Sunday 19 November 2017

The final test - our All-Ireland final quiz

Do you know enough to be called an expert? Ruaidhri O'Connor poses the questions

1. When was the last All-Ireland SH final that did not feature Kilkenny, Cork or Tipperary?

2. Who was the last man to captain Cork to an All-Ireland SH final win?

3. Between them, how many times have Cork and Clare reached the All-Ireland final via the 'back door'?

4. What was Clare's biggest lead in the drawn All-Ireland final three weeks ago?

5. Before the drawn All-Ireland final there was a player sent off in each of Cork's three previous championship games. Who were they?

6. Cork have conceded only one goal this summer. Who scored it?

7. What club does Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly come from?

8. Which inter-county footballer makes Anthony Nash's hurls?

9. Who did Cork beat to win their last All-Ireland SH final in 2005?

10. Before last year's draw between Kilkenny and Galway, the last final to finish level was in 1959. Which teams contested that game?

11. How many members of Clare's starting 15 from the drawn game featured in the All-Ireland U-21 final a week later?

12. Who was the last county to complete a senior and U-21 double?

13. How many All-Ireland SHC winners played in the drawn match?

14. Waterford won the All-Ireland minor title earlier this month, when did they last claim the title?

15. Who was the last manager to win an All- Ireland SH title with a county that was not his own?

16. Before 1995, when did Clare last win an All-Ireland SH title?

17. Name the three counties who have won one All-Ireland each?

18. Who scored Cork's only goal in this year's championship before the Rebels hit the net three times in the drawn match?

19. Which county sits fourth behind Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary on the All- Ireland SH roll of honour?

20. Brian Barry-Murphy, son of Cork manager Jimmy, plays professional football for which English club?

21. Where did the first All-Ireland SH final take place in 1887?

22. How many Munster titles did Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald win as a player?

23. Who was the last team to win an All- Ireland SH final without scoring a goal?

24. When was the last all-Munster All-Ireland hurling final?

25. The 40th All-Ireland Ladies SF final takes place on Sunday between Cork and Monaghan, who played in the first final?


1. 1996: Wexford v Limerick

2. Sean Og O hAilpin (2005)

3. 3 (Cork 2004; Clare 2002-2013)

4. 5pts (after 55 minutes)

5. Patrick Horgan, Henry Shefflin and Ryan O'Dwyer

6. Dublin's David Treacy

7. Inagh-Kilnamona

8. Cork's Aidan Walsh

9. Galway

10. Waterford v Kilkenny, Waterford won the replay 3-12 to 1-10

11. 4: David McInerney, Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly and Podge Collins

12. Tipperary (2011)

13. 2 (Tom Kenny and Brian Murphy, Cork)

14. 1948

15. Michael Bond (Offaly, 1998)

16. 1914

17. Kerry (1891), Laois (1915), London (1901)

18. Pat Horgan v Dublin

19. Limerick with seven

20. Rochdale

21. Birr

22. 3 (1995, '97, '98)

23. Cork in 2004 as they beat Kilkenny 0-17 to 0-9

24. 1997, Clare v Tipperary

25. Tipperary beat Offaly 2-3 to 2-2

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