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

The Tuesday sports quiz: Echo expert Denis Hurley tests your knowledge
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1. The horse-racing steeplechase began in 1752 when Cornelius O’Callaghan and Edmund Blake raced from St John’s Church in Buttevant to St Mary’s Church in which North Cork village?

2. Who are the only club to win the Europa League in the season immediately after winning the Champions League?

3. In which year did Italy earn their only Six Nations Championship win over Ireland?

4. Golden State Warriors, winners of three of the last five NBA Championships, are based in which American city?

5. Which two clubs contested the Cork senior football championship finals of 2014 and 2016, each winning one?

6. Which Formula 1 team won the World Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships in 2009, its only year in existence?

7. Former Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham is currently in charge of which county’s football team?

8. Peamount United, the inaugural winners of the Women’s National Football League, are located in which county?

9. Which Mallow golfer won the Amateur Championship in 2019, earning qualification for the Open Championship, US Open and Masters Tournament?

10. When was the last time that both senior men’s All-Ireland titles were won by Munster counties?

11. When Shane Lowry won the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009, he couldn’t claim the first-place prize money – instead it went to the golfer he beat in a play-off, who was it?

12. Which animal features in the name of the Premiership rugby union team from Leicester?

13. Former Cork City goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach Phil Harrington was born in which country?

14. Which county won the All-Ireland senior camogie title in 2019?

15. With which former singles star did Andy Murray’s brother Jamie win two grand slam mixed doubles titles in 2017?

16. How many of Liverpool’s six European Cup/Champions League final wins have come against German sides?

17. Which club had the most starters on the Cork team that won the 2005 All-Ireland hurling final?

18. Which non-ranking invitational snooker tournament is the second-longest-running competition on the professional circuit after the World Championship?

19. At which French racecourse is the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe contested each year?

20. In 2011, Killeen Castle in Co. Meath hosted which team golf competition?

21. Who was Munster Rugby head coach from 2012-14?

22. Which player, who later joined Rangers, was a joint-winner of the Golden Boot at the 1994 Fifa World Cup after scoring five times in one game?

23. Who beat Phil Taylor to win the first PDC World Darts Championship in 1994?

24. Who is the last golfer to win the Masters Tournament two years in a row?

25. Which of the eight Cork GAA divisional teams wear purple and gold jerseys?

26. Derry City’s home ground of the Brandywell is now named after which player following his sudden death in 2017?

27. Which Belgian tennis player was simultaneously top of the women’s singles and doubles rankings in 2003?

28. What is the name of Cobh Ramblers’ home ground?

29. Who won the Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship while driving for Renault in 2005 and 2006?

30. From which club did Real Madrid sign Zinedine Zidane in 2001?

31. In which Olympic event did John Treacy win a silver medal for Ireland at the 1984 Olympic Games?

32. Something in The Water, a 2019 book by Kieran McCarthy, focused on which Cork rowing club?

33. Which club is top of the roll of honour of rugby league’s Super League since its introduction in 1996 – Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors or St Helens?

34. How many times did the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl during Tom Brady’s time at the club?

35. In which country is Ellis Park Stadium?

36. Who won the Cork Senior Hurling Championship in 2011?

37. Who provided the opposition in May 2018 when Ireland played its first Test cricket match?

38. Stephenites are a Gaelic football team in which county?

39. Who won the Open Championship in 2015, the last time it was held at the Old Course at St Andrews?

40. Which Cork rugby club shares its name with a defunct newspaper, the team having been established by employees of the paper?


1. Doneraile

2. Chelsea in 2012-13

3. 2013

4. San Francisco

5. Ballincollig and Carbery Rangers

6. Brawn GP

7. Roscommon

8. Dublin

9. James Sugrue

10. 2010 (Cork football and Tipperary hurling)

11. Robert Rock

12. Tiger

13. Wales

14. Galway

15. Martina Hingis

16. One – the first, against Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1977

17. Newtownshandrum, with three – Pat Mulcahy, Jerry O’Connor and Ben O’Connor

18. The Masters

19. Longchamp

20. Solheim Cup

21. Rob Penney

22. Oleg Salenko

23. Dennis Priestley

24. Tiger Woods, in 2001 and 2002

25. Carbery

26. Ryan McBride

27. Kim Clijsters

28. St Colman’s Park

29. Fernando Alonso

30. Juventus

31. Marathon

32. Skibbereen

33. Leeds Rhinos

34. Six

35. South Africa (Johannesburg)

36. Carrigtwohill

37. Pakistan

38. Mayo (Ballina)

39. Zach Johnson

40. Cork Constitution

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