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Time Out - February 13: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

COOKING UP A STORM: Owen Mulligan will be central to Cookstown’s chances in tomorrow’s All-Ireland Club IFC final against Kerry side Spa at Croke Park

Former Republic of Ireland star Liam Brady turns 64 today

BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - Saturday February 13 2010: AIB All-Ireland Club IFC final: Cookstown Fr Rock’s (Tyrone) v Spa (Kerry)

A one-point win will do for Cookstown – no St Valentine’s Day massacre is required.

Their appearance in tomorrow’s IFC final against Kerry and Munster champions Spa, brings the Tyrone men to their final destination.

County star Owen Mulligan will lead the charge for Fr Rock’s, with cousin Barry Mulligan and Christopher Eastwood adding to the attacking thrust.

At the back, skipper Barry Hughes, Paul McGurk and Conor O’Hare will face up to Spa’s dangermen Conor Gleeson and Michael O’Donoghue in what promises to be a captivating encounter.

But there’s a growing confidence that Chris Lawn’s side can extend its winning record and bring a memorable campaign to a triumphant end.

Several of the Cookstown players have appeared at Croke before with various teams, and manager Lawn is hoping that experience will stand them in good stead.

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Liam Brady

    soccer

    former Arsenal and Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1956.

  • Pierluigi Collina

    soccer

    Italian former referee who oversaw the 2002 World Cup final, born 1960.

  • Jamie Murray

    tennis

    Scottish doubles specialist and brother of Andy, winner of the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2007 and 2017 and US Open in 2017 and 2018, and men's doubles at the Australian Open and US Open in 2016, born 1986.

  • Kevin Strootman

    soccer

    Marseille and Holland midfielder, born 1990.

  • Mamadou Sakho

    soccer

    Crystal Palace and France defender, born 1990.

  • Eliaquim Mangala

    soccer

    Valencia and France defender, born 1991.

  • Memphis Depay

    soccer

    former Manchester United and Holland winger, now at Lyon, born 1994.

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1989

    Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Mohammad took 12 hours to score 163 runs against New Zealand in Wellington, including a record 11-and-a-half hours to reach 150.

  • 1991

    BBC television commentator Ron Pickering died aged 60. A renowned coach, he guided Lynn Davies to the 1964 Olympic long jump gold medal.

  • 1992

    Liverpool signed a then-record £4million four-year sponsorship deal with brewers Carlsberg.

  • 1999

    Arsenal offered to replay their FA Cup third-round clash against Sheffield United after a controversial Marc Overmars goal had decided the original tie.

  • 2009

    The second Test between England and West Indies was abandoned after 10 balls when the playing surface at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua was deemed unfit. The match was relocated to the Antigua Recreation Ground two days later and ended as a draw.

  • 2012

    Wolves announced they had sacked manager Mick McCarthy.

  • 2013

    Andy Hunt resigned as British Olympic Association chief executive.

  • 2016

    Ireland saw their RBS 6 Nations title defence dealt a telling blow with a 10-9 defeat to France, while Wales beat Scotland 27-23 in Cardiff.

  • 2018

    West Brom sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman and placed them on garden leave with immediate effect.

QUICK QUIZ
  • Who is Pakistan's leading Test runscorer?
  • Who won the 2020 Australian Open women's singles title?
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan won the first of his five snooker World Championships in what year?
  • Which football club play their home games at Deepdale?
  • Which team has collected the most wooden spoons in the competition now known as the Six Nations tournament?
+ Click Here to See Quiz Answers +
  • Younis Khan (10,099)
  • Sofia Kenin
  • 2001
  • Preston
  • Ireland (36).
SPORT ON TV

Thursday, February 13

  • SOCCER

    Serie A, AC Milan v Juventus - BT Sport 2 1930; Women's Super League, Liverpool v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1845.

  • DARTS

    Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action 1900.

  • RUGBY LEAGUE

    Super League, Wigan v Toronto - Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Mix 1900.

  • GOLF

    PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1445, Sky Sports Golf 1900; Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf - 0600.

  • SNOOKER

    Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1000, 1245 & 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300 & 1900.

  • BASKETBALL

    NBA, Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Fri).

  • MOTORSPORT

    World Rally Championship, Rally Sweden - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

  • CYCLING

    Tour of Langkawi - Eurosport 2 0700.

  • ICE HOCKEY

    NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning v Edmonton Oilers - BT Sport 1 0000 (Fri).

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