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Time Out - February 18: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - Thursday February 18 2010: Ulster University, Jordanstown lifted the Ladies Football Division One colleges league title in Inniskeen on Tuesday night with a 1-11 to 1-2 win over Dublin outfit UCD.

Jordanstown had seven different scorers as they claimed victory, however, after a tight first half the sides were level 0-4 to 1-1.

A trio of points from Aileen Pyers and a sweet score from Clare Timoney were matched by a Lisa Cafferky goal and a point from Wicklow midfielder Caoimfliene Deeney.

In the second half, UUJ were awesome and further points followed from Timoney, Naomi McMullen (2), Sinead McCleary, Cathy Carey, Carol Dooher and Aisling Moane.

Pyers added a goal to bring her match tally to 1-3.

Armagh ace Sinead McCleary was named 'Player of the Match'.

It's been a decent few days for the J-town ladies as their second string opened their league campaign with a 3-11 to 2-7 win over CIT.

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Rob Andrew

    rugby union

    Former England fly-half and professional rugby director at the Rugby Football Union, now chief executive of Sussex County Cricket Club, born 1963.

  • Roberto Baggio

    soccer

    Former FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or winner, a forward who played for AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan and others, as well as Italy, born 1967.

  • Colin Jackson

    athletics

    Former hurdler, who won two world championships and Olympic silver, born 1967.

  • Thomas Bjorn

    golf

    The first Dane to play in the Ryder Cup, he captained the winning European side in 2018, born 1971.

  • Claude Makelele

    soccer

    Former Chelsea and France midfielder, born 1973.

  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov

    tennis

    Former Australian Open and French Open champion, born 1974.

  • Gary Neville

    soccer

    Former Manchester United and England defender, born 1975.

  • Keith Gillespie

    soccer

    Former Newcastle and Blackburn winger, born 1975.

  • Jermaine Jenas

    soccer

    Former Newcastle, Tottenham and England midfielder, born 1983.

  • Anton Ferdinand

    soccer

    Former West Ham, Sunderland and QPR defender, born 1985.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1882

    During England's record 13-0 win over Ireland, Howard Vaughton (five goals) and Arthur Brown (four) became the first England footballers to score hat-tricks in a full international.

  • 1898

    Enzo Ferrari, who created the most successful grand prix team in history, was born. A driver with Alfa Romeo, he quit racing at the end of 1929 and started manufacturing cars under the Scuderia Ferrari banner. He died in 1988.

  • 1933

    The first officially recognised world heavyweight boxing champion under Queensberry Rules, 'Gentleman' Jim Corbett, died at the age of 66.

  • 1933

    Sir Bobby Robson was born. Following a playing career, he managed Ipswich to European success and also took charge of PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona after taking England to the 1990 World Cup semi-finals. His final job was as manager of Newcastle before he lost a long battle with cancer in July 2009.

  • 2004

    Tottenham defender Ledley King scored on his full England debut in a 1-1 draw with Portugal in Faro.

  • 2009

    The Football Association confirmed the appointment of Ian Watmore as chief executive.

  • 2010

    Wolves were handed a £25,000 suspended fine by the Premier League Board after fielding a weakened team for their fixture at Manchester United on December 15.

  • 2012

    Dereck Chisora lost his WBC heavyweight title fight against Vitali Klitschko on a unanimous points decision in Munich. The fight was followed by a brawl between Chisora and David Haye in the press conference.

  • 2017

    National League leaders Lincoln became the first non-League team to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals since 1914 with a 1-0 win at Premier League Burnley.

  • 2019

    Leeds were fined £200,000 and received a formal reprimand following an investigation into the club spying on opponents' training sessions, the English Football League announced.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Which football side, nicknamed the Shakers, were expelled from English League One this season?
  • Pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall was disqualified for drug use at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but which substance did he consume?
  • What is the highest possible check-out in darts?
  • Who is the all-time top scorer in the UEFA Champions League?
  • What are the names of Waterford's GAA County grounds?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Bury
  • Alcohol (he had two beers to calm his nerves before the shooting event)
  • 170
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Walsh Park, Waterford and Fraher Field, Dungarvan
SPORT ON TV

Tuesday, February 18

  • SOCCER

    Champions League, Atletico Madrid v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1900; Leasing.com Trophy semi-final, Portsmouth v Exeter - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

Wednesday, February 19

  • SOCCER

    Champions League, Tottenham v RB Leipzig - BT Sport 2 1900; Premier League, Manchester City v West Ham - Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Leasing.com Trophy semi-final, Newport v Salford - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

  • MOTOR RACING

    Formula One, day one of testing - Sky Sports F1 0900.

  • ATHLETICS

    World Indoor Tour, Glasgow - Eurosport 1 1900.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1400; Tour of Algarve - Eurosport 2 1545.

  • ICE HOCKEY

    NHL, Edmonton Oilers v Boston Bruins - BT Sport 2 0130 (Thurs).

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