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On This Day - Sep 14, 1947: Cavan defeat Kerry to win All Ireland The Polo Grounds in New York City

'The Fairytale in New York' by Paul Fitzpatrick tells the tales of the 1947 All-Ireland SFC Final between his county Cavan and Kerry.

ON THIS DAY:

1868: The 17-year-old Tom Morris registered the first hole-in-one in the Open when he aced the 166-yard eighth hole at Prestwick. Tom went on to beat his father, Old Tom, by three strokes and become the youngest winner of the championship.

1891: Wolves' John Heath scored the first penalty in the Football League, netting against Accrington.

1905: The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT), the oldest surviving motorcar race in the world, was first contested.

1947: The All Ireland Senior Football Championship Final between Cavan and Kerry was played at The Polo Grounds, New York City. Cavan won the game 2-11 to 2-7, with Peter Donohue’s eight points from frees earning him the nickname “The Babe Ruth of Gaelic Football”.

1955: Kidderminster Harriers and Brierley Hill Alliance became the first sides to play an FA Cup tie under floodlights.

1963: George Best made his debut for Manchester United in a 1-0 win over West Brom at Old Trafford.

2010: Former Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan was struck off by the Health Professions Council conduct and competence committee following his role in the Bloodgate scandal. He successfully appealed in January 2011 and was reinstated.

2015: Former Yorkshire and England captain Brian Close died at the age of 84.

2016: Leicester won their first ever Champions League game 3-0 against Club Brugge, with Riyad Mahrez scoring twice after Marc Albrighton's opener.

2018: Dan Evans put a painful 18 months behind him by making a spectacular return to Davis Cup action, beating Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in a five-set thriller in Glasgow.

 George Best made his debut for Manchester United in September 1963

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Paul Allott (cricket) - former England bowler now Lancashire director of cricket, born 1956.

Kepler Wessels (cricket) - former opening batsman who played 24 Tests for Australia and then captained South Africa in the post-Apartheid era, born 1957.

Jeff Crowe (cricket) - former New Zealand batsman, now an ICC match referee, born 1958.

Hicham El Guerrouj (athletics) - Moroccan former middle-distance runner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and 1,500m world record holder, born 1974.

Ben Cohen (rugby union) - former winger and England World Cup winner, born 1978.

Stuart Fielden (rugby league) - Former Huddersfield Giants prop, born 1979.

Steven Naismith (soccer) - Hearts and Scotland forward, born 1986.

Douglas Costa (soccer) - Juventus and Brazil winger, born 1990.

Kieran Sadlier (soccer - Doncaster and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1994.

Dominic Solanke (soccer) - Bournemouth striker, born 1997.

QUICK QUIZ BLITS

1. Who did Manchester United beat in the 1999 FA Cup final to secure the second leg of their famous treble?
2. Who were the last nation other than New Zealand to win the Rugby World Cup?
3. Which Italian club are managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte?
4. Which horse won the 2019 Grand National?
5. Which two football clubs contest the Old Farm derby?

TODAY'S TV
Today (Saturday, September 14)
CRICKET: Ashes, England v Australia fifth Test - Sky Sports The Ashes 1000 and Sky Sports Main Event 1030 &; 1430
SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v Newcastle - BT Sport 1 1200, Norwich v Manchester City - Sky Sports Premier League 1700 & Sky Sports Main Event 1730; Championship, Fulham v West Brom - Sky Sports Main Event 1230; National League, Wrexham v Sutton - BT Sport 1 1700; Bundesliga, RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1715
GOLF: Solheim Cup, day two - Sky Sports Golf 0730; PGA Tour Golf, Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports Golf 2000 & Sky Sports Main Event 2030
SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 2 - 0655 & 1230
MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, San Marino Grand Prix practice, qualifying - BT Sport 2 0800; Motocross World Championship, China - Eurosport 2 0500
CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1030; Tour of Britain - ITV4 1045
TENNIS: WTA, Jiangxi Open - BT Sport/ESPN 0900; Japan Open - BT Sport 1 0330
HORSE RACING: Doncaster - ITV 1330
Tomorrow (Sunday, September 15)
CRICKET: Ashes, England v Australia fifth Test - Sky Sports The Ashes 1000
SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1300, Watford v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1600; Bundesliga, Hoffenheim v Freiburg - BT Sport 1 1415, Paderborn v Schalke - BT Sport 1 1645; Ligue 1 game - BT Sport 1 1945
GOLF: Solheim Cup, day three - Sky Sports Golf 1030; Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports Golf 2000
CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana - Eurosport 1 1530; Montreal Grand Prix - Eurosport 1 2030
GRIDIRON: NFL, live matches (TBC) Sky Sports Action 1700, 2125 & Sky Sports Main Event 1900 & 2130, Atlanta Falcons v Philadelphia Eagles 0110
SNOOKER: Shanghai Masters - Eurosport 2 - 0655 & 1230
MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, San Marino Grand Prix races - BT Sport 2 0930; Motocross World Championship, China - Eurosport 2 0600
MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship, Turkey - BT Sport 1 0730 & 1100; World Rallycross - BT Sport/ESPN 1200
BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v Los Angeles Dodgers- BT Sport/ESPN 0000

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ ANSWERS:

1 Newcastle; 2 South Africa, in 2007; 3 Inter Milan; 4; Tiger Roll; 5 Norwich and Ipswich

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