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Time Out - January 21: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

IN FULL FLIGHT: Stevie McDonnell takes on the Monaghan defence during Armagh’s win over the Farneymen in Inniskeen last night
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - January 21 2010: Barrett Sports Lighting Dr McKenna Cup Group A: Monaghan 1-11 Armagh 2-13

Monaghan: S Gorman; D Morgan, K Hughes, C Walshe; M McElroy (0-2), D Wylie, G Doogan; M McKenna (0-1), F Caulfield; A Farmer (0-1), D Malone (1-0), O Duffy; C Hanratty (0-3, 0-1 free), G Flanagan (0-1), P Meegan (0-2, 0-1 free).

Subs: H McElroy (0-1 free) for Flanagan, D Mc Ardle for Meegan.

Armagh: P McEvoy; A Mallon, K Toner, D Parkinson; A Kernan (1-3, 0-3 frees), P Magee, P Duffy; R Austin, M Mackin (0-2); C Vernon (0- 1), C Watters, K Dyas; R Henderson, S McDonnell (1-4), B Mallon.

Subs: B Donaghy for Austin, M McNamee (0-1) for Watters, J O'Neill (0-1) for Dyas, R Clarke (0-1) for Henderson, B McCone for McDonnell.

Referee: J McQuillan (Cavan).

A MORE experienced Armagh side, which boasted Stevie McDonnell and Ronan Clarke in attack, proved too strong for Monaghan in last night's entertaining Barrett Sports Lighting Dr McKenna Cup clash in Inniskeen.

Both sides came to Inniskeen looking for a change of fortune having suffered defeats in their opening games, Monaghan to Fermanagh and Armagh to UUJ. Consequently, both sides made changes.

Monaghan manager Seamus McEnaney made four switches, bringing in Kieran Hughes, Matthew McKenna, Gavin Flanagan and Paul Meegan, while Armagh boss Paddy O'Rourke made nine changes with Kieran Toner, Darnell Parkinson, Paul Magee, Paul Duffy, Aaron Kernan, Brian Mallon, Kevin Dyas, Stevie McDonnell and Charlie Vernon all starting.

On the restart, Monaghan had equalised with a brace from Ciaran Hanratty and they went on to take the lead in the 48th minute with a point from a free by Hugh McElroy. That, however, was as good as it got for the home side as Armagh, who now had Ronan Clarke in the full-forward line, stepped it up considerably.

The game also marked the dedication of the covered stand in the new Pairc Grattan to the late Paddy O'Rourke, who served as secretary of Inniskeen for over half-a-century and also served as treasurer of the Monaghan County Board for 33 years from 1970 until his death in 2003.

The official dedication was performed by his brother Oliver, who had also represented Monaghan and Ulster as a player and was full-back on the Monaghan team that won the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship in 1956.

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Jack Nicklaus

    golf

    winner of a record 18 majors, born 1940.

  • Phil Thompson

    soccer

    former England and Liverpool defender, born 1954.

  • Alex McLeish

    soccer

    Former Scotland, Rangers and Birmingham manager, born 1959.

  • Alan McManus

    snooker

    1994 Masters champion, born 1971.

  • Nicky Butt

    soccer

    former Manchester United and England midfielder, born 1975.

  • Phil Neville

    soccer

    former Manchester United and Everton player, currently head coach of the England women's team, born 1977.

  • Brian O'Driscoll

    rugby union

    former Ireland centre, born 1979.

  • Adrian Lewis

    darts

    2011 and 2012 PDC world champion, born 1985.

  • Ashton Eaton

    athletics

    retired Olympic and world decathlon champion and world record holder, born 1988.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    soccer

    Arsenal and Armenia forward, on loan at Roma, born 1989.

  • Laura Robson

    tennis

    former British number one and former Wimbledon girls' champion, born 1994.

  • Marco Asensio

    soccer

    Real Madrid and Spain winger, born 1996.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1911

    The inaugural Monte Carlo Rally got under way.

  • 1990

    John McEnroe defaulted his fourth-round match against Mikael Pernfors at the Australian Open after receiving code violations for glaring at a line judge, smashing a racket and swearing at a tournament official.

  • 2007

    Ricky Hatton won his IBF light-welterweight title fight with Colombian Juan Urango on a unanimous points verdict in Las Vegas.

  • 2009

    Hamburg midfielder Nigel De Jong signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Manchester City.

  • 2013

    Cardiff signed striker Fraizer Campbell from Sunderland on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

  • 2014

    Stan Wawrinka ended Novak Djokovic's 25-match winning run at the Australian Open as he got the better of the defending champion in the quarter-finals.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Which footballer was the first to command a £1million transfer fee in the UK?
  • Which two golfers share the honour of most PGA Tour wins with 82?
  • What jersey does the leader of the King of the Mountains wear on the Tour de France?
  • Where is the WACA stadium?
  • Who do Antrim senior footballers face in their opening 2020 Allianz League clash this weekend?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Trevor Francis
  • Tiger Woods and Sam Snead
  • Polka dot
  • Perth, Australia (Western Australian Cricket Association)
  • Wexford
SPORT ON TV

Tuesday, January 21

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Sheffield United v Manchester City - BT Sport 2 1900; Chelsea v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1930; Coupe de la Ligue - Lyon v Lille 2000.

  • TENNIS

    Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0600, 0815, 2355 and Eurosport 2 0600, 2355.

  • ICE HOCKEY

    NHL, Boston Bruins v Las Vegas Golden Knights - BT Sport 1 0000 (Wed).

Wednesday, January 22

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Leicester v West Ham - BT Sport 2 1900; Manchester United v Burnley - BT Sport 1 1930; Scottish Premiership, Kilmarnock v Celtic - Sky Sports Main Event 1915.

  • TENNIS

    Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0600, 0815, 2355 and Eurosport 2 0600, 2355.

  • GOLF

    PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Golf 2000; European Tour, The Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0400 (Thur).

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Thur).

  • SNOOKER

    European Masters - Eurosport 2 1400, 1855.

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