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

The weekend sports quiz: Echo expert Denis Hurley tests your knowledge
Mick Galwey holds onto Peter Stringer and Ronan O'Gara during the National Anthem. See question 15. Picture: INPHO/Patrick Bolger

1. There have been two All-Ireland senior hurling finals not to produce a goal and both featured the same two counties – who were they?

2. Irish multi-sports club Instonians is based in which city?

3. Which major did Tiger Woods win to complete a career grand slam in 2000?

Tiger Woods was back to winning ways last year. Picture: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images
Tiger Woods was back to winning ways last year. Picture: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

4. The last time Tottenham Hotspur won the FA Cup was in 1991, when they beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in the final – who scoring the winning goal?

5. Which Formula 1 world champion had the nickname ‘Red Five’?

6. In which year did CIT win the Sigerson Cup?

7. Who is the only non-Cork player to win All-Stars in both hurling and football?

8. Which Italian club did Paul Gascoigne join from Tottenham Hotspur in 1992?

Paul Gascoigne celebrates for Tottenham Hotspur after a win over Arsenal.
Paul Gascoigne celebrates for Tottenham Hotspur after a win over Arsenal.

9. Who has won more men’s singles grand slam titles, Bjorn Borg or John McEnroe?

10. Which Irishman captained England to victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup?

11. When was the last time that Blackrock and Glen Rovers – the two clubs at the top of the Cork SHC roll of honour – met in the county final?

12. Which was the first stadium to host two Rugby World Cup finals?

13. Which is the only Olympic Games where more than one Irish competitor has won a gold medal?

14. In 1930, which golfer won a grand slam of (British) Amateur Championship and Open Championship, US Open and US Amateur Open?

15. In which year did Ronan O’Gara and Peter Stringer make their senior rugby debuts for Ireland?

16. Who captained Manchester United to win the 1999 Champions League final in Roy Keane’s absence?

17. What is the highest checkout a player can have in darts?

18. Stephen Hendry’s last appearance in the World Snooker Championship final was in 2002 – who beat him?

19. Which Cork ladies’ football club did Rena Buckley help to All-Ireland junior glory in 2019?

20. What do the last two amateur winning riders of the Irish Grand National have in common?

21. In cricket, what do the letters ‘LBW’ stand for in terms of a batsman’s dismissal?

22. Who was Ireland’s reserve goalkeeper at Euro 88 and the 1990 World Cup?

23. Who was the only rower to represent Ireland at the 2012 Olympic Games?

24. Which is the only country to lose a Fifa World Cup final as host nation?

25. Which Formula 1 grand prix takes place at the Red Bull Ring?

26. In which sport did Annalise Murphy win a silver medal for Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Games?

27. Four of Andre Agassi’s eight grand slam singles titles came in which event?

Andre Agassi hits a forehand. 
Andre Agassi hits a forehand. 

28. In which year did Turner’s Cross host a men’s senior football international for the first time as the Republic of Ireland played Belarus?

29. Who is the manager of the Meath senior football team?

30. How many players are there on an Olympic handball team?

31. Which is the only Waterford side in Division 1 of rugby’s Munster Junior League?

32. Corkwoman Audrey O’Flynn represented Ireland the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, having previously been an international in which sport?

Irish rugby sevens international Audrey O'Flynn. Picture: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Irish rugby sevens international Audrey O'Flynn. Picture: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

33. Who managed Northern Ireland at the 1982 and 1986 Fifa World Cups?

34. Which American athlete won the men’s 200m and 400m races at the 1996 Olympic Games?

35. Which is the youngest NFL team, added in 2002 as an expansion franchise?

36. Who is the manager of the Cork senior camogie team?

37. Which Spanish team won three Europa League titles in a row from 2014-16?

38. Which was the last French team to win the European Rugby Champions Cup?

39. Which Colombian cyclist won the 2019 Tour de France?

40. Which goalkeeper made his senior football championship debut for Cork against Roscommon in 2019?

ANSWERS: 

2. Belfast

3. Open Championship

4. Des Walker of Nottingham Forest, who scored an own goal

5. Nigel Mansell

6. 2009

7. Liam Currams of Offaly

8. Lazio

9. Bjorn Borg, with 11 to McEnroe’s seven

10. Eoin Morgan

11. 1978

12. Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand – 1987 and 2011

13. 1932 – Bob Tisdall in 400m hudles and Pat O’Callaghan in hammer throw

14. Bobby Jones

15. 2000

16. Peter Schmeichel

17. 170

18. Peter Ebdon

19. Donoughmore

20. They are both female – Nina Carberry in 2011 and Katie Walsh in 2015

21. Leg before wicket

22. Gerry Peyton

23. Sanita Puspure

Eoghan Dinan, deputy editor The Echo with Sanita Puspure, Echo award winner with her daughter Daniela.
Eoghan Dinan, deputy editor The Echo with Sanita Puspure, Echo award winner with her daughter Daniela.

24. Sweden in 1958, losing to Brazil

25. Austrian

26. Sailing (laser radial)

27. Australian Open

28. 2016

29. Andy McEntee

30. Seven

31. Waterpark

32. Hockey

33. Billy Bingham

34. Michael Johnson

35. Houston Texans

36. Paudie Murray

37. Sevilla

38. Toulon

39. Egan Bernal

40. Micheál Martin

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