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

The weekend sports quiz: Echo expert Denis Hurley tests your knowledge
Steve Collins celebrates after a points victory over the reigning champion Chris Eubank at Millstreet. See question 21. Picture: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

1. Which was the last team to win the European Cup or Champions Leauge final without a foreign player in their starting 11?

2. In 2011, John O’Shea left Manchester United to join which club?

3. Which Finnish Formula 1 driver is Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate?

4. Along with Teddy McCarthy, which player was a member of both Cork hurling and football squads in the double year of 1990?

5. How many times has Stephen Hendry been world snooker champion?

6. Ruby Walsh’s first name is short for what?

7. When sport resumes, the Republic of Ireland will play which country in a Euro 2020 play-off semi-final?

8. For which English county cricket team does Irishman Eoin Morgan play?

9. Which Dublin footballer won four consecutive All-Star Awards from 2011-14 inclusive?

10. Which Corkman captained Ireland at the 1995 Rugby World Cup?

11. Which French cyclist won five Tours de France between 1978 and 1985?

12. For which NBA team did Earvin ‘Magic’ John son play?

13. In 1995, which company entered into a deal to become sponsors of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship?

14. Which football player featured in the Glasgow, Manchester and Merseyside derbies?

15. Who is the current coach of the Ireland women’s rugby team?

16. From which club did Bandon native Conor Hourihane join Aston Villa in 2017?

17. Prior to Justin Rose winning the 2013 US Open, when was the last time that an Englishman won a golf major?

18. Which two countries have met twice in the Rugby World Cup final, with the hosts losing on each occasion?

19. Which Arsenal player is captain of the Republic of Ireland women’s senior team?

20. Which National Hockey League team have won the most championships in the Stanley Cup Finals era, which began in 2015?

21. Having beaten Chris Eubank at Millsteet in March 1995 to win the WBO super-middleweight title, at which Cork venue did Steve Collins defeat the Englishman in September of that year?

22. When the Premier League began in 1992-93, referees wore which colour shirts rather than the traditional black?

23. Which of these countries did not host a Formula 1 grand prix in 2019 – France, Poland, Hungary, Azerbaijan?

24. Who was the last player to win the Golden Ball at a Fifa World Cup that his country won?

25. Which 1-15 number has never been worn by the captain of a team winning the Sam Maguire Cup?

26. Who tops the English rugby premiership roll of honour since the competition began in 1987-88?

27. Who was Cork City manager when they won the League of Ireland in 1992-93?

28. Ott Tänak, the current holder of the World Rally title, is a native of which country?

29. Which American tennis player won two men’s Australian and French Opens in the 1990s as well as losing once in both the Wimbledon and US Open finals?

30. At the 2008 Olympics, which British woman won two gold medals?

31. In which American city is the baseball stadium Citi Field?

32. When did Cork win the All-Ireland senior ladies’ football title for the first time?

33. Which England outfield player was in squads for two European Championships and two World Cups, playing in all of the games at the Euros and none of those at the World Cups?

34. This year’s Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club is provisionally scheduled for which month?

35. The WPBSA is the world governing body for which sports?

36. Generally speaking, players start a leg of darts with how many points, aiming to get to zero?

37. How many women’s singles grand slam titles has Maria Sharapova won – five, six, seven or eight?

38. Ballydehob native Danno O’Mahony was a world champion in which sport?

39. Which two counties competed in the first All-Ireland senior football final to be contested by sides from the same province?


1. Steaua Bucharest in 1986

2. Sunderland

3. Valtteri Bottas

4. Denis Walsh

5. Seven – 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1999

6. Rupert

7. Slovakia

8. Middlesex

9. Paul Flynn

10. Terry Kingston

11. Bernard Hinault

12. Los Angeles Lakers

13. Guinness

14. Andrei Kanchelskis, who played for Manchester United, Everton and Rangers

15. Adam Griggs

16. Barnsley

17. 1996 (Nick Faldo)

18. England and Australia, in 1991 and 2003

19. Katie McCabe

20. Montreal Canadiens

21. Páirc Uí Chaoimh

22. Green

23. Poland

24. Romario of Brazil in 1994

25. 13

26. Leicester Tigers

27. Noel O’Mahony

28. Estonia

29. Jim Courier

30. Rebecca Adlington

31. New York, home of the New York Mets

32. 2005

33. Martin Keown (1992 European Championship, 1998 World Cup and 2002 World Cup)

34. November

35. Billiards and snooker

36. 501

37. Five

38. Wrestling

39. Tyrone and Armagh in 2003

40. Rugby League World Cup

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