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Time Out - May 15: Sporting greats, Dates and a Quick Quiz Blitz to kick-start your day

WARMING UP: A rejuvenated Armagh, under Paddy O’Rourke, travel to Celtic Park tomorrow to take on Derry in a mouthwatering Ulster Senior Football Championship opener where Derry manager Damian Cassidy and assistant Kevin Madden will be plotting to derail the Orchard county’s recent progress. There may be slow-burners in the other three provinces – but at least Ulster hits the ground running. At this time of year the northern province is always box office. Derry and Armagh at Celtic Park has ‘epic’ written all over it. Compare Ulster’s curtain-raiser with Connacht’s – Galway versus New York two weeks ago. Zzzzzzz. Kerry and Tipperary isn’t exactly box office in Munster tomorrow and you’ll struggle to find a pulse down Leinster way between Wicklow and Carlow in Portlaoise. Ulster is where it’s at this weekend.
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The Irish News - May 15 2010: Cork draw brings an end to Derry City’s winning streak

DERRY City’s eight- game winning streak in the Airtricity League Division One came to an end as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Cork City Foras Co-op at Turner’s Cross last night.

The result keeps them top of the table and, on balance, it was probably the fairest outcome as Derry dominated the first-half, but found themselves lucky not concede a winner in the second period.

Derry took the lead, albeit fortuitously, in the 14th minute when James McLean’s low 20-yard shot took two deflections and went past Mark McNulty in the Cork City goal.

The home side were offering very little in the way of attacking endeavour, the Derry defence repelling the high balls intended for Graham Cummins with ease, while, in contrast, Derry’s wide men Patrick McEleney and McLean always looked dangerous.

Despite all of this, though, Cork still managed to find an equaliser, Stephen Mulcahy heading in a Cathal Lordan free kick in first-half injury time.

But there was to be no late second-half drama and 1-1 it finished, ending Derry’s marvellous run of victories, but they can be with the point after what was a hard-fought encounter.

Cork City Foras Co-Op: McNulty; Turner, Mulcahy, O’Halloran, Hojan; O’Neill (Warren 90), Cathal Lordan, Cillian Lordan, Duggan, Forde (Deasy 74); Cummins.

Derry City: Doherty; McCallion, Scoltock, McChrystal, Friars; McEleney (Sweeney 80), Deery, Molloy, McLean; McDaid, McBride (Cassidy 61). Referee: C Fitzgerald (Galway).

BIRTHDAYS

Ted Dexter (cricket) - former England Test captain, born 1935.

Ronald and Frank De Boer (soccer) - twin brothers and former Holland internationals. Both played for Rangers, Barcelona and Ajax, born 1970.

Mark Kennedy (soccer) - former Liverpool, Wolves and Republic of Ireland midfielder, now Macclesfield coach, born 1976.

Edu (soccer) - former Arsenal and Brazil midfielder, born 1978.

Patrice Evra (soccer) - Former Manchester United, Juventus, West Ham and France defender, born 1981.

Paul Konchesky (soccer) - widely-travelled ex-England international defender, born 1981.

Zara Tindall (equestrian) - daughter of Princess Royal who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics for eventing, born 1981.

Veronica Campbell-Brown (athletics) - Jamaican two-time Olympic 200 metres champion, born 1982.

Andy Murray (tennis) - Former world number one and three-time grand slam winner, born 1987.

Ousmane Dembele (soccer) - Barcelona and France forward, born 1997.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which former Norwich striker manages League One club Coventry?

2. How many Wimbledon titles has Venus Williams won?

3. How many Rugby World Cups have been won by Australia?

4. Who won their first Ulster GAA Senior Club Hurling title in 2014?

5. Which Liverpool boxer's nickname is 'Mundo'?

6. The Scottish Grand National is held at which venue?

7. How many F1 world championships has Lewis Hamilton won?

8. Which county won their first All-Ireland GAA Senior Football title in 2002?

9. True or false - American golfer Phil Mickelson has won three Masters titles.

10. In what year did Patrice Evra make his debut for Manchester United?

(See quiz answers below)

ON THIS DAY

1862: The first baseball stadium was opened at the Union Grounds, Brooklyn, New York.

1929: England lost their first international football match outside the British Isles when they were defeated 4-3 by Spain in Madrid.

1963: Tottenham became the first British winners of a European trophy when they beat Atletico Madrid 5-1 in Rotterdam to take the European Cup Winners' Cup.

1986: Italian Formula One driver Elio De Angelis died in a Marseille hospital the day after a crash while testing his Brabham at the Paul Ricard circuit in France.

2002: Zinedine Zidane scored one of the finest goals Hampden Park has ever seen, netting with a 20-yard left-foot volley into the top corner to crown Real Madrid European champions for a record ninth time when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the Champions League final.

2003: Culture secretary Tessa Jowell confirmed London was to bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

2004: Arsenal completed the Premier League season unbeaten.

2010: Swansea striker Besian Idrizaj died in his sleep at the age of 22 of a suspected heart attack.

2013: A stoppage-time header by Branislav Ivanovic saw Chelsea win the Europa League with a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Amsterdam.

2015: England suspended centre Manu Tuilagi after he pleaded guilty to assaulting two female police officers.

2016: Manchester United's Premier League game against Bournemouth was called off and Old Trafford evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious device, later revealed to be a fake bomb left behind after a training exercise.

2016: Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix, becoming Formula One's youngest race winner on his debut for Red Bull.

2017: John Terry scored for a 17th successive Premier League season as champions Chelsea beat Watford 4-3 courtesy of Cesc Fabregas' late strike.

2018: Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash.

On This Day in 2013: Chelsea win Europa League in dramatic finale

Chelsea won the Europa League by beating Benfica 2-1 on May 15, 2013.

Here, the PA news agency looks at that memorable night in Amsterdam...

Late drama

This looked a mouth-watering line-up on paper between two of the top teams in Europe but the first half was a damp squib as both teams cancelled each other out.

However, it came to life after the break as Fernando Torres put Chelsea ahead on the hour only for Oscar Cardoza to level from the penalty spot eight minutes later.

Extra-time seemed certain until Chelsea had one final attack in the third minute of injury time, forcing a corner from which Branislav Ivanovic headed home.

Back-to-back European success

Ivanovic's last-gasp heroics earned him a place in Chelsea folklore as they earned back-to-back European trophies.

It had been a difficult season for the Blues, having come into it as Champions League winners.

Roberto Di Matteo was soon sacked and their defence of the trophy ended at the group stage, losing out to Shakhtar Donetsk for second spot.

However, they made serene progress through the knockout stages of the second-tier competition and won their fourth European trophy.

Rafa's redemption

Not many managers get booed by the home fans in their first game in charge, but that was the case for Rafa Benitez when he was appointed as Di Matteo's replacement on an interim basis.

Chelsea fans refused to forget disparaging comments made about the club when the Spaniard was in charge of Liverpool.

Still, Benitez did a professional job, despite knowing he would be leaving at the end of the season, delivering another European trophy and putting Chelsea back in the Champions League with a top-three Premier League finish.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Mark Robins; 2. Five; 3. Two; 4. Portaferry (Down), beating Cushendall (Antrim) 1-16 to 0-11; 5. Callum Smith; 6. Ayr; 7. Six; 8. Armagh, defeating Kerry 1-12 to 0-14; 9. True; 10. 2006

 

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