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Time Out - February 19: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

Derry City FC chairman Philip O’Doherty, manager Stephen Kenny, the new team and coaches
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - Friday February 19 2010: Derry City manager Stephen Kenny admits his side have been handed a tough start to their 2010 First Division campaign.

The Brandywell men host Bray Wanderers on Friday, March 5 in their first game of the season, before making long trips to both Limerick and Waterford United.

‘‘It’s a baptism of fire for us but that’s what it’s all about. It will be physically tough but that’s the challenge presented to us and we must look forward to it,’’ declared Kenny.

‘‘Bray always do well in the First Division, whenever they go down they always seem to go straight back up, so that’s going to be a difficult match for us.

With both City and northwest neighbours Finn Harps having squads from Derry and Donegal respectively, there certainly is going to be a real rivalry from both counties.

‘‘Pre-season has been going OK, we have had a couple of injuries which we didn’t want; Kevin Deery’s calf problem, James McClean hurt his groin on Tuesday night, so he probably won’t play in any of the rest of the pre-season matches,” added Kenny.

‘‘Thankfully Stephen Parkhouse’s knee injury isn’t as bad as first feared and he hopefully might be back this week or next week.’’

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Paddy Crerand

    soccer

    Former Manchester United midfielder and part of the 1968 European Cup-winning side, born 1939.

  • Hana Mandlikova

    tennis

    Former French, US and Australian Open women's singles champion, born 1962.

  • Enzo Scifo

    soccer

    Former Belgium midfielder, born 1966.

  • Paddy Johns

    rugby union

    Former Ireland captain, born 1968.

  • Gianluca Zambrotta

    soccer

    Former Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan full-back and a 2006 World Cup winner with Italy, born 1977.

  • Nicky Shorey

    soccer

    Former Reading full-back who won two caps for England, born 1981.

  • Marta

    soccer

    Brazil's six-time women's FIFA world player of the year, born 1986.

  • Mauro Icardi

    soccer

    Inter Milan and Argentina striker, currently on loan at Paris St Germain , born 1993.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1954

    Socrates, who captained Brazil at the 1982 World Cup, was born. He died in 2011.

  • 1975

    The Queen knighted West Indies great Garfield Sobers during a state visit to Barbados. Sobers was the fifth cricketer to be so honoured.

  • 1996

    UEFA scrapped its restrictions on the number of foreign players appearing in European competitions.

  • 2002

    Chelsea and Italy midfielder Roberto Di Matteo announced his retirement from playing at the age of 31 because of a leg injury. Di Matteo joined Chelsea for a then club record £4.9million from Lazio in July 1996 and scored after just 43 seconds of the 1997 FA Cup final win over Middlesbrough.

  • 2004

    Dwain Chambers attended a UK Athletics disciplinary hearing in London after testing positive for the designer steroid THG. Five days later, he was banned for two years.

  • 2010

    Tiger Woods issued an apology for cheating on wife Elin as he made his first public appearance since a car crash the previous November.

  • 2010

    Wasps confirmed fly-half Danny Cipriani would leave the club at the end of the season to join newly-formed Australian team Melbourne Rebels.

  • 2012

    Dereck Chisora was arrested by German police for his involvement in a post-fight press conference brawl with David Haye after a points defeat to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in Munich. He was later released without charge but had his boxing licence withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control. The licence was reissued in March 2013.

  • 2016

    Victoria Pendleton was unseated on her first ride over regulation fences in the Betfair Switching Saddles "Grassroots" Fox Hunters' Chase at Fakenham.

  • 2018

    Former Crewe Alexandra coach and Manchester City scout Barry Bennell was jailed at Liverpool Crown Court for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers.

QUICK QUIZ
  • What is the name of Tyrone GAA's county ground?
  • Wayde Van Niekerk is the reigning Olympic champion in what event?
  • In which year did David Beckham sign with MLS club LA Galaxy?
  • What is the ring name of former Irish professional fighter Kevin McBride?
  • How many Wimbledon singles titles has Rafael Nadal won?
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  • Healy Park, Omagh
  • Men's 400 metres
  • 2007
  • The Clones Colossus
  • Two
SPORT ON TV

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).

Thursday, February 20

  • SOCCER

    Europa League, Club Brugge v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 1715; Wolves v Espanyol - BT Sport/ESPN 1930; Olympiacos v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 2000.

  • CRICKET

    First Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 2225 and Sky Sports Main Event 0000 (Fri).

  • GOLF

    World Golf Championships, The Mexico Championship - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1700.

  • MOTOR RACING

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

  • DARTS

    Premier League, third round in Cardiff - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1900.

  • SNOOKER

    Snooker Shoot-Out - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport 2 1500; Tour of Algarve - Eurosport 2 1545.

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