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Time Out - January 24: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

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BACK IN THE DAY

January 24 2010: Barrett Sports Lighting Dr McKenna Cup Group C: Derry 1-13 Down 1-15

It was a strange day at Celtic Park yesterday.

At times the small crowd drooled over some of Down's play and winced at Derry's.

And yet, only two points separated the sides at the end.

After a bit of a stumble in the second half, the Mournemen regained their composure and marched into Wednesday night's Barrett Sports Lighting Dr McKenna Cup semi-finals to face Donegal.

Mourne substitutes Paul McComiskey and Martin Clarke bagged a combined 1-5 yesterday, while Seamus Bradley's scrappy three-pointer for Derry in the 59th minute made a game of it.

Down led by five at the break and then by nine points midway through the second half, but they needed a couple of get-out-of-jail points from McComiskey to seal a late win.

Derry:M Dunne; M McGoldrick, G O'Kane (0-1), J O'Kane; C Kielt (0-2), M Lynch (0-1 free), B McGuigan; F Doherty (0-2), L Hinphey (0-1); A McCartney (0-1), R Wilkinson (left) (0-1), E Lynn; S Bradley (1-2), J Diver, K O'Neill

Subs:B Mullan for J O'Kane (32), A McLaughlin (0-2) for K O'Neill (h/t), Paul Bradley for B McGuigan (45).

Down:D Alder; D McCartan, C Garvey, D Rafferty; K Duffin, K McKernan (left), A Carr (0-1 free); C King (0-1), A Rodgers; R Murtagh (0-3), M Poland (0-2), P Fitzpatrick; J Clarke (0-2, 0-1 free), M McGee, C McGinn (0-1)

Subs:P McComiskey (0-3, 0-1 free) for M McGee (20), M Clarke (1-2, 0-1 free, 0-1 ‘45') for R Murtagh (h/t), C Laverty for C McGinn (53), P Greenan for C King (54), S Parr for A Carr (70).

Referee:S McLaughlin (Donegal)

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Mary Lou Retton

    gymnastics

    American who won five medals including one gold at the 1984 Olympics, born 1968.

  • Neil Johnson

    cricket

    former Zimbabwe all-rounder, born 1970.

  • Rebecca Romero

    rowing and cycling

    former rower who converted to cycling and won Olympic gold in Beijing, born 1980.

  • Shaun Maloney

    soccer

    Former Celtic, Hull and Scotland forward, now a coach with Belgium, born 1983.

  • Luis Suarez

    soccer

    Barcelona and Uruguay striker, formerly with Liverpool, born 1987.

  • Becky Downie

    gymnastics

    European Championship and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, born 1992.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1948

    The BBC televised its first steeplechase horse race, with Sandown Park the venue.

  • 1982

    The San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 to win Super Bowl XVI. It was the first of five wins for the 49ers, who dominated American football in the 1980s.

  • 1992

    Monica Seles, then of Yugoslavia, won her second successive Australian Open title when she beat American Mary-Jo Fernandez 6-2 6-3.

  • 2000

    Rivaldo was voted FIFA's World Player of the Year ahead of David Beckham and Gabriel Batistuta.

  • 2005

    Former England captain Martin Johnson announced his retirement from all competitive rugby.

  • 2007

    Wales midfielder Simon Davies completed a move from Everton to Fulham for an undisclosed fee, ending an 18-month spell at Goodison Park.

  • 2011

    Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray were stood down from duty following comments about referee's assistant Sian Massey. Gray was later sacked from his role with the broadcaster, with Keys resigning soon afterwards.

  • 2014

    Spain midfielder Juan Mata travelled to Manchester United to undergo a medical ahead of his £37.1million transfer from Chelsea.

  • 2015

    League One Bradford recovered from going two goals down to win 4-2 at Premier League leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round. Then-Championship Middlesbrough also produced a shock with a 2-0 win against Manchester City at the Etihad.

  • 2019

    Monaco suspended boss Thierry Henry pending a final decision on his future. He later left the club.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Which team won the inaugural Premier League competition in 1992-93?
  • In which year was the Republic of Ireland's Saipan incident ?
  • Tim Henman played in how many Grand Slam semi-finals? A- four, B- six, C- nine
  • In which Olympics did the USA's Dream Team win the gold medal in basketball?
  • In what sport do players face off in a bully?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Manchester United
  • 2002
  • B- six
  • 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Field hockey
SPORT ON TV

Friday, January 24

  • CRICKET

    Fourth Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0730; T20 International, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 0655.

  • TENNIS

    Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0600, 0815, 2355 and Eurosport 2 0600, 1200, 2355.

  • SOCCER

    League One, Sunderland v Doncaster - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; FA Cup fourth round, Northampton v Derby - BT Sport 1 1930.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Premiership, Northampton v London Irish - BT Sport 2 1900.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, The Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0730, Sky Sports Main Event 1130; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Main Event 1615, 2230, Sky Sports Golf 1615, 2000.

  • SNOOKER

    European Masters - Eurosport 2 1455, 1855.

Saturday, January 25

  • CRICKET

    Fourth Test, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Cricket 0730, Sky Sports Main Event 0800.

  • TENNIS

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

  • SOCCER

    FA Cup, Brentford v Leicester - BBC One 1215; Hull v Chelsea - BT Sport 1 1700; Bundesliga, Bayern Munich v Schalke 04 - BT Sport 2 1715.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Premiership, Bristol v Gloucester - BT Sport 2 1430.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, The Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Sky Sports Golf 0830; PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

  • HORSE RACING

    ITV Racing from Cheltenham - ITV4 0930, ITV, STV 1330.

  • NETBALL

    England v Jamaica - Sky Sports Main Event 1700.

  • MOTOR RACING

    World Rally Championship, Monte Carlo - BT Sport 1 1300.

  • SNOOKER

    European Masters - Eurosport 2 1400, 1855.

  • UFC

    Curtis Blaydes v Junior Dos Santos - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun).

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