On This Day - Nov 20 2005: Bellaghy secure Ulster Club final date

Bellaghy's Declan Graffin (right) was in accurate form at Healy Park in 2005


1961: The shortest British title fight on record took place in Nottingham. Defending lightweight champion Dave Charnley knocked out David Hughes 40 seconds into the first round of their title fight.

1971: Ted MacDougall scored nine goals for Bournemouth in the first round of the FA Cup against Margate - the most scored by a player in the competition proper in a single match.

1982: A record 15 footballers were sent off, 12 in FA Cup matches and three in the league.

2000: Former Hearts boss Jim Jefferies was appointed as the new manager of Premiership strugglers Bradford.

2004: Monaghan’s Christine O’Reilly picked up a Ladies Allstar award, Ulster’s only representative on the first 15.

2005: Bellaghy secured an Ulster final date with St Gall’s following a 0-11 to 0-9 win over Cavan Gaels.

2011: A Shay McArdle goal proved decisive as Burren defeated Latton 1-10 to 0-11 in the Ulster Club semi-final.

2012: Former England midfielder David Beckham announced he would end his six-year stay at the Los Angeles Galaxy after December's MLS Cup.

2014: Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel signed a three-year deal with Ferrari with the team confirming the exit of two-time champion Fernando Alonso.

2015: Eddie Jones was confirmed as England's first ever overseas head coach in rugby union. The Australian agreed a four-year deal, starting in December.

2015: Jos Buttler scored England's fastest one-day international century off 46 balls in the 84-run win over Pakistan in fourth ODI in Dubai. England won the series 3-1.

2016: Andy Murray ensured he would remain world number one into 2017 with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.


Dave Watson (soccer) - former Norwich, Everton and England defender who also went on to manage Tranmere, born 1961.

Tim Harvey (motor racing) - 1992 British Touring Car champion, born 1961.

Stuart Ripley (soccer) - former Middlesbrough, Blackburn, Southampton and England winger, born 1967.

Neil Hodgson (motor cycling) - 2003 World Superbike champion and former British title winner, born 1973.

Carlos Boozer (basketball) - two-time NBA all-star forward and member of the USA's gold medal-winning team at the 2008 Olympics, born 1981.

Nathan Lyon (cricket) - Australia spinner, born 1987.

Dusan Tadic (soccer) - Southampton and Serbia midfielder, born 1988.

Anthony Knockaert (soccer) - Brighton's former Leicester winger, born 1991.


1 Roy Hodgson resigned as manager after England crashed out of the European Championship following a 2-1 loss to which team?

2 In 1906, the first motor racing Grand Prix, the French Grand Prix, was run at Le Mans - but who won the race?

3 Who were the first winners of the rugby union World Cup in 1987?

4 How many times did Eddy Merckx claim overall victory at the Tour de France?

5 Who is the manager of Cavan Gaels

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, November 20)

SOCCER: Premier League, Brighton v Stoke - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League, 1900; Serie A, Verona v Bologna - BT Sport 1, 1930.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Seattle Seahawks v Atlanta Falcons - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action, 0115 (Tue).

BASKETBALL: NBA, New Orleans Pelicans v Oklahoma City Thunder - BT Sport/ESPN, 0200 (Tue).

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1, 1245.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 21)

SOCCER: Champions League, Manchester City v Feyenoord - BT Sport/ESPN, 1900 & eir Sport 1, 1940; Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham - BT Sport 3, 1900; Sevilla v Liverpool - BT Sport 2, 1900; Besiktas v Porto - BT Sport 2, 1645; Spartak Moscow v NK Maribor - eir Sport 1, 1655; FFA Cup Final, Sydney FC v Adelaide United - BT Sport 2, 0830

CRICKET: Women's T20, Australia v England - BT Sport 1, 0800.

RUGBY UNION: Women's International, England v Canada - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action, 1930.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls - BT Sport 1, 0300 (Wed).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, St Louis Blues v Edmonton Oilers - eir Sport 1, 0100 (Wed)


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