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November 9: Time Out: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...

Kilcoo veteran Anthony Devlin reels away after notching a late point in the Magpies’ defeat of St Eunan’s at Pairc Esler on Sunday November 8 2009. Picture by Colm O’Reilly
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News, November 9 2009: Ulster Club Senior Football Championship quarter-final: Kilcoo (Down) 0-13 St Eunan’s, Letterkenny (Donegal) 0-9

The higher altitude of the Ulster Club championship wasn’t a problem for Down champions Kilcoo as they deservedly overcame off-colour Donegal champions St Eunan’s, Letterkenny with four points to spare at a sunny Pairc Esler yesterday afternoon.

There were star turns in every Magpie jersey yesterday, but the real eye-catcher was the irrepressible Paul Devlin.

Kilcoo’s classy playmaker notched a dazzling half dozen points and owns one of the finest left foots in club football that Down boss James McCartan must be perusing this winter.

They may be lightweight, but Jim McCorry’s team is exceptionally resourceful.

Attackers Donal and Barry Kane claimed a combined five points against a decidedly meek visiting defence, while warhorse Anthony Devlin was again the perfect foil.

Throw in the impish work of former inter-county ace Conor Laverty and Martin McClean’s midfield raids and Kilcoo have a reasonable chance of upsetting Loup next week.

Kilcoo: S Kane; N Branagan, N Morgan, N McEvoy; B O’Hanlon, Gerard McEvoy, S O’Hanlon; P Greenan, M McClean (0-1); D McEvoy, P Devlin (0-6, 45, 2 frees), C Laverty; B Kane (0-2), A Devlin (0-1), D Kane (0-3, frees).

Subs: Gary McEvoy for D McEvoy (45), D McLaughlin for S O’Hanlon (52), C Morgan for Laverty (60).

St Eunan’s, Letterkenny: D Martin; E Doherty, M Martin, D McClafferty; A McClafferty,CRyan, C Greene; J Haran, K Rafferty (0-1); M McGowan (0-1), C Dunne (0-5, 4 frees), R Wherrity; D McGinley, B Devenney (0-1), C Morrison.

Subs: E Brennan for M Martin (40), R Kavanagh for C Morrison (43), C Sharkey (0-1) for D McGinley (49), B McDermott for E Brennan (59)

Referee: M Sludden (Tyrone)

BIRTHDAYS

Tom Weiskopf (golf) - Open champion at Troon in 1973, born 1942.

John Shepherd (cricket) - former Kent, Gloucestershire and West Indies seamer, born 1943.

Luiz Felipe Scolari (soccer) - former Brazil, Portugal and Chelsea manager, born 1948.

Andreas Brehme (soccer) - former West Germany defender who scored the winning goal in the 1990 World Cup final, born 1960.

David Duval (golf) - Open champion in 2001, born 1971.

Alessandro Del Piero (soccer) - former Juventus and Italy striker, born 1974.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which Spanish club did Gary Lineker play for from 1986-1989?

2 Who won the 2017 women's US Open in tennis?

3 Which city will host the 2024 Olympics?

4 Who did Manchester City beat in the 2017-18 EFL Cup final?

5 What county Down GAA club has featured in two All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship finals?

(See quiz answers below)

ON THIS DAY

2001: Members of the Professional Footballers' Association voted in favour of a strike over the distribution of television revenue, which was not carried out as the dispute was eventually settled by the end of the month.

2004: Former Liverpool and England captain Emlyn Hughes died at the age of 57.

2006: The Football Association was fined by UEFA for the improper conduct of England fans before a Euro 2008 qualifying match against Croatia in Zagreb.

2007: Glasgow was named as the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, following a vote of delegates in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It overcame a rival bid from Abuja, Nigeria.

2007: Warren Gatland was appointed coach of the Wales rugby union national team on a four-year contract.

2012: Chelsea announced a profit of £1.4million for the year ending June 30, the first time the club had been in the black since Roman Abramovich took over as owner in 2003.

2015: An independent commission set up by WADA released its report, which revealed "state-sponsored" doping and claimed the London 2012 Olympics were "sabotaged" by the presence of Russian athletes with suspicious doping profiles.

2018: England wrapped up their first overseas Test victory for more than two years, downing Sri Lanka at their Galle stronghold by 211 runs with a day to spare.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, November 9)

SOCCER: Premier League, Chelsea v Crystal Palace - BT Sport 1 1200; Leicester v Arsenal - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Championship, Nottingham Forest v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football 1200; Bundesliga, Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 1 1715.

CRICKET: T20, New Zealand v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0030 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Gloucester v Saracens - BT Sport 2 1430.

RUGBY LEAGUE: New Zealand v Great Britain - BBC Two 0630.

GOLF: European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0900.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV 4 1845.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Action 1300 & Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

BASKETBALL: San Antonio Spurs v Boston Celtics - Sky Sports Arena 2200.

HORSE RACING: Wincanton - ITV 4 1315.

Tomorrow (Sunday, November 10)

SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v Man City - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1600; Wolves v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1300; FA Cup, Dover v Southend, BT Sport 1 1130; Hayes & Yeading v Oxford - BT Sport 1 1400; Championship, Cardiff v Bristol City - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football 1130; Ligue 1, Rennes v Amiens - BT Sport/ESPN 1400; Nantes v St Etienne - BT Sport/ESPN 1600; Marseille v Lyon - BT Sport 1 1945.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour finals - BBC Two 1350.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Exeter v Bristol - BT Sport 2 1430.

GOLF: European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV 4 1245 & 1845.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Action 1300 & Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Arizona v Tampa Bay - Sky Sports Action 1700; Carolina v Green Bay - Sky Sports Action 2105; Minnesota Vikings v Dallas Cowboys - Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Main Event 0110 (Mon).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets - Sky Sports Arena 2300.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Barcelona ; 2 Sloane Stephens; 3 Paris; 4 Arsenal; 5 St Mary's, Burren.

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