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November 13: Time Out: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...

Former Down star and Australian Rules player, Marty Clarke. Picture by Hugh Russell.
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News, November 13 2009: Down SFL Division Two final: An Riocht 1-14 Ballyholland 2-8

When Martin Clarke last played for An Riocht at Pairc Esler it was in the Division One SFL final two years ago.

He was home on holiday then and played a significant part in his club beating Kilcoo to win its first ever adult title in Down football.

Then the young Clarke returned to Australia to take up a two-year contract in the AFL.

An Riocht, meanwhile, tumbled out of the top flight.

Clarke has now returned to his home soil and last night he was back in the An Riocht colours, a triumphant return it was too as he contributed five points to An Riocht’s total.

An Riocht were the better side in the first half with James Colgan and Paul Murney on top at midfield.

Leading 1-7 to 0-2 they were rocked by a Kieran Murphy goal after 28 minutes which left the half-time score An Riocht 1-7 Ballyholland 1-2.

Brendan McVeigh in the An Riocht goal was eventually beaten five minutes from time when Shane Mulholland punched a McAteer free to the net to reduce the margin to two points, but An Riocht held on.

An Riocht: B McVeigh; M Trainor; A Cunningham; M Rodgers; J McVeigh; L McVeigh; D O’Reilly; P Murnay; J Colgan; J Cunningham; M Clarke (0-5); P Gartland (0-2); R Annett (0-1); J Clarke (0-1); C Killen (1-5).

Subs: P Cole (0-1) for R Annett (40 mins); D White for J Cunningham (50 mins); N McArdle for P Gartland (55 mins)

Ballyholland: S Maguire; D Campbell; A Haughey; R Mulvaney; P McAuley; D McCrink; R White; P Murphy; P McAteer (0-4); K Dunne; S Mulholland (1-1); J Patterson (0-1); K Murphy (1-0); R Murtagh (0-2); P Quinn

Subs: J Barry for P McAnulty (half-time); C Barry for K Dunne (half-time); T Kane for P Quinn (40 mins); S Fitzpatrick for A Haughey (45 mins); A Haughey for D Campbell (55 mins).

Ref: D Moore (Tullylish)

BIRTHDAYS

Jack Birkenshaw (cricket) - former Leicestershire and England spinner, and one-time Foxes coach, born 1940.

Howard Wilkinson (soccer) - former Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds manager and England caretaker boss, born 1943.

Roberto Boninsegna (soccer) - former Italy and Inter Milan striker who scored in the 1970 World Cup final defeat to Brazil, born 1943.

Clive Wilson (soccer) - former Tottenham and QPR defender, born 1961.

Quim (soccer) - former Portugal goalkeeper, born 1975.

Kelly Sotherton (athletics) - 2006 Commonwealth champion and 2004 and 2008 Olympic bronze medallist in heptathlon, now retired, born 1976.

Dana Vollmer (swimming) - American five-time Olympic gold medallist, including three at London 2012, born 1987.

Miguel Almiron (soccer) - Newcastle and Paraguay midfielder, born 1993.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who is the England cricketer penalised for using an "audible obscenity" on the current tour of New Zealand?

2. Which Middle Eastern country will host the Spanish Super Cup in January?

3. Who defeated Donegal in the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final?

4. Which Irish heavyweight fighter boxed under the ring-name of 'Dangerous' ?

5. The ATP Finals are currently being played at the O2 Arena. Who won last year's men's singles title?

(See quiz answers below)

ON THIS DAY

1963: Sporting set a new record for the highest score in one of the major European club competitions when they beat Apoel Nicosia 16-1 in the first round of the European Cup Winners' Cup.

1992: Evander Holyfield lost his world heavyweight title to Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas after two years as champion.

1997: Ron Atkinson returned as manager of struggling Sheffield Wednesday. He managed to keep the Owls in the Premier League but stepped down at the end of the season to be replaced by Danny Wilson.

2006: Desert Orchid, one of the most successful steeplechasers of all time, died at the age of 27.

2006: Luton manager Mike Newell apologised to assistant referee Amy Rayner after describing her appearance at the 3-2 defeat by QPR as "tokenism for the politically correct idiots". The Hatters issued a statement describing Newell's criticism of Rayner as "completely unacceptable", adding he would be required to explain his remarks.

2011: Snow Fairy, trained by Ed Dunlop and ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup for the second successive year at Kyoto, Japan.

2012: A police investigation into alleged comments made by referee Mark Clattenberg towards John Obi Mikel during a match between Chelsea and Manchester United was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

2015: The world of sport united to pay its respects and offer support to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, in which the cousin of footballer Lassana Diarra, who was playing for France against Germany in the city at the time of the incidents, was among the 129 people killed.

SPORT ON TV

Today (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 and 1845

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

Tomorrow (Thursday, November 13)

SOCCER: Euro 2020 qualifiers, England v Montenegro - ITV 1900; Portugal v Lithuania - Sky Sports Premier League 1940

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - BBC Two 1400

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0700; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800

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

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845

SQUASH: PSA World Championships - BT Sport 1 1400

GRIDIRON: NFL, Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri)

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Jonny Bairstow; 2. Saudi Arabia; 3. Kerry (2-9 to 0-12); 4. Former British and Commonwealth champion, Newry-born Dan McAlinden; 5. Alexander Zverev.

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