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Time Out - February 27: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

CLOSE CALL: Tyrone McCullagh (left) of Illies GG fires in a left hook on his way to a count-back victory over Immaculata’s Ryan Lindberg in the semi-finals of the Elite National Senior Championships at the National Stadium, Dublin last night, avenging his narrow defeat to the ’Mac man in the recent Ulster final
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - Saturday February 27 2010: Donegal's Tyrone McCullagh came from behind in the Elite National Senior Championship semi-finals at the National Stadium in Dublin last night to edge out Belfast's Ryan Lindberg on a razor thin 12-11 count-back.

Both both boxers were tied at 6-6 after three top class featherweight rounds.

Immaculata's Lindberg was 2-1 up at the end of the first and 5-4 ahead at the end of the second, but McCullagh of Illies GG twice restored parity with body shots in the final frame en route to having his hand raised on accepted scores in a repeat of the recent Ulster final which Lindberg won on a 7-6 count-back.

Ken Egan is just three three minute rounds away from winning an historic 10th Irish senior title in-a-row after recording a landslide win over Denis Hogan.

Gary Molloy saw off the challenge Ruairi Dalton in the flyweight decider. An impressive 8-2 victory over his Belfast opponent – who had Bernard Dunne's former coach Harry Hawkins working his corner – did the business for the Westmeath man.

Holy Trinity super heavyweight Cathal McMonagle claimed the final victory of the evening, a hard-punching 10-3 win over Chris Devanney booking the Ulster man's ticket into the finals, while Willie McLaughlin beat Adam Nolan 5-0.

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Graeme Pollock

    cricket

    former South Africa Test batsman and uncle of ex-Proteas star Shaun, born 1944.

  • James Worthy

    basketball

    former three-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, born 1961.

  • Mark Taylor

    rugby union

    former Wales centre who scored the first try at the Millennium Stadium in 1999, born 1973.

  • Colin Edwards

    motor cycling

    American two-time World Superbike champion and former MotoGP rider, born 1974.

  • James Beattie

    soccer

    former England, Southampton, Everton and Sheffield United striker, born 1978.

  • Paul Wellens

    rugby league

    former St Helens full-back and England international, born 1980.

  • Bruno Soares

    tennis

    winner of the 2016 US Open and Australian Open doubles with Jamie Murray, born 1982.

  • Jonjo Shelvey

    soccer

    Newcastle midfielder, capped six times by England, born 1992.

  • Callum Wilson

    soccer

    Bournemouth and England striker, born 1992.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1959

    The Boston Celtics scored 173 points against Minneapolis. It was a new National Basketball Association (NBA) record points total and remains the highest score in any game not needing overtime.

  • 1990

    Cambridge became the first Fourth Division side for 14 years to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after beating Bristol City.

  • 1991

    Tony Adams played his first game for Arsenal following his release from prison. He led the team to a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury in an FA Cup fifth-round tie.

  • 2000

    Leicester won the last League Cup final at the old Wembley, a 2-1 victory over Tranmere seeing them lift the Worthington Cup.

  • 2001

    The British Horseracing Board and Jockey Club announced that racing in Britain would be suspended for seven days due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

  • 2011

    Birmingham beat Arsenal 2-1 to win the Carling Cup final, Obafemi Martins scoring a late winner after a mix-up between defender Laurent Koscielny and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

  • 2016

    Everton announced that billionaire Farhad Moshiri was to become "a new major shareholder" at the club and "brings the promise of new investment".

QUICK QUIZ
  • Which former Liverpool footballer rapped on New Order's World in Motion, England's 1990 World Cup song?
  • Which county won the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Kilkenny or Tipperary?
  • Which four Spanish sides made it through to the knockout stages of this season's Champions League?
  • Who are the 2020 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club champions?
  • Five countries have sent competitors to all summer Olympic Games, name any three.
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • John Barnes
  • Tipperary
  • Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia
  • Ballyhale Shamrocks
  • Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece, and Switzerland
SPORT ON TV

Thursday, February 27

  • SOCCER

    Europa League, Espanyol v Wolves - BT Sport 1 1715; Celtic v Copenhagen - BT Sport/ESPN 1930; Man Utd v Club Brugge - BT Sport 2 1930.

  • CRICKET

    Women's ICC World T20, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600; Australia v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0730; South Africa v Thailand - Sky Sports Cricket 0330 (Fri).

  • MOTOR RACING

    Formula One, day five of testing - Sky Sports F1 0800, 1300.

  • RUGBY LEAGUE

    Super League, Hull KR v Castleford - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, The Oman Open - Sky Sports Golf 0630, 1030, Sky Sports Main Event 1130; PGA Tour, The Honda Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1330, Sky Sports Golf 1900.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of UAE - Eurosport 1 1045; Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1730.

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers - Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Fri).

  • DARTS

    Premier League Darts, Dublin - Sky Sports Action 1900.

  • SNOOKER

    Players Championship - ITV4 1245, 1845.

Friday, February 28

  • SOCCER

    Europa League draw - Eurosport 2 1200, BT Sport 1 1200; Premier League, Norwich v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 2 1915.

  • CRICKET

    Women's ICC World T20, South Africa v Thailand - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600; England v Pakistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0730; Test, New Zealand v India - Sky Sports Cricket 2225, Sky Sports Main Event 2230.

  • MOTOR RACING

    Formula One, day six of testing - Sky Sports F1 0800, 1300.

  • RUGBY UNION

    Super Rugby, Highlanders v Rebels - Sky Sports Action 0600; Waratahs v Lions - Sky Sports Action 0810; Hurricanes v Sunwolves - Sky Sports Action 0340 (Sat); Premiership, Gloucester v Sale - BT Sport 1 1900; PRO14, Leinster v Glasgow - eir Sport 1 1900.

  • RUGBY LEAGUE

    Super League, Leeds v Warrington - Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix 1900.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, The Oman Open - Sky Sports Golf 0630, 1030, Sky Sports Main Event 1130; PGA Tour, The Honda Classic - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1330, Sky Sports Golf 1900.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of UAE - Eurosport 1 0930; Track World Championships - Eurosport 1 1730.

  • MOTORCYCLING

    World Superbikes, Phillip Island - Eurosport 2 0100 (Sat), Eurosport 2 0345 (Sat).

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