On This Day - September 15 1988: Tipperary hurling star Seamus Callanan was born

Seamus Callanan made his debut for the Tipperary senior hurlers during the National League of 2008. Since that time, the Drom-Inch clubman has collected two All-Ireland medals for the Premier County as well as five Munster SFC medals and a National Hurling League medal 
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1976: Derby became the first British club to score 12 goals in a European match when they beat Ireland's Finn Harps 12-0 in a UEFA Cup tie.


1984: Lester Piggott broke Frank Buckle's record of 27 Classic wins when he rode Commanche Run to victory in the St Leger.


1985: Tony Jacklin's European team inflicted defeat on the Americans in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years at The Belfry.


2003: England Test batsman and wicketkeeper Alec Stewart retired from first-class cricket.


2005: Frank Hadden was confirmed as Scotland's new coach by the Scottish Rugby Football Union after a spell as caretaker.


2011: Lancashire won the LV= County Championship Division One title after they beat Somerset by eight wickets, while Warwickshire drew with Hampshire.


2012: Hampshire won the Clydesdale Bank 40 final by losing fewer wickets than Warwickshire after the scores finished tied on 244.


2015: Manchester United defender Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of the right leg in a 2-1 Champions League defeat at PSV Eindhoven.


2015: England selected the uncapped duo of Alex Hales and Zafar Ansari for the test tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Surrey all-rounder Ansari suffered an open dislocation of the left thumb hours after being called up.





Seamus Callanan (GAA) – Full forward for the Tipperary hurlers, and winner of two All-Ireland medals in 2010 and 2016, born 1988.


Dan Marino (gridiron) - former Miami Dolphins quarterback, born 1961.


Nathan Astle (cricket) - Former New Zealand, Nottinghamshire, Durham and Lancashire batsman, born 1971.


Eidur Gudjohnsen (soccer) - Iceland's former Bolton, Chelsea and Barcelona forward, born 1978.


Aly Cissokho (soccer) - former Aston Villa full-back, now at Yeni Malatyaspor, born 1987.


Aaron Mooy (soccer) - Huddersfield's Australian midfielder, born 1990.




1. Leicester bought striker Jamie Vardy from which club?


2. Who owned the 1958 2000 Guineas winner Pall Mall?


3. What is the nickname of Crystal Palace?


4 When did Armagh last win the Anglo Celt cup?


5 From whom did Mickey Harte take over as manager of the Tyrone senior footballers?


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Friday, September 15


GAA: Cuimhni Orga Spoirt, Clare v Cork. Highlights of the 2013 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final replay from Croke Park – TG4 1800.


SOCCER: Premier League, Bournemouth v Brighton - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1900. Ladbrokes Premiership, Partick Thistle v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1915. Ligue 1, Toulouse v Bordeaux - eir Sport 1 1930.


RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Northampton v Bath - BT Sport 2 1900. PRO14, Ulster v Scarlets - BBC 2 Northern Ireland and BBC Wales 1930.


GOLF: Ladies European Tour, Evian Championship - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1000-1300 and 1430-1730. European Tour, KLM Open - Sky Sports Golf 1300-1430 and 1730-1800. PGA Tour, BMW Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1900 and Sky Sports Main Event 2215.


FORMULA ONE: Singapore Grand Prix, first practice - Channel 4 0925, Sky Sports F1 1045 and eir Sport 1 1055; second practice - Channel 4 1325, Sky Sports F1 1415 and eir Sport 1 1425.


HORSE RACING: St Leger meeting, Doncaster - ITV 4 1330.


TABLE TENNIS: European Team Championships - Eurosport 2 0900 and Eurosport 1 1130.


BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 1915.


Saturday, September 16


GAA: Up for the Match, Des Cahill and Grainne Seoige look forward to the All-Ireland football final between Mayo and Dublin, and are joined by GAA stars past and present for music and entertainment – RTE 1 2145.


SOCCER: Premier League, Crystal Palace v Southampton - Sky Sports Premier League 1130; Tottenham v Swansea - BT Sport 1 1700. Sky Bet Championship, Barnsley v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event 1715. Vanarama National League, Leyton Orient v Hartlepool - BT Sport 1 1200. Serie A, Roma v Hellas Verona - BT Sport 2 1930. Bundesliga, RB Leipzig v Borussia Moenchengladbach - BT Sport 2 1715.


CRICKET: T20 International, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Cricket 1800 and Sky Sports Main Event 1940.


RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v South Africa - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0800; Australia v Argentina - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 1045. Aviva Premiership, Leicester v Gloucester - BT Sport 2 1430. PRO14, Ospreys v Munster - Sky Sports Action 1500; Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors - S4C 1915. Top 14, Clermont Auvergne v Brive - Sky Sports Action 1940.


RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Super 8s qualifier - Sky Sports Main Event 1515.


GOLF: Ladies European Tour, Evian Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1130. European Tour, KLM Open - Sky Sports Golf 1730. PGA Tour, BMW Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800 and Sky Sports Main Event 2200.


TENNIS: WTA, Japan Women's Open - BT Sport 1 0600.


FORMULA ONE: Singapore Grand Prix, third practice - Sky Sports F1 1045, Channel 4 1055 and eir Sport 1 1055; qualifying - Channel 4 1255, Sky Sports F1 1300 and eir Sport 1 1355.


CYCLING: Impanis-Van Petegem - Eurosport 1 1415.


HORSE RACING: St Leger meeting, Doncaster - ITV 1 1330.


BOXING: WBO Middleweight title, Billy Joe Saunders v Willie Monroe Jr - BT Sport 1 2030. Live action - ITV 4 1845.


MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, qualifying and race one from Portugal - Eurosport 2 1045. British Superbikes, qualifying from Oulton Park - Eurosport 2 1600.


TRIATHLON: World Grand Final from Rotterdam - BBC 2 England 1245.


TABLE TENNIS: European Team Championships - Eurosport 1 0930.


DARTS: PDC Champions League - BBC 1 1315 and BBC 2 England 1845.





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