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Time Out - January 17 - Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

Antrim’s Michael McCann gets away from Derry’s Gerard O’Kane at Casement Park, Belfast. Picture: Seamus Loughran
BACK IN THE DAY

January 17 2010: Barrett Sports Lighting Dr McKenna Cup: Antrim 3-7 Derry 0-15

Antrim boss Liam ‘Baker' Bradley believes his charges “will be a force to be reckoned with” this season once their St Gall's contingent returns.

The Saffrons surprised Derry in yesterday's Dr McKenna Cup opener and ‘Baker' acknowledged the importance of this rare win against his native county.

“It's a long time since Antrim beat Derry in any grade of football. For us to get a victory over a Division One team is very good. “

We're looking to the future and hopefully we can build on this. We tried out a few new players and would be reasonably happy with most of them – but we still have a lot of work to do.”

After gaining promotion from Division Four and reaching the Ulster SFC final last year, Bradley agreed that this win is “another step for these boys. We have brought in six or seven new players to freshen up the squad. Hopefully St Gall's can go on and win the All-Ireland [Club] and whenever those guys come back to us I think Antrim will be a force to be reckoned with.” Two goals late in the first half, from Michael McCann and Micheal Magill, transformed this game, and a third major from substitute Ciaran Close won it for the Saffrons.

Antrim: J Finucane; A Douglas, P Doherty,DGault; T Scullion, K McQuillan, J Loughery; B Hassan, N O'Connell; B Herron, E O'Neill (0-1), M McCann (1-0); P Cunningham (0-5, 0-2 frees), M Magill (1-0), G O'Boyle.

Substitutes: D Edwards (0-1) for O'Connell (24); K Brady for Hassan (32);CClose (1-0) for O'Neill (53); P Carey for McQuillan (66) Blood substitute: C Close for O'Boyle (20-33)

Derry: M Dunne;John O'Kane, G McLaughlin, B McGuigan; C Kielt, G O'Kane, L Hinphey; F Doherty (0-1), Patsy Bradley;AMcCartney, R Wilkinson (0-3), D Mullan (0-2); E Bradley (0-7, 0-4 frees), K O'Neill (0-1), Paul Bradley (0-1 free)

Substitutes:B Mullan for McCartney (13, inj.); M McGoldrick for McGuigan (28); E Lynn for D Mullan (44, inj.); J Diver for O'Neill (59); S Bradley for Paul Bradley (64)

Referee:L Smyth (Down).

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Kipchoge Keino

    athletics

    Kenyan two-time middle-distance Olympic gold medallist, born 1940.

  • Michael Kiernan

    rugby union

    centre and wing capped 43 times by Ireland, born 1961.

  • Warren Feeney

    soccer

    Former Northern Ireland striker, born 1981.

  • Dwyane Wade

    basketball

    Three-time NBA champion who played for the Miami Heat, born 1982.

  • Alvaro Arbeloa

    soccer

    Former West Ham, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Spain defender, born 1983.

  • Nile Wilson

    gymnastics

    Five-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and became the first British gymnast to win an Olympic bronze medal at the horizontal bar in 2016, born 1996.

  • Jeff Reine-Adelaide

    soccer

    French midfielder with Ligue 1 side Lyon, formerly with Arsenal, born 1998.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1933

    The MCC received a telegram from the Australian Cricket Board complaining about excessive use of 'bodyline' bowling by Harold Larwood. The Nottinghamshire fast bowler's implementation of captain Douglas Jardine's tactic to aim at the line of the batsman's body during the Ashes tour led to one of cricket's greatest controversies.

  • 1942

    Boxer Muhammad Ali, one of the most celebrated sports figures of the 20th century, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He died in 2016.

  • 1948

    A Football League record crowd of 83,260 attended the First Division 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Arsenal at Maine Road. Old Trafford was not in use because of war damage.

  • 2000

    Eric Cantona narrowly pipped George Best as Manchester United's best player of the 20th century in a vote conducted by the club's official website.

  • 2004

    England World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson announced his retirement from international rugby union.

  • 2013

    Cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of the Olympic bronze medal he won at the Sydney Games in 2000.

  • 2018

    Everton completed the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Who is the only goalkeeper to have recorded more than 200 clean sheets in the Premier League?
  • Which is the most southerly city to have hosted a Summer Olympics?
  • Where in Ireland would you find the Páirc Uí Chaoimh GAA stadium?
  • Which side has won more El Clasico matches?
  • Where does Irish pro boxing champion Katie Taylor hail from?
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  • Petr Cech
  • Melbourne
  • Cork
  • Barcelona (96 wins to 95 for Real Madrid)
  • Bray, Co Wicklow
SPORT ON TV

Friday, January 17

  • CRICKET

    Third Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers - BT Sport 2 0430 (Sat).

  • SOCCER

    Championship, Fulham v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports Football 1945; Bundesliga, Schalke v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 1 1915.

  • SNOOKER

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

  • GOLF

    European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0700; PGA Tour, American Express - Sky Sports Golf 1630.

  • TENNIS

    ATP, Adelaide International - Eurosport 1 0930.

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers - Sky Sports Main Event 0230 (Sat).

  • WINTER SPORTS

    Skiing, World Cup - Eurosport 2 0920; Biathlon, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1400; Snowboarding, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1130; Ski Jumping, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1655.

Saturday, January 18

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Watford v Tottenham - BT Sport 1 1200, Newcastle v Chelsea - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Championship, QPR v Leeds - Sky Sports Football 1945; Vanarama National League, Barrow v Bromley - BT Sport 1 1700; Bundesliga, RB Leipzig v Union Berlin - BT Sport/ESPN.

  • CRICKET

    Third Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers - BT Sport 2 0800, Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers - BT Sport 1 0330.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Champions Cup - BT Sport 2 1230, 1500 & 1715 & BT Sport/ESPN 1245, Harlequins v Clermont Auvergne - Channel 4 1440.

  • SNOOKER

    The Masters - BBC Two 1315, 1630 & 1900, Eurosport 2 1300 & 1845.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0800; PGA Tour, American Express - Sky Sports Golf 2000; LPGA Golf, The Diamond Resorts Tournament Of Champions - Sky Sports Golf 1900.

  • HORSE RACING

    Ascot - ITV4 1330.

  • TENNIS

    ATP, Adelaide International - Eurosport 1 0725.

  • WINTER SPORTS

    Cross-Country Skiing, World Cup - Eurosport 2 0950; Alpine Skiing, World Cup - Eurosport 1 0955; Ski Jumping, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1450; Snowboarding, World Cup - Eurosport 2 1630.

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