On This Day: November 14: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...

Paul McCullough holds Dave 'Boy' McAuley aloft after the Larne man's fight with Fidel Bassa in 1988. McAuley didn't get the decision but he won the IBF title in his next fight and defended it five times


The Irish News, November 14 209: BT Rannafast Cup semi-final: St Patrick’s, Armagh 1-9 St Patrick’s, Dungannon 1-7 (After extra-time)

St Patrick’s, Armagh dethroned Rannafast Cup holders St Patrick’s, Dungannon in an enthralling semi-final in Ballygawley yesterday afternoon and it was two Errigal Ciaran clubmen that masterminded the Armagh success.

John Devine and Davy Harte returned from Railway Cup duty to watch as Niall Patterson’s free, four minutes from the end, forced extra-time in a low-scoring, edge-of-the-seat tie between two well-drilled outfits.

A goal from John Loughran put the Academy into a 1-2 to 0-1 lead, Armagh’s point scored by Ryan McShane.

However, Sean McLaughlin hit the net for Armagh in the 23rd minute and only a point, 1-3 to 1-2, separated the sides at the break.

Points from Aidan McGarrity and Kevin O’Gorman looked like squeezing the Academy through until Patterson’s late leveller.

Patterson then floated over three frees in extra-time with wing-back Michael Carson another.

The Academy could only manage two points – one each for Stefan Lavery and Ryan Devlin.

Carson and Conor White stood out in the winners’ defence with Matthew Jones and Patterson’s frees also catching the eye. While Niall Dillon, Sean Molloy and McGarrity certainly didn’t deserve to lose out.

Armagh: S McLaughlin (1-0), N Patterson (0-5), M Carson (0-1), R McShane (0-1), T Donnelly (0-1), T Murphy (0-1)

Academy: J Loughran (1-0), A McGarrity (0-2), S Lavery (0-2), K O’Gorman (0-2), R Devlin (0-1).


Bernard Hinault (cycling) - Frenchman who won the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana on multiple occasions, born 1954.

Chris Woods (soccer) - former Norwich, Rangers and England goalkeeper, born 1959.

Keith Curle (soccer) - former England defender, now manager of Northampton Town, born 1963.

Adam Gilchrist (cricket) - former Australia wicketkeeper, born 1971.

Thomas Vermaelen (soccer) - Vissel Kobe and Belgium defender, formerly of Arsenal, born 1985.

Vlad Chiriches (soccer) - Napoli and Romania defender, formerly with Tottenham, born 1989.

Jake Livermore (soccer) - West Brom and England midfielder, born 1989.

Samuel Umtiti (soccer) - Barcelona and France defender, born 1993.

Axel Tuanzebe (soccer) - Manchester United defender, born 1997.


1. Who scored the Republic of Ireland's goal in their 1-1 draw in the Women's European Championship qualifying game in Greece on Tuesday November 12 2019?

2. Name one of the two Serie A sides Mohamed Salah was loaned to during his spell with Chelsea?

3. Former tennis world number four Dominika Cibulkova announced her retirement this week. At which grand slam did she reach the final in 2014?

4. Who did Irish fighter Dave 'Boy' McAuley defeat to win the International Boxing Federation world flyweight title on June 7 1989 at Wembley Arena in London?

5. Which team did Dr Croke's of Kerry beat to win the All-Ireland GAA Senior Club Football Championship in 2017?

(See answers below)


1973: Bobby Moore bowed out of international football after making his 108th appearance for England against Italy at Wembley in a 1-0 defeat.

1989: Former Manchester United assistant manager Jimmy Murphy died at the age of 79.

2000: Manchester United had six players nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award - Fabien Barthez, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Jaap Stam, Paul Scholes and David Beckham. Portugal star Luis Figo pipped them all. Beckham was 10th.

2003: Manchester United plc shareholders were assured by chief executive David Gill that the club did not need, nor would welcome, a takeover at the club's annual general meeting. Malcolm Glazer bought a controlling stake in the club in May 2005.

2006: England batsman Marcus Trescothick returned from the Ashes tour of Australia, before the first Test, because of a recurrence of his stress-related illness. Trescothick had left the tour to India with a similar problem earlier in the year.

2006: Yorkshire announced Chris Adams had decided to stay at Sussex, despite having signed a four-year contract as captain and director of cricket at Headingley a fortnight earlier.

2010: Sebastian Vettel secured the Formula One drivers' championship after the Red Bull driver won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

2012: Football Association chairman David Bernstein said in a statement that claims made by a representative of the Society of Black Lawyers that the FA is "institutionally racist" are "ill-informed and unhelpful" after a police investigation into alleged comments made by referee Mark Clattenburg during a match between Chelsea and Manchester United was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

2013: Sachin Tendulkar took the field for his 200th and final Test match against the West Indies in Mumbai and ended the day 38 not out. He eventually went on to make 74 in what would prove to be his last international innings.

2016: Yorkshire appointed Andrew Gale as Jason Gillespie's successor as first-team coach, a decision that marked the end of the 32-year-old Yorkshire captain's playing career.


Today (Thursday, November 14)

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 & 1845

SQUASH: PSA World Championships - BT Sport 1 1400

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

Tomorrow (Friday, November 15)

SOCCER: Euro 2020 qualifiers, Finland v Liechtenstein - Sky Sports Main Event 1700; Switzerland v Georgia - Sky Sports Premier League 1940

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - BBC Two 1400

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix practice - Sky Sports F1 1245; World Rally Championship, Australia - BT Sport 1 0400

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0800; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800

HORSE RACING: Cheltenham - ITV 1330

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

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Gloucester v Toulouse - BT Sport 2 1900

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1145 & 1845

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Valencia practice - BT Sport 2 0745

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Boston Celtics - Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Sat)

SQUASH: PSA World Championships - BT Sport 1 1430

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Amber Barrett; 2. Fiorentina or Roma; 3. Australian Open; 4. Duke McKenzie; 5. Slaughtneil GAC, Derry (1-9 to 1-7)

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