The Wednesday sports quiz: Echo expert Denis Hurley tests your knowledge

The Wednesday sports quiz: Echo expert Denis Hurley tests your knowledge
Setanta celebrates his goal against Kilkenny in 2003. See question 4.
  • 1: Which two footballers with the same name, who played for counties in different provinces, won All-Stars in the same position 30 years apart.
  • 2: Which Corkman scored goals in two All-Ireland senior football finals in the last 30 years?

    3: Before Fota Island in 2001 and 2002, which was the last Cork course to host the Irish Open?

    4:Who was the only Corkman apart from Setanta Ó hAilpín to score All-Ireland senior hurling final goals in the 2000s?

    5: In which year was the Aintree Grand National declared null and void after two false starts?

    6: For which team was Sebastian Vettel driving when he won four consecutive Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championships from 2010-13 inclusive?

    7: Who was the first player to be sent off in a European Cup/Champions League final?

    8: Cork’s 1986 All-Ireland senior hurling victory gave Johnny Clifford what unique distinction?

    9: In rugby, is the number 1 jersey worn by the tighthead or loosehead prop?

    10: Which snooker player holds the record for the longest gap between World Championship titles?

    11: Cork native Brian Roche was the first Irishman to win a Heineken Cup medal – which club was he playing for?

    12: Which Cork athlete is one of only three men to run 100 sub-four-minute miles?

    13: Who was the first left-handed golfer to win the Masters Tournament?

    14: Of the side that began Ireland’s first game in Italia 90 against England, Andy Townsend was the only player with a squad number higher than 11. What number did he wear?

    15: Where was the first-ever international rules/compromise rules test between Ireland and Australia held in 1984?

    16: Which American city is home to an ice hockey team called the Red Wings and a baseball team called the Tigers?

    17: The 1998 Leinster hurling final between Kilkenny and Offaly featured players on opposing sides with the same name, what were they called?

    18; What age was Muhammad Ali when he beat George Foreman in the ‘Rumble in The Jungle’ in 1974 to reclaim the world heavyweight title?

    19: Which Cork venue hosted a soccer game between Ireland and Hungary in 1939, the first Irish home international to be played outside of Dublin?

    20: How many Irish competitors took part in the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha – eight, 14 or 25?

    21: Prior to Cork’s victory in 2010, who were the last county to win an All-Ireland SFC final wearing a change of jerseys?

    22: Who were the last club apart from Dundalk or Cork City to win the League of Ireland?

    23: Which Cork rugby club play their home games at Tanner Park?

    24: Who was the last player to play in both All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals in the same year?

    25: In which year did Pádraig Harrington win his first major title?

    26: Which county ended the Cork ladies’ footballers long winning run with a 2010 All-Ireland quarter-final defeat?

    27: How high from the ground is a basketball hoop?

    28: Which man was a selector on Cork All-Ireland-winning senior hurling sides in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s?

    29: How many players are there on an Olympic handball team?

    30: Who was in charge of Cork City for their 1998-99 League Cup win?

    31: Between 2006 and 2013, all but one of the men’s tennis grand slam titles were won by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray – who was the other player to win one?

    32: Florence Griffith Joyner’s record for the women’s 100m and 200m still stand today, having been set in which year?

    33: In American football, how any points are awarded for a safety, when a quarterback is sacked behind his own endline?

    34: Who captained Cork in the 1999 All-Ireland football final?

    35: Which of his clubmates had been appointed captain for the year but missed much of the campaign due to injury?

    36: In Australian rules football, how many points are awarded for a goal, where the ball is kicked between the middle two posts?

    37: Ipswich Town are often known as The Tractor Boys, but which Cork soccer club were known as The Tractors?

    38: Which was the first season in which rugby’s All-Ireland League was contested?

    39: Who is the only jockey to win the Prix de l’Arc De Triophe, the Epsom Derby and the Melbourne Cup?

    40: Prior to the 2013 loss to Clare, when was the last time Cork lost an All-Ireland senior hurling final to someone other than Kilkenny?


    1: Dermot Earley of Roscommon, who was picked at midfield in 1979, and his son, also Dermot Earley, who plays with Kildare and was selected at midfield on the 2009 team

    2: Joe Kavanagh

    3: Cork Golf Club in 1965

    4: Ben O’Connor, in both 2005 and 2006

    5: 1993

    6: Red Bull

    7: Jens Lehmann, when playing for Arsenal in 2006

    8: It meant that he won All-Ireland minor and senior titles as both a player and a manager

    9: Loosehead

    10: Mark Williams, who won in 2000, 2003 and 2018

    11: Bath in 1998

    12: Marcus O’Sullivan

    13: Mike Weir in 2003

    14: 13

    15: Páirc Uí Chaoimh

    16: Detroit

    17: Johnny Dooley

    18: 32

    19: The Mardyke

    20: Eight

    21: Meath, v Mayo in 1996

    22: St Patrick’s Athletic in 2013

    23: Ballincollig RFC

    25: 2007 (Open Championship)

    26: Tyrone

    27: Ten feet

    28: Denis Hurley of Sarsfields

    29: Seven

    30: Dave Barry

    31: Juan Martin Del Potro, who won the 2009 US Open

    32: 1988

    33: Two

    34: Philip Clifford of Bantry Blues

    35: Damien O’Neill

    36: Six

    37: Fordsons

    38: 1990-91

    39: Mick Kinane

    40: 1956, when Wexford defeated the Rebels

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