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The42's alternative Leaving Cert History quiz

We test your knowledge of all-time Irish sporting records.

Which of these Irish female athletes has the record for the fastest 50m?
Ailis McSweeney
Anna Boyle

Sinead Delahunty
Derval O'Rourke
Which of these teams have the record for most League of Ireland titles?
Shelbourne
Dundalk

Bohemians
Shamrock Rovers
Which of these footballers has made more appearances than any other Irish player in England's top flight?
John Giles
David O'Leary

Shay Given
Richard Dunne
Brian O'Driscoll holds the record for the most tries scored for Ireland, but who is second on the list?
Brendan Mullin
Shane Horgan

Denis Hickie
Tommy Bowe
Which of these counties has a 100% success rate in All-Ireland Senior Football Championship finals?
Roscommon
Down

Kildare
Limerick
Which of these players holds the record for the fastest All-Ireland final goal?
Michael Murphy
Garry McMahon

Joe Kavanagh
Paul Geaney
Which of these sides handed out the record losing margin experienced by the Irish international soccer team?
Germany
Italy

Brazil
Holland
Which of these players holds the record for most League of Ireland goals?
Brendan Bradley
Pat Morley

Glen Crowe
Stephen Geoghegan
Which of these players holds the record for being Ireland's oldest rugby international?
Peter Clohessy
John Hayes

Paul O'Connell
Keith Wood
How many times has Katie Taylor won gold at the World Amateur Championships?
Four
Five

Six
Seven
Which of these Irish athletes has won the most Olympic medals?
Sonia O'Sullivan
Ronnie Delany

Pat O'Callaghan
Bob Tisdall
Which of these GAA players has won more All Stars than anyone else?
Pat Spillane
DJ Carey

Colm Cooper
Henry Shefflin
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Sports nerd
You know virtually everything there is to know about Irish sport. Congratulations!
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Passionate fan
You regularly follow Irish athletes wherever they go and consequently have a more than decent knowledge of their achievements.
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Casual fan
You enjoy watching Irish teams play, while insisting that sport's not a matter of life or death.
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Fairweather fan
You're delighted to get dressed up and cheer on the team/athlete for the odd big occasion, but you have no interest in dreary qualifiers or irrelevant friendly matches.
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