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November 12: Time Out: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...

Ulster University Jordanstown's Darren Hughes
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News, November 12 2009: Ryan Cup quarter-final: University of Ulster, Jordanstown 2-10 University College, Dublin 1-9

University of Ulster, Jordanstown turned in a brilliant display to overcome University College, Dublin in last night’s Ryan Cup quarter-final in St Patrick’s Park, Mayobridge. Played in atrocious conditions, with a strong breeze and heavy rain falling throughout, the game finished with water lying on the pitch, and it was a tribute to both teams that an exciting encounter took place.

UUJ won this game the hard way. For 40 minutes they played with only 14 players after Armagh full-forward Stefan Forker received a straight red card.

But in a sound UUJ defence, Colm Murney, Gerard McCartan and Monaghan’s Donal Morgan were outstanding. At midfield, the Monaghan duo of Shane Mulligan and Darren Hughes played their hearts out, especially in the second half when they faced the sleeting rain and strong breeze.

The Jordanstown attack played some delightful football in the conditions, but poor finishing cost them vital scores, especially in the second half.

The Tyrone trio of Kieran Donnelly, Peter Hughes and Jason McAnulla gave the UCD defence a testing time, and McAnulla’s two goals were the deciding scores in the game.

UUJ: M McAllister; A Girvan, C Murney, G McCartan; K McGinley, D Morgan (0-1), C Bayne; S Mulligan, D Hughes (0-3); K Donnelly (0-4), M Gottchie, P Hughes (0-1); D McNulty, S Forker, J McAnulla (2-1)

Red card: S Forker (20)

UCD: M Savage; P Kelly, R O’Carroll, M Fitzsimons; R Maloney, D Curran, J Fitzpatrick; N Higgins (0-1), K O’Sullivan (0-2); N Corkery (0-1), F Magee (0-2), R Mallon (0-1); N Murray (0-1), J O’Loughlin, P Brady (1-1)

Referee: P Hughes (Armagh)

BIRTHDAYS

Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics) - Romanian five-time Olympic champion, born 1961.

Sammy Sosa (baseball) - former major league star, born 1968.

Tonya Harding (ice skating) - former United States Olympic team member, born 1970.

Jason Lezak (swimming) - Four-time Olympic and three-time world relay champion for the US, born 1975.

Charlie Hodgson (rugby union) - former England fly-half, born 1980.

Nedum Onuoha (soccer) - Former QPR's and Manchester City defender, now with MLS side Real Salt Lake, born 1986.

Jason Day (golf) - Australian former world number one, born 1987.

Russell Westbrook (basketball) - Houston Rockets point guard, won 2012 Olympic gold with the United States, born 1988.

QUICK QUIZ

1. What was the ring-name of Belfast fighter Martin Lindsay?

2. Who was taken off on a stretcher after suffering an ankle injury in Manchester United's 3-1 defeat of Brighton on Sunday?

3. Which country has just won the Fed Cup in tennis?

4. Which club won the 2018/19 Ulster GAA Hurling Club Championship title?

5. Baseball's World Series-winning Washington Nationals were previously based in which North American city?

(See quiz answers below)

ON THIS DAY

1990: The Football Association disciplinary commission decided to fine Arsenal and Manchester United £50,000 each as punishment for the brawl involving 21 players at Old Trafford on October 20. In addition to the fine, two league points were deducted from Arsenal and one from United.

2004: John Toshack signed a five-year contract to become the new manager of Wales.

2009: Premier League clubs rejected a proposal to accept Celtic and Rangers in the English top flight.

2009: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was given a four-match touchline ban - two of which were suspended - fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the FA following comments about referee Alan Wiley.

2015: Former Sunderland goalkeeper Marton Fulop died from cancer at the age of 32.

2016: England ended a 10-year wait for victory over South Africa with a 37-21 Test success at Twickenham which extended Eddie Jones' 100 per cent record as head coach to 10 matches.

2017: Northern Ireland failed to qualify for the World Cup after a 0-0 draw with Switzerland in Basel, losing 1-0 on aggregate.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, November 12)

SOCCER: Women's international friendly, Czech Republic v England - BBC Four 1900.

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - BBC Two 1400.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1900.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13)

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - BBC Two 1400.

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1900.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event 0300 (Thur).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. 'Mac Man'; 2. Scott McTominay; 3. France; 4. Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (beating Ballycran 1-15 to 0-10) 5. Montreal.

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