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How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

James McClean was Ireland's crucial goalscorer in Cardiff, but when did he make his senior debut in the green jersey?
2010
2012

2013
2014
Which former Ireland player has been selected for the first-ever Barbarians women's squad?
Joy Neville
Lynne Cantwell

Fiona Steed
Fiona Coghlan
Clare's 2013 All-Ireland winning captain Patrick Donnellan hung up his inter-county boots this week. Which club does he hail from?
O'Callaghan's Mills
Whitegate

Newmarket-on-Fergus
Sixmilebridge
Ireland's first-ever Test opponents were announced on Thursday. Who will they play on home soil in May 2018?
Afghanistan
England

Bangladesh
Pakistan
Dundalk booked their FAI Cup decider place with a 4-2 win over Shamrock Rovers on Tuesday. Who hit a brace on the night?
Stephen O'Donnell
David McMillan

Robbie Benson
Dylan Connolly
Irish out-half Ian McKinley got his first call-up for Italy this week. Which Italian club does he ply his trade with?
Zebre
Viadana

Benetton Treviso
L'Aquila
Which of the following four teams can Ireland not be drawn against in the World Cup play-offs?
Croatia
Sweden

Italy
Switzerland
GAA director general Páraic Duffy has announced his retirement after 10 years in the role. Which county is he from?
Meath
Monaghan

Cavan
Louth
Ireland WNT manager Colin Bell has named his squad for their next World Cup qualifier. Who do they face on 24 November?
Slovakia
Norway

Netherlands
Slovenia
Pat Gilroy is the new Dublin hurling manager but in which year did he guide the footballers to All-Ireland success?
2009
2010

2011
2012
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