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

The Saturday sports quiz: Echo expert Denis Hurley tests your knowledge
Barry McGuigan in action against WBA champion Eusebio Pedroza. Question 8. Picture: INPHO/Getty Images

1. Who was Munster’s head coach for the Heineken Cup wins of 2006 and 2008?

2. Which Scotsman was captain of the Europe team for the Ryder Cups of 1991, 1993, and 1995?

3. Which of these men has not had two spells as Cork hurling manager: Johnny Clifford, Gerald McCarthy, Justin McCarthy, Tom Cashman?

Former Cork hurling captain and manager Tom Cashman. Question 3.
Former Cork hurling captain and manager Tom Cashman. Question 3.

4. Who was Manchester United manager immediately before Alex Ferguson?

5. Which club did Neale Fenn leave to become Cork City manager in 2019?

6. What is the name of Aidan O’Brien’s son, who became a racehorse trainer after retiring as a jockey, training Latrobe to victory in the 2018 Irish Derby?

7. Who was Nemo Rangers’ manager as they won last year’s county senior football championship?

8. Which Tyrone boxing promoter, who died earlier this year, played a large part in Barry McGuigan’s rise to prominence?

9. Which Skibbereen Rowing Club member, who coached the O’Donovan brothers to silver at the 2016 Olympics, is now Rowing Ireland’s high-performance coach?

10. Apart from the Republic of Ireland and Italy, which other national team — albeit not a member of Fifa — has Giovanni Trapattoni managed?

11. Which county did Larry Tompkins help to reach three Munster U21 football finals in the 1990s?

12. How many Super Bowls have the New England Patriots won with Bill Belichick as head coach?

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick. Question 12. Picture: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick. Question 12. Picture: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

13. Who was the first man to captain and manage his country to victory in the Fifa World Cup?

14. Which Englishman was coach to Nick Faldo for all six of his Major wins and to Ernie Els for all four of his?

15. Apart from Meath and Kerry, which were the only other two counties to beat Cork in the senior football championship across Billy Morgan’s two reigns?

16. Roy Keane began his managerial career at Sunderland and also took charge of which other English club?

17. What is the home club of Kilkenny hurling manager, Brian Cody?

18. Who is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League?

19. Which inter-county referee was a selector with Wexford in the early 2000s?

20. Which former England rugby head coach is part of the Leinster set-up now?

21. From 2014-15, tennis player Roger Federer was coached by which Swede, himself a Grand Slam title winner?

22. Which All-Ireland-winning Cork ladies’ footballer led Glanmire to county, Munster, and All-Ireland junior championships in 2018?

23. Who was in charge of Dublin when they won the 1995 All-Ireland senior football title?

24. Which Irish, 800m Olympian was appointed Cork hurling’s strength-and-conditioning coach in 2011?

25. As of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, Willie Mullins has trained how many winners there: 52, 62, or 72?

26. How many All-Ireland senior camogie titles have Cork won under the management of Paudie Murray?

27. The John Feinstein book A Season on The Brink focuses on Bob Knight, a US college coach in which sport?

28. In rowing, which member of the crew acts as the coach in the boat?

29. Golfer Pádraig Harrington’s coach for his four Major victories is the father of which Ryder Cup-winning Europe captain?

30. In the film A League of Their Own, who plays baseball manager Jimmy Dugan?

31. Current Cork senior football coach, Cian O’Neill, was most recently manager of which county?

32. Italian Attilio Lombardo was player-manager of which Premier League side in the 1990s?

33. From a coaching point of view, what was unique about Super Bowl XLVII, in 2012?

34. Which former England football manager acted as an advisor to Steve Staunton during his tenure as Republic of Ireland manager?

35. Name two of three counties of which John Meyler has been hurling manager, apart from Cork.

36. Who was in charge of New Zealand for their 2011 Rugby World Cup win?

37. Which English football club sacked Colin Harvey as manager in 1990, only for the new boss to appoint Harvey as his assistant?

38. Who was appointed Cork City manager in 2000, only to resign a week later and take up a role at Leicester City?

39. Who is the current Cobh Ramblers manager?

40. Apart from Brian Cody, who is the last man to manage teams to All-Ireland senior hurling titles in consecutive years?

41. Who was Cork senior football manager after Brian Cuthbert and before Ronan McCarthy?

42. Which of Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, and Sunderland did Jack Charlton not manage?

43. Who was manager of the Cork U20 football team that won the All-Ireland in 2019?

44. Pat Lam, who captained Northampton to victory over Munster in the 2000 Heineken Cup final, later coached which Irish province?

45. Shane Ronayne, manager of Mourneabbey, who have won the last two All-Ireland ladies’ football senior club titles, is in charge of which county team?

46. Why was Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain coach just before the 2018 Fifa World Cup?

47. Séamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney returned as manager of which county’s football team late in 2019?

48. From 2002-08, what was common to the men who held the role of Cork senior hurling manager?

49. When did England manage Wales?

50. In the film Moneyball, Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, the general manager of which Major League Baseball team?

Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane in  Moneyball. Question 50.
Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane in  Moneyball. Question 50.

ANSWERS:

1. Declan Kidney

2. Bernard Gallacher

3. Tom Cashman

4. Ron Atkinson

Ron Atkinson, then captain of Oxford United. Answer 4
Ron Atkinson, then captain of Oxford United. Answer 4

5. Longford Town

6. Joseph O’Brien

7. Paul O’Donovan

8. Barney Eastwood

9. Dominic Casey

10. Vatican City

11. Waterford

12. Six

13. Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany – captain in 1974 and manager in 1990

14. David Leadbetter

England's Nick Faldo uses a wooden guide to help with his putting at Wentworth. Question 14.
England's Nick Faldo uses a wooden guide to help with his putting at Wentworth. Question 14.

15. Derry (1993 All-Ireland final) and Fermanagh (2004 qualifiers)

16. Ipswich Town

17. James Stephens

18. Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe

19. Dickie Murphy

20. Stuart Lancaster

21. Stefan Edberg

22. Geraldine O’Flynn

23. Pat O’Neill

24. David Matthews

25. 72 26. Four – 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018

27. Basketball

28. Coxswain or cox

29. Sam Torrance – Bob Torrance was Harrington’s coach

30. Tom Hanks

31. Kildare

32. Crystal Palace

33. The coaches were brothers – John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens beat Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers

34. Bobby Robson

35. Wexford, Carlow and Kerry

36. Graham Henry

37. Everton — Harvey had been assistant to Howard Kendall, whom he replaced, with Kendall appointed again after Harvey’s sacking

38. Colin Murphy

39. Stuart Ashton

40. Another Kilkennyman, Ollie Walsh

41. Peadar Healy

42. Sunderland – the club teams he managed were Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Sheffield Wednesday

43. Keith Ricken

44. Connacht

45. Tipperary

46. He had agreed to become Real Madrid manager immediately after the finals – he only lasted until October in Madrid

47. Monaghan

48. The three – Donal O’Grady, John Allen and Gerald McCarthy – were all St Finbarr’s clubmen

Former Cork manager John Allen. Answer 48
Former Cork manager John Allen. Answer 48

49. From 1980-88 – Mike England was the manager of the Wales national football team

50. Oakland Athletics or A’s

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