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October 24: Time Out: GAA Video, Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...

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BACK IN THE DAY
The Irish News - October 24 2009: Derry City boss Stephen Kenny admitted that the club’s current financial situation is “very alarming” after watching his side earn a crucial first win in nine competitive games defeating St Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 at Richmond Park last night. 

“I can’t speak for the players in what Friday’s revelations being out in the open does for them but what we don’t want is a blame culture starting up,” said Kenny.

“We are in a situation as a club and we need to work collectively to get out of it.

“It seems to be a very alarming situation at the club and the senior players that are here are of the view that it is much more serious than in 2000.

“It’s been a difficult few months really. I mean we were a point behind Bohemians at the break when all the revelations first came out at that stage.

“We have had a lot of injuries also and it has been a difficult period but to be fair to the players they have given everything.''

BIRTHDAYS

Phil Bennett (rugby union) - former Wales and British & Irish Lions stand-off, born 1948.

Ian Baker-Finch (golf) - Australian who won the Open in 1991, born 1960.

Jonathan Davies (rugby) - former Wales star in union and league, born 1962.

John Hendrie (soccer) - former Bradford, Middlesbrough and Barnsley forward, born 1963.

Ian Bishop (cricket) - former West Indies fast bowler, born 1967.

Jackie McNamara (soccer) - Former Dundee United and York manager, who played for Celtic and Scotland during his career, born 1973.

Juan Pablo Angel (soccer) - former Aston Villa striker, born 1975.

Wayne Rooney (soccer) - former Manchester United and England captain, who will join Derby in January, born 1985.

John Ruddy (soccer) - Wolves goalkeeper, born 1986.

Ilkay Gundogan (soccer) - Manchester City and Germany midfielder, born 1990.

Claudia Fragapane (gymnastics) - British gymnast who won four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, born 1997.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who captained Dublin to their 2018 GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final victory?

2. Wally Downes recently left which English League One club?

3. Who is the current manager of Linfield FC in the Irish Premiership soccer league?

4. Which country in the Caribbean will make their debut in the Rugby League World Cup in 2021?

5. Which Irish boxer was known as 'The Clones Cyclone'?

(See quiz answers below)

ON THIS DAY

1857: The oldest football club in the world, Sheffield FC, was formed at a meeting of Cambridge University old boys.

1976: Britain's James Hunt won the Formula One world title with third place in the Japanese Grand Prix, securing the championship by one point from Niki Lauda. The Austrian had quit the race at Fuji in torrential rain, fearing a crash just 11 weeks after being badly burned in a race accident.

1987: Frank Bruno stopped 37-year-old Joe Bugner from regaining the British heavyweight boxing title at White Hart Lane.

2000: Tanni Grey-Thompson collected her third gold medal of the Paralympics in Sydney when the Cardiff-born wheelchair athlete added the T53 classification women's 200 metres to the 100m and 800m titles she won earlier in the week.

2006: Leeds confirmed the appointment of Dennis Wise as manager, with Gus Poyet as his assistant.

2007: Steve Staunton left his post as Republic of Ireland national team manager by mutual consent.

2011: Sven-Goran Eriksson departed Leicester by mutual consent after spending just over a year at the helm.

2012: Hearts were placed under a two-month transfer embargo over their failure to pay wages on time.

2013: UEFA charged CSKA Moscow with "racist behaviour of their fans" after Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure complained of monkey chants against him during the Champions League match in the Russian capital.

2014: Ted Bishop was sacked as PGA of America president after calling Ian Poulter a "Lil Girl" in a series of outbursts on social media.

2015: New Zealand reached a second straight Rugby World Cup final by seeing off fellow southern hemisphere heavyweights South Africa 20-18 in an immense Twickenham showdown.

2016: Jamie Vardy was nominated for the Ballon d'Or. Leicester team-mate Riyad Mahrez was also among eight Premier League players on the 30-man list.

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, October 24)

SOCCER: Europa League, Partizan v Man Utd - BT Sport 2 1730; Arsenal v Vitoria - BT Sport 2 2000; Slovan Bratislava v Wolves - BT Sport/ESPN 1730; Eintracht Frankfurt v Standard Liege - BT Sport/ESPN 2015.

CRICKET: World T20 qualifiers, Scotland v Bermuda - Sky Sports Cricket 1620 & Sky Sports Main Event 1630.

GOLF: European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1130. PGA Tour, Zozo Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0400.

TENNIS: WTA, Zhuhai - BT Sport 1 0800.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Minnesota Vikings v Washington Redskins - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1230 (Fri).

DARTS: European Championship - ITV4 1800.

Tomorrow (Friday, October 25)

SOCCER: Premier League, Southampton v Leicester - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900.

FORMULA ONE: Mexican Grand Prix, practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1545.

CRICKET: World T20 qualifiers, Papua New Guinea v Singapore - Sky Sports Cricket 0650; Namibia v Kenya - Sky Sports Cricket 1100; Oman v Canada - Sky Sports Cricket 1620.

RUGBY UNION: Premiership, Bath v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1900.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Australia v New Zealand - Sky Sports Action 1000.

GOLF: European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1130; PGA Tour, Zozo Championship - Sky Sports Golf 0400.

TENNIS: WTA, Zhuhai - BT Sport 1 0800.

BASKETBALL: NBA, LA Lakers v Utah Jazz - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0330 (Sat).

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

DARTS: European Championship - ITV4 1145 & 1800. BDO World Masters - Eurosport 1 1300 & 1900.

MOTORCYCLING: World Superbikes, Doha - Eurosport 2 1500.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Stephen Cluxton; 2. AFC Wimbledon; 3. David Healy; 4. Jamaica;5. Barry McGuigan.

 

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