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Time Out - June 3: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

MARKED MAN: Stevie McDonnell has looked back to his imperious best during recent times, and Armagh selector Justin McNulty believes it is up to the other Orchard players to step up to the plate if, as expected, Monaghan set out to limit the Killeavy forward’s impact on proceedings. Picture: Colm O’Reilly
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The Irish News - Thursday June 3 2010: McNulty: Orchardmen must take burden off Killeavy ace

ARMAGH selector Justin McNulty thinks the level of support Steven McDonnell receives from the other Orchard forwards could go a long way to deciding the outcome of Sunday’s Ulster SFC clash with Monaghan at Casement Park.

The Killeavy man gave a man-of-the-match display and scored 0-5 in the preliminary round win over Derry last month. That accounted for half of Armagh’s points total, with substitute Jamie Clarke scoring the goal.

Derry only managed 1-7, and McNulty doesn’t think Armagh will have such a low target to aim at on Sunday.

“I don’t think 1-10 would be enough to beat Monaghan,” he said.

“Obviously Stevie is a serious scoring threat, but we understand that Monaghan will have a strategy in place to nullify that and it’s about us overcoming that.

“I’m sure they will have a system put in place to try to stop Stevie scoring, and other guys then will have the opportunity to step up and that’s what will probably dictate this result more than anything.

“We have every confidence and belief that the guys will step up to the plate – these are the days when you need it.”

THE Ulster Championship is a ruthless and unforgiving arena and Monaghan coach Paul Grimley insists there will be no room for sentiment as the Farneymen take on his native Armagh on Sunday at Casement Park.

The Pearse Og clubman was Joe Kernan’s number two when the Orchard county won their one and only senior All-Ireland in 2002 and he was widely tipped to take the Armagh hotseat vacated by Peter McDonnell last year.

However, Grimley opted to throw his lot in with Seamus McEnaney and Monaghan, while Paddy O’Rourke landed the Armagh job.

Yet, Grimley says he has no difficulties about sending out a side to beat his native county on Sunday.

“Absolutely not – people moving counties, managing wise and coaching wise, it’s the new normal,” said the Monaghan coach.

“You can’t afford to have any sentiment at all, the Armagh boys would not expect me to have anything other than winning on my mind. I don’t think emotion or sentiment comes near it.”

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Hale Irwin

    golf

    American who won the US Open three times (1970, 1979 and 1990), born 1945.

  • George Burley

    soccer

    former Scotland defender and manager, born 1956.

  • Wasim Akram

    cricket

    former Pakistan captain, born 1966.

  • Christian Malcolm

    athletics

    British sprinter, an Olympic 200 metres finalist in 2000 and 2008, born 1979.

  • Yelena Isinbayeva

    athletics

    Olympic and world pole vault champion and world record holder, born 1982.

  • Rafael Nadal

    tennis

    17-time grand slam champion from Spain, born 1986.

  • Mario Gotze

    soccer

    Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Which former American boxer was known as 'Terrible?
  • Which county won the 2010 All-Ireland GAA Senior Hurling Championship final?
  • What is the maximum break in snooker?
  • Which team holds the record for winning seven successive Ligue 1 titles?
  • The English Premier League record for most goals in a game is 11, set in 2007 when Portsmouth won 7-4 against which opponents?
  • Which club holds the ignominious record of suffering the biggest loss in an FA Cup final and accruing the lowest points total in a Premier League season?
  • Who was the first woman to train the winner of the Grand National?
  • Which county won the 2010 All-Ireland GAA Senior Football Championship final?
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl replaced who as Southampton manager in 2018?
  • How many different countries have won the cricket World Cup?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Tim Witherspoon
  • Tipperary, defeating Kilkenny by 4-17 to 1-18
  • 147
  • Lyon
  • Reading
  • Derby (lost 6-0 in the 1903 FA Cup final to Bury, and earned 11 points in EPL season 2007-08)
  • Jenny Pitman
  • Cork, defeating Down by 0-16 to 0–15
  • Mark Hughes
  • Six
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1927

    The Ryder Cup was inaugurated when the United States and Great Britain met at Worcester, Massachusetts. The Americans won by seven points.

  • 1931

    Freddie Fox rode Cameronian to victory in the first televised Epsom Derby.

  • 1981

    Shergar won the Derby by a record 10 lengths.

  • 1991

    Thomas 'The Hitman' Hearns beat Virgil Hill to win the WBA light-heavyweight crown - it was his sixth title at a different weight.

  • 2002

    Brazil beat Turkey 2-1 in the World Cup group stages. Rivaldo scored the winning penalty and was also involved in the dismissal of Hakan Unsal, clutching his face when Unsal kicked the ball against his legs.

  • 2004

    Tottenham announced that France coach Jacques Santini would become their new manager after Euro 2004. Santini did not last long, however, resigning in November for "personal reasons".

  • 2008

    FIA president Max Mosley won a vote of confidence with a clear majority at an extraordinary meeting in Paris. The Englishman's position had come under threat after lurid allegations about his private life were published in a Sunday newspaper.

  • 2008

    Gretna resigned from the Scottish Football League after the financially-stricken club failed to find a buyer. They were formally liquidated on August 8, 2008.

  • 2013

    Chelsea confirmed Jose Mourinho as their new manager for a second time on a four-year contract.

  • 2015

    Rafael Benitez was appointed as Real Madrid's new coach on a three-year contract.

  • 2016

    Three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74.

  • 2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to reach 600 career goals as Real Madrid won the Champions League after beating Juventus 4-1 in the final in Cardiff.

ON THIS DAY June 3 1981: Shergar wins the Derby by a record 10 lengths

ON THIS DAY
  • June 3 1981: Shergar wins the Derby by a record 10 lengths
  • After a promising season as a two-year-old, Shergar, owned by the Aga Khan and trained by Michael Stoute, was targeted at the 1981 Epsom Derby, amid a growing confidence in its prospects.
  • Going off at odds of 10-11, and ridden by 19-year-old Walter Swinburn, Shergar stormed to victory by 10 lengths, the biggest winning margin in history, but also the slowest winning time since the War.
  • After a subsequent disappointment at the St Ledger, Shergar was retired to stud in Ireland, from which the horse was stolen by a group of armed men on February 8, 1983.
  • Ultimately a seven-figure ransom was demanded for the return of the horse, but negotiations stalled abruptly amid rumours Shergar had been killed, and the horse was never recovered.

ON THIS DAY

  • On June 3, 2004 Tottenham announced that France coach Jacques Santini would become their new manager after Euro 2004.
  • Santini was little known in England, but he had a great reputation in France after helping to turn Lyon into the country's best team. He took over from Roger Lemerre as manager of the national team in 2002. Before Euro 2004, where France lost in the quarter-finals to Greece, Santini had already quit his post, with Spurs beckoning.

    Just 155 days later and after only 13 games Spurs' Santini's experiment was over. The Frenchman quit on November 6.

    In his short stay he still managed to create something of a legacy, though, as Spurs' tactics in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea led Jose Mourinho to coin the now famous phrase "parking the bus" phrase.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
  • 959AD

    Edgar, first King of All England, was crowned on Whit Sunday by Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Saxon abbey on the site of the present Bath Abbey.

  • 1899

    Johann Strauss the Younger, Austrian composer, violinist and conductor who wrote The Blue Danube waltz, died.

  • 1931

    The Baird Company televised the Epsom Derby, which was transmitted by the BBC.

  • 1937

    The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France.

  • 1946

    The first bikini bathing suit was unveiled in Paris, invented by Louis Reard, a former motor engineer.

  • 1965

    The Gemini 4 spaceship was launched, with James McDivitt and Edward White on board. During the flight, White became the first American to walk in space.

  • 1971

    The longest running comedy in theatre history, No Sex Please We're British, opened in London, with Michael Crawford in the cast. It closed on September 5, 1987.

  • 1978

    The Guinness Book of Records went into the Guinness Book of Records - as the most stolen book from British libraries.

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