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Kilcoo’s Ciaran McClean plays the ball away from Glenties’ Sean O’Malley during Saturday’s Ulster Minor Club Football Tournament game
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The Irish News: December 7 2009: Northern Bank Ulster Club Minor Football Tournament quarter-final: Owen Roe’s, Kilcoo (Down) 1-16 Naomh Conaill (Donegal) 1-12 (after extra-time)

Kilcoo and Naomh Conaill served up a Christmas cracker in the Northern Bank Ulster Club Minor Football quarter-final, at St Paul’s, Belfast on Saturday, with the Down champions surging through after extra time.

The sides were level four times during the second half, in the 33rd, 52nd, 57th and 60th minutes showing the utter determination for victory.

The Glenties side boys, with Diarmuid Molloy in great form, raced into a 0-5 to no-score lead after 10 minutes.

The Down champions hit their first score on 13 minutes but Naomh Conaill shot 0-7 to 0-1 up before their opponents took control to rifle over four unanswered points and leave the half-time score 0-7 to 0-5 in favour of Glenties.

On the restart, Kilcoo immediately stormed into attack to fire over three points in four minutes, from Ryan Johnston, Cillian Laverty and Martin Devlin, to go ahead for the first time.

On the hour, Diarmuid Molloy sent over a long distance free-kick to tie the game at 1-12 to 1-12.

By the break in extra-time the Mourne boys were 1-15 to 1-12 up.

Kilcoo: D Lennon; C McCusker, D O’Hanlon (0-2 frees), S O’Hanlon (0-1); J McLaughlin, C McClean, R Johnston (0-2); J McClean, N Smith (0-1); Michael Devlin, M Kelly (1-1), O McClean (0-2); C Laverty (0-2), J Johnston (0-4, 0-1 free), Martin Devlin (0-1).

Naomh Conaill: D O’Callaghan; S Campbell, J Campbell, J Doherty (0-1); J Quinn, S Quinn (0-1), A Gallagher; P Moss, S Gallagher (0-1); S McHugh, S O’Malley (0-1), J Molloy; C Molloy, D Molloy (0-7, 0-4 frees), S Ellis (0-1).

Subs: T Cape for S McHugh (h-t), M Gallagher (1-0) for C Molloy (34), S McHugh for J Molloy (46),C Molloy for McHugh (71).

Referee: M McErlane (Derry).


Colin Hendry (soccer) - former Manchester City, Blackburn and Scotland defender who managed Blackpool and Clyde, born 1965.

David Hirst (soccer) - former Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton and England striker, born 1967.

Chris Joynt (rugby league) - former St Helens and Great Britain forward, born 1971.

Fabien Pelous (rugby union) - former France and Toulouse lock, born 1973.

Luke Donald (golf) - England's former world number one and four-time Ryder Cup winner, born 1977.

John Terry (soccer) - former Chelsea and England captain, born 1980.

Robert Kubica (motor racing) - Polish former Formula One and rally driver, born 1984.

David Goffin (tennis) - first Belgian to reach the top 10 of the ATP rankings, born 1990.


1. Who currently holds the WBC heavyweight title?

2. What generally has between 300 and 500 dimples and must not weigh more than 45.93g?

3. In which city were the 1932 Summer Olympics held?

4. In what Irish county is Semple Stadium?

5. When did Arsenal last win the Premier League?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


1990: Record-breaking National Hunt trainer Martin Pipe saddled the 1,000th winner of his career when Catch The Cross came home first at Kempton.

1990: The smallest crowd - 625 people - ever to watch a Fourth Division match turned out to see Scarborough take on Wrexham at Seamer Road.

1997: Former Leeds and Scotland midfielder Billy Bremner died at the age of 54.

1999: The qualifying groups for the 2002 World Cup were drawn in Tokyo. England came up against Germany - the side who knocked them out of Euro 96 - as well as Finland, Greece and Albania. England famously beat Germany 5-1 in Munich in September 2001.

2004: Glenn Hoddle was appointed manager of Wolves.

2009: Silverstone agreed a new 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix after Donington Park lost the rights.

2010: England won the second Ashes Test in Adelaide by an innings and 71 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

2011: Manchester United and Manchester City both crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages after being defeated by Basel and Bayern Munich respectively.

2014: Ronnie O'Sullivan fended off a dramatic Judd Trump comeback to win the UK Championship. A 10-9 victory gave 39-year-old O'Sullivan, who came to the tournament at York's Barbican Centre with a broken ankle, his fifth UK title - but he was made to sweat after leading 9-4.

2017: Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for a fifth time, levelling a record set by Lionel Messi.

2018: The Cricket Discipline Commission Disciplinary Panel ended its hearing into an incident in Bristol in 2017 and concluded that Ben Stokes and Alex Hales remained eligible for England selection.


Today (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)

Tomorrow (Sunday, December 8)

SOCCER: Premier League, Aston Villa v Leicester - Sky Sports Premier League 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1400, Brighton v Wolves - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1600; Sky Bet Championship, West Brom v Swansea - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Betfred Cup, Rangers v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1400; Ligue 1, Nantes v Dijon - BT Sport/ESPN 1600, Marseille v Bordeaux - BT Sport 1 1945

CRICKET: Women's Big Bash - BT Sport 2 0800

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; PNC Father Son Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1600

RUGBY UNION: Heineken Champions Cup, Gloucester v Connacht - BT Sport 2 1230, Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs - BT Sport 2 1500

SNOOKER: UK Championship - BBC Two 1300, 1900, Eurosport 1 1300, 1845

GRIDIRON: NFL, New Orleans v San Francisco - Sky Sports Action 1700, NFL, New Orleans v San Francisco - Sky Sports Main Event 1900, NFL, New England v Kansas - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2125, NFL, Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon)

QUICK QUIZ answers 1. Deontay Wilder 2. A golf ball 3. Los Angeles 4. Tipperary 5. 2003-04.

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