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Booter's Bumper Christmas Soccer Quiz

As we approach the Christmas and holiday period we have compiled 80 soccer questions which we feel will get football lovers chatting and debating during the festive period. We will publish the answers in our first edition of January, 2018. The questions are compiled in eight rounds of ten questions. We would like to wish all football people a happy and peaceful Christmas and also extend our best wishes to Waterford FC who will play in the Premier League for the first time in ten years when the season kicks-off in February.

Round One

1. What is the official name of Stoke City's home ground €

2. Which country finished in third place at both the 1974 and 1982 World Cup finals €

3. In which year did FC Porto play Sporting Braga in the Europa League final at the Aviva Stadium €

4. How many caps has John O'Shea won for Ireland a full level €

5. Who was the last player to be capped for Ireland while playing in the League of Ireland €

6. Seanie Maguire was the to scorer in the Premier League for the past two seasons. Who was the last player before Maguire to achieve that feat €

7. Who was appointed player-manager of Waterford FC in 1978 succeeding John McSeveny €

8. Which player scored five goals for Water ford United in May 2010 in a nil victory over Tralee Dynamos in the EA Sports Cup €

9. How is the tune ``Offside'' better known as a famous football theme tune €

10. Which English National League club ground is in two countries €

Round Two

1. Barney the Owl is the official mascot of which English Championship Club €

2. In what year did Bohemians win the FAI Junior Cup €

3. In what year did Waterford Crystal become the first ever junior club to win the Munster Senior Cup €

4. What Waterford League club play their home games at “The Orchard €”

5. Tommy Taylor, the goalkeeper won the League of Ireland with Waterford FC in 1965-66. Name the other country where he won a League Championship medal €

6. Who were the first club Waterford FC played in the European Cup €

7. The ”Blades” is the nickname of which English League club €

8. Which English League club are nick named “The Black Cats €”

9. Jimmy Greaves, the legendary Chelsea and Spurs striker played for which club between 1977 to 1979 €

10. George Best played in the League of Ire land for which club €

Round Three

1. In 1985 who became the first player to be sent off in the English FA Cup final €

2. Which Waterford Junior League club play their home games in Mitchell Kennedy Park €

3. Who was the manager of the Tramore team which won the FAI Under 17 Cup this year in Turners Cross. They defeated Carrigaline in the final €

4. Who scored the winning goal when Waterford FC defeated St Patrick's Ath letic in 1980 to win the FAI Cup €

5. What is the name of Eion Hand's autogra phy which is short listed for this years Sports Book of the Year €

6. The local Bohemians club celebrated a special anniversary last year. How old were the club €

7. In the UK who were the first Welsh club to play in the Premier League €

8. How many goals did Gary Lineker score for England.

9. Which lower league side knocked both Liverpool and Chelsea out of the 2007- 2008 FA Cup €

10. Which Italian player scored the goal which knocked Ireland out of Italia 90 at The Olympic Stadium €

Round Four

1. What Waterford Junior League club play their home games in John Grant Park €

2. John O'Shea made his competitive debut in English football with which club €

3. Waterford born Noel Hunt is currently playing with which English club €

4. Waterford born Eddie Nolan is currently playing with which English League club €

5. Waterford born goalkeeper Brian Mur phy is currently playing which which English League club €

6. Tramore born Jim Goodwin is currently the manger of which Scottish League club €

7. Waterford born Daryl Murphy is current ly playing with which English League Club €

8. Stephen Hunt retired in 2016. What was his last club as a player in the English League €

9. What Waterford League club play their home games in Connors Park €

10. Between 1962 and 1965 Alfie Hale played 119 games and scored 42 goals for which English League club €

Round Five

1. Who is the manager of Galway United €

2. Who is the manager of Limerick FC. €

3. Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper when Eng land won the World Cup in 1966 signed for which League of Ireland club in 1977?

4. Terry Venables, the former Chelsea and Spurs legend signed for which League of Ireland club in 1975 €

5. Bobby Charlton the Manchester United legend and World Cup winner signed for which League of Ireland club in 1976?

6 David Herd, the Manchester United and Scottish international signed for which League of Ireland club in 1971?

7. Who succeeded Tommy Lynch as man ager of Waterford United in 1998?

8. Which player joined Waterford FC for season 1954-55 and scored 30 goals from 20 games(still a club record) He was Scottish €

9. Which Waterford League club play their home games at “The Paddock?”

10. Johnny Matthews has seven LOI Cham pionship medals. Six with Waterford and one with Limerick. Name the Waterford born player who has also got seven LOI medals?

Round Six.

1. Who was the first British footballer to play in 100 Champions League matches?

2. Which player scored for both sides in the 1987 FA Cup final when Coventry City defeated Spurs 3-2. €

3. With what club was Robbie Keane play ing with when he won the first of his 146 caps in 1998 €

4. Jim Beglin made his debut for Ireland in June 1984. What country did Ireland play that day €

5. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee are cities that have more than one Scottish League clubs. Name 4th large town that also had two league clubs until recently €

6. Which two countries will be making their debuts at the World Cup in Russia next summer €

7. Who did Mick McCarthy replace as man ager of Ipswich Town in 2012?

8. Which English Premier League club play their home games at the John Smith's Sta dium €

9. Which English League One club play their home games at Bloomfield Road?

10. Who is the manager of Shamrock Rovers?

Round Seven

1. Which club was David Kelly playing for when he scored a hat-trick on his debut for Ireland against Israel in Dalymount Park in November 1987 €

2. Which club won the EA Sports Cup in 2015 and 2016 €

3. German footballer Oliver Khan played in which position €

4. Which two countries hosted the 2002 World Cup Finals €

5. In 1958 who at the age of 17 became the youngest player to play in the World Cup finals €

6. Who did Celtic beat in the final to win the European Cup in 1967?

7. The Heysel Stadium Disaster occurred in 1985. Who beat Liverpool 1-0 that night in the European Cup final €

8. Sevilla defeated which English club 4-0 in the final of the UEFA Cup Final?

9. Which player has made a record 166 appearances in the UEFA Champions League €

10. Which League of Ireland club are nick named “The Candystripes”?

Round Eight

1. What English League team are nick named “The Tractor Boys €”

2. Gianlugie Buffon, the Italian legendry goalkeepr joined Juventus from which Italian club for 70 million Euro's in 2001?

3. Who is the only goalkeeper to win the “Ballon d'Or” award €

4. Which English League club play their home games at Carrow Road €

5. Which Scottish League club play their home games at Dens Park €

6. What is the name of Newcastle United's home ground €

7. What is the name of Exeter City's home ground €

8. Who is the manager of Finn Harps €

9. Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling is the president of which club €

10. Paul Flynn, the former Waterford All-Star hurler was one a trainee with which Eng lish League club €

Tramore AFC

Munster Youths Tramore AFC 3-1 Piltown.

Following on from last weekends cancellation our Munster Cup last 32 fixture was moved to Graun Park for decision and on a weekend where there was blanket call offs the playing surface was in terrific condition as usual thanks to the trojan work of our grounds staff. The game kicked off at a very quick pace and we found ourselves ahead after 6 minutes when Cameron Kent reacted first after Micky Brennan had a long range shot parried. No sooner that 40 seconds later Cameron made it 2-0 with a fantastic strike from outside the box after spotting the keeper off his line. Inside the first 18 minutes there was more to come. Lee Kavanagh delivered a great free kick which Conor Butler headed home to make it 3-0.

We then switched off as Piltown took a quick free themselves and a deflected cross found its way into the net to give Piltown a chance.

That was all the scoring in the game and credit to the lads they withstood the Piltown pressure in the second half while still trying to play the way in which has stood them well all season. We are now in the last 16 of Munster and are rewarded with a home tie which will be played in mid January.

Christmas Calendar

We have a lovely Christmas Calendar for sale at the club, pictures from1952 - 2017, it's a lovely stocking filler,

Christmas Blitz

Tramore AFC Annual Xmas blitz will take place on Saturday December 30th. 6-a-side per squad of 10. Entry fee is €100 per squad. All squads are guaranteed 3 group games. Top two teams will progress to next stage. Entries to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or txt to 086 8807 521 or to Tramore AFC Facebook page, by 27th December.

All funds goes to our MAKE A STAND Fund.

Carrick Utd

Christmas Wishes

We would like to wish all our coaches, academy, schoolboy and junior players, mentors, committee members, sponsors and supporters a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year. Thanks for all your efforts on behalf of our club.

Pieta House

One of the highlights of 2017 was winning the Waterford PPN Community & Civic Award for our United Against Suicide Campaign with Carrick Utd AFC.

This has been a fantastic way to spread awareness

Pieta House 1800 247247

FAI Awards - in July we won the FAI Club of the Year Merit Award at the annual awards night of our governing body. Another major accolade for Carrick United.

Club Lotto not won last week so this week's prize is €7,750 get your entries in with club sellers. Thanks, as always, for your continued support.

Santa paid us a visit at the Academy last Saturday morning. Great excitement with the kids.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish the academy coaches, all the kids and their families a very happy Christmas. See you all early in the new year from Helen

Bohemians FC

Junior Results

16/12 MJC Bohs 0-2 Waterford Crystal

Merry Christmas

The committee would like to extend a Happy & Peaceful Christmas to all our players, coaches, managers, parents, volunteers & everyone who has in any way contributed to the running of Bohemians F.C. in 2017.

Bohemians F.C. Football Academy.

Our academy at The Kingfisher Complex on the Tramore Road, where we run blocks of 10 weeks coaching for boys & girls from ages 5 to 10, from 9.15 to 10.30 every Saturday morning is now closed for the Christmas break & will re-commence on Saturday January 13th. The sessions are structured and overseen by UEFA qualified coaches and staffed by FAI and Garda vetted coaches. All boys & girls are welcome so if not already enrolled bring your kid along & get enrolled into this very good academy in the New Year.

Bohemians F.C. Website

For all the latest news, stories, photographs, match reports and updates visit our website http://www.waterfordbohs.com

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