December 11: Time Out: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz blitz...

England's Kevin Keegan (r) watches as he chips over Ireland's Chris Hughton (c) and Mark Lawrenson (r) to give him his second goal of the game..
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December 11 2009: Ulster Bank Ulster Vocational Schools Inter-county semi-final: Donegal 1-13 Tyrone 0-14

A GOAL three minutes from time by Donegal corner-forward Darragh O'Donnell gave Tir Chonaill victory over Tyrone in this Ulster Bank Ulster Vocational Schools Inter-county semi-final in Irvinestown.

However, the excitement did not end there. As the game finished, the referee declared that the match was a draw.

However, having totted up his scores, he then acknowledged that Donegal were the winners by two points.

In a game of high-grade football, both sides produced excellent moves and scores with never more than a couple of points between them at any stage.

Donegal, after a slow start, settled, with Darragh White and Luke Kearney getting on top at midfield, while in attack, the twin threat of Pauric McBrearty and John O'Malley really tested the Tyrone defence, in which Ronan McNamee and Barry Tierney were outstanding. The Tyrone attack, led by Conor McCreesh and Darragh Donnelly, found the Donegal defence in mean mood with Enda Faulkner and Conal McGinley prominent.

Donegal: C McGlynn; P Carr, E Faulkner, D Maguire; P Doherty, C McGinley, B Griffin (0-1); D White (0-2), L Kearney; E McDermott, J O'Malley (0-4), O Grant (0-1); C Barrett, P McBrearty (0- 5), D O'Donnell (0-1).

Subs: G Gallagher for E McDermott

Tyrone: D McAnnelly; K Grugan, R McNamee, D Leonard; R Loughran, A McKenna, B Tierney (0-1); T Wylie, S McNabb; E McGahan (0-2), C McCreesh (0-5), M Donaghy (0-2); S Tennyson (0-1), D Donnelly (0-2), S McGuigan (0-1).

Subs: P McNulty for S McNabb, J Munroe for S Tennyson, S Girvan for A McKenna.


Chris Hughton (soccer) - former Tottenham and Republic of Ireland defender, who has managed Newcastle, Norwich and Brighton, born 1958.

Steve Nicol (soccer) - former Liverpool and Scotland defender, who coached the New England Revolution from 2002 to 2011, born 1961.

Mark Greatbatch (cricket) - former New Zealand batsman and head coach, born 1963.

Nigel Winterburn (soccer) - former Arsenal and West Ham defender, born 1963.

Fabrizio Ravanelli (soccer) - former Italy and Juventus striker, who played in Britain for Middlesbrough, Derby and Dundee, born 1968.

Stig Inge Bjornebye (soccer) - former Liverpool, Blackburn and Norway defender, born 1969.

Leighton Baines (soccer) - Everton and England left-back, born 1984.

Tim Southee (cricket) - New Zealand fast bowler, born 1988.

Konstantinos Mavropanos (soccer) - Arsenal centre-back, born 1997


1937: The biggest win in the Scottish League in the 20th century was recorded by Second Division side East Fife, who beat Edinburgh City 13-2.

1985: The 21 goals produced in a match between the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks equalled a 65-year-old NHL record for the highest-scoring game. Edmonton won the game 12-9.

2000: Murray Walker, aged 77 and the voice of Formula One for more than 50 years, announced he would retire from commentating at the end of the 2001 season.

2003: Jockey Francis Norton was suspended for four months after a Jockey Club disciplinary hearing into a failed drugs test.

2005: Former New Zealand wing Jonah Lomu made his debut for Cardiff Blues in a 25-10 victory at Calvisano in the Heineken Cup.

2006: West Ham parted company with manager Alan Pardew, with Alan Curbishley ultimately replacing him as manager at Upton Park.

2008: Corey Pavin was named as the captain of the United States team for the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010.

2011: Luke Donald became the first player to top golf's money list on both sides of the Atlantic in the same season after winning the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

2012: Arsenal suffered humiliation in the League Cup as they lost on penalties to Bradford, from League Two, after a 1-1 draw at Valley Parade. Bradford went on to beat Aston Villa in the semi-final before losing to Swansea in the final.

2014: McLaren announced Jenson Button would drive for them during the 2015 season, ending weeks of speculation that the Briton could leave the team.

2018: Lord Ouseley announced his intention to stand down from his role as the chairman of Kick It Out at the end of the season after 25 years leading the organisation.


1. Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton played for which French club in between stints with Leinster?

2. Which club have won the FIFA Club World Cup the most times?

3. How many grand slam singles titles did Andre Agassi win?

4. Former All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winner Anthony Tohill used to play for which county?

5. What is the ring name of Irish boxer Sean McComb?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Wednesday, December 11)

SOCCER: Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk v Atalanta - BT Sport 1 1730, Bayern Munich v Tottenham - BT Sport 2 1915, Club Brugge v Real Madrid - BT Sport/ESPN 1945; Championship, Birmingham v QPR - Sky Sports Main Event 1900, Derby v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports Action 1940.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Presidents Cup - Sky Sports Golf 2130, Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

Tomorrow (Thursday, December 12)

SOCCER: Europa League, Standard Liege v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 1730, Wolves v Besiktas - BT Sport/ESPN 1945, Manchester United v AZ Alkmaar - BT Sport 2 2000; W-League, Melbourne City Women v Melbourne Victory Women - BT Sport 1 0830.

RUGBY UNION: Women's Varsity, Cambridge University v Oxford University - ITV4 1120; Mens Varsity, Cambridge University v Oxford University - ITV4 1450.

GOLF: PGA Tour, Presidents Cup - Sky Sports Golf 0000.

TENNIS: Diriyah Cup - Eurosport 2 1300.

SNOOKER: Scottish Open - Eurosport 1 1245 and 1845.

BOXING: Fight Night International - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 2000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Toronto Raptors v LA Clippers - Sky Sports Arena 0000, Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers - Sky Sports Mix 0100 (Fri).

GRIDIRON: NFL, Baltimore Ravens v New York Jets - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Racing 92; 2. Real Madrid; 3. Eight; 4. Derry; 5. Sugar.

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