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

The weekend sports quiz: Echo expert Denis Hurley tests your knowledge
Former Ireland out-half Ronan O'Gara. Picture: INPHO/Andrew Fosker

1. Ronan O’Gara is head coach of which French Top14 rugby club?

2. Who did Celtic beat in the 1967 European Cup final

3. Along with Nemo Rangers, which club provided four starting members of the Cork team which beat Galway in the 1973 All-Ireland senior football final?

Cork in 1973.
Cork in 1973.

4. Which is the only club to win back-to-back All-Ireland League rugby titles?

5. Which hurler’s first four All-Star awards came in four different lines on the field?

6. Who is Cork City’s current assistant manager?

7. Apart from Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, which other grand slam tournament has Andy Murray won?

8. Eamon Dunphy ghost-wrote Roy Keane’s first autobiography, who did he collaborate with on his second?

9. Who won the golf gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games?

10. What number does the full-back on a rugby league team generally wear?

11. For which team is Tom Brady set to star in the 2020 NFL season?

12. With which Australian Rules football team did Setanta Ó hAilpín and Ciarán Sheehan play?

13. What nationality is cyclist Egan Bernal, who won the 2019 Tour de France?

14. Which was the first country to retain the Fifa World Cup?

15. Who played three of Cork’s five games en route to winning the 1990 All-Ireland hurling championship but scored six goals?

16. Which Premier League team are nicknamed The Cherries?

17. Which reigning Rugby World Cup holders did Munster beat in a game at Musgrave Park?

18. In how many consecutive games at major finals did Ireland have a Donegal-born goalkeeper until Darren Randolph played against Sweden at Euro 2016?

19. Which English club signed Gearóid Morrissey from Cork City in 2014 before he returned to the Rebel Army a year later?

20. With which Major League Baseball team did Derek Jeter win five World Series?

21. The venue for tennis’s French Open is named after which aviator?

22. In 2011-12, which event began in Alicante in Spain and ended in Galway?

23. Which showjumper won a bronze medal for Ireland at the 2012 Olympic Games?

24. Which is the only French club to have won the European Cup/Champions League?

25. Graham Canty, who captained Cork to win the 2010 All-Ireland football title, played his club football for whom?

26. Since the creation of the Six Nations Championship in 2000, which country has won the most grand slams?

27. Skibbereen Rowing Club is at the top of the national championships roll of honour with 181, 191 or 201 titles?

28. Which was the last county other than Kilkenny or Cork to win consecutive All-Ireland senior hurling titles?

29. Prior to 2018, which was the last Fifa World Cup final where both teams scored more than once?

30. In which county is there a GAA club known as Fighting Cocks?

31. How many times has Davy Russell won the Irish jump racing Champion Jockey title?

32. When Real Madrid signed Luis Figo from Barcelona in 2000, it was the first of five consecutive transfers between then and 2013 that the club would pay a world record fee. Who was the most expensive player immediately before Figo?

33. Eddie Irvine came second in the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship in 1999 – who pipped him by two points?

34. Which former Irish rugby international represented Ireland in the shot put at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona?

35. Which club is second to Nemo Rangers on the Cork senior football championship roll of honour, despite not winning a title since 1955?

36. How many players are there on an ice hockey team?

37. What are the county GAA colours of Longford?

38. Who scored the winning penalty for Cork City as they beat Dundalk in a shootout in the 2017 FAI Cup final?

39. In which event did Eamonn Coghlan win gold for Ireland at the 1983 World Championships?

40. Which restaurant sponsored Neptune Basketball Club as they won seven national titles between 1983 and 1991?


1. La Rochelle

2. Internazionale

Billy McNeill after Celtic beat Inter/
Billy McNeill after Celtic beat Inter/

3. Millstreet

4. Shannon, who achieved a four-in-a-row in the 1990s and a three-in-a-row in the 2000s

5. Kilkenny’s Tommy Walsh – midfield in 2003, corner-back in 2004, half-forward in 2005 and half-back in 2006, before winning five more consecutive awards at half-back

6. Joe Gamble

7. The US Open, in 2012

8. Roddy Doyle

9. Justin Rose

10. 1

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12. Carlton Blues

13. Colombian

14. Italy in 1938

15. John Fitzgibbon

16. Bournemouth

17. Australia in 1992

18. Nineteen – Packie Bonner played three at Euro 88, five at Italia 90 and four at USA 94 before Shay Given played four in Korea/Japan 2002 and three at Euro 2012

19. Cambridge United

20. New York Yankees

21. Roland Garros

22. Volvo Ocean Race (yachting)

23. Cian O’Connor

24. Olympique Marseille in 1992-93

25. Bantry Blues

26. Wales with four – 2005, 2008, 2012, 2019

27. 181

28. Galway in 1987 and 1988

29. 1986 – Argentina 3 West Germany 2

30. Carlow

31. Three – 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2017-18

32. Hernan Crespo, moving from Parma to Lazio

33. Mika Hakkinen

34. Victor Costello

35. Lees

36. Six

37. Blue and gold

38. Kieran Sadlier

39. 5000m

40. Burgerland

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