On This Day: Nov 4, 2007: Dromore cross Mayobridge at second time of asking in Ulster Club replay


1989: David O'Leary's 622nd game for Arsenal, a club record, was marred by a mass brawl with opponents Norwich at Highbury. Arsenal were awarded a stoppage-time penalty and won 4-3.

1991: England midfielder Bryan Robson announced his international retirement after being left out of the squad for a game against Poland. He won 90 caps for his country.

2002: England's Luke Donald claimed his first win on the USPGA Tour when rain washed out the final round of the Southern Farm Bureau Classic in Mississippi, reducing the tournament to 54 holes.

2006: A late Geoffrey McGonigle ‘65’ kept Kevin Lynch’s Ulster title hopes alive as they snatched a draw with Cushendall. The replay, however, would go the way fo the Antrim champions.

2007: A second-half goal from Conor O’Neill gave Dromore a 1-9 to 1-7 Ulster Club replay win over Mayobridge in Newry.

2008: The Argentinian Football Association appointed Diego Maradona as the new head coach of the national team.

2011: The Irish International Rules team secured a 2-0 test series win in Australia with a 50-29 victory in front of just over 12,000 fans.
2012: St Eunan’s overcame Naomh Conaill in the Donegal Championship final.

2015: British racing driver Susie Wolff announced that she would retire from motor sport at the end of the season, having given up hope of competing in Formula One.

2016: FIFA launched disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of Ireland after the Republic of Ireland national team wore shirts bearing a poppy symbol, representing the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, for a friendly against Switzerland.


Rod Marsh (cricket) - former Australia wicketkeeper, born 1947.

Nigel Worthington (soccer) - former Northern Ireland defender and manager, born 1961.

Gary Havelock (speedway) - 1992 world champion, born 1968.

Luis Figo (soccer) - Former Inter Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Portugal winger, born 1972.

Mario Melchiot (soccer) - Former Wigan, Birmingham, Chelsea and Holland defender, born 1976.

Devin Hester (American football) - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver who holds the NFL record for the most returning touchdowns, born 1982.

Neil Mellor (soccer) - Former Liverpool and Preston striker, born 1982.

Chris Martin (soccer) - Derby striker and Scotland international, born 1988.


1. What was the final scoreline after extra-time when Manchester United beat Benfica in the European Cup final in 1968?

2. Who was Jenson Button representing when he won his only drivers' championship?

3. Tyson Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles in 2015. Where was the fight held?

4. Stefan Kraft, who holds the world record for the longest ski jump at 253.5 metres, hails from which country?

5. Who are the current All-Ireland Ladies’ Club Football champions?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Saturday, November 4)

SOCCER: Premier League, Stoke v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1130, West Ham v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1700; FA Cup first round, Shaw Lane v Mansfield - BT Sport 1 1200, Newport v Walsall - S4C 1700; Sky Bet Championship, Brentford v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1715; Serie A, Bologna v Crotone - eir Sport 1 1655, Genoa v Sampdoria - BT Sport 2 1930; A-League, Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory v Adelaide United - BT Sport 2 0845 and 1100; Welsh Premier League, Cardiff Metropolitan University v Carmarthen Town - S4C 1230.

RUGBY LEAGUE: World Cup, England v Lebanon - BBC Two England 0830.

RUGBY UNION: International match, Barbarians v New Zealand - Sky Sports Action 1430, Sky Sports Main Event 1455; Anglo-Welsh Cup, Leicester v Gloucester - BT Sport 2 1445; PRO14, Cardiff Blues v Zebre - S4C 1915.

CRICKET: Twenty20 International, India v New Zealand - Sky Sports Cricket 1320.

GOLF: European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0900; PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Sky Sports Golf 2030.

BOXING: WBA World Light-Heavyweight title fight, Dmitry Bivol v Trent Broadhurst - Sky Sports Action 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 1940; WBC World Heavyweight title fight, Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0100 (Sun).

DARTS: World Series of Darts Finals - ITV4 and eir Sport 1 1900.

SNOOKER: International Championship - Eurosport 1 0600 and 1130.

CYCLING: Saitama Criterium - Eurosport 2 0700; Tour of Hainan - Eurosport 2 0500 (Sun).

MMA: UFC 217 Prelims, Michael Bisping v Georges St-Pierre - BT Sport 2 from 0000 (Sun).

RACING: ITV Racing - ITV4 0930 and 1330.

Tomorrow (Sunday, November 5)

GAELIC GAMES: Leinster SHC, Dicksboro v Cuala – TG4, 1.30pm; Munster SHC – Ballygunner v Sixmilebridge (deferred) – TG4, 3pm.

SOCCER: Premier League, Tottenham v Crystal Palace - BT Sport 1 1130, Manchester City v Arsenal and Chelsea v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1315 and 1615; Sky Bet Championship, Middlesbrough v Sunderland - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Serie A, Inter Milan v Genoa and Atalanta v SPAL - BT Sport 2 1130 and 1700, Sassuolo v AC Milan - BT Sport 1 1930; Bundesliga, Cologne v Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg v Hertha Berlin - BT Sport 1 1415 and 1700; Ligue 1, Nice v Dijon - BT Sport/ESPN 1400, St Etienne v Lyon - BT Sport 2 1945; Brasileirao, Corinthians v Palmeiras - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

RUGBY UNION: Anglo-Welsh Cup, Saracens v Harlequins - BT Sport 2 1445.

TENNIS: ATP, Paris Masters - Sky Sports Action 1100 and 1400.

GOLF: European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0830; PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Sky Sports Golf 2030.

CYCLING: Track Cycling World Cup - Eurosport 1 1630.

ATHLETICS: New York Marathon - Eurosport 2 1415.

DARTS: World Series of Darts Finals - ITV4, eir Sport 1 1245 and 1900.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, three matches TBC followed by Miami Dolphins v Oakland Raiders - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action from 1730.

SNOOKER: International Championship - Eurosport 1 0600 and 1130.


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