The Echo sports quiz on four Leeside Legends: Zebo, Rena, Deano and Irwin

The Echo sports quiz on four Leeside Legends: Zebo, Rena, Deano and Irwin
Simon Zebo races to score a try in the Munster Schools Senior Cup final at Musgrave Park. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

SIMON ZEBO

1. With which Cork club did he play hurling before focusing on rugby?

2. In which year did he last play an international for Ireland?

3. In January 2012, Zebo announced himself on the European stage with a Heineken Cup hat-trick against which side?

4. With which Cork secondary school did Zebo win a Munster Schools’ Senior Cup medal in 2007?

5. Across 45 senior appearances for Ireland between 2012 and 2017, how many tries did Zebo score – six, eight or nine?

6. In 2013, Zebo was part of the Lions tour to which country?

7. How many All-Ireland League medals did Zebo win with Cork Constitution?

8. For which French club does he currently play?

Picture: INPHO/James Crombie
Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

9. Zebo’s sister Jessika has represented Ireland in which athletic discipline?

10. In which year was Zebo born – 1988, 1990 or 1992?

RENA BUCKLEY:

Cork dual icon Rena Buckley during a camogie clash. Picture: INPHO/Bryan Keane
Cork dual icon Rena Buckley during a camogie clash. Picture: INPHO/Bryan Keane

11. How many All-Star awards has she won in total across camogie and ladies’ football – nine, 10 or 11?

12. For which club does she play ladies’ football?

13. With which college did she win two Ashbourne Cup medals?

14. In which year did she captain Cork to win the All-Ireland camogie title, becoming the first woman to captain the same county to win camogie and football All-Irelands?

15. She currently runs what kind of practice in Macroom?

16. With whom did she share the 2015 Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year Award?

17. How many of her 18 All-Ireland senior medals were in camogie?

18. Which primary school did she attend – Berrings, Cloghroe or Vicarstown?

Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Picture: Eddie O'Hare

19. Up to an including the 2018 victory, how many consecutive Cork senior camogie titles did she win with Inniscarra?

20. Buckley was the first woman to captain the same county to All-Irelands in camogie and football, but Mary Geaney captained a different county to glory in each code. She led Cork to a camogie title, which county did she skipper to win the ladies’ football?

DENIS IRWIN:

Denis Irwin on the ball for Manchester United in 1995. Picture: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE
Denis Irwin on the ball for Manchester United in 1995. Picture: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

21. With which Cork club did he begin his football career?

22. Which club did he join from Manchester United in 2002?

23. How many PFA teams of the year was he named on?

24. What was notable about the venue for his Republic of Ireland senior debut against Morocco in September 1990?

25. How many senior international caps did he win – 56, 66 or 76?

Denis Irwin clears the ball in a Republic of Ireland match in 1999. Picture: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE
Denis Irwin clears the ball in a Republic of Ireland match in 1999. Picture: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

26. Which was his first English club?

27. Irwin moved from right-back to left-back in 1991, in the wake of Manchester United signing which England international?

28. In which year was he born – 1963, 1964 or 1965?

29. To whom did he lose his place in the Ireland team at the 1994 World Cup?

30. Prior to Irwin in 1999, how many Irishmen had played on European Cup/Champions League-winning teams?

JOE DEANE:

Joe Deane is held shoulder high after victory over Kilkenny in 2004. Picture: Pat Murphy/SPORTSFILE 
Joe Deane is held shoulder high after victory over Kilkenny in 2004. Picture: Pat Murphy/SPORTSFILE 

31. With which school did he win the Dr Harty Cup in 1995?

32. In which year did he win a national hurling league medal with Cork?

33. How many consecutive Fitzgibbon Cups did he win with UCC in the 1990s?

34. With which club did he win Imokilly junior A football medals in 2011 and 2012?

35. Against whom did he score the only goal as Cork won the 1999 Munster hurling final?

36. How many All-Star awards did he win?

37. He captained Cork against Waterford in 2007 as he deputised for who?

38. How many championship goals did he score for Cork – eight, 10 or 12?

39. How many Munster senior medals did he win with Cork?

40. In which year did he announce his retiremen from inter-county hurling?

ANSWERS: 

SIMON ZEBO:

Picture: INPHO/James Crombie
Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

1. Blackrock, 2. 2017, 3. Northampton Saints, 4. Presentation Brothers College, 5. Nine, 6. Australia, 7. Two – 2007-08 and 2009-10, 8. Racing 92, 9. Hurdles, 10. 1990

RENA BUCKLEY:

Picture: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile
Picture: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

11. Eleven, 12. Donoughmore, 13. UCD, 14. 2017, 15. Physiotherapy, 16. Briege Corkery, 17. Seven, 18. Berrings, 19. Three, 20. Kerry

DENIS IRWIN:

Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Picture: Eddie O'Hare

21. Everton, 22. Wolverhampton Wanderers, 23. Four – old second division in 1989-90, Premier League in 1993-94 and 1998-99 and first division in 2002-03, 24. It was the last time Ireland played a senior game at Dalymount Park, 25. 56, 26. Leeds United, 27. Paul Parker, 28. 1965, 29. Gary Kelly, 30. Six – Shay Brennan, Tony Dunne (both Manchester United), Steve Heighway, Mark Lawrenson, Ronnie Whelan, Michael Robin (all Liverpool)

JOE DEANE:

Picture: Dan Linehan
Picture: Dan Linehan

31. Midleton CBS, 32. 1998, 33. Three, 34. Glenbower Rovers, 35. Clare, 36. Three, 37. Kieran Murphy (Erin’s Own), 38. Ten, 39. Five, 40. 2009

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