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On This Day, Nov 10, 2013: Kilcoo have that bit extra to get past Crossmaglen

Conor Laverty helped his side to a famous win in front of a huge crowd at the Athletic Grounds 

BIRTHDAYS

Mike Powell (athletics) - American who set world long jump record of 8.95 metres in 1991, born 1963.

Eddie Irvine (motor racing) - Northern Irish former Formula One driver, born 1965.

Faustino Asprilla (soccer) - former Newcastle and Colombia striker, born 1969.

Jens Lehmann (soccer) - former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper, born 1969.

Patrik Berger (soccer) - former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Czech Republic midfielder, born 1973.

Aleksandar Kolarov (soccer) - Serbian former Manchester City defender, born 1985.

Wilfried Zaha (soccer) - Crystal Palace winger, born 1992.

ON THIS DAY

1951: The BBC televised their first rugby league game - an international between England and New Zealand at Swinton.

1965: 'Sugar' Ray Robinson announced his retirement from boxing after more than 25 years in the professional ring.

1970: Henry Cooper won the European heavyweight title for the third time when he stopped Jose Urtain of Spain in the ninth round.

1986: Sir Gordon Richards, one of the most successful British jockeys, died at the age of 82.

1989: Snooker great Steve Davis suffered his biggest defeat in a final in 13 years as a professional when he lost 9-1 to Stephen Hendry in the Duty Free Masters in Dubai.

2005: Marcus Trescothick was chosen to captain England in the first Test in Pakistan after Michael Vaughan withdrew with a knee injury.

2006: England endured a poor start to their Ashes tour as they lost the first match by 166 runs to an Australian Prime Minister's XI in Canberra. England went on to lose the series 5-0.

2009: Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke died at the age of 32. He was struck by a train at a level crossing, having battled depression since 2003.

2012: Armagh’s Caroline O’Hanlon and Monaghan’s Christina Reilly, Cathriona McConnell and Cora Courtney picked up Ladies’ Allstar awards.

2013: Kilcoo hit the net three times to defeat Crossmaglen in their Ulster Club replay with Paul Devlin (2) and Ryan Johnston hitting the target.

2014: David Moyes was named as the new coach of Real Sociedad after being sacked by Manchester United in April of the same year.

2016: Rangers announced that they had agreed to terminate the contract of midfielder Joey Barton with immediate effect.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Which team won the first European Championship tournament in 1960?

2 In which year did Maria Sharapova win her first grand slam tournament?

3 Who is the new Armagh U17 manager?

4 In which country is the Flemington racecourse?

5 The New Orleans Pelicans play in which major American sporting league?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, November 10)

SOCCER: Premier League, Cardiff v Brighton - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1130; Crystal Palace v Tottenham - BT Sport 1 1700; Championship, West Brom v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1715; FA Cup first round, Maidenhead v Portsmouth - BT Sport 1 1215; Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1715; A-League, Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC - BT Sport 1 0630 and 0845.

CRICKET: Final day of the first Test from Galle, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Cricket 0415, Sky Sports Main Event 0430; Women's World T20, England v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 1930, Sky Sports Main Event 2000; Third one-day international from Hobart, Australia v South Africa - BT Sport 1 0230 (Sun).

RUGBY UNION: Autumn internationals, England v New Zealand - Sky Sports Action 1400, Sky Sports Main Event 1430; Scotland v Fiji - BBC One 1400, BT Sport 2 1415; Wales v Australia - S4C 1650, BBC Two England 1700; Ireland v Argentina - Channel 4 1800; Italy v Georgia - eir Sport 1 1355.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix final practice and qualifying - Sky Sports F1 from 1345; eir Sport 1 1755.

BOXING: World cruiserweight title fight from Manchester, Tony Bellew v Oleksandr Usyk - Sky Sports Action 1800.

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 0800; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions from Coventry - ITV4 1845, eir Sport 1 1915.

DARTS: World Grand Slam - Sky Sports Action 1900.

BOWLS: Scottish International Open - BBC Two Scotland 1200.

RACING: From Wincanton, Doncaster and Aintree - ITV4 1315.

EQUESTRIAN: Global Champions Tour show jumping - Eurosport 2 1445.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: UFC, Chan Sung Jung v Yair Rodriguez - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sun).

Tomorrow (Sunday, November 11)

GAELIC GAMES: Munster Club SFC – Dr Croke’s v St Finbarr’s, TG4 1330; Connacht Club SFC – Corofin v Clann na Gael (1445, deferred).

SOCCER: Premier League, Liverpool v Fulham - BT Sport 1 1130; Chelsea v Everton - Sky Sports Premier League 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1400; Manchester City v Manchester United - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1615; FA Cup first round, Port Vale v Sunderland - BT Sport 1 1430; Scottish Premiership, Livingston v Celtic - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Ligue 1, Bordeaux v Caen and Marseille v Dijon - BT Sport/ESPN 1400 and 1600; Monaco v Paris St Germain - BT Sport 1 1945.

MOTOR RACING: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix - Sky Sports F1 1530; eir Sport 1 1805.

CRICKET: Women's World T20, India v Pakistan and Australia v Ireland - Sky Sports Cricket 1430 and 1930.

GOLF: European Tour, Nedbank Golf Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 0800; PGA Tour, Mayakoba Golf Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Third Test, England v New Zealand - BBC Two England 1500.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership Rugby Cup, Wasps v Bristol - BT Sport 2 1445.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Cincinnati Bengals v New Orleans Saints - Sky Sports Action 1700; Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks - Sky Sports Action 2125; Philadelphia Eagles v Dallas Cowboys - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0110 (Mon).

SNOOKER: Champion of Champions - ITV4 1245 and 1845, eir Sport 1 1245 and 2030.

DARTS: World Grand Slam - Sky Sports Action 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

Answers: 1 Soviet Union; 2 2004; 3 Ciaran McKeever; 4 Australia; 5 NBA.

 

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