Sport

December 12: Time Out: Sporting greats, dates and quick quiz

ON THE CHARGE: Lavey’s Siobhan Convery (right) chases St Anne’s dangerwoman Karen Kelly during last week’s final. The pair could well cross swords at Ashbourne again tomorrow
The Irish News archive and PA

BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News, December 12 2009: All-Ireland Junior Club Camogie Championship final replay: Lavey (Derry)vSt Anne’s, Dunhill, Waterford

Lavey and St Anne’s will return to Ashbourne tomorrow to face off once again for the All-Ireland junior club camogie crown.

The two sides couldn’t be separated last week, with Karen Kelly equalising for St Anne’s in the last minute of normal time to send the game into extra-time. Attracta McPeake came to Lavey’s rescue in the dying minutes to ensure the Derry side had another chance to seize All-Ireland glory. Both sides will once again call on their experienced players, with Mary O’Kane proving influential for Lavey last weekend, while the sharpshooting Kelly was once again St Anne’s top-scorer.

The weather conditions caused havoc with the game as both sides struggled to gain the upper hand, the elements dictating play. St Anne’s will be determined not to let the chance of another All-Ireland pass them by, with many of the players, including captain Mairead Murphy, on the Waterford side that lost out to Meath in the All-Ireland junior final this year.

Lavey’s talismanic forward Helen O’Neil said: “It’s something we all want so badly, and for that reason we’re not ready to give up and will give everything we have to ensure that our dream of an All-Ireland becomes a reality.''

BIRTHDAYS

Emerson Fittipaldi (motor racing) - Brazilian who was Formula One world champion in 1972 and 1974, born 1946.

Tracy Austin (tennis) - American who became the youngest US Open winner ever in 1979, born 1962.

Will Carling (rugby union) - former England captain, born 1965.

Wilson Kipketer (athletics) - Kenya-born former 800m world-record holder who represented Denmark, born 1972

Michael Di Venuto (cricket) - former Australia ODI batsman who is currently Surrey head coach, born 1974

Nolberto Solano (soccer) - former Newcastle and Peru midfielder, born 1974.

Dean Macey (athletics/bobsleigh) - 2006 Commonwealth Games decathlon champion who switched to bobsleigh after retiring from track and field, born 1977.

Yuvraj Singh (cricket) - Former India all-rounder, born 1981.

Stephen Warnock (soccer) - former Liverpool, Aston Villa and England defender, born 1981.

Daniel Agger (soccer) - former Liverpool and Denmark defender, born 1984.

Victor Moses (soccer) - forward who plays for Fenerbahce, on loan from Chelsea, and Nigeria, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which two football clubs play in the Potteries derby?

2. Who scored a century for Ireland when they beat England in the 2011 Cricket World Cup?

3. Which two players were singles champions at the 2019 French Open?

4. How many Olympic gold medals did Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller win; three, five or seven?

5. Two north American professional sports teams are called the Jets. In which cities do they play?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

ON THIS DAY

1912: American boxer Henry Armstrong was born. He was the only man to simultaneously hold three world titles when he won the feather, light and welterweight titles, although this reign only lasted for one month in 1938.

2002: Leeds midfielder Lee Bowyer was caught stamping on the head of a Malaga player during the UEFA Cup match between the teams. He was subsequently banned for six European matches.

2007: The Football Association confirmed it had opened talks with Fabio Capello about the England manager's job. He was officially appointed two days later.

2008: The inaugural Champions League Twenty20 was cancelled due to terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

2009: Tiger Woods announced he was taking an "indefinite break" from golf to try to save his marriage in the wake of a series of shocking revelations about his private life.

2011: England's World Cup-winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson retired from international rugby. Wilkinson, whose drop-goal secured victory against Australia in the final of the 2003 World Cup, won 91 caps for his country as well as making six Test appearances for the British and Irish Lions.

2014: Sam Burgess made his full rugby union debut for Bath. Burgess went on to be a part of England's 2015 World Cup squad, but after a dismal tournament for the hosts he faced widespread criticism and returned to rugby league with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

2015: Anthony Joshua beat Dillian Whyte by knock-out to win the British heavyweight title at London's O2 Arena.

2016: Cristiano Ronaldo crowned a memorable year by being named the world's best player for a fourth time when he won the 2016 Ballon d'Or.

2017: Tyson Fury was cleared to fight again immediately after receiving a two-year ban from boxing which was backdated to December 2015.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, December 12)

SOCCER: Europa League, Standard Liege v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 1730, Wolves v Besiktas - BT Sport/ESPN 1945, Manchester United v AZ Alkmaar - BT Sport 2 2000; W-League, Melbourne City Women v Melbourne Victory Women - BT Sport 1 0830.

RUGBY UNION: Women's Varsity, Cambridge University v Oxford University - ITV4 1120; Mens Varsity, Cambridge University v Oxford University - ITV4 1450.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Presidents Cup - Sky Sports Golf 0000.

TENNIS: Diriyah Cup - Eurosport 2 1300.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

BOXING: Fight Night International - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Toronto Raptors v LA Clippers - Sky Sports Arena 0000, Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers - Sky Sports Mix 0100 (Fri).

GRIDIRON: NFL, Baltimore Ravens v New York Jets - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

Tomorrow (Friday, December 13)

SOCCER: Championship, Charlton v Hull - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football 1900; Bundesliga, Hoffenheim v Augsburg - BT Sport/ESPN 1930; A-League, Brisbane Roar v Western United - BT Sport 1 0830; Cymru Premier, Barry Town United v The New Saints - S4C 1955.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Harlequins v Ulster - BT Sport 2 1900; Rugby 7s - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0900.

CRICKET: Mzansi Super League, TBC - BT Sport 1 1500.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Presidents Cup - Sky Sports Golf 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

DARTS: PDC, World Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1145 and 1845.

BOXING: Ultimate Boxxer - BT Sport 1 2000.

HORSE RACING: Cheltenham - ITV4 1330.

MOTORCYCLING: Endurance World Championship - Eurosport 2 0455 (Sat).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers - Sky Sports Action 0100 (Sat).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Port Vale and Stoke; 2. Kevin O'Brien; 3. Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty; 4. Five; 5. New York and Winnipeg.

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe from just £1 for the first month to get full access

Categories

Sport