December 6: Time Out: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...
BACK IN THE DAY
December 6 2009: AIB Ulster Club Junior Football Championship final replay: Emyvale (Monaghan) 2-14 St Teresa’s (Antrim) 1-11
MONAGHAN junior champions Emyvale made no mistake as they overcame their Antrim counterparts St Teresa’s, Belfast in the Ulster Club Junior Football Championship final replay at Pairc Esler, Newry.
In a sound Emyvale defence, Shane McKenna, Patrick McCarron and John Flannery were outstanding while, over the hour, Brendan and Patrick J McKenna just shaded midfield against the hard-working St Teresa’s pair of Eamon Doherty and Joseph Rainey.
Up front, five of the Emyvale attackers figured on the scoring sheet. Martin McAree at centre half-forward quite rightly won the man of the match award and, along with Robbie McHugh and Daniel McMahon, gave the St Teresa’s defence a testing time.
St Teresa’s had strong defenders in Colm and Conor McGoldrick and Colin Toal, while the best work in attack came from Robert Gallagher, Patrick Duggan and Philip Maguire.
In the second period, Patrick J McKenna set up Daniel McMahon for an Emyvale goal that really killed off the opposition. In the final 10 minutes points were exchanged as Emyvale held out for a deserved victory and an All-Ireland quarter-final game in Newry against the British champions on January 10.
Emyvale: G McCaffrey; K McKenna, S McKenna, P McCarron; B Askin, J Flannery, B O’Brien (0-1); B McKenna, PJ McKenna (0-2); G McQuaid (0-2), M McAree (0-3, 0-1 free), JT Trainor (0-3); D McMahon (1-2, 0-1 free), G McKernan, R McHugh (1-1).
Subs: S Downey for Askin (22); S McMeel for Trainor (h-t), C Connolly for K McKenna (38), J Morrough for Downey (46).
St Teresa’s: C Murtagh; B Curran, C Toal, P Johnston; Colm McGoldrick, Conor McGoldrick, S O’Hara; E Doherty, J Rainey; A Taylor (0-1), P Maguire, R Gallagher (0-7, 0-3 frees); P McGoldrick (0-1), P Duggan (1-1), S McIlvenny.
Subs: C Sands (0-1) for Rainey (h-t), K McLaughlin for Sands (58).
Referee: C Reynolds (Down)
Keke Rosberg (motor racing) - Finn who won the 1982 Formula One world title, born 1948.
Peter Willey (cricket) - former England Test batsman and international umpire, born 1949.
Gerry Francis (soccer) - former Tottenham and QPR manager and England captain, born 1951.
Gordon Durie (soccer) - former Tottenham, Rangers and Scotland striker, born 1965.
Per-Ulrik Johansson (golf) - Swedish member of Europe's 1995 Ryder Cup-winning team, born 1966.
Richard Krajicek (tennis) - Holland's 1996 Wimbledon champion, born 1971.
Andrew Flintoff (cricket) - former England captain and Lancashire all-rounder, born 1977.
Danny McGuire (rugby league) - former Leeds stand-off, born 1982.
Alberto Contador (cycling) - Spain's two-time Tour de France winner who was stripped of the 2010 Tour title due to a doping offence, born 1982.
CoCo Vandeweghe (tennis) - American two-time Grand Slam finalist, born 1991.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball) - Milwaukee Bucks forward, born 1994.
ON THIS DAY
1930: Just 462 spectators turned out to see Thames play Luton in a Division Three South clash. This stood as the record for the lowest attendance for a Football League match until 1974, when the Rochdale v Cambridge game attracted 12 fewer people.
1999: The Football Association fined Nottingham Forest £325,000 for admitting making unauthorised payments to management and playing staff between 1984 and 1993.
2005: Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes announced her retirement from athletics.
2006: Luton manager Mike Newell was charged with improper conduct for controversial comments he made about assistant referee Amy Rayner after a match against QPR. Newell had said: "This is not park football, so what are women doing here? It is tokenism, for the politically correct idiots." He was later fined £6,500.
2008: Carl Froch won the vacant WBC super-middleweight title with a unanimous points victory over Canadian Jean Pascal in Nottingham.
2009: The Scottish Premier League game between Hamilton and Hearts was marred by a post-match tunnel brawl which resulted in three players and a masseur being shown red cards. Hamilton won 2-1 against a Hearts side who had two players sent off during the game.
2012: Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was suspended for three games and fined £60,000 by the Football Association after admitting a charge of misconduct for his behaviour upon entering the officials' changing room at the end of a game against Manchester United. Mikel believed Mark Clattenburg had used a racist remark towards him but the referee was later cleared by the FA of using inappropriate language.
2015: Neil Robertson plundered a history-making maximum break on his way to a second Betway UK Championship title in three years as he held off Liang Wenbo in York.
2016: Novak Djokovic and his coach Boris Becker ended their working relationship after three years, during which time the Serb won six grand slam titles.
2018: Bournemouth announced that England midfielder Lewis Cook will be sidelined for six to nine months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
1 Irishman William Edward Barclay was the first manager of which two English football clubs?
2 Which country finished third in the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
3 GAA ground Pairc Esler is located in which county?
4 Who was England's national football manager from 1990-93?
5 Who won the 2019 Swiss Indoors tennis tournament?
(See quiz answers at bottom)
SPORT ON TV
Today (Friday, December 6)
SOCCER: Championship, Millwall v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; A-League, Melbourne City v Perth Glory - BT Sport 1 0830; Bundesliga 2, Hamburg v Heidenheim 1846 - BT Sport 1 1730; Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 1 1930.
CRICKET: Women's Big Bash, Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades - BT Sport 2 0330 (Sat).
GOLF: Emirates Australian Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0630; European Tour, AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0830; PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1600.
RUGBY UNION: European Rugby Champions Cup, Bath v Clermont Auvergne - BT Sport 2 1900.
SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two 1300, 1900, Eurosport 1 1300, 1845.
BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Sat).
Tomorrow (Saturday, December 7)
SOCCER: Premier League, Everton v Chelsea - BT Sport 1 1200, Manchester City v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Sky Bet Championship, Huddersfield v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Vanarama National League, Barnet v AFC Fylde - BT Sport 1 1700; Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke - BT Sport/ESPN 1730
BOXING: Andy Ruiz v Anthony Joshua II, Sky Box Office 2130
CRICKET: Women's Big Bash, Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades - BT Sport 3 0230
RUGBY UNION: Heineken Champions Cup, Northampton v Leinster - Channel 4 1230, BT Sport 2 1230, Ulster v Harlequins - BT Sport 2 1500, Munster v Saracens - BT Sport 2 1715; European Rugby Challenge Cup, Cardiff Blues v Pau - S4C 1930
GOLF: Emirates Australian Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; European Tour, AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0800; Ladies European Tour, Kenya Open - Sky Golf 1230; PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1500; PNC Father Son Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 0800
SNOOKER: UK Championship - Eurosport 1 1300, 1845, BBC One 1315, BBC Two 1630, 1900
HORSE RACING: Sandown - ITV4 1315
UFC: Alistair Overeem v Jairzinho Rozenstruik - BT Sport 1 0200 (Sun)
QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Everton and Liverpool, 2 South Africa, 3 Down, 4 Graham Taylor, 5 Roger Federer.