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The42's alternative Leaving Cert Irish quiz

Do you know your GAA Gaeilgóirí?

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IT WAS IRISH Paper 1 today for Leaving Cert students and Paper 2 beckons tomorrow.

But forget about aiste, scéal and filíocht, these are the sort of Irish questions that we’d like to see test students in Ireland.

So here’s the definitive exam on inter-county GAA Gaeilgeoirí – both past and present – as we present The42′s alternative Leaving Cert Irish quiz….

How many Allstars have the Ó Sé brothers from An Ghaeltacht in Kerry won?
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11
12

13
10
What Ghaeltacht club are Donegal defenders Neil and Eamonn McGee from?
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Gweedore
Ardara

Kilcar
Dungloe
Can you name this former Cork senior footballer?
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Tom Ó Cróinín
Mairtin Ó Cróinín

Dan Ó Cróinín
Micheál Ó Cróinín
Joe Connolly made his famous All-Ireland winning speech in Irish in 1980. But who did Galway beat in that final?
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Clare
Tipperary

Limerick
Cork
Dublin's Ciarán Kilkenny is a noted Gaeilgeoir but what AFL team did he spend a short spell with in 2011?
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Hawthorn
Geelong

Collingwood
Essendon
What year did Dara Ó Cinnéide captain Kerry in an All-Ireland senior football final?
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2002
2004

2000
2005
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín released his autobiography in 2013. What was the title of it?
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Seán Óg Ó hAilpín...My Story
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín...Mo Scéal

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín...My Life
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín...The Autobiography
What county was this year's Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta held in?
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Donegal
Galway

Cork
Kerry
Can you fill in the blanks in the following famous Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh quote? "Well, from _____________, that’s level scores in any man’s language."
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Lapland to the Antarctic
Greenland to the Arctic

Iceland to the Arctic
Norway to the Antarctic
How many Allstars did Galway senior footballer Sean Óg De Paor win during his career?
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3
2

0
1
What was the name of the documentary about Páidí Ó Sé's time in charge of the Westmeath footballers?
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Páidí agus Peil
A Year With Westmeath

Marooned
A Summer Less Ordinary
Can you name this Waterford footballer in action in last year's Munster championship?
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Liam Ó Líonáin
Liam Ó Laochdha

Liam MacGearailt
Liam MacGabhann
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
A
Top marks for you, well done!
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B
Not too bad, just need a little more studying.
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You scored out of !
C
You did enough to get by but you know you can do better.
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Fail!
I think the less said about that the better. You can always repeat.
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