On This Day - Nov 24 2002: Errigal Ciaran march past Ballinderry into an Ulster Club final

 Errigal Ciaran, not for the last time, caused Ballinderry real problems in 2002


1894: England and Yorkshire batsman Herbert Sutcliffe was born. He scored 4,555 runs in 54 Tests and scored more than 50,000 first-class runs between 1919 and 1945. He died aged 83 in 1978.

2001: Fifteen fans were injured after being hit by a car driven by two-time world champion Carlos Sainz at the Network Q Rally of Great Britain.

2002: Errigal Ciaran produced a stunning display to defeat Ballinderry 0-10 to 0-4 in the Ulster Club semi-final, Peter Canavan contributing four points.

2003: West Brom striker Lee Hughes was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later convicted and jailed.

2004: Harry Redknapp resigned as manager of Portsmouth after his managerial style was compromised by the appointment of Velimir Zajec as executive director.

2005: Portsmouth sacked manager Alain Perrin.

2006: Fermanagh’s Barry Owens, Armagh’s Ronan Clarke and Donegal’s Karl Lacey picked up GAA Allstar awards.

2009: Manager Paul Hart was "relieved of his duties" at Portsmouth.

2013: Na Pairasigh were crowned Munster SHC champions following their win over Sixmilebridge.

2013: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel claimed a record-equalling ninth successive Formula One race win with victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

2014: Marco Mattiacci was sacked as Ferrari team principal after just seven months in the job and replaced by Maurizio Arrivabene.

2016: Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from playing professional football, but made no firm commitment on his next move.


Dave Whelan (soccer) - Wigan's owner and former chairman, born 1936.

Sir Ian Botham (cricket) - former England and Somerset all-rounder, born 1955.

Roy Aitken (soccer) - former Chelsea, Celtic, Motherwell and Scotland defender, born 1958.

Tom Boyd (soccer) - former Celtic and Scotland defender, born 1965.

Peter Barry (Gaelic games) – former Kilkenny hurler who won three All-Ireland titles and three Allstars, born 1974.

Sean O'Loughlin (rugby league) - Wigan and England captain, born 1982.

Dean Ashton (soccer) - former Crewe, Norwich and West Ham striker who won one England cap and retired through injury in 2009, born 1983.

Jeremain Lens (soccer) - Besiktas's Holland international striker, formerly at Sunderland, born 1987.

Nabil Bentaleb (soccer) - Schalke and Algeria midfielder, formerly at Tottenham, born 1994.


Today (Friday November 24)

SOCCER: FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier, England v Bosnia-Herzegovina - BBC Two England & BBC Two Scotland, 1855; Premier League, West Ham v Leicester - Sky Sports Premier League, 1900; Scottish Premiership, Dundee v Rangers - BT Sport 1, 1915; A-League, Melbourne City v Perth Glory - BT Sport 2, 0845.

CRICKET: Ashes, Australia v England, First Test, Day 3 - BT Sport 1, 2330; Second Test, India v Sri Lanka, Day 2 - Sky Sports Cricket, 0350; Ram Slam Challenge, TBA v TBA - Sky Sports Cricket, 1555.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Newcastle v Gloucester - BT Sport 2, 1900; PRO14, Cardiff Blues v Connacht - BBC Two Wales, 1930; PRO14, Ulster v Treviso - BBC Two Northern Ireland, 1855.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Rugby League World Cup, Second semi-final - BBC Two England, 0430 (Sat).

FORMULA ONE: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, First Practice - Sky Sports F1, 0845, Channel 4, 0855 & eir Sport 1, 0855; Second Practice - Sky Sports F1, 1245 & Channel 4, 1255.

GOLF: Hong Kong Open - Sky Sports Golf, 0400.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Charlotte Hornets - BT Sport 2, 0100 (Sat).

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1, 1145.

NETBALL: England v Malawi - Sky Sports Action, 1930.

DARTS: PDC Players Championship Finals - ITV4 & eir Sport 1, 124

Tomorrow (Saturday November 25)

SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v Chelsea - BT Sport 1, 1700; Championship, Barnsley v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event, 1200; LaLiga, Levante v Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports Main Event, 1940; Serie A, Cagliari v Inter Milan - BT Sport 2, 1930; Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2, 1715; Vanarama National League, Chester v Dagenham - BT Sport 1, 1200; A-League, Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners - BT Sport 2, 0630; Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar - BT Sport 2, 0845.

CRICKET: Ashes, First Test, Australia v England, Day 4 - BT Sport 1, 2330; Second Test, India v Sri Lanka, Day 3 - Sky Sports Cricket, 0350.

RUGBY UNION: England v Samoa - Sky Sports Action/Sky Sports Main Event, 1430; Scotland v Australia - BBC One, 1400 & BT Sport 2, 1415; Wales v New Zealand - BBC Two England, 1645 & S4C, 1645; Ireland v Argentina, Sky Sports Action/Sky Sports Main Event, 1715.

FORMULA ONE: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Third Practice - Sky Sports F1, 0945, Channel 4, 0955 & eir Sport 1, 0955; Qualifying - Sky Sports F1, 1200, Channel 4, 1155 & eir Sport 1, 1255.

GOLF: Hong Kong Open - Sky Sports Golf, 0400.

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1, 1245.

SKIING: Alpine World Cup, Lake Louise, Canada - Eurosport 2, 1925.

DARTS: PDC Players Championship Finals - ITV4, 1245 & eir Sport 1, 1410.


1. What is the name of the cup that Slaughtneil and Cavan Gaels will compete for on Sunday?

2. Who is the manager of Ulster Intermediate finalists Rostrevor?

3. Which group were Italy, Belgium, Republic of Ireland and Sweden drawn in for Euro 2016?

4. What is the name of the New Zealand rugby international who also has a 7-0 boxing record?

5. Who was Ireland’s top scorer in this year’s International Rules series?

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