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QUIZ: How big a Republic of Ireland fan are you?

Do you follow the Boys in Green through thick and thin or are you more the prawn-sandwich-eating type?

How many World Cups have Ireland qualified for?
Four
Three

Two
Five
The current most capped player is...
Steve Staunton
Robbie Keane

Shay Given
Kevin Kilbane
Which of these players didn't feature in the Ireland squads for all of Euro 88, Italia 90 and USA 94.
Packie Bonner
Ronnie Whelan

Kevin Sheedy
Ray Houghton
Which of these players has the least amount of Ireland caps?
Kevin Kilbane
Kenny Cunningham

Aiden McGeady
John Aldridge
Ireland's current FIFA World Ranking is...
62
70

66
68
Which of these players has scored the least amount of goals for Ireland?
Shane Long
Noel Cantwell

Ian Harte
Roy Keane
Which of these locations have the Irish senior team never played a home match at?
Mardyke
RDS Arena

Thomond Park
Belfield
A goal from which Scottish player famously sealed Ireland's qualification for Euro 88?
Brian McClair
Alan Hansen

Gary Mackay
Paul McStay
Which of these musical artists has not released a song relating to the Irish team?
Ash
Christy Moore

Jedward
The Pogues
Which of these teams have Ireland never played against?
South Korea
Bosnia

Ecuador
Luxembourg
Which of these players was in Ireland's Euro 88 squad?
David O'Leary
Liam O'Brien

Alan McLoughlin
Liam Brady
Which team did Roy Keane make his Ireland debut against?
Malta
Turkey

Northern Ireland
Chile
Who scored the goal that effectively knocked Ireland out of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers?
William Gallas
Thierry Henry

Franck Ribery
Florent Malouda
Aiden McGeady is Ireland's highest scoring midfielder at international level in the current squad. Who is second?
Darron Gibson
Glenn Whelan

Robbie Brady
James McClean
Jason McAteer scored the famous goal that helped Ireland beat Holland 1-0 in a vital 2002 World Cup qualifier, but who provided the assist?
Roy Keane
Damien Duff

Steve Finnan
Robbie Keane
Which team beat Ireland in a play-off to qualify for the 1966 World Cup?
Spain
Denmark

Czechoslovakia
West Germany
At the 2004 UEFA Jubilee Awards, which player did the FAI vote as Ireland's greatest of the last 50 years.
Liam Brady
John Giles

Roy Keane
Paul McGrath
In 1973, a combined Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland team referred to as a 'Shamrock Rovers XI' played Brazil. What was the final score?
4-3 to Rovers
4-3 to Brazil

1-0 to Rovers
4-4
According to Roy Keane's first autobiography, what did the Ireland team famously do the day before a crucial Euro 96 qualifier against Austria?
Eat an excessive amount of fish and chips.
Run naked down Grafton Street in the middle of the night.

Go on a drinking binge.
Go to mass.
Of the current Irish squad set to face Gibraltar, how many are ex-League of Ireland players?
8
9

10
12
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Davy Keogh
You follow the team through thick and thin, irrespective of whether they win, lose or draw. Take a bow!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
The disillusioned fan
You love the team at their best, and go to major tournaments, but a series of inept displays have caused you to fall out of love with them in recent years.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
The casual fan
You'll go to the pub if there's a big game on, but you won't go out of your way to watch an obscure friendly match in Estonia.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
The indifferent fan
You're not an Ireland fan at all, are you? Bow your head in shame.
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