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Quiz: Correctly guess the nicknames of these GAA legends

15 is a good score.

It’s a fact of life that when you enter a team sport, you’re eventually known by a corresponding nickname and the GAA is no different.

Whether it’s a name they’ve garnered from childhood or one placed on them in later life, there are some nicknames in both hurling and Gaelic Football that are so iconic that it’s sometimes hard to remember the player’s real name.

GAA nicknames

We have selected 25 of the most well-known nicknames in GAA circles and we want you to match them to their owner.

Some of them are legendary managers, former players, and current stars who we will sadly have to wait another few months before we get to see in action.

You will have five minutes to complete the quiz. As always, you do not need to include the players’ second names, surnames will suffice.

Good luck and let us know what you get.

Remember to check out some of our other GAA quizzes which are listed below.

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To try out our other GAA quizzes, click below.

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Name the hurlers to win All-Stars as forwards and backs 
Name the top 10 All-Star award winners in GAA history
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Name every club champion from 2010-2019
Name every Hurler of the Year from the last decade
Name the hurlers to have won All-Irelands in three separate decades 
Link the All-Ireland winning manager to the year 
Can you name the 15 hurlers with the most championship appearances?
Name the 15 footballers with the most championship appearances 
How well do you remember the 2019 All-Ireland Hurling Championship? 
Name the top hurling championship scorers of all-time

(Originally published on May 9, 2020).

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter