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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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Game, set, penalty shootout… answers

November 26, 2013 in Quizzes

high-kingsWith respect to yesterday morning’s post, I must admit I wrote it in a bit of a rush. This was probably quite obvious as I (a) never told you whether we won the playoff and (b) forgot to add the footnotes to the bottom of the post. Apologies all.

Last things first, I can reveal that we did indeed win! We got five of the six correct, beating our opponents by one. I’ll outline the answers (and tell you which one we missed) before the end of the post.

Oh yes, I also need to tell you all about the ‘guess’.

Firstly, let’s be honest no-one at a quiz ever really guesses. By which I mean the let’s-just-pick-a-random-name-and-hope guess – what I’d call a pure guess. I suppose you might make that kind of guess in a situation where you genuinely haven’t a clue of where to even begin with an answer and reckon ‘there’s no point putting up a blank answer’. However, one of these guesses coming in and getting you a point is the equivalent of picking a winning lottery number. Very, very rare!

Most of the time we make educated guesses, with the level of education on the given issue varying wildly. I think it was in the World Quizzing Championship this year that, when asked to name a specific Korean film director, I wrote down “Park”. I haven’t a clue about Korean film directors but I do know that Park is a very common Korean surname. Whaddya know – it was the correct answer!

Last Friday night, we had a guess which involved probably the smallest amount of education possible. We were asked:

If Clancy, Holden and Dunphy are three of The High Kings, who is the fourth?

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Read, play, see how you got on

November 12, 2013 in EQC, Games, Quizzes

A relaxing image, from one of the answers below.

A relaxing image, from one of the answers below.

Here’s a quick post, the purpose of which is mostly to give you the answers to the questions I posted last Friday.

First, though, here are a few links I spotted over the weekend which might be of interest.

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Answers for everybody in the audience

October 25, 2013 in Quizzes

bundle-eurosHere are the answers to the questions I posted at the start of the week.

Just before I get to them though, I just want to let you know about a massive quiz I’ve just heard of. St. Brigid’s GAA Club will host what they are calling their “First International Sports Quiz” on November 29th in the Hodson Bay Hotel, just outside Athlone. Sports fans will surely be tempted as there is a massive prize fund in place: €6,000 in total!

That’s right, €3,000 for first prize, with second and third ‘only’ getting €2,000 and €1,000. On the flip side, you’d have to be confident about your level of knowledge. The entrance fee is an eye-watering €200 for a table of four.

There’s a bit more info in the quiz calendar. I’ll do a fuller report on this (given that it’s so close to me) when I find out more.

Update: Here is the entry form for the St Brigid’s Quiz. Closing date for entries, November 15th.

Now, on with the answers….
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Answers, George…

October 11, 2013 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted earlier this week.

I don’t really have anything to tell you otherwise. Last night’s After the Fact was very entertaining and you can check it out on the show page.

Next up for me is Blog Awards Ireland night, which is on this Saturday in Naas. Fingers are crossed!
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Tickets! Get your answers

September 24, 2013 in Quizzes

dejectedSo, the ticket hunt is over for another year and the Mayo footballer’s wait for the senior All-Ireland title will last at least another 12 months.

I don’t actually know if my team-mates from last Wednesday evening managed to get their hands on those precious pieces of paper. I haven’t seen them since. If they did, at least they got to see the Mayo minor team win that championship for the first time in almost 30 years.

And it was a sunny day too, which was nice.

Right, that’s all I’m going to say about it. Now, it’s time for the answers to the questions I posed in last week’s post.
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When the Sun goes down… answers

July 26, 2013 in Quizzes

curious-incidentHere are the answers to the four picture rounds I posted at the start of the week.

Before that, just a little note for anyone interested in taking part in the August edition of the International Quizzing Association’s Hot-100. Those of you who live in the East of the country will be interested to hear that the IQO‘s Dublin heat will take place in The Brian Boru, Glasnevin, on Thursday, August 1st, at 8pm. For more info, check out this Facebook page. Come along and get yourself a world ranking!

Those of you who don’t live in the East (or feel like a trip to Dublin), fret not. There are small groups in existence in Mayo, Galway and Clare at the moment. Please contact the IQO if you’d like to take part in any of these and they’ll put you in contact.

Now, back to the main point of this post. Click the ‘Read the rest…’ link to see how you got on with those picture rounds.
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Friday Fun Time

April 12, 2013 in Quizzes

mallets_malletGood day to you all.  Here follows a real hotchpotch of a post.

It includes:

Right, so starting at the end (naturally), the IQO now has a web page and a new initiative.  Each Friday, the IQO site ( will host five tricky, tricky questions to test you all.  Scouts’ honour you can’t use google.  Anyone can take part and can do so by simply emailing their name and answers to

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