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Can you tackle the Belfast Telegraph's Big Sports Quiz of 2018?

By Adam McKendry

Think you kept on the ball for the last 12 months? Know every goal, putt, point and score from last year? Then test yourself with our Quiz of 2018!

Answers at the bottom

JANUARY

1. Who did Mark Allen defeat in the final of the Masters snooker?

2. Who beat Kyle Edmund in the semi-finals of the Australian Open tennis?

3. Which other home nation did Northern Ireland defeat to qualify for the 2019 Netball World Cup?

4. Who shocked Phil Taylor in the final of the PDC World Darts Championship to win their maiden major title?

FEBRUARY

5. Who won the 2018 Super Bowl?

6. Jonny Sexton's last-gasp drop goal helped Ireland defeat France in a Six Nations thriller in Paris, but what was the score?

7. Which former winners knocked Manchester City out of the FA Cup?

8. Which British athlete defended her skeleton title at the Winter Olympics?

MARCH

9. Who did the Belfast Giants defeat in the final of ice hockey's Challenge Cup?

10. Which three Australian cricketers were handed lengthy bans for their part in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa?

11. Which player scored his first international goal for Northern Ireland to secure a 2-1 friendly win over South Korea at Windsor Park?

12. Which horse won the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

APRIL

13. How many shots did Rory McIlroy finish behind eventual Masters champion Patrick Reed?

14. Where were the Commonwealth Games held?

15. Sticking with the Commonwealth Games, Leon Reid won Northern Ireland's first track medal since 1990 in which event?

16. Who scored the goals for Crusaders in their 2-1 win at Ballymena which clinched them the Danske Bank Premiership title?

MAY

17. Whose shot did Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius spill into the net during their Champions League final against Real Madrid?

18. Who was named man of the match in Coleraine's Irish Cup final success on his 30th birthday?

19. How many tries were scored in the Champions Cup final between Leinster and Racing 92?

20. Who became Ireland's maiden Test centurion when he scored 118 against Pakistan at Malahide?

JUNE

21. Who were Donegal's two goal scorers in their Ulster final victory over Fermanagh?

22. Brooks Koepka won the US Open at Shinnecock Hills, but which British golfer finished second?

23. Who did the Golden State Warriors defeat in the NBA Championship series to win their third title in four years?

24. Who won the women's singles title at the French Open tennis?

JULY

25. Scotland's Russell Knox won the Irish Open at Ballyliffin, but who did he beat in the play-off?

26. Which British rider won the Tour de France riding for Team Sky?

27. Twelve boys and their football coach are rescued from a cave in Thailand, but how many days were they trapped in there for?

28. How many goals did Harry Kane score to win the Golden Boot at the World Cup?

AUGUST

29. An Ulster woman won goalkeeper of the tournament as Ireland made a sensational run to the final of the Hockey World Cup - what was her name?

30. Which two British sprinters won 100m gold at the European Championships athletics in Berlin?

31. Where did England batsman Jos Buttler score his first Test century, making 106, during the third Test against India?

32. Who scored the only goal as Tyrone edged past Monaghan to reach the All-Ireland final?

SEPTEMBER

33. Who were the four Ryder Cup wildcards selected by European captain Thomas Bjorn?

34. How many races did Jonathan Rea win in a row to end the season as he won his fourth consecutive World Superbikes title?

35. Which Championship side knocked Manchester United out of the League Cup?

36. Colin Turkington won his third British Touring Car Championship crown, but what car did he drive in this year's triumph?

OCTOBER

37. Belfast Giants forward Patrick Dwyer went viral for a bizarre disallowed goal - what part of his body did he try and score a goal with?

38. Which Australian A-League team signed former world sprint champion Usain Bolt to a try-out deal?

39. Lewis Hamilton won another Formula One world title by finishing fourth in Mexico - but how many world titles is that he's now won?

40. Ulster suffered a 22-15 loss at home to Connacht at the start of the month, their first loss to their Irish rivals in Belfast since what year?

NOVEMBER

41. Which former Premier League winning manager replaced Slavisa Jokanovic at Fulham?

42. Before which round did Ryan Burnett retire in his fight against Nonito Donaire?

43. Which American became the first female gymnast to win four all-around world titles with victory in Doha?

44. Who did Jacob Stockdale chip the ball over for his try in Ireland's sensational win over the All Blacks in Dublin?

DECEMBER

45. How many goals were scored combined in the six Irish League games on Boxing Day?

46. What was the controversial outcome of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's brutal heavyweight title fight?

47. How long had Jose Mourinho been in charge of Manchester United before his sacking?

48. Who did Mark Allen defeat in the final of the Scottish Open, his third title of the year?

 

Answers - no cheating!

1. Kyren Wilson

2. Marin Cilic

3. Wales

4. Rob Cross

5. Philadelphia Eagles

6. 15-13

7. Wigan Athletic

8. Lizzy Yarnold

9. Cardiff Devils

10. Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft

11. Paul Smyth

12. Native River

13. Six

14. Gold Coast, Australia

15. 200 metres

16. Philip Lowry and David Cushley

17. Gareth Bale

18. Gareth McConaghie

19. None

20. Kevin O'Brien

21. Eoghan Ban Gallagher and Ryan McHugh

22. Tommy Fleetwood

23. Cleveland Cavaliers

24. Simona Halep

25. Ryan Fox

26. Geraint Thomas

27. 17

28. Six

29. Ayeisha McFerran

30. Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith

31. Trent Bridge

32. Niall Sludden

33. Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson

34. Eleven

35. Derby County

36. BMW

37. His bottom

38. Central Coast Mariners

39. Five

40. 1960

41. Claudio Ranieri

42. Fifth

43. Simone Biles

44. Brodie Retallick

45. 23

46. A split-decision draw

47. Two years, seven months

48. Shaun Murphy

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