On This Day - Oct 14 2005: Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Roy Keane quits international football

Republic of Ireland's Roy Keane during a training session at Torsvollur Stadium Torshavn, Faroe Islands on Tuesday June 7 2005 ahead of the Republic's World Cup Qualifier match. 


1878: Two local teams took part in the first football match under floodlights at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

1996: Mark Bosnich, then of Aston Villa, was charged with misconduct by the Football Association after his 'Basil Fawlty' impersonation at Tottenham, which had angered Spurs' Jewish following. The Australian claimed he had not realised his Nazi-style salute had been offensive.

2000: Jim McLean resigned as chairman and managing director of Dundee United following the fall-out from a violent altercation with a television reporter during a live interview.

2004: Britain and USA meet in the first ever Camogie International Tournament with Britain coming out on top. Ireland eventually won the competition.

2005: Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Roy Keane announced he was to quit international football.

2006: Ulster went down to a heavy 2-19 to 0-12 defeat in the Interprovincial Hurling semi-final against Leinster with Johnny McIntosh scoring 10 of Ulster’s points.

2007: Dunloy and Ballycran played out a thrilling draw in the semi-final of the Ulster Hurling Club Championshio semi-final with the Antrim side progressing a week later in the replay.

2009: Former Great Britain and Wigan coach Brian Noble was unveiled as the new head coach of the Crusaders.

2012: Crossmaglen swatted aside the challenge of Pearse Og to lift their third consecutive Armagh title, the Rangers winning 3-9 to 0-11.

2013: Surrey appointed Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford as their new head coach.

2014: Northern Ireland beat Greece 2-0 in Athens with goals from Jamie Ward and Kyle Lafferty to boost their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016. Michael O'Neill's side sealed their place at the finals in October 2015.


John Henderson (gaelic games) – former Kilkenny and Wicklow hurler who won three All-Ireland titles and an Allstar, born 1957

Brendan Powell (racing) - won Grand National on Rhyme 'n' Reason in 1988, born 1959.

Steve Cram (athletics) - former world 1500 metres champion, now a commentator, born 1960.

Jason Plato (motor racing) - two-time British Touring Car champion, born 1967.

Matt Le Tissier (soccer) - former Southampton and England forward (above), now a television pundit, born 1968.

Michael Duberry (soccer) - former Chelsea and Leeds defender, born 1975.

Tillakaratne Dilshan (cricket) - former Sri Lanka opener and captain, born 1976.

Clarke Carlisle (soccer) - former Burnley and QPR defender, and ex-chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, born 1979.

Alex Scott (soccer) - England women right-back, born 1984.

Gautam Gambhir (cricket) - India batsman, born 1981.

Kevin Thomson (soccer) - former Rangers and Dundee midfielder, born 1984.

Glenn Maxwell (cricket) - Australia all-rounder, born 1988.


1 When did Stephen Hendry win the last of his eight World Championship titles?

Chelsea's Willian celebrates scoring his side's winning goal during the 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory against Everton at Stamford Bridge, London on Wednesday February 11, 2015. 

2 What nationality is Chelsea winger Willian (above)?

3 When did Maghery last appear in an Armagh senior final?

4 Boxer Tony Bellew defends which belt against BJ Flores in Liverpool this weekend?

5 Loup’s only Ulster title arrived in which year?

(See quiz answers at bottom)



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Today (Friday, October 14)

SOCCER: EFL, Cardiff v Bristol City, Sky Sports 1 1900; Ladbrokes Premiership, Inverness v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1900; Ligue 1, Nice v Lyon - Sport//ESPN 1945; LaLiga, Las Palmas v Espanyol - Sky Sports 5 1940; A-League, Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers - BT Sport 2 0945.

GOLF: British Masters from Hertfordshire - Sky Sports 4 0900; Safeway Open from California - Sky Sports 4 2200.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Japanese Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 0100.

RUGBY UNION: European Champions Cup, Glasgow v Leicester - BT Sport 2, 1900; NPC Rugby, Manawatu v Otago - Sky Sports 2 0730.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1145 and 1845.

TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports 1 0600; WTA, Generali Ladies Linz - Eurosport 2 1300.

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 15)

SOCCER: Premier League, Chelsea v Leicester - Sky Sports 1 1130; Crystal Palace v West Ham - BT Sport 1 1700; EFL Championship, Aston Villa v Wolves - Sky Sports 1 1715; Welsh Premier League, New Saints v Llandudno - S4C 1700; LaLiga, Leganes v Sevilla - Sky Sports 5 1155; Atletico Madrid v Granada - Sky Sports 5 1730; Real Betis v Real Madrid - Sky Sports 5 1930; A-League, Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 1 0730; Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City - BT Sport1 0945.

BOXING: WBC world cruiserweight title fight from Liverpool, Tony Bellew (above) v BJ Flores - Sky Sports 2000.

CYCLING: Road World Championships from Doha - Eurosport 2 1300, BBC One 1430.

GOLF: British Masters from Hertfordshire - Sky Sports 4 1130; Safeway Open from California - Sky Sports 4 2200.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Japanese Grand Prix - BT Sport 2 0030; World Superbikes from Jerez, Eurosport 2 0915; British Superbikes from Brands Hatch - Eurosports 2 1100.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Wales v Serbia - S4C 1445.

RUGBY UNION: European Champions Cup, Wasps v Zebre - Sky Sports 2 1230; Toulon v Saracens - BT Sport 2 1445; Northampton v Montpellier, Sky Sports 2 1700; Connacht v Toulouse, Sky Sports 4 1730; Scarlets v Sale - BT Sport 2 1930; NPC, Wellington v Waikato - Sky Sports 2 0730.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

TENNIS: ATP, Shanghai Masters - Sky Sports 3 0930.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: CWFC Middleweight, Jack Marshman v Andreas Michailidis - BT Sport 1 2100.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 1999 2 Brazilian 3 1993 4 WBC cruiserweight; 5 2003.


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