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On This Day - November 8 2009: St Gall's beat Pearse Og in the quarter-final of the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship

St Gall's beat Pearse Og, who were the first Armagh representative in the competition other than Crossmaglen for 14 years, en route to being crowned All-Ireland champions on St Patrick's Day 2010. Pictured above are some of their players celebrating their win over Corofin in the All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final. 
PA and Sean O'Neill

ON THIS DAY

1886: Thirteen-time champion jockey Fred Archer died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The 29-year-old had suffered from depression for two years following the death of his wife in childbirth.

1995: Everton striker Duncan Ferguson lost his appeal against the Scottish Football Association's 12-match ban for his on-field assault on Raith's John McStay in April, an offence for which he served a jail sentence.

1996: Steve Coppell quit as manager of Manchester City after just 33 days, citing a stress-related illness as his reason - leaving assistant Phil Neal in the caretaker role.

1996: Chelsea signed Italian star Gianfranco Zola for £4.5million from Parma.

2004: Jason Robinson was the first black player named to captain England in a rugby union Test. The former Wigan and Great Britain rugby league winger captained the side against Canada at Twickenham.

2007: Ruud Gullit was confirmed as the new coach of Los Angeles Galaxy. The Dutchman resigned his post in August 2008 for personal reasons.

2009: St Gall’s beat Pearse Og in the quarter-final of the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship on a score line of 0-10 to 0-8.

2012: Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba returned to White Hart Lane for the first time since his cardiac arrest there during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham in March, appearing on the pitch at half-time.

2016: Captain Alastair Cook announced that teenage opener Haseeb Hameed would make his England debut in the first Test against India.

BIRTHDAYS

Ollie Moran (GAA) – former Limerick hurling captain and winner of an All-star award in 2007, born 1975.

Martin Peters (soccer) - Former West Ham and England player who scored his country's second goal in the 1966 World Cup final, born 1943.

Guus Hiddink (soccer) - Much-travelled Dutch manager who had two spells in caretaker charge of Chelsea, born 1946.

Alan Curbishley (soccer) - Former Charlton and West Ham manager, born 1957.

Brett Lee (cricket) - Former Australia fast bowler, born 1976.

Aaron Hughes (soccer) - Northern Ireland defender, born 1979.

Joe Cole (soccer) - Former England midfielder, currently playing for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, born 1981.

Jamie Roberts (rugby union) - Harlequins centre, capped by Wales and the Lions, born 1986.

Sam Bradford (gridiron) - Minnesota Vikings quarterback, picked number one in 2010 draft by St Louis Rams, born 1987.

Morgan Schneiderlin (soccer) - Everton and France midfielder, born 1989.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who is the NBA's career leading scorer?

2 Name the player who won GAA football and hurling All-stars in 1971?

3 What is the name of the only athlete to be named in the hall of fame for both Baseball and American Football?

4 In what year was Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey named Young Footballer of the Year?

5 Name the three goal scorers who helped England to a 5-1 win against Germany in Munich in 2001.

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, November 8)

SOCCER: National League, Chester v Wrexham - BT Sport 1 1915.

TENNIS: ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Main Event 1300 and 1830.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV 4 1245 and 1845, eir Sport 1 1245 and 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves - BT Sport 1 from 0100 (Thu).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, New York Rangers v Boston Bruins - eir Sport 1 0100 (Thu).

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC 2 Scotland 1300.

GREYHOUNDS: St Leger - Sky Sports Action 1900.

Tomorrow (Thursday, November 9)

SOCCER: World Cup qualifying play-off, Northern Ireland v Switzerland - Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Challenge - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0700; PGA, OHL Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

TENNIS: ATP Next Gen Finals - Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV 4 1245 and 1845, eir Sport 1 1245 and 1845.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Houston Rockets v Cleveland Cavaliers - BT Sport 1 0100 (Fri).

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC 2 Scotland 1300.

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QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 2. Ray Cummins (Cork). 3. Vincent 'Bo' Jackson. 4. 2013. 5. Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey.

 

 

 

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