Sport

On this Day, September 24 1998: Pádraic Joyce kicked six points as Galway took Kerry to a replay in the All-Ireland SFC final

Pádraic Joyce won 10 Allstars during his time on the Galway panel  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1776: The St Leger, the oldest of the five Classic races, was run for the first time at Doncaster. The race, which had only five runners, was won by the 2-1 favourite Allabucilia.

1975: Phil Bennett scored an international rugby union record 34 points for Wales against Japan in Tokyo.

1988: At the Seoul Olympics, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100 metres final in a world record time of 9.79 seconds. The time was expunged from the records and the gold medal taken from him when drug tests proved he had taken performance-boosting anabolic steroids.

1989: Europe retained the Ryder Cup following a 14-14 draw with the United States at the Belfry - only the second tied match in the cup's history. American Tom Kite registered the biggest individual win in the competition over 18 holes, beating Howard Clark 8&7.

1998: Pádraic Joyce kicked six points as Galway took Kerry to a replay in the All-Ireland SFC final. The Kingdom would win the rematch a fortnight later. 

2006: Europe won the Ryder Cup for the fifth time in six matches with a record-equalling 18 1/2 - 9 1/2 victory at the K Club, near Dublin.

2007: India beat Pakistan by five runs in Johannesburg to win cricket's World Twenty20 tournament.

2014: Bradley Wiggins won gold in the men's time-trial at the Road World Championships in Spain in a time of 56 minutes 25.52 seconds for the 47.1-kilometre route in Ponferrada to win by an emphatic margin of 26.23secs.

2016: Anthony Crolla's reign as WBA lightweight champion came to an end after a unanimous decision loss to Venezuelan Jorge Linares.

2017: Moeen Ali hit England's second-fastest one-day international century, going from 50 to 100 in an astonishing world-record 12 deliveries, in a 124-run victory against the West Indies at Bristol.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Ally McCoist (soccer) - Former Rangers manager and Scotland striker, born 1962.

Mike Phelan (soccer) - ex-Hull manager, formerly Manchester United midfielder and current assistant manager, born 1962.

Craig Burley (soccer) - Former Scotland, Celtic and Chelsea midfielder, born 1971.

Sean Long (rugby league) - Former Wigan, Widnes, St Helens, Hull and Great Britain scrum-half, born 1976.

Fabio Aurelio (soccer) - Former Liverpool and Valencia left-back, born 1979.

John Arne Riise (soccer) - Former Norway, Liverpool, Fulham and Roma left-back, born 1980.

Victoria Pendleton (cycling) - 2012 Olympic keirin and world sprint champion who retired after the London Games, and is now an amateur jockey, born 1980.

Oriol Romeu (soccer) - Southampton's Spanish midfielder, born 1991.

Owen Farrell (rugby union) - Saracens and England fly-half, born 1991.

Jack Sock (tennis) - American, winner of Wimbledon men's doubles in 2014 and 2018, born 1992.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which motorsport endurance event takes place at Circuit de la Sarthe?

2 Which Championship side play at Griffin Park?

3 Where will the 2023 Rugby World Cup be held?

4 Where will the 2020 Open Championship be held?

5. In which American sport do teams compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy?
(See answers below)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, September 24)

RUGBY UNION: World Cup, Russia v Samoa - ITV4 1045, eir Sport 1 1100.

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Portsmouth v Southampton - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Ligue 1, Dijon v Marseille - BT Sport 1 1800, Monaco v Nice - BT Sport 1 2000.

CRICKET: County Championship, Somerset v Essex - Sky Sports Cricket 1025, Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

TENNIS: WTA, Tashkent Open - BT Sport 2 0600; Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 0400 (Wed).

CYCLING: World Road Championships, elite women's time-trial - Eurosport 1 1430.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 2 0725.

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport//ESPN 1800.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 24)

RUGBY UNION: World Cup, Russia v Samoa - ITV4 1045, eir Sport 1 1100.

SOCCER: Carabao Cup, Portsmouth v Southampton - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Ligue 1, Dijon v Marseille - BT Sport 1 1800, Monaco v Nice - BT Sport 1 2000.

CRICKET: County Championship, Somerset v Essex - Sky Sports Cricket 1025, Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

TENNIS: WTA, Tashkent Open - BT Sport 2 0600; Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 0400 (Wed).

CYCLING: World Road Championships, elite women's time-trial - Eurosport 1 1430.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 2 0725.

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport//ESPN 1800.

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 24 Hours of Le Mans; 2 Brentford; 3 France; 4 Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich; 5 American football

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe from just £1 for the first month to get full access

Sport

Today's horoscope

Horoscope


See a different horoscope: