November 18: Time Out: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks to United legend Peter Schmeichel (right) in February this year
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The Irish News, November 18 2009: The Jordanstown Freshers emerged triumphant from a pulsating Ryan Cup quarter-final encounter against Dublin IT yesterday.

The UUJ lads won a thrilling game that was forced into extra-time. The final score was 3-15 to 3-13.

Mayo’s rising star Aidan O’Shea was proving to be a serious threat to Jordanstown until Derry’s Carlus McWilliams was brought on as a first half substitute.

While McWilliams helped to bolster the UUJ defence, the Poly still trailed by six points at half-time.

Barney McAleenan’s team managed to claw back that deficit, although they didn’t get the equalising score until near the end of normal time.

The drama continued in extra-time when DIT moved into a two-point lead.

But UUJ responded with a salvo of scores and a goal from Stephen Sheridan helped them move five in front and they held on to win by two.

UUJ: T Treacy; C McCann, P Donny, M McAleese; N Roland, J Grimley, D McGuckin; E McGuckin (capt), J Donnelly; M Donnelly, M Rogers, J Brannigan; N Gavin, S Sheridan, B O’Reilly.

Subs: C McWilliams for P Donny, C O’Brien for J Brannigan, R White for N Gavin, R McGarrigle for N Roland A Kerrigan for B O’Reilly.


Brian Huggett (golf) - Welsh member of six Ryder Cup teams, and runner-up at the 1965 Open, born 1936.

Warren Moon (gridiron) - former record-breaking quarterback with the Houston Oilers and Seattle Seahawks, born 1956.

Jimmy Quinn (soccer) - former Northern Ireland striker, born 1959.

Peter Schmeichel (soccer) - former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper, born 1963.

Petter Solberg (rallying) - Norway's 2003 world rally champion, born 1974.

Damien Johnson (soccer) - former Blackburn and Birmingham midfielder who won more than 50 caps for Northern Ireland, born 1978.

Luke Chadwick (soccer) - former Manchester United midfielder, born 1980.

Michael Dawson (soccer) - Nottingham Forest's former England and Tottenham defender, born 1983.

Allyson Felix (athletics) - American sprinter and six-time Olympic champion, born 1985.

Marc Albrighton (soccer) - Leicester City midfielder, born 1989.


1. Who is currently the leading scorer in the English Premier League?

2. What team, Naomh Conaill (Donegal) or Clontibret (Monaghan), advanced to the Ulster Club SFC final at the weekend?

3. Who won the first football World Cup, beating Argentina 4-2 in the final?

4. Who will end 2019 as the top ranked tennis player on the ATP Tour?

5. Who scored Ulster's second-half try against Bath in the European Champions Cup game at the weekend?

(See quiz answers below)


1959: Joe Baker made football history when he became the first player from outside the Football League to play for England. The Hibernian star scored in the 2-1 win over Northern Ireland at Wembley.

1990: Fred Daly, the first Irish golfer to win the Open Championship, died at the age of 79. The former Ryder Cup player won at Hoylake in 1947.

2001: Britain's Lennox Lewis regained the WBC, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles with a fourth-round knockout of Hasim Rahman in Las Vegas.

2005: Roy Keane left Manchester United after 12-and-a-half years at the club.

2010: FIFA executive committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii were banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity for three years and one year respectively in relation to allegations of corruption over World Cup votes.

2013: Former British number one Elena Baltacha announced her retirement from tennis. She died of liver cancer in May 2014 at the age of 30.

2015: New Zealand rugby union player Jonah Lomu died at the age of 40.


Monday, November 18

SOCCER: Euro 2020 qualifiers, Republic of Ireland v Denmark - Sky Sports Main Event 1945, Gibraltar v Switzerland - Sky Sports Premier League 1940.

TENNIS: Davis Cup, Croatia v Russia - Eurosport 1 1500.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Los Angeles Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0100 (Tues).

Tuesday, November 19

SOCCER: Euro 2020 qualifiers, Wales v Hungary - Sky Sports Main Event 1900 & S4C 1925; Germany v Northern Ireland - Sky Sports Premier League 1940; Under-21s international, England v Holland - BT Sport 1 1715: Under-21s European qualifier, Republic of Ireland v Sweden - eir Sport 1 1930; FA Cup, Bromley v Bristol Rovers - BT Sport 1 1930.

TENNIS: Davis Cup, Argentina v Chile - Eurosport 1 1000, Spain v Russia - Eurosport 1 1700.

GOLF: DP World Tour Hero Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1530.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Jamie Vardy (11 goals from 12 games); 2. Naomh Conaill (Donegal) defeating Clontibret (Monaghan) 0-12 to 0-9 at Healy Park in Omagh; 3. Uruguay. 4. Rafael Nadal 5. Rob Lyttle

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