Test your knowledge with The Echo weekend sports quiz

Test your knowledge with The Echo weekend sports quiz
Davy Russell, a hero in Youghal... See question 24. Picture: John Hennessy


1. Which man, who would go on to manage Sligo Rovers, scored the winning goal for Wimbledon against Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final?

2. Who was leading try-scorer and player of the tournament as Ireland won the 2018 Six Nations Championship?

3. For which team was Lewis Hamilton driving when he won his first Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship in 2008?

4. Who won the Tour de France in 1998, the year it came to Ireland?

5. Who did Cork beat to win a third straight All-Ireland hurling title in 1978?

6. Who captained France to win the Fifa World Cup in 2018?

7. Where were the 1968 Olympic Games held?

8. Having won the World Snooker Championship in 1997, Ken Doherty made it back to the final in 1998 but who defeated him?

9. In 2008, which tennis player reached the top of the men’s world rankings for the first time?

10. Who set a new men’s world 100m record at the 1988 Olympics only to be disqualified for a drugs infraction?

11. Which county did Cork play for a third successive year in the 1998 All-Ireland camogie final, retaining the title having lost the 1996 decider?

12. Who won the second of five Super Bowls as they beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII in January 1978?

13. Which golfer won his first major title at the 1958 Masters Tournament?

14. Sanita Puspure won the women’s single scull title at the 2018 World Rowing Championship — the Ballincollig resident is a native of which country?

15. Did Ireland record their last Five/Six Nations Championship ‘wooden spoon’ in 1988, 1998 or 2008?

16. In 2008, which boxer beat Sultan Ibragimov to unify the IBF and WBO heavyweight boxing titles?

17. Who was in charge of Meath as they beat Cork to retain the All-Ireland football title in 1988?

18. Who beat Arsenal in the 1978 FA Cup final?

19. Valerie Mulcahy scored 3-2 as Cork beat which county in the 2008 All-Ireland ladies’ football final?

20. Who defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to win baseball’s World Series in 2018?

21. Jupp Heynckes managed which team to win the 1998 Champions League final against Juventus?

22. Kilkenny made it four All-Ireland hurling titles in a row as they beat which county by 3-30 to 1-13 in the 2008 final?

23. Which golfer won two of the four major championships in 1948?

24. Which horse did Davy Russell ride to victory in the 2018 Aintree Grand National?

25. In 1988, which Spaniard succeeded Stephen Roche as Tour de France winner?

26. Which Scandinavian driver won the 1998 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship

27. Where did Manchester United beat Benfica to win the 1968 European Cup final?

28. Which Japanese tennis player beat Serena Williams to win the women’s US Open singles title in 2018?

29. Which horse improved on a second-placed finish in 2007 to win the 2008 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

30. Who defeated Leon Spinks in 1978 to claim the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time?

31. Which country retained the Fifa World Cup in 1938?

32. Before France in 1998, which was the last host country to win the Fifa World Cup?

33. Who bridged a 15-year gap to win the World Snooker Championship in 2018?

34. Who did Munster defeat to win the 2008 Heineken Cup final?

35. Who became the first British winner of the Masters in 1988?

36. Which Dutch cyclist came second in both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia in 2018?

37. When the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Championship in 1998, it made it how many for the club in that decade?

38. Which club retained the Cork senior football championship in 1988?

39. Which Dutch athlete won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London?

40. Who did Spain beat in the Euro 2008 final?

Question 5.
Question 5.


1. Lawrie Sanchez, 2. Jacob Stockdale, 3. McLaren, 4. Marco Pantani, 5. Kilkenny, 6. Hugo Lloris, 7. Mexico City, 8. John Higgins, 9. Rafael Nadal, 10. Ben Johnson, 11. Galway, 12. Dallas Cowboys, 13. Arnold Palmer, 14. Latvia, 15. 1998, 16. Wladimir Klitschko, 17. Seán Boylan, 18. Ipswich Town, 19. Monaghan, 20. Boston Red Sox, 21. Real Madrid, 22. Waterford, 23. Ben Hogan, 24. Tiger Roll, 25. Pedro Delgado, 26. Mika Hakkinen, 27. Wembley, 28. Naomi Osaka, 29. Denman, 30. Muhammad Ali, 31. Italy, 32. Argentina in 1978, 33. Mark Williams, 34. Toulouse, 35. Sandy Lyle, 36. Tom Dumoulin, 37. Six, 38. Nemo Rangers, 39. Fanny Blankers-Koen, 40. Germany

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