The Echo anagram sports quiz by Rudely Shine

The Echo anagram sports quiz by Rudely Shine
The Cork parade before facing Meath in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park, featuring the answer to the first anagram question. Picture: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

1. Marry Slipknot – All-Ireland-winning Cork captain who’ll serve you a double

2. Ed drivels – nickname for a top English football club

3. Tardy mob – Quarterback set for a new team in 2020 (below)

4. Amazed drifts guilt – picturesque GAA venue

5. Adorn navy goo – rows with his brother- but hopefully there aren’t too many rows with his brother!

6. Flintier orchids – British Olympic gold medallist sprinter

7. Irrational condos – Winner of five Champions League medals

8. Airplane intact – home ground of a Leinster GAA county

9. Tidiest protons – American basketball team

10. Nausea grime – his goals were key in helping Cork City to win the 2017 League of Ireland

11. Noon mirage – Irishman who captained England to glory

12. Enjoy hash – Irish rugby star who earned 105 caps

13. Gas hoarder – winner of six All-Ireland senior football medals

14. Asthma tidal glut – League of Ireland stadium

15. Legal hove union – she’s walked away with a few victories

16. Igloos hurl – Fifa World Cup-winning goalkeeper and captain

17. Holds in iron – Reading-based English rugby club

18. Ghana robin – name shared by Kilkenny and Tipperary All-Ireland medallists

19. Notable curls – Australian rules football team which has had a number of Irish players

20. Law lad advice – one of a trio of brothers to play rugby for Ireland

21. Meaning opera – star of USA’s women’s World Cup win in 2019

22. Dressier owl – play-offs to determine champions of an American sport

23. Borrow belief – striker who had two spells with Liverpool

24. Sunny owl jean – Wales rugby captain

25. Lebanon war – Republic of Ireland international midfielder from Cork

26. Pariah gains – Cork city GAA club

27. A tideway lung – soccer team from Connacht

28. Vodka vino jock – winner of 17 men’s grand slam tennis titles

29. Egomania rule – female Irish professional golfer

30. Neon bronco – made the hurleys he played with, one half of a set of twins

31. Liable cell mop – battled Tony Ward for the Ireland out-half position

32. A grandma queried sons – famous New York sporting venue

33. Ogre trill – horse which Davy Russell rode to victory in last two Aintree Grand Nationals

Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

34. Gilded urns – Wicklow venue which has hosted the Irish Open

35. I, you, a farmer – recently retired Cork goalkeeper

36. The kens penny – the new man in charge of his country

37. Sap broke kook – man who has won four golf majors since the start of 2017

38. Arab tyres – Cork GAA’s first sponsors

39. Fractured one – sporting even associated with the colour yellow

40. Iconic knots tutor – Leeside rugby club


1. Larry Tompkins

2. Red Devils (Manchester United)

3. Tom Brady

4. Fitzgerald Stadium

5. Gary O’Donovan

6. Linford Christie

7. Cristiano Ronaldo

8. Páirc Tailteann (Meath)

9. Detroit Pistons

10. Seán Maguire

11. Eoin Morgan

12. John Hayes

13. Darragh Ó Sé

14. Tallaght Stadium

15. Olive Loughnane

16. Hugo Lloris

17. London Irish

18. Brian Hogan

19. Carlton Blues

20. David Wallace

21. Megan Rapinoe

22. World Series (baseball)

23. Robbie Fowler

24. Alun Wyn Jones

25. Alan Browne

26. Na Piarsaigh

27. Galway United

28. Novak Djokovic

29. Leona Maguire

30. Ben O’Connor 

31. Ollie Campbell

32. Madison Square Garden

33. Tiger Roll

34. Druids Glen

35. Aoife Murray

36. Stephen Kenny

37. Brooks Koepka

38. Barry’s Tea

39. Tour de France

40. Cork Constitution.

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