On This Day - January 14 1999: West Ham's Declan Rice was born

Declan Rice, pictured above in action for the Republic of Ireland U21s, is a player who is eligible to play for either England or Ireland. The player, who has played three friendly games for Ireland at senior level, has not yet made a decision on where his international future lies. Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has said he would like to build a team around him. 
PA and Sean O'Neill


1928: Jimmy McGrory scored a Scottish top-flight record of eight goals in one game for Celtic against Dunfermline.

1958: A crowd of 60,000 watched Manchester United beat Red Star Belgrade 2-1 in a European Cup tie at Old Trafford. The second leg, three weeks later, was to be the last appearance of the Busby Babes before the Munich air disaster.

1999: Wimbledon signed striker John Hartson from West Ham for a club record £7million.

2003: Robbie Fowler agreed personal terms with Manchester City for a £6million move from Leeds.

2007: Top seed Martin Adams beat qualifier Phill Nixon 7-6 to win the Lakeside World Darts Championship title at Frimley Green.

2008: Andy Murray lost in four sets to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round of the Australian Open.

2010: Dunfermline were expelled from the Scottish Cup for "a number of breaches of cup competition rules" in their 7-1 fourth-round win over Stenhousemuir. The Pars fielded the ineligible Calum Woods and also failed to adhere to rules on under-21 players.

2013: Then world number one golfer Rory McIlroy signed "a multi-year sponsorship agreement" with Nike, the sportswear company. The deal was reported to be worth as much as £150million.

2013: Nicole Cooke, the 2008 Olympic road race champion, retired from cycling with immediate effect at the age of 29.

2015: Manchester City completed the transfer of Swansea striker Wilfried Bony for a £25million fee.

2018: Jason Roy hit an England one-day international record score of 180 as the tourists opened the series against Australia with a five-wicket win at the MCG.


Padraic "Podge" Collins (GAA) - Clare dual star and winner of an All-Ireland SHC medal in 2013, born 1992. 

Paul Terry (cricket) - former England and Hampshire batsman, born 1959.

Ruel Fox (soccer) - former Norwich, Newcastle and Tottenham winger, born 1968.

Martin Bicknell (cricket) - former Surrey seamer, born 1969.

Giancarlo Fisichella (motor racing) - former Formula One driver with Ferrari, Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault and Force India, born 1973.

Shawn Crawford (athletics) - United States sprinter who won Olympic 200 metres gold in 2004 and silver in 2008, born 1978.

Victor Valdes (soccer) - retired goalkeeper, formerly of Barcelona and Spain, born 1982.

Yohan Cabaye (soccer) - Former Crystal Palace and France midfielder, now with UAE club Al-Nasr, born 1986.

Robbie Brady (soccer) - Burnley's Republic of Ireland midfielder, born 1992.

Declan Rice (soccer) - West Ham's centre-back or midfielder, born 1999.


1 Name the Offaly hurler who won All-Star awards as a defender and a forward?

2 What is the name of Paris Saint Germain's home stadium?

3 Who captained Meath in the 2001 All-Ireland SFC final?

4 At which two distances did British runner Mo Farah win double Olympic gold in Rio?

5 Harry Kane was the top scorer in the 2016-2017 Premier League season. How many goals did he score? A) 28 B) 29 C) 30

(See answers at bottom)


Monday, January 14

GAA: Classic GAA: Down v Derry from 1994 - eir Sport 1 0730.

SOCCER: Premier League, Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Coppa Italia, Cagliari v Atalanta - BT Sport 1 1615; Roma v Entella - BT Sport 1 1945.

CRICKET: Test, South Africa v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 0755, Sky Sports Main Event 0800; Second ODI, Australia v India - BT Sport 1 0230 (Tue); BBL, Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes - BT Sport 2 0800.

SNOOKER: The Masters, Ronnie O'Sullivan v Stuart Bingham - BBC Two England, Eurosport 2 1300; Ding Junhui v Jack Lisowski - Eurosport 2 1845.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 2 0600, 0000 (Tue), Eurosport 1 0745, 0000 (Tue).

Tuesday, January 15

GAA: Classic GAA: Galway v Kilkenny: 2012. Another chance to see the memorable match from 2012 - eir Sport 1 0730.

SOCCER: FA Cup third-round replay, Blackburn v Newcastle - BT Sport 2 1915.

CRICKET: Test, South Africa v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket 0755, Sky Sports Main Event 0800.

GOLF: European Tour, The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0330 (Wed).

SNOOKER: The Masters, Mark Williams v Neil Robertson - BBC Two England, Eurosport 2 1300; Barry Hawkins v Shaun Murphy - Eurosport 2 1845.

TENNIS: Australian Open - Eurosport 2 0600, 0000 (Wed), Eurosport 1 0745, 0000 (Wed).

Quick quiz answers: 1. Brian Whelehan; 2. Parc des Princes; 3. Trevor Giles; 4. 5,000 and 10,000 metres; 5. B - 29

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