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Remembering Paul O'Connell's Legendary Performance On 'Question Of Sport'

Remembering Paul O'Connell's Legendary Performance On 'Question Of Sport'
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This article on Paul O'Connell and Question of Sport originally appeared on Balls.ie in October 2016

Ever since Paul O'Connell confirmed on the Late Late Show that he got "in and around" 500 points in his Leaving Cert, we were been confident he would some day shine on the biggest stage of all - Question of Sport.

Yet nobody expected this. The BBC touted this as possibly the greatest moment in the programme's history. When you consider that Question of Sport began around the time JFK was assassinated that is a big claim.

It's difficult to describe but this segment was similar to a game of hangman, where the teams are expected to identify  “a sporting venue, team, person, term – anything to do with sport”.

Paul O'Connell on Question of Sport: A match made in heaven

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We'll allow Sue Barker to describe. Watch Paulie deliver. Matt Dawson was running scared at the other end. AP McCoy was flabbergasted. Leon Osman seemed mildly impressed.

 

Paul O'Connell's mind blowing answer is one of the greatest feats we've ever seen in sports trivia.

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Strangely, O'Connell was not given BBC Sportsperson of the Year in 2016 for this feat.

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