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

The Thursday sports quiz: Echo expert Denis Hurley tests your knowledge
Michelle Finn in action. See question 29. Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

1. Apart from the traditional ‘big two’ of Christian Brothers College and Presentation Brothers College, which other Cork school competes in rugby’s Munster Schools Senior Cup and reached the semi-final in 2019?

2. Which is the only stadium to have hosted two Fifa World Cup finals?

3. Which of these golf courses is not currently on the roster of Open Championship venues – Royal Lytham & St Annes, Royal Liverpool, Prestwick?

4. Who managed the Cork senior hurling team in 2002?

5. Polish-born Monika Dukarska represents Ireland in which sport, having moved to Kerry in 2006?

6. Which is the only other county apart from Cork to win men’s senior hurling and football All-Ireland titles since 2000?

7. Kevin Keegan was English manager at which major tournament?

England manager Kevin Keegan.
England manager Kevin Keegan.

8. Which was the last venue to host the British Grand Prix before Silverstone’s current unbroken run began in 1987?

9. Who were the last club to win back-to-back Cork senior football championships?

10. At which London football ground did Barry McGuigan beat Eusebio Pedroza to win the WBA featherweight title in 1985?

11. When was the last time that the All-Ireland senior camogie final wasn’t contested by two of Cork, Galway, Kilkenny or Wexford?

12. Who scored the crucial try when Ireland beat New Zealand 16-9 at the Aviva Stadium in 2018?

13. In which year did Cork City win the FAI Women’s Senior Cup – 2017, 2018 or 2019

14. How many managers did the Tipperary senior hurling team have between Liam Sheedy’s two stints in charge?

15. Paul McGinley captained Europe to win the 2014 Ryder Cup at which venue?

16. Which was the last NFL team to win back-to-back Super Bowls?

17. With which New Zealand rugby team did Ronan O’Gara serve as assistant coach from 2018-19?

Ronan O’Gara. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Ronan O’Gara. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

18. For which MLS club did Robbie Keane play?

19. The Stanley Cup is associated with which sport?

20. Which 2007 film starring Michael Madsen as a boxer was set in Cork?

21. In which county would you find a GAA team known as Shannon Rangers?

22. Which country did Ireland play in the Rugby World Cups of 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015?

23. William Porterfield is the current captain of the Ireland national team in which sport?

24. How many times have Chelsea won the Premier League with Jose Mourinho as manager?

25. Who did Cork beat to win the All-Ireland U20 football title in 2019?

26. With 20 titles, which tennis player has won the most men’s singles grand slam titles?

27. Who won the 2008 FA Cup?

28. As of the end of 2019, Katie Taylor has a 100 percent professional boxing record – has she won 14, 15 or 16 fights?

29. Castlemagner native Michelle Finn represented Ireland in which track and field event at the 2016 Olympics?

30. In 1986, which Irish mar became the first – and so far only – horse to complete the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle/Gold Cup double?

31. In which European City is Stadio Luigi Ferraris?

32. When was the last All-Ireland senior football final replay that didn’t involve Dublin?

33. For which of these English football clubs has David Meyler not played – Sunderland, Hull City, Birmingham City or Reading?

34. At which London venue did the Republic of Ireland play Nigeria in a friendly in 2009?

35. The World Snooker Championship final is won by the player who reaches how many frames?

36. Which darts player, who died in 2018, won five BDO World Darts Championships between 1980 and 1986?

37. For which club does Cork camogie star Gemma O’Connor play?

38. Who won the 2007 Irish Open to provide the first home winner since 1982?

39. Who is the only Irish driver in the 2020 World Rally Championship?

40. Which was the first year where neither the senior hurling or football All-Ireland winners had won their respective provincial championship?


1. Bandon Grammar School

2. The Azteca in Mexico City (1970 and 1986) – the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2014 final and also the last game in 1950 but there was no ‘final’

3. Prestwick

4. Bertie Óg Murphy

5. Rowing

6. Galway

7. Euro 2000

8. Brands Hatch

9. Castlehaven, in 2012 and 2013

10. Loftus Road

11. 2006, when Cork beat Tipperary

Emer Dillon breaking past Una O'Dwyer of Tipperary. Picture: Dan Linehan
Emer Dillon breaking past Una O'Dwyer of Tipperary. Picture: Dan Linehan

12. Jacob Stockdale

13. 2017

14. Three – Declan Ryan, Eamon O’Shea, and Michael Ryan

15. Gleneagles in Scotland

16. New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005

17. Crusaders

18. Los Angeles Galaxy

19. Ice hockey (NHL)

20. Strength & Honour

Micheal Madsen filming on Lime Tree roads, Rochestown. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Micheal Madsen filming on Lime Tree roads, Rochestown. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

21. Kerry

22. Argentina

23. Cricket

24. Three – 2005, 2006, and 2015

25. Dublin

26. Roger Federer

27. Portsmouth

28. Fifteen

29. 3,000m steeplechase

30. Dawn Run

31. Genoa — it is where Ireland defeated Romania on penalties in the 1990 Fifa World Cup

32. 2000, when Kerry beat Galway

33. Birmingham City

34. Craven Cottage

35. Eighteen

36. Eric Bristow

37. St Finbarr’s

38. Pádraig Harrington

39. Craig Breen

40. 2010 — Cork in football and Tipperary in hurling

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