Sport

Time Out - February 14: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

Former Newcastle United and England boss Kevin Keegan turns 69 today
Neil Loughran

CROWDED OUT: Tyrone’s Kevin Hughes is put under pressure by Mayo’s Ronan McGarrity (left) and Seamus O’Shea during the February 2010 NFL National Division One match at Healy Park, Omagh

BACK IN THE DAY

February 14 2010: Allianz National Football League Division One: Tyrone 1-11 Mayo 1-12

Tyrone lambasted the GAA's ‘trial by television' process which contributed to their second successive League defeat in Omagh.

The Red Hands were forced to play against Mayo without Justin McMahon, Conor Gormley and Martin Penrose.

All three received one-month suspensions after the GAA used video evidence to review incidents in the game in Celtic Park that was broadcast by Setanta.

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte believes his team is the victim of a flawed disciplinary procedure.

An individual display from Mark Ronaldson proved the difference between the two teams in Healy Park yesterday.

Ronaldson, a former soccer schoolboy international, finished the game with 1-6. His impressive haul included a well-struck penalty and four classy points from play.

Of course, it can't be forgotten that Tyrone were also missing Footballers of the Year (Stephen O'Neill and Sean Cavanagh)

Tyrone: P McConnell; R McNabb, Joe McMahon, D Carlin; D Harte, Sean O'Neill, R McMenamin; A Cassidy (0-2), K Hughes (0-1); E McGinley,BMcGuigan, C Cavanagh (0-1); K Coney (0-1 free), T McGuigan (0-3, 0-1 free), E McCusker (1-1).

Subs: C McCullagh (0-1 free) for B McGuigan (55); P Harte (0-1 free) for K Coney (55); M Swift for R McNabb (63);

Yellow cards: R McMenamin (25); C McCullagh (64)

Red cards: Joe McMahon (70).

Mayo: D Clarke; D Vaughan,GCafferkey, K Higgins; P Gardiner, T Howley, K McLoughlin (0-1); T Parsons (0-1), R McGarrity; A Moran (0-2), S O'Shea, A Freeman; E Varley (0-2 frees), A O'Shea, M Ronaldson (1-6, 1-0 pen, 0-2 frees).

Subs: B Kelly for A O'Shea (40); K Conroy for S O'Shea (49); N Douglas for K McLoughlin (55); M Sweeney for A Freeman (66).

Yellow cards: G Cafferkey (22); P Gardiner (61); M Ronaldson (70).

Referee: Jimmy White (Donegal)

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Kevin Keegan

    soccer

    Former England, Newcastle and Manchester City manager and twice European Footballer of the Year, born 1951.

  • Philippe Sella

    rugby union

    Retired France centre and former world record holder for international caps, born 1962.

  • Jon Ridgeon

    athletics

    Former Olympic 110 metres hurdles finalist and World Championship silver medallist, born 1967.

  • Chris Lewis

    cricket

    Former England all-rounder, who was released from prison in 2015 after serving a six-year sentence for drug smuggling, born 1968.

  • Cadel Evans

    cycling

    Australian Tour de France winner in 2011, born 1977.

  • Bacary Sagna

    soccer

    Former Manchester City and France right-back, born 1983.

  • Philippe Senderos

    soccer

    Switzerland's former Arsenal, Fulham and Aston Villa defender, born 1985.

  • Angel Di Maria

    soccer

    Argentina and former Manchester United winger, currently with Paris St Germain, born 1988.

  • Edinson Cavani

    soccer

    Paris St Germain and Uruguay striker, born 1987.

  • Christian Eriksen

    soccer

    Inter Milan and Denmark midfielder, formerly of Tottenham, born 1992.

  • Lucas Hernandez

    soccer

    Bayern Munich and France defender, born 1996

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1896

    George Lohmann took eight wickets for seven runs as England bowled South Africa out for 30 at Port Elizabeth. The innings total remained the lowest in a Test match for almost 60 years.

  • 1907

    American jockey Johnny Longden was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. He went on to ride Count Fleet to victory in the US Triple Crown - the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes - in 1943. He had a 40-year riding career, during which he rode 6,032 winners and became the first man to top the 6,000 mark.

  • 1984

    British skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won Olympic gold in Sarajevo for their dance interpretation of Ravel's Bolero, claiming perfect 6.0 scores from all 12 judges.

  • 1989

    Peter Scudamore became the third National Hunt jockey, after Stan Mellor and John Francome, to ride 1,000 winners.

  • 2006

    Mike Ruddock resigned as Wales coach just 11 months after he steered the team to their first Grand Slam triumph in 27 years. Ruddock cited family reasons for his decision.

  • 2010

    Dick Francis, the best-selling novelist and rider of Devon Loch at the 1956 Grand National, died at the age of 89.

  • 2012

    Rangers appointed administrators Duff and Phelps as the extent of the club's serious financial problems emerged. The Scottish club were subsequently deducted 10 points, before entering liquidation and reforming in Division Three.

  • 2013

    South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was arrested on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend after she was shot dead at his home.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Name the player who holds the record for the most caps in rugby union Tests?
  • The Queen Mother's horse Devon Loch famously fell in the home straight of the 1956 Grand National under Dick Francis, can you name the horse that won the race?
  • How many All-Ireland SFC titles have Down won?
  • Peter Wilson is Olympic champion in which sport?
  • How many players per team are there on the court in handball?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Richie McCaw (NZ, 148)
  • E.S.B
  • 5
  • Shooting (double trap)
  • Seven
SPORT ON TV

Friday, February 14

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Wolves v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1915; Championship, Hull v Swansea - Sky Sports Football 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 2000; Ligue 1, Monaco v Montpellier - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; A-League, Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 1 0830; Cymru Premier, Bala Town v The New Saints - S4C 1955.

  • CRICKET

    T20 International, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1530.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Premiership, Gloucester v Exeter - BT Sport 2 1900; PRO14, Munster v Southern Kings - eir Sport 1 1900; Super Rugby, Blues v Crusaders - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 0600; Rebels v Waratahs - Sky Sports Action 0810.

  • RUGBY LEAGUE

    Super League, Salford v Huddersfield - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

  • GOLF

    PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1445 & 1900; Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific - Sky Sports Golf 0600.

  • SNOOKER

    Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1145 & 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300 & 1900.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of Langkawi - Eurosport 2 0700.

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe from just £1 for the first month to get full access

Sport