Time Out - March 6: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

Derry City’s Emmet Friars celebrates scoring the equaliser with Vinny Sweeney during last night’s 1-1 draw with Cork City at the Brandywell See report right
Derry City’s Emmet Friars celebrates scoring the equaliser with Vinny Sweeney during last night’s 1-1 draw with Cork City at the Brandywell See report right

The Irish News - Saturday March 6 2010: McCallion downbeat after Derry only draw

Derry City began life in the Airtricity First Division with a disappointing 1-1 draw against old foes Cork City Foras Co-op.

Veteran defender Eddie McCallion admitted that the home dressing room was flat after the final whistle.

“The dressing room is quiet because everyone is disappointed that we only drew the game and I think we let ourselves down tonight,” he said.

“But we are unbeaten and that's the main thing. We could have lost the game tonight and then confidence goes down, so from that point of view we are happy”

The home side's first chance came on 33 minutes when the impressive James McClean's cross wasn't cleared properly by the visitors – but Vinny Sweeney's header was easily gathered by Mark McNulty. Just before the break, exDerry man Greg O'Halloran went close when his looping header from Davin O'Neill's corner, was saved by Gerard Doherty.

Cork took the lead on 49 minutes. A long throw by Ian Turner fell perfectly for O'Neill who blasted past Doherty from a tight angle. Derry managed to level things on 63 minutes when Ruairi Harkin's in-swinging free-kick from the left was glanced home by debutant Emmett Friars.

Derry City: Doherty, McCallion, Scoltock, McChrystal, Friars; Harkin, McEleney (Parkhouse, 52); Molloy, McClean; Sweeney (Cassidy, 76); Farren. Cork City: McNulty, Turner, Rogers, Mulcahy, O'Halloran, O'Neill, Deasy, Lordan, Cummins, Forde, Heffernan. Referee: P Tuite (Dublin).

  • Dick Fosbury


    American who revolutionised high-jumping by leaping backwards over the bar to win 1968 Olympic gold medal, launching the term 'the Fosbury flop', born 1947.

  • Toni Schumacher


    Former West Germany goalkeeper, who dramatically collided with France's Patrick Battiston in the 1982 World Cup semi-final, born 1954.

  • Alison Nicholas


    English winner of 1997 US Women's Open and Solheim Cup captain in 2009 and 2011, born 1962.

  • Shaquille O'Neal


    One of the most dominant players in NBA history, winning four championship titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, born 1972.

  • Tim Howard


    American former Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper, born 1979.

  • Charlie Mulgrew


    Blackburn and Scotland defender, born 1986.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng


    Former Tottenham and Portsmouth forward, currently on loan at Besiktas from Fiorentina, born 1987.

  • Simon Mignolet


    Belgium and Brugge's former Liverpool goalkeeper, born 1988.

  • Ryan Bennett


    Wolves centre-back on loan to Leicester, born 1990.

  • Nathan Redmond


    Southampton and England winger, born 1994.

  • Timo Werner


    RB Leipzig and Germany forward, born 1996

  • 1869

    Ernest Michaux of France won the first international cycle race, held at Crystal Palace.

  • 1962

    Accrington Stanley were forced to withdraw from the Football League with 13 matches left of the season due to financial problems.

  • 1971

    American-born driver Mario Andretti claimed the first of his 12 grand prix wins, driving a Ferrari to victory in South Africa.

  • 1976

    Wilfredo Benitez of Puerto Rico became the youngest world boxing champion at the age of 17 years and 176 days when he beat Antonio Cervantes to win the WBA junior-welterweight title in San Juan.

  • 2004

    World champions England crashed to a shock 19-13 defeat to Ireland which ended their 22-game unbeaten run at Twickenham.

  • 2006

    Sunderland sacked manager Mick McCarthy, with the club bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

  • 2008

    England head coach Brian Ashton axed Danny Cipriani from his team to play Scotland for disciplinary reasons two days before the game, after the 20-year-old was photographed leaving a London nightclub at around 12.30am.

  • 2009

    David Beckham agreed a 'timeshare' agreement between LA Galaxy and AC Milan that allowed him to spend a large chunk of the following 15 months playing for the Serie A giants.

  • 2012

    Former England captain Lewis Moody, who was a World Cup winner in 2003, retired from rugby at the age of 33.

  • 2015

    Katarina Johnson-Thompson won gold and claimed the British record in the pentathlon at the athletics European Indoor Championships in Prague.

  • 2016

    Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish won the Madison at the Track Cycling World Championships in London.

  • 2017

    British Cycling announced Julie Harrington as its new chief executive, replacing Ian Drake.

  • Who won the Six Nations title in 2010?
  • Which English footballer won the inaugural Ballon d'Or in 1956?
  • Who scored a hat-trick for Paris Saint-Germain against Lyon in their French Cup semi-final?
  • Name the English Premiership Rugby team that play at Welford Road?
  • In which city are NBA team the Grizzlies based?
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  • France
  • Stanley Matthews
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Leicester Tigers
  • Memphis

Friday, March 6


    Sky Bet Championship, Nottingham Forest v Millwall - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football 1900.


    Betfred Super League, Warrington v Castleford - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters - Sky Sports Golf 0730, Sky Sports Main Event 1100; PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1400.


    Gallagher Premiership, Worcester v Northampton - BT Sport 1 1900; Guinness PRO14, Dragons v Bennetton - Premier Sports 1 1900.


    Ladbrokes UK Open - ITV4 1145.


    NBA, Los Angeles Lakers v Milwaukee Bucks - Sky Sports Main Event 0330 (Sat).

Saturday, March 7


    Premier League, Liverpool v Bournemouth - BT Sport 1 1200, Burnley v Tottenham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1700; Sky Bet Championship, Bristol City v Fulham - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football 1200.


    Third ODI, South Africa v Australia - Sky Sports Cricket 0755, Sky Sports Main Event 0800.

  • GOLF

    European Tour, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters - Sky Sports Golf 0900; PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational - Sky Sports Golf 1730.


    Guinness Six Nations, Ireland v Italy - ITV 1330, England v Wales - S4C 1600, ITV 1615; Women's Six Nations, England v Wales - Sky Sports Action 1130.


    Ladbrokes UK Open - ITV4 1530.


    Sandown - ITV4 1300.


    MotoGP, Qatar qualifying - BT Sport 2 1200.


    NBA, Charlotte Hornets v Houston Rockets - Sky Sports Mix 2200.

  • MMA

    UFC 248 - BT Sport 2 0100 (Sun).