October 22: Start off your day with a few sporting greats, dates and a quick quiz blitz...

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The Irish News: October 22 2009: Dinny Cahill has confirmed that he is interested in managing the Antrim hurlers for a second time. 
Sources have indicated that the Tipperary native has emerged as the leading candidate among the fourman committee charged with the job of filling the post vacated by Terence McNaughton and Dominic ‘Woody’ McKinley. 

It’s understood that the Antrim officials are hoping to team Cahill up with former Antrim and Dunloy star, Gregory O’Kane. 
And Cahill appears to be interested in the prospect of resuming his 200-mile treks to the North.

Asked if he would be prepared to undertake the travelling and responsibility once again, Cahill replied: “I suppose ifIthought there was a good programme there, and if I thought there were people interested in having me up there, then I suppose I would.” 

Cahill spent this year managing the Kilkenny club, Graigue Ballycallan. 

But after they were knocked out of the Championship, he was snapped up by Portumna. 

Cahill coached the All-Ireland champions last year, and after his commitments were over in Kilkenny, the Galway club were keen to retain his coaching services.


1878: Broughton and Swinton played in the first floodlit rugby match.

1966: England's David Bryant won the singles title at the inaugural World Bowls Championship in Sydney. The event was organised because the sport had been left out of that year's Commonwealth Games in Jamaica.

1972: The career of England and Stoke goalkeeper Gordon Banks was cut short when he lost an eye following a car crash near his home.

2000: Peter Taylor was put in temporary charge of England for the friendly against Italy.

2003: Sprinter Dwain Chambers denied taking performance-enhancing drugs. He was banned for two years the following February for taking tetrahydrogestrinone (THG).

2004: Adrian Mutu claimed he was tempted into taking drugs by the belief it would improve his sex life. He was soon to be sacked by Chelsea.

2006: Fernando Alonso retained his F1 drivers' title with second place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

2008: Former England captain David Beckham agreed a loan move from the Los Angeles Galaxy to Serie A giants AC Milan for the Major League Soccer close season.




2010: Wayne Rooney signed a new five-year contract at Manchester United, performing a major U-turn after saying he wanted to leave Old Trafford.

2012: Cycling's world governing body, the UCI, confirmed it had ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's decision to ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life and to strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offences.

2017: Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix, with title rival Sebastian Vettel second.


George Cohen (soccer) - England defender in 1966 World Cup-winning team, born 1939.

Sir Michael Stoute (racing) - top flat trainer, born 1945.

Mike Hendrick (cricket) - former England seam bowler who took 87 wickets in 30 Tests, born 1948.

Arsene Wenger (soccer) - former Arsenal manager, born 1949.

Mick Hill (athletics) - former javelin thrower, born 1964.

Craig Levein (soccer) - former Hearts defender, now manager, born 1964.

Michel Salgado (soccer) - retired former Real Madrid, Spain and Blackburn right-back, born 1975.

Owais Shah (cricket) - former England batsman, born 1978.

Mark Renshaw (cycling) - Australian cyclist who regularly leads out British sprinter Mark Cavendish, born 1982.

Jonathan Kodjia (soccer) - Aston Villa forward, born 1989.

Mason Holgate (soccer) - Everton defender, born 1996.


1. Which 'Irish' sports team is based in Sunbury, Surrey?

2. Which Belgian has scored 113 Premier League goals, including strikes for West Brom and Everton?

3. Where will the 2022 Winter Olympics be held?

4. Who is the legendary Irish jockey who won the Grand National at his 15th attempt?

5. In which US sport would the Jets play the Oilers?


SOCCER: Champions League, Man City v Atalanta - BT Sport 2 1900; Tottenham v Red Star - BT Sport 3 1915; Galatasaray v Real Madrid - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; Atletico Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 1 1730; Shakhtar Donetsk v Dinamo Zagreb - BT Sport/ESPN 1745; Championship, QPR v Reading - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke - Sky Sports Action 1940.

TENNIS: WTA, Zhuhai - BT Sport 1 0700.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Toronto v New Orleans - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Wed), LA Clippers v LA Lakers - Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Wed).

BASEBALL: World Series, Houston Astros v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 1 0030 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 23)
SOCCER: Champions League, Ajax v Chelsea - BT Sport 3 1715; Genk v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1900; Inter Milan v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; RB Leipzig v Zenit - BT Sport 1 1730; Championship, Huddersfield v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

CRICKET: World T20 qualifiers, Ireland v Canada - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1100; Hong Kong v Jersey - Sky Sports Cricket 1620 & Sky Sports Main Event 1630.

TENNIS: WTA, Zhuhai - BT Sport 1 0800.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - Sky Sports Main Event 0100 (Thur).

BASEBALL: World Series, Houston Astros v Washington Nationals - BT Sport 1 0030 (Thur).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. London Irish rugby union squad; 2. Romelu Lukaku; 3. Beijing; 4. AP McCoy; 5. Ice hockey.

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