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December 13: Time Out: Sporting greats, dates and quick quiz

Birthday Boy: Ireland's Peter Stringer celebrates their victory over Wales during the RBS Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff Wales. on Saturday March 21 2009. Picture by David Davies/PA Wire 
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BACK IN THE DAY

December 13 2009: All-Ireland Junior Club Camogie Championship final replay: Erin’s Own, Lavey (Derry) 1-13 St Anne’s, Dunhill (Waterford) 0-7

Lavey created their moment of history at Donaghmore, Ashbourne by claiming the Phil McBride Cup and becoming the first Derry side to capture the All-Ireland Junior Camogie title in the process.

Capturing an All-Ireland title with your club is a special moment, but doing it with two sisters at your side makes it even more unique.

Yesterday, sisters Alana McMullan, Ciara Mullan and Faoiltiarna Ward picked up medals.

Speaking after the game, Alana and Ciara spoke of their delight at finally claiming the Phil McBride Cup.

“It’s just surreal at the moment, honestly it hasn’t sunk in. This is what every player aspires to and makes all the hard work and training worth it. It is just amazing,” said Ciara.

Alana added: “I just think of the young ones and what it does for them We dreamt of it and, now they know it’s possible, they can dream of it as well.”

Lavey manager Orla Downey hailed her side, describing the win as “absolutely fantastic.”

She said: “I’ve dreamt of this day since I started training them. I can’t believe it, I’m so proud of each of them. It has made everything worth while.”

The Derry side started the brighter of the two teams, an Attracta McPeake free breaking the deadlock and two well-taken points from Mary O’Kane giving them an early three-point lead.

St Anne’s hit back, though, with captain Mairead Murphy rounding offagreat individual move by slotting the ball between the posts.

Two Karen Kelly frees levelled the scores before Paula McCloy and another Attracta McPeake free put Lavey two in front. Jennie Simpson responded for St Anne’s with a fine point before the sharp-shooting Mary O’Kane ensured that Lavey held a narrow two-point lead at half-time, 0-6 to 0-4.

Once again, it was Lavey who hit the ground running, Attracta McPeake’s free extending their lead to three, before Helen O’Neill raised the green flag for the Derry side.

A well-placed ball from Denise McShane found O’Neill free on the 21 yard-line and she finished the move by rounding St Anne’s full-back Lorena Mooney and firing past ’keeper Carolyn Ahearn, giving Lavey a six-point lead.

Karen Kelly reduced the deficit to four points with two well-taken frees, but McPeake stepped up once again to extended Lavey’s lead back to six, making no mistake from the placed ball.

Lavey, spurred on by their supporters, began to close out the game, with two points from Denise McShane the pick of the bunch.

A late free from Karen Kelly was nothing more than a consolation for St Anne’s as Levy won by nine. Attracta McPeake was selected as Player of the Match, her seven points from the placed ball ensuring a famous win for Lavey.

After the game, the president of Cumann Camogaiochta na nGael, Joan O’Flynn, was fulsome in her praise for both sides after an outstanding game of camogie.

She said: “The commitment of both teams and their managers has to be commended.

“This All-Ireland final thrilled everyone last weekend when it ended in a draw after extra-time and the conditions were better this week, so we got to see a great game of camogie, with both sides displaying some excellent skills.”

Lavey: A McPeake (0-7, 7 frees), M O’Kane (0-3), H O’Neill (1-0), D McShane (0-2), P McCloy (0-1)

St Anne’s: M Murphy (0-1), J Simpson (0-1), K Kelly (0-5, 4 frees)

BIRTHDAYS

John Francome (racing) - seven-time champion jump jockey who rode 1,138 winners, born 1952.

Craig Brewster (soccer) - former Inverness and Dundee United manager, born 1966.

Steve Robinson (boxer) - former WBO featherweight champion, born 1968.

Eoin Jess (soccer) - former Aberdeen and Scotland midfielder, born 1970.

Eddie Newton (soccer) - former Chelsea midfielder who scored in the 1997 FA Cup final, born 1971.

Peter Stringer (rugby union) - Former Ireland, Munster, Bath and Sale scrum-half, born 1977.

Sascha Kindred (swimming) - British seven-time Paralympic champion, born 1977.

Santi Cazorla (soccer) - Villarreal and Spain midfielder, born 1984.

Rickie Fowler (golf) - American world number 22, born 1988.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who is the youngest footballer to ever play for England?

2. At Wimbledon in 2010, John Isner and Nicholas Mahut played in the longest tennis match in history which lasted 11 hours and five minutes. What was the score of the final set in that match - A 76-74, B 68-66, C 70-68?

3. How many medals in total did Ireland and Northern Ireland teams win at the 2012 London Olympics?

4. Which NBA star holds the record for the most play-off buzzer-beaters?

5. Actor Jason Statham represented Great Britain in which sport at the 1990 Commonwealth Games?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

ON THIS DAY

1942: Stephane Stanis scored 16 goals - a world record in a senior professional football match - for Racing Club Lens against Aubry-Asturies in the French Cup.

1989: England midfielder Bryan Robson scored what was then the fastest goal in a professional match at Wembley, taking just 38 seconds from the kick-off to find the back of the net against Yugoslavia. England won 2-1, their 100th victory at the famous stadium.

1997: Arsenal striker Ian Wright was spoken to by police after an incident with fans at the end of the 3-1 defeat by Blackburn at Highbury. Wright, who was booked during the game, was seen hanging out of a window, allegedly shouting at supporters.

1998: Eighteen-year-old Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen was named as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. During the previous 12 months, Owen had become England's youngest international of the 20th century, the youngest person ever to score for England and burst onto the world stage with a wonder goal against Argentina at the World Cup finals in France.

2003: X-rays showed England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson had fractured a facet in his shoulder. He had not played since his drop-goal won the World Cup.

2006: Alan Curbishley was announced as the new manager of West Ham, replacing Alan Pardew who left the club days earlier.

2007: The Football Association board approved the appointment of Fabio Capello as the new England manager, subject to the successful conclusion of contract negotiations; Chelsea announced Avram Grant had signed a four-year contract as their manager/first-team coach.

2009: Ryan Giggs beat the bookies' favourite Jenson Button to claim the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award in Sheffield.

2010: Blackburn confirmed the departure of manager Sam Allardyce.

2011: Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher took "an extended break from football" owing to a chronic inflammatory bowel condition. The Scot would not play again in the season but made his return 10 months later as a substitute in United's 1-0 win over Galatasaray at Old Trafford in the Champions League.

2012: Serbia's Under-21s were ordered to play their next match behind closed doors and the Serbian Football Association fined 80,000 euros (£65,000) following the "improper conduct of their supporters" during and at the end of the European Championship qualifier against England in October.

2016: Sochi was stripped of the 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships in the wake of the second McLaren report into state-sponsored doping in Russia.

2017: Manchester City set a new top-flight record of 15 consecutive victories by beating Swansea 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

SPORT ON TV

Today (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).

Tomorrow (Saturday, December 14)

SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v West Brom - BT Sport 1 1200; Southampton v West Ham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Championship, Birmingham v West Brom - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf v RB Leipzig - BT Sport 1 1715; A-League, Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix - BT Sport 2 0600; Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 2 0830; Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers - BT Sport/ESPN 1045; W-League, Newcastle Jets Women v Sydney FC Women - BT Sport 2 0500 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Connacht v Gloucester - BT Sport 2 1230; Saracens v Munster - BT Sport 2 1445; Leinster v Northampton - Channel 4 1635, BT Sport 1700; Challenge Cup, Stade Francais v Bristol Bears - BT Sport 2 1945; Scarlets v Bayonne - S4C 1930; Rugby 7s - Sky Sports Action 0900.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Presidents Cup - Sky Sports Golf 2200, Sky Sports Main Event 2300; QBE Shootout - Sky Sports Golf 1700.

DARTS: PDC, World Championship - Sky Sports Arena 1230 and 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 1500 and 2000.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1300 and 1845.

BOXING: Golden Contract - Sky Sports Action 1930.

UFC: Kamaru Usman v Colby Covington - BT Sport 1 0300 (Sun).

HORSE RACING: Cheltenham - ITV4 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Phoenix Suns v San Antonio Spurs - Sky Sports Mix 2200.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Theo Walcott; 2 C 70-68 (Isner); 3 9 (1 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze); 4 Lebron James; 5 Diving.

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