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December 10: Time Out: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...

Kilcoo's Paul Devlin under pressure from Crossmaglen's Paul Hughes
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News, December 10 2009: Newry outfit Southern Regional College captured their first Ulster Bank HE Senior Football League Division Three title at the first time of asking with a 1-15 to 0-8 victory over Carlow IE at a rain-soaked Ballymun Kickham’s yesterday afternoon.

In a keenly-contested opening half, the sides were tied at 0-4 apiece at the interval, with Kilcoo’s Paul Devlin (0-2), Gerard McAnulty and Kyle McAvoy providing the scores for the eventual winners.

Baltinglass native Mark Ashton (0-2), Carlow’s Keith Jackson and Brian Collins of Moorefield kept Carlow IE in touch.

SRC may have kicked seven first-half wides, but their accuracy improved on the restart, while they also tightened up in defence, holding Carlow to just two points each in the third and fourth quarters.

McAvoy and Devlin were superb in the second-half, with Mark Downey also contributing a 65th minute injury-time goal, which ensured a 10-point victory.

SRC scorers: P Devlin (0-5, 0-1 free, 0-1 45), K McAvoy (0-5, 0-1 free), M Downey (1-1), G McAnulty, N McQuillan, S McCreesh, (0-1 each).

Carlow IE scorers: M Ware (0-3 frees), M Ashton (0-3); K Jackson (0-1 45), B Collins (0-1).

BIRTHDAYS

Jahangir Khan (squash) - winner of six World Open titles, born 1963.

Gary Jacobs (boxing) - former British and European welterweight champion, born 1965.

Shane Byrne (motorcycling) - 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2014 British Superbike champion, born 1976.

Charlie Adam (soccer) - Reading and former Scotland midfielder, born 1985.

Gonzalo Higuain (soccer) - Argentina forward who plays for Serie A side Juventus, born 1987.

Wilfried Bony (soccer) - Former Manchester City and Swansea striker, born 1988.

Reiss Nelson (soccer) - Arsenal forward, born 1999.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Where did Anthony Joshua reclaim the unified heavyweight boxing title against Andy Ruiz Jr?

2. Which soccer side won the Scottish League Cup final at the weekend?

3. Who succeeded Steve McClaren as England manager in 2008?

4. What La Liga record did Real Betis captain Joaquin set over the weekend?

5. Who holds the record for the most appearances in Premier League history?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

ON THIS DAY

1982: Michael Dokes won the WBA heavyweight title by stopping the defending champion Mike Weaver after just 63 seconds of their bout at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, one of the shortest world heavyweight title fights on record. Dokes became the first man since Sonny Liston 20 years earlier to become world heavyweight champion with a first-round stoppage.

1998: The Champions League was formally increased to 32 teams by UEFA, who also confirmed the UEFA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup would be merged into one tournament from the start of the 1999-2000 season.

2005: Danny Williams won the Commonwealth heavyweight title after beating Audley Harrison on points at London's ExCel Centre.

2007: Jose Mourinho ruled himself out of contention for the vacant England managerial position.

2009: Three-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins signed for Team Sky on a four-year deal ahead of their debut season in cycling.

2010: Manager Craig Brown and his assistant Archie Knox resigned from their jobs at Motherwell and were confirmed in the same roles at Aberdeen later in the day.

2010: The rule banning team orders in Formula One was deleted from FIA regulations.

2012: Mark Selby won snooker's UK Championship, beating Shaun Murphy 10-6 in the final at York's Barbican Centre.

2016: An explosion took place outside Besiktas' Vodafone Arena stadium following their 2-1 home win over Bursaspor by terrorists, who apparently targeted police with a car bomb.

2017: Manchester City equalled the Premier League record for consecutive wins as they bagged a 14th in a row, beating Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford.

SPORT ON TV

Tuesday, December 10

SOCCER: Champions League, Napoli v Genk - BT Sport 1 1730, Chelsea v Lille - BT Sport 2 1900, Inter Milan v Barcelona - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; Championship, Preston v Fulham - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

CRICKET: Mzansi Super League, Durban Heat v Jozi Stars - BT Sport/ESPN 1500.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

Wednesday, December 11

SOCCER: Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk v Atalanta - BT Sport 1 1730, Bayern Munich v Tottenham - BT Sport 2 1915, Club Brugge v Real Madrid - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; Championship, Birmingham v QPR - Sky Sports Main Event 1900, Derby v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports Action 1940.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Presidents Cup - Sky Sports Golf 2130, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2. Celtic; 3. Fabio Capello; 4. Oldest player to score a hat-trick; 5. Gareth Barry (653)

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