Time Out - January 29: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

Ruairi Dalton (right), from the Holy Trinity club in Belfast connects on his opponent, Ciaran O’Neill (Dockers ABC) in the Ulster Elite Boxing Championships at Donegal Celtic Football Club, Belfast on January 28 2010. Dalton won the contest 14-5 to progress to next week’s final.
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The Irish News, January 29 2010: Holy Trinity’s teenage lightweight Mark O’Hara and Marc McCullough of Cairn Lodge fought out a punch-to-a-standstill war at the Donegal Celtic Football Club in west Belfast last night.

Fast out of the blocks, O'Hara's sharp straight lefts and a terrific short right hook soon had him 6-0 clear.

He mixed quick and accurate attacks with smart side-to-side movements, closing out the round with a crisp left hook for an 8-1 lead.

That was key to victory even though McCullough really settled to the task in the second, a couple of heavy short body hooks sparking his challenge.

A highly-charged capacity crowd bought into it in spades after catching its breath, having just watched a gripping bantamweight thriller as Illies Golden Gloves star Tyrone McCullagh threw caution to the wind to fight back and edge a 6-5 victory over James Fryers of Immaculata.

Elsewhere Ryan Lindberg (Immaculata) defeated Paul Quinn of All Blacks 9-5, while next week’s flyweight final promises to be a thriller after Holy Trinity’s Ruairi Dalton had too much for a game Dockers opponent, Ciaran O’Neill.

Dalton advanced to set up a match against Michael Conlan of St John Bosco.

There was also a stunning first round KO win for Gleann’s light-welter Patrick Gallagher, stopping James Upton of Holy Family with a superb body-shot and a shock, tactically sharp 3-1 victory for Holy Trinity’s middleweight David Walsh over defending champion, Twintowns’ Steven O’Reilly.

In the other 60 kilos semi, Tyrone McKenna of Oliver Plunkett and Immaculata’s Paul Hyland, squared off for a place in next Friday’s final.

McKenna’s smooth and loose rangy style was backed up with good work off the right lead and he advanced 7-4.

  • Jody Scheckter

    motor racing

    South African who won the Formula One drivers' title in 1979, born 1950.

  • Andy Roberts


    former West Indies fast bowler, born 1951.

  • Sean Kerly


    mainstay of Great Britain's 1988 Olympic gold medal-winning squad, born 1960.

  • Greg Louganis


    American who won a record four Olympic and five world gold medals, born 1960.

  • Romario


    former Brazil striker and 1994 World Cup winner, now a federal senator, born 1966.

  • Peter Lovenkrands


    former Rangers and Denmark forward, born 1980.

  • Ivan Klasnic


    former Bolton and Croatia striker, born 1980.

  • Natalie du Toit


    South Africa's gold-medal winning Paralympian, now retired, born 1984.

  • 1978

    The Arrows Formula One team made their grand prix debut, with Riccardo Patrese finishing 10th in Brazil. After 25 years in the sport, and no wins to their name, financial problems forced Arrows into liquidation and out of Formula One at the end of the 2002 season.

  • 2003

    Manchester City agreed a £6million fee with Leeds for striker Robbie Fowler.

  • 2004

    The chairmen of the 20 Premier League clubs voted to bring in a nine-point deduction for any top-flight club entering administration.

  • 2005

    Serena Williams won the women's singles title at the Australian Open with a 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Lindsay Davenport.

  • 2006

    Roger Federer won the Australian Open men's singles title, beating Marcos Baghdatis 5-7 7-5 6-0 6-2.

  • 2007

    Alex McLeish was appointed as Scotland's new head coach, replacing Walter Smith.

  • 2008

    Leeds confirmed Gary McAllister as their new manager after Dennis Wise left to join Newcastle as their executive director of football.

  • 2009

    Wembley Stadium was chosen by UEFA as the venue for the 2011 Champions League final, ahead of Munich's Allianz Arena and Berlin's Olympiastadion.

  • 2010

    John Terry was named as the footballer behind a gagging injunction involving his private life following a High Court hearing. The Chelsea defender was reported to have had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of former Blues team-mate Wayne Bridge, and was subsequently stripped of the England captaincy.

  • 2011

    Newcastle rejected a bid from Tottenham for England striker Andy Carroll, who would move to Liverpool for £35million two days later.

  • 2014

    England Women retained the Ashes with a nine-wicket win in their first Twenty20 international against Australia.

  • 2016

    Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement from football.

  • 2017

    Roger Federer clinched his 18th grand slam title - and first in nearly five years - by winning a five-set thriller against Rafael Nadal to become Australian Open champion. The 35-year-old Swiss prevailed 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 after three hours and 38 minutes on Rod Laver Arena for his fifth Melbourne crown.

  • 2019

    Andy Murray announced he had undergone hip resurfacing surgery.

  • Who is the current manager of the Sligo GAA Senior Football side?
  • In what country was Jesse Lingard born?
  • San Francisco 49ers are playing Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but which side had the best regular season record?
  • Tennis player Henri Kontinen is from which country?
  • Who did Naomi Osaka beat to win the women's singles at the 2019 Australian Open?
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  • Paul Taylor
  • England
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Finland
  • Petra Kvitova.

Wednesday, January 29


    Australian Open - Eurosport 1 0830, 2355, 0255 (Thurs) and 0515 (Thurs).


    Carabao Cup, Manchester City v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Ladbrokes Premiership, St Johnstone v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1915.


    Third T20, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Main Event 0700 & Sky Sports Cricket 0655; Under-19 World Cup, Quarter-final - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1030.


    German Masters - Eurosport 2 1300 and 1900.


    NBA, Portland Trail Blazers v Houston Rockets - Sky Sports Main Event 0300 (Thurs).

Thursday, January 30


    Under-19 World Cup, Quarter-final - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Women's T20, India v England - BT Sport 1 0300 (Fri); Big Bash, TBC v TBC - BT Sport 1 0800.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, The Saudi International - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, The Waste Management Phoenix Open - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1430.


    Super League, Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves - Sky Sports Arena 1900.


    WBO middleweight title fight, Demetrius Andrade v Luke Keeler - Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Fri).


    German Masters - Eurosport 2 0900, 1400 and 1900.

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