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James Coughlan, CBC past pupil and now with Munster Rugby, welcomed onto the pitch, for squad training, by current students at the opening of the new stand at the CBC Lansdowne Pitch yesterday. See P51-53 for more pictures from the official opening. Picture: Jim Coughlan


IN CORK SPORTS WORLD TODAY User:johnroycroftDate:21/12/2012Time:08:19:28Edition:21/12/2012SFfridaysport211212Page:4Color:

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    Friday, December 21, 2012

Know your sport?

Q3 Who said “Michel Platini has no bottle, he is not a great player “, during the 1984 European championships.

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    Friday, December 21, 2012

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This was a historic moment in Cork soccer history. Why?

Who is playing here and can you name the players

Q 38

Name these three former Cork International greats

Plunkett Carter tests your sporting knowledge with his festive quiz

France’s Michel Platini is chased by Ireland’s Chris Hughton in 1981. 1 — “I don’t think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell football, never mind understand it”. Who uttered those famous words? 2 — Who were the first team to bring the Cork County Senior Hurling Championship over the North Gate Bridge to their clubrooms? 3 — Who said “Michel Platini has no bottle, he is not a great player “, during the 1984 European championships? 4 — Name three Cork hurlers who did not win GAA All-Stars but were Texaco Hurlers of the Year.

5 — Which is the last Cork club to win the Senior Hurling County Championship that is no longer in existence? 6 — What have the following Cork clubs in common; Evergreen, Fordson’s, Greenmount Rangers and Bohs? 7 — Evergreen centre forward Eddie Doran created a record for the fastest hat-trick in League of Ireland football, scoring three times in the first six minutes against Limerick in 1956. The record survived until 1967 when it was shattered by what player? 8 — Midleton won the All-Ireland

SH Club Championship in 1988 defeating Athenry, conquerors of Glen Rovers in the quarter-final. Can you explain? 9 — Three Cork brothers played together on the same League of Ireland team. Can you name them and the team? 10 — What golf tournament commemorating a famous Irish golfer was inaugurated in 1978 and has only been won only twice by Cork Clubs? 11 — Which former Cork City FC manager played in the first major FA Competition final to be decided on a Sunday and played in

Wembley? 12 — Can you name the only Cork hurler to be honoured as Hurler of the Year on more than one occasion? 13 — Who had the honour of scoring Cork City’s first ever goal? 14 — Can you name the Cork born Irish International who played with Fermoy a few years before gaining his first Republic of Ireland Caps? 15 — Can you name the only father and son to win the Irish PGA Golf Championship? 16 — Can you name the Corkman representing Swansea FC who was

capped by both the Republic and Northern Ireland? 17 — The first Lord Mayor of Cork was elected in 1901. Which sports club has been most associated with the holders of the office, ie, former players or senior management positions? 18 — Who am I? I played soccer with Albert Rovers, won an English Premiership title in 1994, played European club championship and captained Ireland in the World Cup? 19 — What former Cork soccer star has a road, a trophy and a sports centre named in his honour?

Answers in Monday’s Evening Echo 20 — Who was the original Muskerry Hero? 21 — Can you name the Friars Walk resident who represented Ireland at the Helsinki (1952) and Rome (1960) Olympics? 22 — Can you name the popular Cork entertainer/broadcaster who had his own Radio Programme, was manager of Toyota Ireland and played Inter-pro rugby with Munster? 23 — Who was the Cork team to win an All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship? 24 — A little difficult fun teaser — Can you name four Cork bars and

three former bars which had same name as teams who were members of the League of Ireland. 25 — In 1972 a Cork sport star became Ireland’s youngest ever Olympian when he competed in Munich in 1972. Who is he? 26 — Where was the world’s first Inter Varsity Athletic meeting held? 27 — Can you name the honorary Corkman (a German POW) who represented Ireland in a record four consecutive Olympiads and also rode a winner at the Cheltenham Festival? 28 — Who was the first Cork

soccer player to play in the European Cup (now Champions League)? 29 — General knowledge— Barrs won their first senior county in eight years in 1955 and didn’t regain the title again until 1965. These were two very significant and connected years in the non-sporting history of Cork. Why? 30 — Danny McParland (Armagh) won the first official All-Ireland Senior Road Bowling? Championship in 1963. Which Cork bowler did he defeat in the final. 31 — Who was the first Cork girl to

represent Ireland in swimming at the Olympics? 32 — Noel Cantwelll was the first Cork man to captain a winning team in Wembley Stadium. Who was the next? 33 — Always a very popular query — Freebooters were a well known Cork soccer team. How did they get the name Freebooters? 34 — “I love Cork hurlers so much that if I caught one of them in bed with my missus, I’d tiptoe downstairs and make him a cup of tea” Can you name the orator? 35 — “I want a quick, skilful and athletic team. I’d rather have

greyhounds than elephants.” Another famous Cork man quote by whom? 36 — Where was the first ever horse racing steeplechase run? 37 — Only one Cork man was chosen on the official GAA Gaelic Football Team of the Millennium. Who was he? 38 — Can you name the three Cork sports personalities pictured above in their childhood? 39 — Who is playing here and who are the players in the picture? 40 — One of the most important goals in Cork soccer history. Why?

Plunkett Carter tests your sporting knowledge with his festive quiz

Coughlan leads Reds in derby RUGBY

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JAMES COUGHLAN will lead Munster out in the first of their Christmas back to back derbies against Connacht tomorrow night at the Sportsground and the Mayfield man believes his side’s season may come down to how well they go over the next five weeks, writes SEAN McCARTHY. The host Ulster on Saturday week in Thomond then play Cardiff in Musgrave Park before going back into back-to-back Heineken Cup clashes against Edinburgh and Racing Metro. “It’s a massive five weeks for the club, the derby games are always massive occasions,” Coughlan said. “If we don’t get what we want out of the next five weeks we’re going to be struggling for the top four and won’t have qualified for the Heineken Cup.” Rob Penney has rung the changes, with Coughlan one of five players to retain their place from Sunday’s defeat to Saracens. MUNSTER: D Hurley; J Murphy, C Laulala, J Downey, L O’Dea; I Keatley, P Stringer; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, S Archer; D O’Callaghan, B Holland; P Butler, T O’Donnell, J Coughlan (Capt). Reps: S Henry, W du Preez, BJ Botha, D Foley, S Dougall, D Williams, JJ Hanrahan, D Barnes. ● See P 51-53 for more rugby.

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