born 1976.

ON THIS DAY

1912: The Boston Red Sox opened Fenway Park, which is now the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

1981: Steve Davis won the first of his six world snooker titles by beating Doug Mountjoy 18-12 in the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

2007: Peter Moores was named as the permanent successor to Duncan Fletcher as England coach.

2008: Dublin’s victory over Meath was marred by a lack of discipline with five straight red cards dished out in the first 15 minutes.

2013: A late Cavan comeback fell just short as they lost 1-11 to 0-15 to Cork in the All-Ireland U21 Football semi-final.

2014: John Power’s goal proved crucial as Kilkenny defeated Galway to qualify for their fourth NHL Division One final in a row.

2016: Celtic manager Ronny Deila announced his decision to leave the club at the end of the season. The Norwegian guided the Hoops to two league titles and one Scottish Cup in his two seasons.

2017: Germaine Mason, who won high jump silver for Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, died in a motorcycle crash in Jamaica.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Which course is the 2019 Open Championship being played at?

2 Roy Hodgson began his professional football career at which club?

3 Who is the Monaghan minor manager?

4 Who is the highest-ranked non-EU men's tennis player?

5 Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam is manager of which club in his native Holland?

Answers 1 Royal Portrush; 2 Crystal Palace; 3 Mark Counihan 4 Novak Djokovic (number one); 5 PEC Zwolle.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, April 20)

SOCCER: Premier League, Man 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.

Tomorrow (Sunday, April 21)

GAELIC GAMES: Cork SHC, Killeagh v Na Piarsaigh – TG4 1345; Cork SHC, Glen Rovers v Midleton – TG4 1530; Limerick SHC, Na Piarsaigh v Tobair Phádraig  (deferred) – TG4 1720.

SOCCER: Premier League, Everton v Man Utd - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1230, Cardiff v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1530; Ligue 1, Paris St Germain v Monaco - BT Sport 1 1945.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Leinster v Toulouse - Channel 4 1445 & BT Sport 2 1430.

SNOOKER: World Championship - BBC Two & Eurosport 1000.

CRICKET: IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders - BT Sport 1 & BT Sport/ESPN 1115, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings - BT Sport 1 & BT Sport/ESPN 1530.

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

NETBALL: Super League, Surrey Storm v Severn Stars - Sky Sports Action 1545, Team Bath v Saracens Mavericks - Sky Sports Action 1745.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs, Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers - Sky Sports Arena 2030.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Kansas City Royals - BT Sport 2 1800, Los Angeles Angels v Seattle Mariners - BT Sport/ESPN 2100, Cleveland Indians v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport 1 0000 (Mon).

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