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TheScore.ie's Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Were you paying attention over the past 12 months?


1. Who scored against his fellow goalkeeper Adam Bogdan with 100-yard drive from his own box?

2. Which sporting legend turned 70 on January 17?

3. Who or what is “Rosie 47″?

4. A mass brawl broke out between which two teams during an All-Ireland Junior Football Championship match in Portlaoise? Which two teams were involved?


5. Eli Manning and the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. What score did the game end?

6. One of Ireland’s Six Nations matches was postponed earlier this year. What was the reason?

7. Linsanity took the NBA by storm earlier this year. What college did Jeremy Lin attend?

8. Who clashed at a press conference in Munich this month?


9. Which World Cup winner joined an Irish province this month?

10. How many rounds did it take Ireland’s Andy Lee to defeat Mexico’s Saul Duran in Michigan?

11. Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during the first half of an FA Cup quarter-final with which side?

12. Jim Stynes passed away after losing his fight with cancer on March 20, but what age was the Dublin-born Aussie Rules legend?


13. Chris Forrester scored one of the best goals of 2012 against Shamrock Rovers at Richmond, but which St Patrick’s Athletic team-mate set him up with the back-heel?

14. Which horse won the Grand National?

15. The inaugural Women’s National League came to an end in April. Who were crowned champions?

16. Which two teams contested the National Football League final?


17. Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Ali Carter in the World Snooker Championships final at the Crucible. How many world titles has he won?

18. Carlos Tevez held up a sign with what written on it during Manchester City’s title-winning open-top bus ride?

19. Who are these two Irish sports stars dressed as nuns?

20. Former Kerry footballer Tommy Walsh made his debut for which AFL team this month?


21. Floyd Mayweather Jr turned himself in to begin serving a three-month jail sentence on June 1 for what crime?

22. Who lit the cauldron at Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green when the Olympic torch was in Ireland?

23. Which player scored the first goal of Euro 2012?

24. What was the name of the Irish fan who became famous getting ‘up close and personal’ with a Croatian fan during Euro 2012?



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25. Who won the Women’s Singles at Wimbledon?

26. The 14th stage of the Tour de France was disrupted by a group of saboteurs who threw what onto the road?

27. Where was the British Open held this year?

28. How many athletes did Ireland send to the London Olympics?


29. In which London venue did Katie Taylor win her Olympic gold medal?

30. The original version of ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ is about what?

31. Which Irish Olympian said this: “Finishing fourth is definitely worse. At one stage I was leading. At the end, to lose out when it was in my hands is tough.”

32. Rory McIlroy won his second major on August 12. What is the name of the tournament?


33. The Aviva Stadium hosted an American football game on August 30. Who contested it?

34. Jason Smyth set two world records at the London Paralympic Games but in which events were they?

35. Henry Shefflin won his ____ All-Ireland SHC medal with Kilkenny in September. Fill in the space.

36. What headline did The UK Sun newspaper use on September 12 to report the findings of an independent report into the Hillsborough disaster?


37.  Who sealed the Ryder Cup win for Europe at Medinah Country Club?

38. This Beyonce impersonator is better known as?

39. How many Tour de France titles was Lance Armstrong stripped of by the UCI?

40. Sligo Rovers clinched their first League of Ireland Premier Division title in how many years in October?


41. What did Loughrea’s Johnny Maher receive an eight-match ban for?

42. Fionnuala Britton won gold at the European Cross Country Championships this year in which city?

43. What sport has Kauto Star begun training for after being retired from racing?

44. Who won TheScore.ie’s Movember power rankings?


45. Who knocked Manny Pacquaio out in the sixth round on November 12?

46. Against which team did Lionel Messi break Gerd Muller’s record for most goals in a calendar year?

47. Who was the Gaelic football  legend who passed away in December?

48. Which Irish athlete was chuffed to get these as Christmas presents?

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