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On This Day - October 19, 2014: Controversial goal gives Slaughtneil Derry title at Ballinderry's expense

Ballinderry and Slaughtneil players plead their case to the umpire

BIRTHDAYS

Sam Allardyce (soccer) - former England manager, also previously in charge at Crystal Palace, Sunderland, West Ham, Blackburn, Newcastle and Bolton, born 1954.

Evander Holyfield (boxing) - former world heavyweight champion, born 1962.

Paul Hartley (soccer) - former Scotland and Celtic midfielder, ex-manager at Dundee and Falkirk, born 1976.

Habib Beye (soccer) - former Senegal, Aston Villa and Newcastle full-back, born 1977.

Heikki Kovalainen (motor racing) - Finn who won the 2008 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix with McLaren, born 1981.

Louis Oosthuizen (golf) - South African who won the Open in 2010, born 1982.

ON THIS DAY

1957: Celtic thrashed Rangers 7-1 in the final of the Scottish League Cup at Hampden Park, John McPhail scoring a hat-trick.

1958: Stirling Moss beat Mike Hawthorn in the one and only Moroccan Grand Prix. Hawthorn's second place, however, was good enough for him to take the world title by one point, condemning Moss to the runners-up spot for the fourth successive year.

1993: Norwich stunned German giants Bayern Munich with a 2-1 victory in their UEFA Cup tie at the Olympic Stadium. Mark Bowen and Jeremy Goss netted for the Canaries, who progressed to the third round 3-2 on aggregate.

2004: The Professional Footballers' Association announced Adrian Mutu had admitted testing positive for cocaine and would not require a 'B' sample to be tested. He was later sacked by Chelsea.

2007: Andrew Strauss was dropped for England's Test tour of Sri Lanka. He went on to regain his place and was appointed Test and one-day captain in early 2009, leading the side to Ashes victory that summer.

2008: Trillick defeated Moy in the Tyrone Intermediate final.

2010: On an explosive day at Manchester United, manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed Wayne Rooney wanted to leave the club, although the striker would later sign a new contract.

2012: Dutch firm Rabobank announced it would cease to sponsor professional cycling teams at the end of the year as the fall-out continued from the US Anti-Doping Agency's report which led to the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

2013: Kingspan Breffni hosted an International Rules test between Ireland and Australia.

2014: A controversial late goal gave Slaughtneil the Derry title at the expense of Ballinderry.

2015: Steve Evans was appointed the new Leeds manager following the sacking of Uwe Rosler.

2016: Alan Stubbs was sacked as Rotherham manager.

SPORT ON TV

Saturday, October 19

GAELIC GAMES – Kerry SFC, Killarney Legion v St Brendan’s & Dingle v East Kerry – RTE2 1700.

SOCCER: Premier League, Everton v West Ham - BT Sport 1 1200, Crystal Palace v Manchester City - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Sky Bet Championship, Blackburn v Huddersfield - Sky Sports Main Event 1200

CRICKET: World T20 qualifiers, Ireland v UAE - Sky Sports Cricket 1600

RUGBY UNION: World Cup, first quarter-final - ITV and eir Sport 1 0730, second quarter-final - eir Sport 1 1030 and ITV 1045; Gallagher Premiership, Saracens v Northampton - BT Sport 2 1430

RUGBY LEAGUE: World Cup 9s - Sky Sports Main Event 0600

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845

DARTS: PDC Champions League of Darts - BBC1 1315 and BBC2 1830

CYCLING: European Track Championships - Eurosport 2 1800

GOLF: European Tour, Amundi Open de France - Sky Sports Golf 1130 and Sky Sports Main Event 1500; PGA Tour, CJ Cup - Sky Sports Golf 0600 and Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 0300 (Sun); LPGA Tour, Buick LPGA Shanghai - Sky Sports Golf 0700

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Japan race - BT Sport 2 0530 (Sun)

HORSE RACING: Ascot - ITV4 1300.

BASEBALL: MLB ALCS Game 6 (if needed) - New York Yankees v Houston Astros BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Sun)

Sunday, October 20

GAELIC GAMES: Donegal SFC, Gweedore v Naomh Conaill – TG4 1430, Dublin SHC, Cuala v St Brigid’s (deferred) – TG4 1700.

FOOTBALL: Sky Bet League One, Accrington v Ipswich - Sky Sports Main Event 1130; Sky Bet Championship, Wigan v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1350; Ladbrokes Premiership, Hearts v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1145; Premier League, Manchester United v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League 1500

CRICKET: The Hundred live draft - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket 1900

RUGBY UNION: World Cup, third quarter-final - ITV and eir Sport 1 0730 and S4C 0830, fourth quarter-final - eir Sport 1 1030 and ITV 1045; Gallagher Premiership, Wasps v London Irish - BT Sport 1 1430

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845

DARTS: PDC Champions League of Darts - BBC2 1300 and 1830

GOLF: European Tour, Amundi Open de France - Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, CJ Cup - Sky Sports Golf 0600; LPGA Tour, Buick LPGA Shanghai - Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event 0700

GRIDIRON: NFL fixtures - Sky Sports Action 1700, Sky Sports Action 2105, Sky Sports Main Event 2130, Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action 0110

BASEBALL: MLB ALCS Game 7 (if needed) - New York Yankees v Houston Astros BT Sport/ESPN 0030 (Sun)

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. How many English Premier League titles have Manchester United won? A: 11; B. 14; C. 13.

2. Which French golfer, needing just a double bogey on the final hole to win The Open at Carnoustie in 1999, instead carded a triple bogey and ultimately lost in a play-off?

3. Who has played the most Tests for the All Blacks?

4. Who is the manager of Clontibret?

5. Who won last year's World Snooker Championship at the Crucible?

ANSWERS: 1. C (13); 2. Jean van de Velde; 3. Richie McCaw (148); 4. John McEntee; 5. Judd Trump.

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