The Echo sports quiz: Testing your knowledge of years ending in six

The Echo sports quiz: Testing your knowledge of years ending in six
The Cork team who played in the 1956 All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. See question 10.


1. In 2016, who was appointed as England football manager but only lasted one game?

2. Which American athlete won the men’s 200m and 400m at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996?

3. Who captained the Cork senior football team in 1976 and would go on to do so on two further separate occasions?

4. Who did Argentina beat in the 1986 World Cup final?

5. In which sport did Cork twin brothers David and Conor Harte represent Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Games?

6. At which Irish course was the 2006 Ryder Cup held?

7. The Harlem Globetrotters have not always been named thus — which city’s name did they carry for the first two years after their establishment in 1926?

8. Which two brothers were on the England team that won the 1966 World Cup?

9. How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the 1936 Olympic Games?

10. Who beat Cork in the 1956 All-Ireland football final?

11. Gary and Paul O’Donovan famously won silver for Ireland in rowing at the Olympic Games in Rio, but which country took gold?

12. Who won the All-Ireland SFC in 1996?

13. Greg Norman held the three-round lead in all four Majors in 1986, but only won which one?

14. Who captained the USA to victory over Europe in the Ryder Cup in 2016?

15. The only penalty shootout that West Germany have lost was in the Euro 76 final — who beat them?

16. Who retained the Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship in 2006?

17. Who were the opponents when the Republic of Ireland played a senior international at Turner’s Cross in May 2016?

18. After winning an eighth All-Ireland football title in 12 years in 1986, how long would Kerry be waiting for another Sam Maguire victory?

19. Who won the Fifa World Cup in 2006?

20. When Wexford eliminated Cork from the All-Ireland SHC in 2016, was it the Rebels’ first championship defeat to the Model County in 40, 50 or 60 years?

Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

21. In 1996, the US Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship were won by players claiming their only major titles, name any one of them.

22. Who won the Player of the Game award as Cork won an 11th All-Ireland senior ladies’ football title in 12 seasons in September 2016?

23. Who claimed a third Super Bowl in four years in January 1996 but have won one since?

24. Which member of the Dublin All-Ireland SFC-winning squad shares his name with a housing estate and pub in Togher?

25. In 1986, who became the first American winner of the Tour de France?

26. Which city held the 1976 Olympic Games?

27. Danny Willett won the Masters Tournament at August in 2016 — who was the last English winner before him?

28. Who had a record-breaking 72-10 record in the 1995-96 NBA season?

29. Which Corkwoman won gold in the 60m hurdles at the World Indoor Championships in 2006?

30. Which racehorse won the 1986 Cheltenham Gold Cup, becoming the only winner of the Gold Cup-Champion Hurdle double?

31. While Darren Randolph played in goal for all of Ireland’s Euro 2016 games, he didn’t wear number 1 — who did?

32. Who scored either of Munster’s tries in the 2006 Heineken Cup final win over Biarritz?

33. Which horse trained by Corkman Fergie Sutherland, won the 1996 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

34. Having lost the 1985 World Snooker Championship final to Dennis Taylor, Steve Davis also lost the 1986 decider to which one-time winner?

35. Which woman, who would go on to become a BBC television presenter, won the 1976 French Open?

36. Which team, second on the all-time roll of honour behind the New Yankees, won the 2006 World Series?

37. Which county won its first All-Ireland ladies’ football title in 1996 before retaining the title the following year?

38. What is the name of the coach of MMA world champion Conor McGregor, whose autobiography Win Or Learn topped bestsellers’ charts in 2016 (hint: he shares his name with a former Cork City and current Cobh Ramblers player)?

39. What score did Jack Nicklaus shoot in the final round of the 1986 Masters?

40. In September 2016, for the first time ever, two past winners of the European Cup/Champions League met in a domestic league game outside of their country’s top division — who were the clubs involved?


1. Sam Allardyce

2. Michael Johnson

3. Dinny Allen, who captained Cork to the 1989 All-Ireland in his final intercounty appearance

4. West Germany

5. Hockey

6. K Club

7. Chicago – Harlem was chosen as it was the centre of African-American culture and it was felt that an out-of-town name would give the team more mystique. The Globetrotters’ first game in Harlem was in 1968

The Globetrotters at Neptune in 1989.
The Globetrotters at Neptune in 1989.

8. Jack and Bobby Charlton

9. Four – 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump

10. Galway

11. France

12. Meath, beating Mayo after a replay

13. Open Championship

14. Davis Love III

15. Czechoslovakia

16. Fernando Alonso

17. Belarus

18. Eleven years

19. Italy

20. Sixty

21. Steve Jones (US Open), Tom Lehman (Open Championship) and Mark Brooks (PGA Championship)

22. Rena Buckley

23. Dallas Cowoys

24. Dean Rock

25. Greg Lemond

26. Montreal

27. Nick Faldo

28. Chicago Bulls

29. Derval O’Rourke

30. Dawn Run

31. Keiren Westwood

32. Trevor Halstead and Peter Stringer (below)

33. Imperial Call

34. Joe Johnson

35. Sue Barker

36. St Louis Cardinals

37. Monaghan

38. John Kavanagh

39. 65

40. Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest

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