leading GAA clubs will be going head-to-head over
the next few months to find out if they’re as sharp
off the pitch as they are on it. The clubs will be
taking part in a new GAA quiz developed by BBC Radio
Ulster’s Sportsound programme. The quiz will involve
a representative from each county’s football club
champions who will battle it out for the coveted
The individual, chosen by the club, will face their
opposite number from the other club in the quiz
which is based on the format of the draw for the
2005/2006 Club Championship.
The nine contestants representing their clubs and
counties will line out at the recording of the
preliminary round and quarter-final ties of the
competition in St Enda’s GFC in Omagh on February
22. Fans will be able to find out if their club,
and county, make it through their quarter-final ties
to the semi-finals of the quiz by tuning into Sunday
Sportsound on BBC Radio Ulster MW.
Each week, from March 12, the programme will
broadcast one of the four quarter-finals –starting
with the preliminary round – details of which
quarter-final is selected each week will be
announced nearer transmission time. The winners of
the ties will go through to a recording of the
semi-finals in April which will be broadcast later
in the month.
The format for the quiz will see a representative
from each of the nine clubs playing each other as
per the draw. The pairings for the semi-finals will
be drawn once the quarter final have been completed.
The eventual winner will receive a trophy with a set
of training jackets for their club. The runner-up
will also receive a trophy and sports equipment for
the club they represent.
The draw – based on the 2005/2006 Club Championship
Fermanagh champions Teemore face Carrickmore of
Tyrone in the preliminary round. The winners play St
Galls of Antrim in the first quarter-final.
Crossmaglen of Armagh play Bellaghy of Derry
Down champions Mayobridge take on Glenties from
Latton of Monaghan take on Cavan Gaels
Fans are invited to the recording in St Enda’s Omagh
on Wednesday, February 22. Doors open at 7.30. The
quizmaster is Barry Flynn with Jim McClean as
adjudicator. Fans can tune into the quiz on Sunday
Sportsound on BBC Radio Ulster 1341 MW from March