Shamrock and roll: answers

March 17, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!*

Just a very quick post this morning as I am about to head out and do some volunteering for the local Community Radio station at the nearest parade, in Claremorris.

Anyway, click on the link below to see the answers to the questions posted in Shamrock and roll.


  1. What is the nickname of Mayo boxer Michael Sweeney? A>The Storm
  2. How many members were there in the band Village People? A> Six
  3. Which country contains the world’s largest number of Roman Catholic citizens? A> Brazil
  4. Which Olympic event is closest in distance to 1 mile? A> 4 x 400m relay
  5. What is the main spirit in the cocktail ‘Tom Collins’? A> Gin
  6. Which underground system features the more stations: New York or London? A> New York
  7. Which island nation was hit by an earthquake in October 2010? A> Indonesia
  8. How many contestants start each episode of The Weakest Link? A> Nine
  9. Which former Mayo senior footballer made his debut for Wicklow last weekend? A> Austin O’Malley

Picture round**:

  1. Vincent Brown
  2. Andy Carroll
  3. Howard Donald
  4. Stacey Ferguson / Fergie
  5. Michael Flatley
  6. Pep Guardiola
  7. Michael Healy-Rae
  8. Brian Lenihan Jr.
  9. Michael Lowry
  10. Chris Martin
  11. Michael O’Leary
  12. Mark Owen
  13. Charlie Sheen
  14. Will Smith
  15. Chris Tarrant
  16. Rafael van der Vaart
  17. Robin van Persie
  18. Shane Ward
  19. Arsène Wenger
  20. Prince William Windsor

Rightyo.  Now, go out and enjoy yourselves! ***

* Take note readers in foreign lands: it’s either St Patrick’s or Paddy’s Day. Never St Patty’s Day!

** The built-in clue here, which we didn’t spot I must admit, is that all the answers are in alphabetical order.  Very clever!

*** By which I mean those of you that are in a place where everyone has the day off, of course. 🙂

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