December 14: Time Out: Sporting greats, dates and a Quick Quiz to kick-start your day..
BACK IN THE DAY
The Irish News: December 14 2009:
Corn Eimhear final:
St Patrick’s, Maghera..............................4-13 St Mary’s,Magherafelt..............................1-5
ST PATRICK’S, Maghera completed the senior/junior double with this impressive showing in the Corn Eimhear final in Casement Park.
While it was a superb team performance from Maghera, the contributions of three players stood out. In defence Aoife Ní Chaiside ruled supreme, often bursting through midfield to lin-up with her attack. Team captain Noleen McKenna drove forward with that same intensity of purpose and managed to pick off a few scores along the way, while Shannon Kearney’s sharpness up front provided a focal point for the attack. Although Catherine McColgan opened the scoring for Magherafelt with a superb solo point, Kearney established control for her team with a sixth minute goal. Maghera were dominant from then on and held a 3-8 to 0-4 interval advantage. Magherafelt enjoyed their best spell during the third quarter. They were boosted by a fine goal from Sarah Reid, but Shannon Kearney kick-started a last quarter flurry of scores for the winners with her second goal in the 45th minute and Maghera cantered to the title.
St Patrick’s, Maghera scorers: N McKenna (0-4, 0-3 frees), S Quinn (0-2), C McCloskey (0-1), M McNicholl (0-1), E Agnew (1-0), S Kearney (2-4, 0-1 free), C Burns (1-1).
St Mary’s, Magherafelt scorers: A McAllister (0-3 frees), C McColgan (0-1), S Reid (1-1).
Stan Smith (tennis) - 1971 US Open and 1972 Wimbledon men's singles champion, born 1946.
Chris Waddle (soccer) - former England, Newcastle, Tottenham and Marseille winger, born 1960.
Tomasz Radzinski (soccer) - former Everton, Fulham and Canada striker, born 1973.
Ben Kay (rugby union) - former Leicester second row who was part of England's World Cup-winning side in 2003, born 1975.
Jamie Peacock (rugby league) - former Great Britain, England and Leeds Rhinos forward, born 1977.
Michael Owen (soccer) - Former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke striker, who scored 40 goals for England, born 1979.
Jean-Alain Boumsong (soccer) - former France, Rangers and Newcastle defender, born 1979.
Didier Zokora (soccer) - former Tottenham and Ivory Coast midfielder, born 1980.
Steve Sidwell (soccer) - former Reading, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Fulham, Stoke and Brighton midfielder, born 1982.
Chris Brunt (soccer) - West Brom and former Northern Ireland midfielder, born 1984.
Sam Burgess (rugby league) - England forward who returned to South Sydney in the NRL after a spell in rugby union with Bath and England, born 1989.
1. The biggest winning margin in Champions League history is 8-0. Which two clubs hold this record?
2. Which year did golfer Adam Scott claim Australia's first-ever Masters victory?
3. In darts, which score is referred to as a 'bag of nuts'? A- 45; B- 70; C- 130
4. Launceston Elliot was Great Britain's first ever Olympic champion. What sport did he win gold in?
5. Who is the manager of the Kildare footballers?
(see quiz answers at bottom)
ON THIS DAY
1901: French Davis Cup tennis star Henri Cochet was born. Cochet won four French Opens, two Wimbledon titles and one Australian Open between 1926 and 1932 and won the Davis Cup on six occasions. He died on April 1, 1987.
1935: Arsenal striker Ted Drake scored all his side's goals in a 7-1 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park.
1960: The Test match between Australia and West Indies at Brisbane ended level and was declared a tie. The tourists scored 453 and 284 while the hosts managed 505 and 232.
2003: Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein revealed Chelsea had made a bid for striker Thierry Henry, reported to be worth £40million.
2007: The Football Association confirmed the appointment of Fabio Capello as England manager.
2008: Crossmaglen got the better of Ballinderry in their Ulster Club Football final replay.
2009: Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson was appointed coach of Swedish second division side Landskrona Bois.
2010: The Football Association of Wales announced the appointment of Gary Speed as the new Wales manager. He died in November 2011.
2011: Jockeys Greg Fairley, Paul Doe, Jimmy Quinn and Kirsty Milczarek were disqualified from racing following an investigation into alleged corruption by the British Horseracing Authority. Fairley and Doe, both of whom quit riding earlier in the year, were handed bans of 12 years each, while Milczarek was banned for two years and Quinn six months. Milczarek later won an appeal against her disqualification.
2012: The start of the 2014 Tour de France was awarded to Yorkshire, with the July 5 opening stage beginning in Leeds.
2014: Corofin were given a scare by Tir Chonaill Gaels in their All-Ireland Football quarter-final before eventually winning 0-9 to 0-2.
2015: Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree and Mike Catt left their positions as England rugby union assistant coaches as new head coach Eddie Jones made the first major move of his reign.
2016: Birmingham sacked manager Gary Rowett, with the club seventh in the Sky Bet Championship table.
SPORT ON TV
Today (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.
Tomorrow (Sunday, December 15)
SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester United v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1300, Arsenal v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1600; Scottish Premiership, Motherwell v Rangers - Sky Sports Football 1100; Bundesliga, Wolfsburg v Borussia Moenchengladbach - BT Sport 1 1430, Schalke v Eintracht Frankfurt - BT Sport 1 1645; Ligue 1, St Etienne v Paris St Germain - BT Sport 1 1945; Bundesliga 2, Sandhausen v Hamburg - BT Sport 1 1230; A-League, Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City - BT Sport 2 0730.
RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks - BT Sport 2 1230, Clermont Auvergne v Bath - BT Sport 2 1500; Rugby 7s - Sky Sports Action 0900.
GOLF: PGA Tour, QBE Shootout - Sky Sports Golf 1700.
DARTS: PDC, World Championship - Sky Sports Arena 1230 and 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.
SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.
MOTORSPORT: World Touring Cars - Eurosport 1 0700 and 1000.
GRIDIRON: NFL, Houston Rockets v Tennessee Titans - Sky Sports Action 1700, Los Angeles Chargers v Minnesota Vikings - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon).
QUICK QUIZ answers
1 Liverpool and Real Madrid; 2 2013; 3 A- 45; 4 Weightlifting (Athens 1896); 5 Jack O’Connor.