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On This Day - September 28, 2008: Cushendall ease past Loughgiel to claim Antrim crown

Shane McNaughton finished with 0-5

BIRTHDAYS

Paul Jewell (soccer) - Former Bradford, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan, Derby and Ipswich manager, born 1964.

Mika Hakkinen (motor racing) - Finland's 1998 and 1999 Formula One world champion, born 1968.

Kimiko Date (tennis) - Japanese former Wimbledon semi-finalist, born 1970.

Matthew Elliott (cricket) - Former Australia Test batsman, born 1971.

Alan Wright (soccer) - Former Blackburn and Aston Villa left-back, born 1971.

Pak Se-ri (golf) - South Korean winner of five major titles, born 1977.

Willy Caballero (soccer) - Chelsea's former Manchester City goalkeeper, born 1981.

Will Smith (cricket) - former Durham batsman, born 1982.

Alex Bruce (soccer) - Kilmarnock defender and son of Steve, born 1984.

Mathieu Valbuena (soccer) - Olympiacos and France midfielder, born 1984.

Marin Cilic (tennis) - Croatian tennis player, winner of the 2014 US Open, born 1988.

Jodie Williams (athletics) - British sprinter, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY

1870: Thirteen-year-old jockey Fred Archer rode his first winner, partnering Athol Daisy to victory at Chesterfield. It was the first of 2,748 winners for Archer, who committed suicide at the age of 29.

1986: Great Britain's Lloyd Honeyghan stopped champion Donald Curry in Atlantic City to win the world welterweight title and become the first British holder of the belt since John H Stracey in 1976.

2004: Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick on his Manchester United debut, a 6-2 Champions League victory over Fenerbahce.

2006: Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was cleared of ball tampering but found guilty of bringing cricket into disrepute and banned for four matches following the abandoned fourth Test against England at The Oval.

2008: Cushendall claimed the Antrim title after a comfortable 0-15 to 0-6 win over Loughgiel with Shane McNaughton top-scoring with five points.

2013: Nigel Clough was sacked as Derby manager following a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

2014: Ronan O’Neill hit an injury time goal to capture the Tyrone title for Omagh following a one-point win over Carrickmore.

2015: Then-UEFA president Michel Platini confirmed a £1.3million payment from FIFA came more than nine years after he worked for the organisation but he did not provide the reasons for the lengthy delay. Platini sent a letter to all 54 member associations insisting the payment was above board but admitted the controversy could harm his image.

2018: Then Prime Minister Theresa May said she would support a joint bid by England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, September 28)

GAELIC GAMES: Donegal SFC, Milford v St Eunan’s – RTE2 1700; Donegal SFC, Kilcar v Killybegs – RTE2 1845.

SOCCER: Premier League, Sheffield United v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1200; Everton v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Championship, QPR v West Brom - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Scottish Premiership, Hibernian v Celtic - BT Sport 2 1200; National League, Dover v Halifax - BT Sport 1 1700.

RUGBY UNION: World Cup, Japan v Ireland - eir Sport 1 0715, ITV 0745; South Africa v Namibia - ITV 1030, eir Sport 1 1040; PRO14, Munster v Dragons - eir Sport 1 1455; Scarlets v Connacht - S4C 1700; Benetton v Leinster - eir Sport 1 1710.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Russian Grand Prix third practice session - Sky Sports F1 0945; Qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1255.

GOLF: European Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, The Safeway Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 2300; Ladies European Tour, The Estrella Damm Ladies Open - Sky Sports Golf 1100; LPGA Tour, the Indy Women in Tech Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1830.

TENNIS: WTA, Tashkent Open - BT Sport//ESPN 0800.

ATHLETICS: World Championships in Doha - BBC One 1415, BBC Two 1630.

HORSE RACING: Live from Newmarket - ITV4 1330;

CYCLING: World Road Championships, elite women's race - BBC Two 1130, Eurosport 1 1415.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 2 0655, 1225.

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, France race one - Eurosport 1 0930.

BOXING: WBA featherweight title, Alex Dilmaghani v Francisco Fonseca - Channel 5 2100.

UFC: Jack Hermansson v Jared Cannonier - BT Sport 2 1900.

Tomorrow (Sunday, September 29)

GAELIC GAMES: Antrim SHC, Dunloy v Cushendall – TG4, 1430, Clare SHC, Cratloe v Crusheen (deferred) – TG4 1640.

SOCCER: Premier League, Leicester v Newcastle - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1600; Championship, Barnsley v Brentford - Sky Sports Main Event 1400; Ligue 1, Strasbourg v Montpellier - BT Sport 2 1345; Nimes v St Etienne - BT Sport 2 1600; Marseille v Rennes - BT Sport 1 1945; Women's Super League, West Ham v Tottenham - BT Sport 1 1415; Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf v SC Freiburg - BT Sport//ESPN 1430; FC Cologne v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 1 1645.

RUGBY UNION: World Cup, Georgia v Uruguay - ITV 0545, eir Sport 1 0600; Australia v Wales - ITV 0810, eir Sport 1 0815.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Russian Grand Prix race - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1205.

GOLF: European Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1230; PGA Tour, The Safeway Open - Sky Sports Golf 2300; Ladies European Tour, The Estrella Damm Ladies Open - Sky Sports Golf 1100; LPGA Tour, the Indy Women in Tech Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1830.

TENNIS: WTA, China Open - BT Sport 1 0530.

SNOOKER: China Championship - Eurosport 2 0655, 1225.

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, France race two - Eurosport 1 0930.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Buffalo Bills v New England Patriots - Sky Sports Action 1700, Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2105; New Orleans Saints v Dallas Cowboys - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon).

CANOEING: Canoe Sprint World Cup - Eurosport 2 1130.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1: Which two Formula One drivers have both gained three points each this season for setting fastest laps?

2: Name the seven disciplines in a heptathlon.

3: Who was the top scorer in the Sky Bet Championship last season?

4: Who is the manager of the Warrenpoint footballers?

5: Which NFL side does Tom Brady play for?

Answers: 1. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen; 2. 100 metres hurdles, High jump, Shot put, 200 metres, Long jump, Javelin throw, 800 metres; 3. Teemu Pukki; 4. Niall McAleenan; 5. New England Patriots

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