A million sports answers

December 4, 2013 in Quizzes

sports-productionRightyo, let’s put all you sports (question) fans out of any misery I may have inflicted over the last few days with not one but two posts of questions.

I’d say after Friday and Monday’s posts, we’re all set for sports questions for the next few months. 🙂

Did anyone notice my footnote on Monday that said that the question “On which racecourse did AP Mc Coy recently achieve 4,000 career wins?” had appeared in both of these quizzes?  Clearly, it’s in the quizzing ether at the moment.  It, and its unusual pronunciation (think “Leicester” and “Worcester”), could probably be called zeitgeist.

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Claremorris questions:

  1. Who scored the winning goal in the 2013 FAI Cup final? A> Anthony Elding
  2. Who was recently appointed the manager of the Fermanagh senior football team? A> Pete McGrath
  3. Name all three current TDs who have played in an inter-county All-Ireland football final (minor, u21 or senior)? A> Jimmy Deenihan, John O’Mahony and Martin Ferris *
  4. Which team has lost the most Heineken Cup finals? A> Leicester Tigers
  5. Which football club has the largest pitch (area) in the English Premier League? A> Manchester City *
  6. Who is the only player to score a goal in: a Champions League final, UEFA Cup final, FA Cup final and an English League Cup final? A> Steven Gerard
  7. Which cyclist won the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the year award? A> Mark Cavendish
  8. Which football club play their home games at Underhill? A> Barnet *
  9. In which Olympic sport do teams go backwards to win? A> Rowing *
  10. Which circuit hosts the British motorcycle Grand Prix? A> Silverstone *
  11. Who is the current manager of Shamrock Rovers? A> Trevor Croly
  12. What was the score in the recent rugby international between Ireland and Australia? A> Ireland 15 – Australia 32
  13. Who scored two goals against England at Wembley for Chile recently? A> Alexis Sánchez
  14. Who captained the Irish soccer team in their recent World Cup qualifier against Germany? A> Séamus Coleman
  15. Where will the 2014 Ryder Cup take place? A> Gleneagles
  16. Who is the current World No 1 in golf? A> Tiger Woods **
  17. Which player was brought on by Harlequins during the infamous ‘Bloodgate’ incident in a game versus Leinster in 2009? A> Nick Evans

Claremorris picture round:


  1. Richie McCaw
  2. Lance Armstrong
  3. Willie Mullins
  4. Shane Lowry
  5. Katie Taylor
  6. Gordon D’Arcy
  7. Eoin O’Reilly
  8. Pat Spillane
  9. Emma Mullen
  10. Sebastian Vettel

St. Brigid’s questions:

  1. Who is the oldest player to play Senior Rugby for Ireland? A> John Hayes
  2. Ospreys Rugby is made up of which two clubs? A> Neath and Swansea
  3. Ken Doherty lost in two world Champonship Snooker finals. To whom? A> John Higgins and Mark Williams
  4. How many GP wins have Jordan won in F1 racing? A> Four
  5. Who is the only non-Welsh player to touch the ball in the famous Gareth Edwards try for the Ba-Ba’s in 1973? A> John Pullin
  6. Who has been Ireland’s only World Showjuming Champion? A> Dermot Lennon
  7. From which club did Liverpool sign Philippe Coutinho in 2013? A> Internazionale
  8. Who is the capt of the Ulster Rugby team? A> Johann Muller
  9. On which racecourse did AP Mc Coy recently achieve 4,000 career wins? A> Towcester
  10. Who the the player who scored the last goal in one FIFA World Cup and the first in the next? A> Alessandro Altobelli

Thanks once more to Mark for reporting on the St. Brigid’s quiz and to my team-mates Ger, Willie and Jason for Thursday night’s company.

* Questions we got right.  I was particularly proud of the All-Ireland finalist TDs.
** Really dropped the ball on this one.

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