On This Day - July 19 1974: Irish rugby star Malcolm O'Kelly is born

Leinster and Ireland rugby star Malcolm O'Kelly is tackled by Ulster's Rodger Wilson during the Magners League match at Lansdowne Road Dublin on Sunday December 31 2006.The game was the last ever played at the famous old ground. Picture by Niall Carson/PA Wire. 


1903: Maurice Garin, nicknamed 'the little chimneysweep', won the inaugural Tour de France.

1957: Alec Russell became only the second man, after Gordon Richards in 1933, to ride all six winners in one race meeting.

1997: Crystal Palace agreed a fee of £2.1million for Juventus winger Attilio Lombardo, who went on to manage the Eagles for a brief spell.

1999: Brazil outclassed Uruguay 3-0 to lift the Copa America in Asuncion, Paraguay.

2002: The Football Association deducted Football League newcomers Boston four points and fined them #100,000 for contractual irregularities. The Pilgrims still managed to stay up at the end of the season, finishing in 15th.

2003: Fermanagh claimed a famous 0-12 to 1-8 Qualifier win over Mayo at Markievicz Park.

2004: Chelsea agreed a £24million fee with Marseille for striker Didier Drogba.

2005: Newcastle signed Turkey international Emre from Inter Milan for £3.8million.

2006: David O'Leary left Aston Villa by mutual consent after three years in charge.

2007: Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were confirmed as Honda's drivers for the 2008 Formula One season.

2008: Down hit the nets five times in a 18-point Qualifier win over Offaly. John Clarke, Kevin McKernan, Danny Hughes, Ronan Sexton and Benny Coulter all raised green flags.

2009: Antrim’s fairytale Ulster run came to an end as Tyrone defeated them by six points in the provincial final.

2009: American Stewart Cink won golf's Open Championship after defeating 59-year-old countryman Tom Watson in a four-hole play-off.

2010: Liverpool signed England international Joe Cole on a four-year contract.

2011: Keri-Anne Payne became the first Great Britain athlete to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics after winning the 10 kilometre open water race at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

2012: Tottenham and England defender Ledley King retired from professional football.

2014: Armagh proved much too strong for Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park with Stefan Forker grabbing their goal in a 1-17 to 1-12 win.

2015: Monaghan earned a second Ulster title in three years as they defeated Donegal 0-11 to 0-10.

2015: Liverpool reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the payment terms for the £32.5million transfer of Christian Benteke.


Ilie Nastase (tennis) - Romanian who won the French Open and US Open and reached two Wimbledon finals, born 1946.

Paul Bracewell (soccer) - Former Everton, Sunderland and Newcastle midfielder, who went on to manage Fulham, born 1962.

Vitali Klitschko (boxing) - WBC world heavyweight champion, born 1971.

Malcolm O'Kelly (rugby union) - Lock who won 92 caps for Ireland, born 1974.

Shayne McMenemy (rugby league) - Former Hull FC forward, born 1976.

Ed Smith (cricket) - Former Kent batsman who won three England Test caps before retiring in 2008, born 1977.

Luke Young (soccer) - Former England defender, born 1979.

Xavier Malisse (tennis) - Belgium's former Wimbledon semi-finalist, born 1980.

LaMarcus Aldridge (basketball) - San Antonio Spurs forward, born 1985.

Brian Fox (Gaelic games) – Tipperary footballer, born 1988.


1. How many Leinster titles has Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton won?

2 Jonny Wilkinson ended his rugby union career at which French team?

3 How many grand prix wins did David Coulthard manage during his career? Nine, 11 or 13?

4 Which city hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002?

5 Who captained Tyrone to their Ulster Senior Football Championship final win over Donegal at the weekend in Clones?

(See answers at bottom)



CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast, Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Birmingham Bears - Sky Sports 2 1800.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Citi Open - Sky Sports 4 2100.

DARTS: World Matchplay - Sky Sports 3 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 20)

SOCCER: Champions League, FH v Dundalk - eir Sport 1 2000.

CRICKET: NatWest T20 Blast, Yorkshire Vikings v Durham Jets - Sky Sports 2 1800.

CYCLING: Tour de France stage 17 - Eurosport 1 1315, ITV4 1400.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Citi Open - Sky Sports 4 2100.

ATHLETICS: World Junior Championships, Bydgoszcz - Eurosport 2 1645.

DARTS: World Matchplay - Sky Sports 3 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Kansas City Royals v Cleveland Indians BT Sport 1 1900, Chicago Cubs v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 1915, Boston Red Sox v San Francisco Gaints - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thu).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 13; 2 Toulon; 3 13; 4 Salt Lake City; 5 Sean Cavanagh.

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