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READY TO GO: Fermanagh goalkeeper Chris Breen says the Ernemen are determined to make an impact this season – starting with the Dr McKenna Cup
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - January 14 2010: Fermanagh goalkeeper Chris Breen insists reputations mean nothing in this year's Fermanagh squad as the Ernemen look to make amends on what was a disappointing year last year.

Breen reclaimed the number one jersey in 2009 and, although Fermanagh only won one of their three Championship games, he kept three clean sheets.

In fact, since making his Championship debut against Down in 2005, Breen has only conceded one Championship goal in 12 outings.

But none of that matters as the slate has been wiped clean in the Fermanagh camp for 2010.

“Malachy O'Rourke has been clear with us that reputations mean nothing. Everybody will have to earn their place and everyone will get a fair crack of the whip,” said Breen.

His main rival for the number one position will surely come in the shape of the imposing frame of Ronan Gallagher, who is not in the Barrett Sports Lighting Dr McKenna Cup squad because of his continued participation in the All-Ireland club series with St Gall's, but Breen revealed that there is more than just Gallagher breathing down his neck.

“We have young James McGrath in this year who is a super ‘keeper and then of course there is Ronan as well. “You can take nothing for granted.''

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Tim Curtis

    cricket

    former England and Worcestershire batsman, born 1960.

  • Richard Blakey

    cricket

    former Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper, born 1967.

  • Ryan Sidebottom

    cricket

    Former Yorkshire and England left-arm seamer, born 1978.

  • Martin Petrov

    soccer

    former Wolfsburg, Manchester City, Bolton and Bulgaria winger, born 1979.

  • Drew Brees

    gridiron

    Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, born 1979

  • Sean Lamont

    rugby union

    former Northampton, Scarlets, Glasgow Warriors and Scotland centre, born 1981.

  • El Hadji Diouf

    soccer

    former Liverpool, Bolton and Senegal forward, born 1981.

  • Jermaine Pennant

    soccer

    former Liverpool, Arsenal, Stoke and Birmingham winger, born 1983.

  • Greg Inglis

    rugby league

    South Sydney Rabbitohs and Australia back and 2009 world player of the year, born in 1987.

  • Marc Bartra

    soccer

    Real Betis and Spain defender, born 1991.

  • Eric Dier

    soccer

    Tottenham and England midfielder, born 1994.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1927

    Teddy Wakelam of BBC Radio gave the first live rugby commentary on the first international match from Twickenham. England beat Wales 11-9.

  • 1967

    A crowd of 62,000 at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, witnessed the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 to win the first Super Bowl.

  • 1984

    Ukrainian pole-vaulter Sergei Bubka set his first world record with a vault of 5.81 metres.

  • 1999

    Terry Venables ended his management spell at Crystal Palace after only eight months in charge. Steve Coppell took over from Venables, who agreed to become a part-time consultant for the club.

  • 2004

    The campaign to bring the 2012 Olympics to London passed its first major milestone with the submission to the International Olympic Committee of the bid's detailed plans for the Games.

  • 2006

    The News of the World newspaper published details of its undercover 'sting' on Sven-Goran Eriksson, in which the England coach told 'fake sheikh' Mazher Mahmood he would resign if his team won the World Cup and would be interested in managing Aston Villa as part of a hypothetical takeover.

  • 2008

    Chelsea agreed terms with Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow for Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovi

  • 2010

    The English Football Association fined West Ham £115,000 following crowd trouble in a game with Millwall earlier in the season.

  • 2013

    Gordon Strachan was appointed as Scotland manager, replacing the sacked Craig Levein, while Paul McGinley was appointed Europe's captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, taking over from Jose Maria Olazabal.

  • 2014

    Chelsea signed Nemanja Matic for £20.75million from Benfica, while Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese submitted his resignation from the club.

  • 2018

    Ryan Giggs was named the new manager of Wales, while Stoke appointed Paul Lambert as their new boss on a two-and-half-year contract.

  • 2019

    Tottenham announced that striker Harry Kane would be out until March after damaging ligaments in his left ankle.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Where in Italy will the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics be hosted?
  • Who was the top scorer for St Gall's in their March 2010 All-Ireland Club SFC final win over Kilmurry Ibrickane?
  • Brazil were the host nation for the 2019 Copa America, but which team won the tournament?
  • Who did the Boston Red Sox beat to win the 2018 World Series?
  • Who was judged player of the year in 2019's All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Milan and Cortina
  • Ciarán McGourty (0-3)
  • Brazil
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Adrian Mullen (Ballyhale Shamrocks).
SPORT ON TV

Wednesday, January 15

  • SOCCER

    FA Cup third-round replay, Manchester United v Wolves - BT Sport 1 1915; Ligue 1, Monaco v Paris St Germain - BT Sport 2 1945.

  • CRICKET

    T20, West Indies v Ireland - Sky Sports Main Event 1700; Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades - BT Sport 1 0700, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars - BT Sport 1 1000.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0330 (Thur).

  • SNOOKER

    The Masters - BBC Two 1300, Eurosport 2 1300 & 1845.

  • TENNIS

    ATP, Adelaide International - Eurosport 1 0800.

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers - Sky Sports Main Event 0230 (Thur).

  • WINTER SPORTS

    Snowboarding, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1150; Biathlon, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1315.

Thursday, January 16

  • CRICKET

    Third Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes - BT Sport 1 0800, Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat - BT Sport 1 0430 (Fri).

  • SNOOKER

    The Masters - BBC Two 1300 & 1900, Eurosport 2 1300 & 1845.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0600; PGA Tour, American Express - Sky Sports Golf 1630.

  • TENNIS

    ATP, Adelaide International - Eurosport 1 0800.

  • ICE HOCKEY

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Calgary Flames - BT Sport 2 0000.

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Fri).

  • WINTER SPORTS

    Snowboarding, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1150; Biathlon, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1315.

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