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A Quiz and Sporting dates for the diary 2017

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QUIZ - - with answers now posted too

Week 2 quiz – w/e Sept 10

  1. Name the top-two sports in terms of biggest average match-day attendances during the course of any given year. Clue: football (i.e. soccer) comes second, but in which European country? (2points)
  2. Answer - NFL and Germany's Bundesliga (football), in that order

  3. Which Premier League footballer had a horse running in a Group race on Sunday Sept 3, and in which country? NB The horse won! (2 points)
  4. Answer - Charlie Austin (Southampton), Another Batt, Turkey

  1. Currently in third place in the F1 Drivers’ Championship, what nationality is Valtteri Bottas? 1 point)

Answer - Finnish

  1. What record did Lewis Hamilton set in the Italian Grand Prix and, in winning the race, what did he achieve that no other driver has achieved this season? (2 points)

Answer - He broke the F1 record for pole positions in an F1 career and he became first driver to win back-to-back races this season

  1. Which company sponsors Irish Champions Weekend, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Leopardstown and The Curragh, respectively? (1 point)

Answer - Longines
  1. Who smashed his putter and had to use other clubs to putt in Round 3 of the Dell Technologies Championship on Sept 3? (1 point)

Answer - Sergio Garcia

  1. Which player returned from international retirement to play for his country in the latest World Cup qualifiers? Name the country, too? (2 points)

Answer - David Villa, Spain

  1. Which team became the first country from Europe to qualify for next year’s World Cup qualifiers after the latest round of matches? (1 point)

Answer - Belgium

  1. Golfer Dustin Johnson has a famous sporting father-in-law. Who is he and what is his sport (now retired)? (2 points)

Answer - Wayne Gretzky, Ice Hockey

  1. Which two players hit a hole-in-one on day two of the Dell Technologies Championship last Saturday? (2 points)
Answer - Grayson Murray (hole 8) and Lucas Glover (hole 16)(there were 65 seconds between the two aces)

  1. What do they say at the start of every race at Dayton Beach on the Virtual Betting Channel? And what do they say at the end of them? (2 points)

Answer - It's a green light for go and What a race, what a drive!
  1. Which Irish (non-GAA) sporting hero works as part of manager Jim Gavin’s Dublin Senior Football backroom team ? (1 point)

Answer - Former world champion boxer, Bernard Dunne
  1. Which two teams going into the weekend of Sept 9-10 had yet to concede a goal in the Premier League this season? (2 points)

Answer - Manchester United and Huddersfield
  1. Which two teams going into the weekend of Sept 9-10 had yet to score a goal in the Premier League this season? (2 points)

Answer - Brighton and Crystal Palace

15. Which young trainer who is very much on the rise is a nephew of Pat Smullen?

Answer - Joseph O'Brien

16. What first will Bibiana Steinhaus achieve in German football on Sunday?

Answer - She became the first woman to referee a top-flight Bundesliga match (she is also the first female to referee a top-flight game in England, France, Italy, Spain or Germany

A total of 25 points is on offer

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The 2017-18 Premier League season will end on Sunday May 13th, 2018.

The 2017-18 Champions League final is set for Kiev on May 26.

The Group-stage draw for the 2018 World Cup will take place on Friday December 1st at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow and the World Cup itself will begin on June 14 2018, with the final set for Sunday July 15th.

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