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Time Out - February 22: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

RESISTANCE: Down's Paul Braniff did hit four points against Clare 
BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News – February 22 2010: Allianz National Hurling League Division Two: Clare 2-20 Down 0-6

THE long journey to Ennis proved to be a fruitless one for Down’s hurlers as they were on the receiving end of a crushing 20-point defeat by Clare at Cusack Park yesterday.

Down’s wastefulness was reflected in the stats as they hit 20 wides over the 70 minutes, nine in the first half and 11 after the break.

This lack of scoring ability is sure to trouble Down boss Gerard Monan as his side worked hard to create chances but just could not find the target when points were there for the taking.

However, Monan refused to be despondent afterwards and praised his charges for their efforts.

“The scoreboard looks bad but I’m very proud of them,” he said. “They never dropped their heads. Fair play to them – six hours on a bus yesterday, strange beds last night. You come to Clare and hopefully you learn from it.”

Clare: P Brennan; A Brigdale, C Dillon, B Bugler; D O’Donovan, J McInerney, P Donnellan (0-1); B O’Connell (0-1), N O’Connell; S Collins (0-2), F Lynch, J Clancy (0-3); D Honan, M Flaherty (2-10, 0-9 frees), M Murphy (0-2).

Subs: J Conlon for Clancy (50), C Ryan for O’Connell (54), D McMahon (0-1) for Lynch (63), D Barrett for Collins (68).

Down: G Clarke; L Clarke, F Conway, S Ennis; C O’Prey, C Woods (0-1), M Teague; K McGarry, C Coulter; P Keith, P Braniff (0-4, 0-2 frees), B Ennis; J Coyle (0-1), G Johnston, E Clarke.

Subs: J McCusker for Coyle (48), P Flynn for Teague (52), E McGuinness for Keith (56), S Conlon for E Clarke (59), M Hughes for L Clarke (65).

Referee: M Haverty (Galway)

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Devon Malcolm

    cricket

    former England paceman, born 1963.

  • Vijay Singh

    golf

    former world number one from Fiji, born 1963.

  • Brian Laudrup

    soccer

    former Rangers and Denmark winger, born 1969.

  • Shaka Hislop

    soccer

    former Reading, Newcastle, West Ham and Portsmouth goalkeeper, born 1969.

  • Michael Chang

    tennis

    American former French Open winner, born 1972.

  • Juninho

    soccer

    former Middlesbrough and Brazil midfielder, born 1973.

  • Shaun Tait

    cricket

    former Australian fast bowler, born 1983.

  • Branislav Ivanovic

    soccer

    former Chelsea defender, now at Zenit St Petersburg, born 1984.

  • Tommy Bowe

    rugby union

    Former Ulster, Ireland and Lions wing, born 1984.

  • Sergio Romero

    soccer

    Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper, born 1987.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1964

    Rugby league great Brian Bevan played his last match. He spent 17 years with Warrington before moving to Blackpool Borough. From 1946 onwards, he scored a record 796 tries. He died in 1991.

  • 1979

    Inverness Thistle and Falkirk's Scottish FA Cup tie was finally played - after being postponed a British record 29 times because of the weather. Falkirk won the second-round tie 4-0.

  • 1991

    Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish announced his unexpected resignation after his team's 4-4 FA Cup draw with Everton. Dalglish was to return to football a few months later, taking charge of Blackburn.

  • 2003

    Shane Warne was banned from cricket for a year - ruling him out of the World Cup - after he tested positive for banned diuretics.

  • 2009

    Cushendall's All-Ireland hopes ended in heartbreaking fashion as they lost to De la Salle after extra-time.

  • 2010

    Former Great Britain hooker Terry Newton had his contract terminated by Wakefield after admitting using human growth hormone, and was banned from all rugby for two years by UK Anti-Doping. In September 2010 Newton was found hanged at his home.

  • 2014

    Ulster University were unable to claim the Sigerson Cup after falling to UCC at the Dub.

  • 2015

    Paul Shiels top scored for Antrim as they lost to Limerick by eight points in the National Hurling League.

  • 2019

    Chelsea were placed under a transfer ban by FIFA for two windows and fined 600,000 Swiss francs (over £460,000) for breaching rules on the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. The ban was later reduced to one window and the fine was halved after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

QUICK QUIZ
  • In which year did Manchester City move from their old home ground of Maine Road to the City of Manchester Stadium?
  • What is the one golf major that American Phil Mickelson has not won?
  • Which country did former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara score 400 not out against in 2004?
  • At the London 2012 Olympics, Team GB's Nicola Adams became the first woman to win a gold medal in what event?
  • Who is the manager of the Galway footballers?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • 2003
  • US Open
  • England
  • Women's boxing
  • Padraic Joyce
SPORT ON TV

Saturday, February 22

  • GAELIC GAMES

    NHL, Dublin v Wexford - eir Sport 1 1700; NFL, Dublin v Donegal - eir Sport 1 1900.

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Chelsea v Tottenham - BT Sport 1 1200; Leicester v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Championship, Brentford v Blackburn - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; A-League, Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory - BT Sport 2 0600; Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory - BT Sport 2 0830; National League, Sutton v Barrow - BT Sport 1 1700.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Six Nations, Italy v Scotland - ITV 1325, Wales v France - BBC One 1600; Super Rugby, Chiefs v Brumbies - Sky Sports Action 0600, Reds v Sunwolves - Sky Sports Action 0810, Stormers v Jaguares - Sky Sports Action 1300, Bulls v Blues - Sky Sports Action 1510.

  • BOXING

    WBC heavyweight title bout, Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - BT Sport Box Office 0000 (Sun).

  • CRICKET

    Women's World T20, West Indies v Thailand - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 0600; New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1030; First Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event 2225.

  • GOLF

    World Golf Championships, The Mexico Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1700; LPGA, Honda LPGA Thailand - Sky Sports Golf 0630.

  • RUGBY LEAGUE

    World Club Challenge, St Helens v Sydney Roosters - Sky Sports Arena 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event 1945.

  • HORSE RACING

    Live racing - ITV4 1330.

  • SNOOKER

    Snooker Shoot-Out - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

  • CYCLING

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

Sunday, February 23

  • GAELIC GAMES

    NFL, Galway v Tyrone & Monaghan v Mayo (deferred), NHL, Cork v Limerick (deferred) - TG4 1400.

  • SOCCER

    Premier League, Arsenal v Everton - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1600; Scottish Premiership, St Johnstone v Rangers - Sky Sports Main Event 1300; Ligue 1, Rennes v Nimes - BT Sport/ESPN 1600; Paris St Germain v Bordeaux - BT Sport 1 1945; Bundesliga, Wolfsburg v Mainz - BT Sport 1 1645; Women's Super League, Manchester City Women v Chelsea Women - BT Sport 2 1345; A-League, Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC - BT Sport 2 0700.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Six Nations, England v Ireland - ITV 1410; Premiership, Exeter v Northampton - BT Sport 1 1230; PRO14, Cardiff Blues v Benetton - eir Sport 1 1705; Women's Six Nations, England v Ireland - Sky Sports Action 1215.

  • CRICKET

    Women's World T20, England v South Africa - Sky Sports Cricket 1030; Second Two international, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 1430; First Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 2225 and Sky Sports Main Event 0000 (Mon).

  • GOLF

    World Golf Championships, The Mexico Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800 and Sky Sports Main Event 1900; LPGA, Honda LPGA Thailand - Sky Sports Golf 0630.

  • SNOOKER

    Snooker Shoot-Out - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of Algarve - Eurosport 2 1500.

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