Weekly Blog wk11 – includes a FREE St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish Quiz

It’s St Patrick’s Day this week and this week’s Blog includes a FREE St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish Quiz you can throw in as an extra round. Welcome to WEEKLY BLOG, available online and as a pdf download that you can print and take with you. Packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters.

MID-WEEK SPORT… taking place this week

Monday 13 March
                        8.00 Crystal Palace v Manchester City
                        7.45 Dundee United v Celtic 

Tuesday 14 March

                        8.00 Ajax v Benfica
                        8.00 Manchester United v Atlético Madrid

Wednesday 15 March 

                        8.00 Lille v Chelsea
                        7.30 Brighton v Tottenham
                        8.15 Arsenal v Liverpool

Thursday 16 March 

                        7.45 Everton v Newcastle United
                        5.45 Red Star Belgrade v Rangers
                        8.00 West Ham United v Sevilla

st patrick's and all things irish quiz

Each week there is a Free Quiz you can include as an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. So, here’ a fab St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish Quiz. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.

1     According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved what to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans?

2     Which Irishman played 007 in four Bond films?

3     Which Irish village became a centre of pilgrimage following the reported sighting of the virgin Mary in 1879?

4     Which Irish-built car starred in the ‘Back To The Future’ films?

Which bookmaking chain was founded in Ireland in 1988 when Stewart Kenny, David Power, and John Corcoran merged their 40 shops?

6     Which ‘Coronation Street’ character shares his name with an Irish county?

7     Which footballer is currently the Republic of Ireland’s most capped and all-time top goal scorer with 68 international goals in his 146 appearances?

8     Which TB is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin, popular with tourists because of its lively nightlife?    

9     Which old Irish war song has been covered by The Dubliners, Thin Lizzy and Metallica to name a few?

10        With a population of 126,000 what is Ireland’s most southerly city?

This week's favourite one-liner

I went to see a UB40 tribute act called ‘WD40’,
to be honest they were a bit rusty at first but got better as the night went on…

This week in History

1845 The rubber band was patented by Stephen Perry of London.
1872 The first English FA Cup Final took place at Kennington Oval.
1882 The first stone was laid for the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudí.
1932 The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened.
1961 Pablo Picasso married his model Jacqueline Rocque.
1964 Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton, her fifth marriage.
1964 Jack Ruby was convicted of killing Lee Harvey Oswald.
1967 The supertanker Torrey Canyon ran aground off the Cornish coast.

1972 ‘The Godfather’ starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino had its premiere.
1976 Princess Margaret separated from the Earl of Snowdon.
1978 Supertanker Amoco Cadiz ran aground off the coast of Brittany.
1985 The first Internet domain name, symbolics.com was registered.
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev was elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
1996 Sixteen children and their teacher died in the Dunblane massacre.
2008 Paul McCartney and Heather Mills were divorced.
2010 Sacha Baron Cohen married Isla Fisher.
2018 Stephen Hawking died.
2019 Boeing grounded their 737 Max aircraft following the plane type’s second crash.


WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Tyrone Mings 29
Coco Gauff 18
Quincy Jones 89
Michael Caine 89
Billy Crystal 74
Will I Am 47
Paul Pogba 29
Rob Lowe 58

Kurt Russell 71
Queen Latifah 52
Emma Willis 46
Bruce Willis 67
Glenn Close 75
Adam Clayton 62
Eva Longoria 47
Jasper Carrott 77

Phil Vickery 46
Penny Lancaster 51
Jimmy Nail 68
Theo Walcott 33
Ron Atkinson 83
Jeff Stelling 67
Peter Jones 56
Marvin Humes 37



Here’s a question that made me laugh but didn’t  make it onto this week’s quizzes and was left on the cutting room floor. (answer on the pdf download)

Which letter of the alphabet flies, sings, and stings?

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Hope you found it useful. Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post.

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