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HOT ON THE HEELS: Kilcoo pair Gerard McEvoy (left) and Sean O’Hanlon (right) try to keep up with Loup’s Aidan McAlynn during the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship semi-final at Casement Park, Belfast on Sunday November 15 2009. Picture by Seamus Loughran.
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News, November 16 2009: AIB Ulster Club Senior Football Championship semi-final: Loup (Derry)1-12 Kilcoo (Down)1-11

A thunderbolt shot off Paul Young’s left foot, ripped into the back of the Down champions net nine minutes from the end of normal time.

The goal was what Loup needed.

Just four minutes earlier an exciting, hard-fought contest appeared, not for the first occasion, to be Kilcoo’s to win as Jim McCorry’s live-wire outfit led by four points.

Young’s ability to nail Brian Doyle’s raking pass, spin on a sixpence and scamper left away from his marker to unleash a brilliant finish was the spark for a late revival from Derry’s Ulster title contenders.

It left his manager John Brennan thrilled to bits and relishing now the prospect of a final shoot-out against Antrim champions St Gall’s the weekend after next.

With two well-crafted points from play,Young matched wing half-forward and chief free-taker Paul McVey as their leading marksman.

The fine contribution Donal Kane made to Kilcoo’s cause, scoring 1-4, edged that category overall, but that was no consolation to the devastated beaten semi-finalists.

Loup: S McGuckin; Dominic McVey, J O’Kane, C McVey; B McVey (0-1), B Doyle (0-1), F Devlin; J McBride (0-1), A McAlynn; P McVey (0-5 frees), P McFlynn (0-1 free), SM O’Neill; Declan McVey (0-1), S McFlynn, P Young (1-2).

Subs: C Devlin for S McFlynn (38), E McQuillan for Declan McVey (44), J Devlin for O’Neill (48), E McGuckin for BMcVey (60).

Yellow cards: F Devlin (18), S McFlynn (19), C McVey (27), Dominic McVey (28), O’Neill (30), B Doyle (39).

Red Cards: None.

Kilcoo: S Kane; N Brannigan, N Morgan, N McEvoy; B O’Hanlon, F McGreevy, S O’Hanlon; P Greenan, M McClean; D McEvoy (0-2), P Devlin (0-2, one free), C Laverty (0-1); B Kane (0-2), A Devlin, D Kane (1-4, 0-2 frees).

Subs: A Brannigan for D McEvoy (28), D McLaughlin for N McEvoy (40), P McGreevy for D Kane (52), G McEvoy for B Kane (54).

Yellow cards: M McClean (9, 26), D McEvoy (21), A Brannigan (42).

Red card: M McClean (26).

Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh).

BIRTHDAYS

Willie Carson (racing) - five-time champion flat race jockey and four-time Derby winner, born 1942.

Corey Pavin (golf) - former American golfer who won 15 PGA Tour titles and was the United States captain at 2010 Ryder Cup, born 1959.

Frank Bruno (boxing) - WBC world heavyweight champion in 1995, born 1961.

Zina Garrison (tennis) - Wimbledon runner-up in 1990, born 1963.

Waqar Younis (cricket) - former Pakistan fast bowler and coach, born 1971.

Christian Horner (formula one) - Red Bull team principal, born 1973.

Paul Scholes (soccer) - former Manchester United and England midfielder, born 1974.

Gary Naysmith (soccer) - former Hearts, Everton and Scotland full-back, born 1978.

Osi Umenyiora (gridiron) - English-born former NFL defensive end turned TV pundit, born 1981.

QUICK QUIZ

1 What Spanish city do football club Rayo Vallecano come from?

2 Who did Christina Linardatou lose to in the World Boxing Organisation female super-lightweight title clash in Manchester on November 2 2019?

3 Which county won the 2015 Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship title?

4 In which year was cyclist Geraint Thomas named BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

5 The Dallas Mavericks play in which major American sporting league?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

ON THIS DAY

1938: Willie Hall scored three goals in three-and-a-half minutes for England, a record in a home international. Hall added two more in a 7-0 win.

2003: England beat France 24-7 in the semi-finals of the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

2005: England lost their first Test match since regaining the Ashes, going down to Pakistan by 22 runs.

2009: Mercedes-Benz returned to Formula One as they bought a 75.1 per cent share in Brawn GP.

2009: George Burley was sacked as Scotland manager.

2010: Aston Villa announced out-of-contract former Arsenal winger Robert Pires would sign for them. He was released by the midlands club when his short-term deal expired in the summer of 2011.

2011: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was charged with using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United's Patrice Evra. He was later banned for eight matches.

2011: Martin Johnson resigned as the manager of the England rugby union team.

2016: Wayne Rooney "unreservedly" apologised to England interim manager Gareth Southgate after pictures emerged allegedly showing the Three Lions forward at a wedding party in the team hotel.

2018: Joe Root hit his 15th Test century and fourth on foreign soil on day three of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

SPORT ON TV

Today (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

Tomorrow (Sunday, November 17)

SOCCER: Euro 2020 qualifier, Kosovo v England - ITV 1615; WSL, Tottenham v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1430; A-league, Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory - BT Sport 2 0730

TENNIS: ATP World Tour Finals - BBC Two 1800

MOTORSPORT: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports F1 1705

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Northampton v Lyon - BT Sport 2 1230; Racing 92 v Saracens - BT Sport 2 1500

DARTS: Grand Slam of Darts - Sky Sports Action 1900

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0700; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1900

HORSE RACING: Cheltenham - ITV 1330

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Valencia Grand Prix - BT Sport 1 1230

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845

GRIDIRON: NFL matches - Sky Sports Action Baltimore v Houston 1700 & Philadelphia v New England 2105; Los Angeles Rams v Chicago Bears - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon)

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Madrid; 2 Katie Taylor; 3 Monaghan, they defeated Donegal 0-11 to 0-10; 4 2018; 5 National Basketball Association.

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