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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - January 18 2010: Dr McKenna Cup Group B: Tyrone 0-26 St Mary’s UC 0-10

It's mid-winter, it’s Dr McKenna Cup football, but it’s also where footballers with serious intent must show their mettle and lay down a claim.

And yesterday at Healy Park, 3,000 spectators saw enough evidence to convince them that Tyrone’s squad will be bursting with talent and ambition in 2010.

True, the students from St Mary’s fell well short in terms of quality, class and physical presence, but this was nevertheless a hugely impressive effort from Mickey Harte’s evolving side on day one of the new season.

The treble All-Ireland-winning manager eased a handful of his young prospects into the senior set-up.

Three members of the 2008 All-Ireland-winning minor side – Ronan McNabb, Niall McKenna and Kyle Coney – all made a compelling case for extended involvement.

Tyrone fans left the Omagh stadium giving thanks for Coney’s decision to turn his back on a career in the Australian Football League, hailing it as an inspired call, and one that could help the Red Hands return to the top of Gaelic football’s order of merit.

The prodigious 20-year-old made a spectacular debut, delighting his admirers with a breathtaking demonstration of his vast array of talents.

Tyrone: J Curran; R McNabb (0-1), M McKeown, M Swift (0-1), D Carlin, J McMahon, Sean O’Neill (0-1); A Cassidy, M Murphy (0-2); N McKenna (0-1), B McGuigan (0-4), K Coney (0-5); E McCusker (0-3), Stephen O’Neill (0-5, 0-3 frees), M Donnelly (0-1).

Subs: C McElholm for McKeown, K Hughes (0-1) for Cassidy, M Penrose for McKenna, T McGuigan (0-1) for Coney, E McGinley for Murphy.

St Mary’s:T Harney; M Slane, K O’Boyle, M Digney; R Dolan, B Canavan, B Og Maguire; M McKenna, G Johnston; C Campbell, K Niblock (0-2, 0-1 free), K Mossey; CJ McGourty (0-3, 0-1 free), J Kelly, M Murray.

Subs:B Doyle (0-4) for Johnston, M Pollock (0-1) for Campbell, P Carville for Mossey.

Referee: B Cassidy (Derry).

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Peter Beardsley

    soccer

    former England, Newcastle, Everton and Liverpool forward, born 1961.

  • Richard Dunwoody

    horse racing

    former top National Hunt jockey, born 1964.

  • Pep Guardiola

    soccer

    Manchester City manager who played for Barcelona before becoming head coach at the Nou Camp and later managed Bayern Munich, born 1971.

  • Thor Hushovd

    cycling

    former Norwegian cyclist, twice winner of the Tour de France points classification, born 1978.

  • Paulo Ferreira

    soccer

    former Chelsea and Portugal defender, born 1979.

  • Robert Green

    soccer

    Former Leeds, QPR, West Ham and Norwich goalkeeper who won 12 caps for England, born 1980.

  • Riccardo Montolivo

    soccer

    Retired AC Milan and Italy midfielder, born 1985.

  • Johan Djourou

    soccer

    former Arsenal defender, now a free agent, born 1987.

  • Angelique Kerber

    tennis

    German who won both the Australian Open and US Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2018, born 1988.

  • Nacho

    soccer

    Real Madrid and Spain defender, born 1990.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1879

    England beat Wales 2-1 at the Kennington Oval in the first football international between the two nations.

  • 1996

    Romania international Ilie Dumitrescu completed his transfer from Tottenham to West Ham in a deal worth in excess of £1million.

  • 2002

    Manchester United signed Uruguayan forward Diego Forlan for £7.5million from Argentinian club Independiente.

  • 2003

    Australia batsman Darren Lehmann was banned for five one-day internationals after being found guilty of breaking the International Cricket Council's code of conduct by making racist remarks following his dismissal against Sri Lanka during the one-day series in Australia.

  • 2008

    Lewis Hamilton signed a new five-year contract with McLaren.

  • 2011

    Jose Maria Olazabal was appointed captain of the Europe team for the 2012 Ryder Cup. At the event - since termed the 'Miracle at Medinah' - Europe overcame a 10-6 deficit at the start of the final day to win 14 1/2-13 1/2.

  • 2012

    Controversial centre Gavin Henson was included in Wales' 35-man provisional squad for the RBS 6 Nations, having not played for his country since 2009.

  • 2013

    Lance Armstrong admitted while speaking in an interview with Oprah Winfrey to taking banned substances, including EPO, to help win the Tour de France. He was later stripped of his seven Tour titles.

  • 2016

    Swansea announced Francesco Guidolin as the club's new head coach. The former Udinese boss was appointed to work alongside interim manager Alan Curtis until the end of the season and watched his new side beat Watford 1-0 from the Liberty Stadium stands. He was sacked in October 2016.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Which Italian scored a hat-trick on his Premier League debut for Middlesbrough against Liverpool in 1996?
  • Which Australian tennis player has been forced to withdraw from their home grand slam due to injury?
  • Which PGA Tour golfer is nicknamed Lefty?
  • In what Irish county is the Markievicz Park GAA stadium?
  • Which Irish professional boxer was known as 'The Mexican'?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Fabrizio Ravanelli
  • Alex De Minaur
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Sligo
  • Jamie Conlan (Belfast).
SPORT ON TV

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  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Burnley v Leicester - Sky Sports Premier League & Sky Sports Main Event 1300, Liverpool v Manchester United - Sky Sports Premier League & Sky Sports Main Event 1600; Championship, Nottingham Forest v Luton - Sky Sports Football 1200; Women's Super League, Arsenal Women v Chelsea Women - BT Sport 1 1330; Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich - BT Sport/ESPN 1430, Paderborn v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 1 1645.

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  • TENNIS

    Australian Open - Eurosport 1 2350 & Eurosport 2 2355.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Champions Cup, Munster v Ospreys, Montpellier v Connacht - BT Sport 2 1230 & 1500.

  • 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 2000; LPGA Golf, The Diamond Resorts Tournament Of Champions - Sky Sports Golf 1900.

  • GRIDIRON

    NFL, Kansas City Chiefs v Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers - Sky Sports Action 1900 & 2300.

  • WINTER SPORTS

    Alpine Skiing, World Cup - Eurosport 1 0905, 1045 & 1200; Cross-Country Skiing, World Cup - Eurosport 2 1000 & 1155; Biathlon, World Cup - Eurosport 1 1105 & 1315; Freestyle Skiing, World Cup - Eurosport 2 1600; Luge, World Cup - Eurosport 2 0815; Ski Jumping, World Cup - Eurosport 2 1410.

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