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Time Out - February 15: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

Derry Dermot McBride on Armagh Steven McDonnell. Derry Vs Armagh in the Ulster Senior Football Championship at Celtic Park Derry. Pic Colm O'Reilly 16-05-10
BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - Monday February 15 2010: Allianz National Football League Division Two: Armagh 2-19 Westmeath 0-8

A Stevie McDonnell-inspired Armagh steam-rolled poor Westmeath at Crossmaglen yesterday to open the Orchard County’s league account.

The Killeavy ace was on fire right from the start, pocketing 1-2 in the opening minutes, and ended with an impressive 1-9, all from play.

Armagh led 1-9 to 0-5 at the break and though the visitors restarted with a greater level of urgency, they had nothing to show for a brief period of pressure, during which Armagh ’keeper Philip McEvoy had to get down smartly to save a low drive from substitute Gavin Hoey.

Ten minutes into the second period, Ryan Henderson stretched the home side’s advantage and it was a matter of kicking points for fun thereafter.

Armagh: P McEvoy; A Mallon, B Donaghy, B Shannon, P Duffy, C McKeever, F Moriarty (1-0); C Vernon (0-1), K Toner; J Feeney (0-1), G Swift (0-2), A Kernan (0-2, both frees), R Henderson (0-1), S McDonnell (1-9), T Kernan (0-2, both frees).

Subs: M McNamee for Henderson (52), P Kernan for Moriarty (55), C Watters (0-1) for A Kernan (58), J O’ Neill for Feeney (60), K Dyas for Duffy (62)

Westmeath: G Connaughton; K Gavin, M Ennis, J Gaffey, G Egan, D O’Donaghue, D Harte; D Duffy (0-1), S Bracken; T Warburton, P Greville (0-3, two frees), J Smyth, D Healy, D Glennon (0-4, three frees), C Lynam.

Subs: G Hoey for Smyth (12), J Durkan for Healy (h/t), R Doolin for Warburton (h/t), F Boyle for O’Donoghue (h/t), D Healy for Gavin (50)

Referee: M Higgins (Fermanagh)

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Desmond Haynes

    cricket

    former West Indies opening batsman, born 1956.

  • Craig Matthews

    cricket

    former South Africa all-rounder, born 1965.

  • Steven Bottomley

    golf

    English player who finished third in 1995 Open at St Andrews, born 1965.

  • Ian Hunter

    rugby union

    former England full-back/wing, born 1969.

  • Alex Wurz

    motor racing

    former Formula One driver, born 1974.

  • Heurelho Gomes

    soccer

    Watford's Brazilian goalkeeper, born 1981.

  • Don Cowie

    soccer

    former Hearts and Scotland midfielder, now with Ross County, born 1983.

  • Philipp Degen

    retired Swiss footballer who played for Liverpool, born 1983.

  • Rui Patricio

    soccer

    Wolves goalkeeper, a Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, born 1988.

  • Manuel Lanzini

    soccer

    West Ham and Argentina midfielder, born 1993.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1929

    Two-time Formula One world champion Graham Hill was born. The father of 1996 world champion Damon was killed in a plane crash in 1975.

  • 1978

    England, captained by Geoff Boycott, were dismissed for 64 as they suffered their first Test defeat to New Zealand.

  • 1978

    Leon Spinks beat Muhammad Ali to claim the world heavyweight boxing title, although Ali won it back later that year.

  • 1980

    England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor equalled the Test world record by dismissing seven Indian batsmen - all caught - in Mumbai.

  • 1995

    Rioting England fans forced a Dublin friendly to be abandoned after 27 minutes, with the Republic of Ireland leading 1-0 at the time.

  • 2009

    Eoin Bradley and Paul Bradley hit five points each as Derry hammered Westmeath 1-18 to 0-7 to move to the top of Division One.

  • 2010

    Andy Powell was dropped from Wales' RBS 6 Nations squad after being charged with drink-driving after he was arrested with a golf buggy at motorway services on the M4 following the 31-24 defeat of Scotland.

  • 2012

    Rangers appointed administrators Duff and Phelps as their financial problems mounted.

  • 2014

    Ballinderry’s All-Ireland ambitions came to an end as they fell to a Tomas Quinn inspired St Vincent’s in Newry.

  • 2015

    Cormac O’Doherty’s 56th-minute point earned Slaughtneil a place in the All-Ireland final as they defeated Kerry side Austin Stack’s 1-14 to 2-10.

  • 2016

    Liverpool reached an agreement to sign defender Joel Matip from Schalke at the end of the season.

QUICK QUIZ
  • From which country is West Indian cricketing great Sir Vivian Richards?
  • Who scored for England in their 2-1 loss to Croatia in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals?
  • How many Wimbledon doubles titles were won by Australian pair Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge, also known as "The Woodies"?
  • Which two golfers won four British Opens between them from 2005-2008?
  • Which nation has produced the most alpine skiing world champions?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Antigua
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Six
  • Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington
  • Austria, with 93, to second-place Switzerland's 65.
SPORT ON TV

Saturday, February 15

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Southampton v Burnley - BT Sport 1 1200; Norwich v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Sky Bet Championship, West Brom v Nottm Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf v Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 2 1715; Vanarama National League, Yeovil v Chesterfield - BT Sport 1 1715; A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City - BT Sport 2 0600; Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets - BT Sport 2 0830.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Premiership, Leicester v Wasps - BT Sport 1 1445; PRO14, Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Sharks - Sky Sports Main Event 0600; Jaguares v Reds - Sky Sports Action 2135.

  • ATHLETICS

    Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix - BBC1 1315.

  • GOLF

    PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 2030; Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific - Sky Sports Golf 0600.

  • SNOOKER

    Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845, BBC2 Wales 1300 & 1900.

  • HORSE RACING

    Ascot - ITV Racing 1330.

  • MOTORSPORT

    World Rally Championship, Rally Sweden - BT Sport 2 1400.

  • SKIING

    World Cup - Eurosport 2 0850, 1145 & 1945.

Sunday, February 16

  • GAELIC GAMES

    NHL, Galway v Tipperary - TG4 1400; NHL, Clare v Laois (deferred) – TG4 1715.

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Aston Villa v Tottenham - Sky Sports Premier League 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1400; Arsenal v Newcastle - Sky Sports Premier League & Sky Sports Main Event 1600; Ladbrokes Premiership, Aberdeen v Celtic - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Kilmarnock v Hibernian - BT Sport 2 1600; A-League, Western United v Brisbane Roar - BT Sport 1 0500.

  • CRICKET

    T20 International, South Africa v England - Sky Sports Cricket 1200.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Premiership, Northampton v Bristol - BT Sport 1 1430.

  • GOLF

    PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

  • SNOOKER

    Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, All-star game - Sky Sport Main Event 0000 (Mon).

  • MOTORSPORT

    World Rally Championship, Rally Sweden - BT Sport 1 1100.

  • SKIING

    World Cup - Eurosport 2 0905, 1240 & 1455.

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