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The CLR Political Quiz ….Number 61….. GAA Special January 10, 2014

Posted by irishelectionliterature in CLR Political Quiz.

1. Which former TD won Railway Cup medals for Hurling and Football on the same day?
2. How many of the GAA Football Team of The Millennium ran for the Dail but were never elected?
3. Which of these 3 TDs played inter county hurling Michael Lowry, Jack Wall and Eoin O’Duffy?
4. Which former TD played inter county football and also had a spell playing Rugby League in England?
5. Which All Ireland Hurling winning manager stood in the 1981 General Election where he failed to win a seat?
6. Which current Fine Gael TD marked Martin Ferris in the 1973 All Ireland Under 21 Final (won by Kerry) ?
7. Name the Labour Party leaders since 1960 that played inter county football?
8. How Many of the GAA Hurling Team of The Millennium served in The Seanad?
9. Which former MEP won a Leinster Senior Hurling title with Laois in 1949?
10. Who is this?

Answers to The CLR Political Quiz ….Number 60
1. 1973
2. 3
3. W.B. Yeats
4. Doheny and Nesbitts
5. 2007 General Election (although they did stand in the Assembly elections earlier that year)
6. 1999 Euros and Locals
7. Minister for Posts and Telegraphs
8. 3 Sean Lemass , Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen
9. The Town I Loved so well (a clip can be heard here)
10. John Geoghegan


1. Conor Rock - January 10, 2014

Your answer to number 8, Quiz 60 is wrong. Cowen also served as Tanaiste and Taoiseach.


irishelectionliterature - January 10, 2014

Thanks Conor,
There would be great rows if this was a pub quiz 🙂


2. ar scáth a chéile - January 10, 2014

Answer to Q1 is Des Foley…(this quiz is gonna piss off the gaelophobes)


3. Tomboktu - January 13, 2014

3 Jack Wall


4. ar scáth a chéile - January 14, 2014

2. Two – Mick O Connell and Sean Purcell

…. looks like you’ll need to do a Garrison Games Special for this parish IEL!


irishelectionliterature - January 14, 2014

Yes, that’s a tough one to do though 🙂


irishelectionliterature - January 15, 2014

Was replying to the Garrison games special rather than your answers there.
You’ve a few more to go other than those two.


5. ar scáth a chéile - January 14, 2014

5. Eamon Cregan


6. ar scáth a chéile - January 14, 2014

6. Kerry beat Mayo – so must be John O Mahony – Enda never got near that level as far as I know


irishelectionliterature - January 15, 2014



7. Eamonncork - January 15, 2014

9 is Paddy Lalor.
7 would be Corish and Spring.
I’ll be fascinated to know what the answer to 4 is.
8 I can only think of John Doyle. I don’t think Lynch was ever in the senate and Brian Whelehan won’t be in it till after the next general election. But there surely must be one more I can’t think of.


8. CL - January 15, 2014

4. Dick Spring.


irishelectionliterature - January 15, 2014

No, its not someone you’d associate with rugby union


9. EamonnCork - January 15, 2014

1. Don’t know if Des Foley did but Jack Lynch won Railway Cup medals in football and hurling on the same day.


Ciara Curtin - March 3, 2016

No he did not Des FOLEY was and still is the only man to win two railway cup medals on the same day


10. PaddyM - January 15, 2014

10. Jim Fitzsimons


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