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BACK IN THE DAY
November 15 2009: AIB Ulster Club SFC semi-final: St Gall’s (Antrim) 2-15 Clontibret O’Neill’s (Monaghan) 0-11
The Ulster Club Championship is rarely synonymous with champagne football but this display by St Gall’s was an exception.
The Antrim champions racked up a staggering 2-12 from play.
St Gall’s were quite simply sensational, although the 10-point margin of victory doesn’t tell the whole story of this game.
Strange as it may sound, but there was a period in the first half when the boys in blue were hanging on by their finger tips.
Clontibret could have been out of sight in the first quarter as the inspired Conor McManus ripped the St Gall’s full-back line to shreds.
Then St Gall’s stepped it up, Rory Gallagher repeatedly used as the outlet on the 40-metre line.
Although Gallagher finished the game with 2-2 from play, it was his exhibition of precision passing which provided the catalyst for his side’s comeback.
Often faced with a screen of Saffron jerseys, Gallagher repeatedly picked the Clontibret lock with a dazzling array of pinpoint kicks.
St Gall’s: Ronan Gallagher; M Kelly, A McClean, C Brady (capt); P Veronica, A Healy, S Kelly (0-1); S Burke, A Gallagher; Kieran McGourty (0-3), Kevin McGourty (0-1) T O’Neill (0-1); Kevin Niblock (0-2), Rory Gallagher (2-3, 0-1 free), CJ McGourty (0-3, 0-2 frees).
Subs: K Stewart (0-1) for A McClean (15); D O’Hare for Kevin McGourty (51); S Burns for R Gallagher (58); M McGowan forAGallagher (58); S Kennedy for C Brady (58).
Yellow card: Kevin McGourty (46). Clontibret: P McElroy; C Duffy, C Greenan, E Greenan; D Mooney, D Mone, M Corey; V Corey (capt), J Golden; B Og Magennis, P McGuigan, A Rooney (0-1); F Mone (0-1), C McManus (0-9, 0-2 frees), R Gorman.
Subs: JP Mone for C Greenan (h-t); M Hughes for B Og Magennis (44); D McKeown for P McGuigan (47).
Yellow cards: M Corey (20); J Golden (42); E Greenan (44); C McManus (54).
Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
Andrew Castle (tennis) - former British number one, latterly a television presenter, born 1963.
Nigel Bond (snooker) - World Championship runner-up in 1995, born 1965.
Gus Poyet (soccer) - former Tottenham, Chelsea and Uruguay midfielder who went on to be a manager, born 1967.
Peter Martin (cricket) - former Lancashire and England bowler, born 1968.
Uwe Rosler (soccer) - former Manchester City and East Germany striker, currently manager of Malmo FF in Sweden, born 1968.
Lorena Ochoa (golf) - Mexican former women's world number one, born 1981.
Johnny Heitinga (soccer) - former Holland, Ajax and Everton defender, born 1983.
Fernando Verdasco (tennis) - Spanish former world number seven, born 1983.
Billy Twelvetrees (rugby union) - Gloucester and former England centre/fly-half, born 1988.
Kevin Wimmer (soccer) - Stoke and Austria defender, currently on loan at Royal Excel Mouscron, born 1992.
Paulo Dybala (soccer) - Juventus and Argentina forward, born 1993.
ON THIS DAY
1969: Liverpool v West Ham was the first football game to be shown in colour on BBC's Match of the Day programme. Liverpool won 2-0.
1987: The Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide formed a round of the world motor racing championship for the first time.
1989: Nigel Martyn became the first ?1million goalkeeper when he moved from Bristol Rovers to Crystal Palace. He was sold to Leeds in the summer of 1996 for ?2.25million and won international honours with England. He was forced to retire through injury in June 2006 while at Everton.
2000: Under the guidance of caretaker-manager Peter Taylor, a young England side, captained for the first time by David Beckham, lost 1-0 to Italy in Turin.
2004: London Olympic chiefs submitted the city's bid to host the 2012 Games. In July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games to London.
2005: Wigan Warriors assistant coach Denis Betts resigned, bringing to an end a 19-year association with the club.
2006: Mike Newell kept his job as Luton manager but was severely reprimanded by the club after his high-profile verbal attack on female officials and chairman Bill Tomlins. Newell was sacked four months later, with the club struggling near the foot of the Championship.
2016: Long-standing McLaren boss Ron Dennis parted company with the British Formula One team after losing a bitter boardroom dispute with his fellow shareholders.
2016: Steven Gerrard left LA Galaxy after his 18-month deal with the Major League Soccer side came to an end.
2017: Sir Bradley Wiggins broke his silence on UK Anti-Doping's investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in cycling, saying it has provoked a "malicious witch hunt" after an announcement by UKAD that it was closing a 14-month investigation into a package that was delivered to his team doctor at the end of the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine race in France.
2017: Italy sacked manager Giampiero Ventura two days after the four-time world champions failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
2018: Wayne Rooney came off the bench for the final 32 minutes of his 120th and final international appearance as England beat the United States 3-0 at Wembley.
2018: Premier League clubs agreed "in principle" to the introduction of Video
Assistant Referees (VAR) technology from the 2019/2020 season.
1 Who is the captain of the Wales men's national soccer team?
2 Who is the USA's top ranked female tennis player ?
3 Jenson Button began his Formula One career with which team?
4 Which former All Blacks rugby union star recently signed for the Toronto Wolfpack Super League team?
5 Who captained Ireland when they won the 2009 rugby Grand Slam?
(See quiz answers below)
SPORT ON TV
Today (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
Tomorrow (Saturday, November 16)
SOCCER: Euro 2020 qualifiers, Cyprus v Scotland - Sky Sports Main Event 1330; Azerbaijan v Wales - Sky Sports Main Event 1615; Russia v Belgium - Sky Sports Premier League 1655; Northern Ireland v Holland - Sky Sports Main Event 1915; Croatia v Slovakia - Sky Sports Premier League 1940; National League, Yeovil v Dover - BT Sport 1 1700; A-league, Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City - BT Sport 1 0500
TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - BBC Two 1400
MOTORSPORT: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix practice & qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1345 & 1655; World Rally Championship, Australia - BT Sport 1 2130
RUGBY LEAGUE: Papua New Guinea v Great Britain - BBC Two 0700
RUGBY UNION: International, Barbarians v Fiji - BBC One 1400; Women's International, England v France - Sky Sports Action 1245; Champions Cup, Bath v Ulster - Channel 4 1230, La Rochelle v Exeter - BT Sport 2 1500, Clermont Auvergne v Harlequins - BT Sport 2 1715, Bordeaux Begles v Wasps - BT Sport 2 1945
DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Action 2000
GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0730; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1900
HORSE RACING: Cheltenham - ITV 1335
MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Valencia practice & qualifying - BT Sport 1 0800 & 1100
BASKETBALL: NBA, Chicago Bulls v Brooklyn Nets - Sky Sports Main Event 2300
BOXING: Alex Dilmaghani v Francisco Fonseca - Channel 5 2100
CRICKET: Women's Big Bash - BT Sport 2 0300 (Sun)
SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845
QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Ashley Williams; 2 Serena Williams; 3 Williams; 4 Sonny Bill Williams; 5 Brian O'Driscoll.