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The Hardest Reeling In The Years Quiz Ever

Have you been watching *really* closely down the years?

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1. What was the first year documented in Reeling in the Years?
1959
1960

1961
1962
2. What song starts playing when David O'Leary scores the winning penalty against Romania in Italia '90?
'Nessun Dorma' - Pavarotti
'Give It a Lash Jack' - Liam Harrison and the Goal Celebrities

'There She Goes' - The La's
'I Useta Lover' - The Saw Doctors
3. What year did Charles Haughey's famous "way beyond our means" speech kick off the show?
1980
1981

1982
1983
4. Which B*Witched song featured in 1999?
Mickey
C'est La Vie

Jesse Hold On
Rollercoaster
5. What year did 'Dancin' In The Moonlight' by Thin Lizzy feature?
1976
1977

1978
1979
6. Who is seen here standing behind Gay Byrne and annoying him as he tries to record his TV show?
Dermot Morgan
Mike Murphy

Derek Davies
Kevin McAleer
7. This year finished up with Ireland beating England for the first time at Croke Park in the rugby, Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness chuckling away and the Sugababes hit 'About You Now' playing us out. Name that year.
2006
2007

2008
2009
8. What band is this? (from 1990)
The 4 of Us
A House

Something Happens
The Saw Doctors
9. In 1969, a movie came to Ireland and built a full stone village on the west coast as a set. Name that film.
Young Cassidy
Finian's Rainbow

Barry Lyndon
Ryan's Daughter
10. Who presented the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin?
Fionnuala Sweeney and Pat Kenny
Mary Kennedy and Gerry Ryan

Cynthia ní Murchú and Gerry Ryan
Mary Kennedy and Pat Kenny
11. Which screen star's appearance in Tralee in 1967 caused controversy around Ireland?
Janet Leigh
Jayne Mansfield

Julie Christie
Ursula Andress
12. What song played over Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009?
'Sweet Disposition' - Temper Trap
'Use Somebody' - Kings Of Leon

'I Gotta Feeling' - Black Eyed Peas
'Bulletproof' - La Roux
13. In what year did this Apres Match sketch appear?
2000
2001

2002
2003
14. What song plays over the harrowing story of the Dunblane tragedy in 1996?
Eimear Quinn - The Voice
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
All Saints - Never Ever
15. And finally... what song did U2 play on their very first Late Late Show appearance in 1980?
I Will Follow
11 O'Clock Tick Tock

Stories For Boys
Out of Control
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