The Limerick Leader Quiz – were you paying attention during 2016?

Test your knowledge of local news and sport in 2016 and you could win a fabulous two-night break in the Marble City

David Hurley


David Hurley

Leader Quiz – were you paying attention during 2016?

1 - Which successful candidate topped the poll in the Limerick city constituency in February’s general election?

2 - Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon was elected mayor of Limerick City and County Council in July, who did he succeed?

3 - Sir Terry Wogan died in January of this year, where in Limerick did he grow up?

4 - Paul O’Connell’s autobiography was published in November, what is it called?

5 - A televised Leaders Debate took place at UCH ahead of February’s general election, who was the moderator?

6 - There was shock across the country following the sudden death of Munster Head Coach, Anthony Foley in October. How many times did Axel play for his country?

7 - Prof Don Barry’s tenure as president of UL will end next May. Who has been appointed to succeed him?

8 - Who took up the role as CEO of the Shannon Airport Group during 2016?

9 - In which county Limerick town did an “apparition of the virgin Mary” appear earlier this month?

10 - What is the name of the company established by brothers Patrick and John Collision which has a market value of $8.2bn?

11 - Who won the 2016 Limerick Senior Football championship?

12 - Which former Munster player is behind the recently re-opened White House bar?

13 - Who is the current president of Limerick Institute of Technology?

14 - Ard Scoil Rís won the Harty Cup in February, who did they beat in the final?

15 - Double-decker buses returned to city services in Limerick in March. When were they taken out of service by Bus Eireann?

16 - A new R&D centre is expected to open at Wyeth, Askeaton in 2017. What multinational food giant owns the plant?

17 - Which County village was the overall winner of this year’s Limerick Going for Gold competition?

18 - During which storm did several parts of Limerick city experience flooding in early February?

19 - Plans by JP McManus to develop the ‘Augusta of Europe’ were approved in January. Where is the development located?

20 - Student Emily Duffy from Knockaderry made the headlines in March after an invention she created went global. What is her sleeping bag for the homeless called?

21 - Scottish soccer player, Jordan Moore created controversy in June over comments he made in a Scottish newspaper about Limerick city and Bruff. Which club in Scotland did he previously play for?

22 - At which high profile race meeting did Limerick woman Eva Hayes Morrissey win the Most Stylish Lady prize in June?

23 - Who is the current Miss Limerick?

24 - Which Limerick athlete won gold and bronze medals in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio?

25 - Maria Byrne was elected to Seanad Eireann in June. Who replaced her on Limerick City and County Council?

26 - Which former businessman is heading up the Limerick 2030 special purpose vehicle?

27 - Which Limerick actress / model is to appear on the front page of Vogue in January?

28 - Limerick has not been represented in the televised stages of the Rose of Tralee since 2007. Who was this year’s Limerick Rose?

29 - Which UK-based retailer opened its first home and garden superstore in Limerick in August?

30 - The Markets Field hosted the 2016 EA Sports cup final. Which team did Limerick FC play in the final?

31 - Which pop star double-act featured in this year’s Limerick city St Patrick Day parade?

32 - Which current Limerick hurler is chairman of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) ?

33 - Which former Limerick FC manager was appointed (and sacked) as England manager during 2016?

34 - Limerick was unsuccessful in its bid to be selected as European Capital of Culture in 2020. Which city was selected?

35 - Name the Limerick family which featured in the first series of Gogglebox Ireland on TV3?

36 - President Michael D Higgins lead tributes to Ailish Sheehan who died following a fall in Poland in September. Which rowing club was she a member of?

37 - Who was the UL student who finished fourth in the 400 metres hurdles in the Rio Olympic games?

38 - Limerick FC lost just one league game during the 2016 season, which team did they lose to?

39 - Hundreds of delegates attended the Diocesan Synod in April. Where did it take place?

40 - Which German football team did Paul O’Connell correctly guess during his appearance the BBC quiz show – A Question of Sport?

41 - Name the former Limerick hotelier who has taken over the Woodstock Hotel in Ennis?


42 - Which fairytale character is Emma O’Driscoll playing this this year’s pantomime at the Lime Tree theatre?

43 - Munster defeated the Maori All Blacks at Thomond Park in November. Who scored Munster’s first try?

44 - Name the Limerick actor who plays Garda Paudge Brennan in TV3’s Red Rock?

45 - In which County Limerick village did the Sisters of Mercy have a presence for 151 years prior to the closure of its convent in June?

46 - For which party did former Senator, James Heffernan contest this year’s General Election?

47 - Who was the keynote speaker at this year’s Limerick Chamber business awards?

48 - Which low-fares airline has announced it is to commence transatlantic flights from Shannon airport during 2017?

49 - Which two teams played a friendly soccer match at Thomond Park in August as part of the International Champions Cup?

50 - Which Limerick band reunited in June for their first live performance together in more more than four years?


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