Irish Quiz League: Season 2

Season 2 of the Zoom-based Irish Quiz League was held between April and May 2022, and consisted of 24 teams from across Ireland and beyond (players were also based in the UK, US and India).

  • The 24 teams were arranged into three divisions of 8 teams, with each team playing each other once during the season.
  • The season ran for seven weeks, every Monday night between April 4th and May 31st 2022 (excluding April 18th and May 2nd due to those being Irish bank holidays).
  • At the end of the season, division champions were decided entirely on league position – unlike season 1, there was no need for playoffs or semi-finals.
  • There was a total prize fund of over €1,000 with cash prizes for the winner and runner-up in each division.
  • Promotion/relegation was in effect for top & bottom 2 teams in each division, for the subsequent season in 2023.

Roll of honour:

Division 1

  • Champions: A Tribe Called Cheist (€300 cash prize)
    • Frank Tobin (captain)
    • Callum McClements
    • Gary Stephens
    • Brian Craythorne
    • Jim McColgan
    • Darragh Ennis
    • Mick Lee
  • Runners-up: The Rollin’ Estonians (€150)
    • Patrick Carthy (captain)
    • Paul Curtayne
    • Gearóid Grogan
    • Kevin Finn
    • Matthew Marcus

Division 2

  • Champions: The Motley Crew (€200 prize + promotion to Div 1)
    • Amit De (captain)
    • Sander van der Hayden
    • Shane Whitlock
    • Mark Eves
    • Quentin Holt
    • Pat Gibson
  • Runners-up: Risky Quizness (€120 + promotion)
    • Jonathan Williams (captain)
    • Daniel Fullard
    • Tony Rafferty
    • Rhonda Donaghey
    • Kevin McDermott
    • Karen Byrne

Division 3

  • Champions: C4M2L (€150 + promotion to Div 2)
    • Michael Gunn (captain)
    • Liam Rabbitte
    • Chris Joyce
    • Chris McKenzie
    • Colm Beirne
    • Martha Egan
    • Colm Ó Laoghóg
  • Runners-up: Thrown Together (€100 + promotion)
    • Cathal Dunne (captain)
    • Alan McClarty
    • Martin Blake
    • Kevin Lawless
    • Kellyann McKillen
    • Tom Waddell

Season 2 league tables & results:

Division 1PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstDifferenceBonusPoints
Division 1PWDLFADiffBPts
1A Tribe called Cheist
Frank Tobin (captain)
Brian Craythorne
Callum McClements
Darragh Ennis
Gary Stephens
Liam Thom
Mick Lee
2The Rollin' Estonians
Patrick Carthy (captain)
Clive Dunning
Gearóid Grogan
James Harpin
Kevin Finn
Paul Curtayne
3The O'Gravitons
Daniel O'Sullivan (captain)
Donal O'Driscoll
Joe Mac Sweeney
Paul Culloty
Thomas Keating
Chris Harrison
Martina Quinn
Paddy Duffy (captain)
Dave McBryan
Brian Shaw
Carol Cronin
Patrick Conway
Rick O'Shea
Aidan McQuade
5Aldo Bream Sleeps With The Fishes
Eamonn O'Riordan (captain)
Alan King
Brian O'Halloran
Donal Ring
John Holohan
Conor Horgan (captain)
David Rogers
James Conroy
John McKenna
Liam Whelehan
Noel Rogers
Paul Hannon
7E=MC Hammer
Joseph O'Donoghue (captain)
Alan Slattery
Brian Murphy
Colin Foster
Conor Murphy
Dougie Russell
Seoan Webb
Sid Iyer
Tom Lenihan
8Veni Vidi Wiki
Ishaan Chugh (captain)
Ujjwal Deb
Jyotesh Singh
Pradeep Ramarathnam
Suby Bhattacharya
Kunal Malhotra
Akash Bansal
Division 2PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstDifferenceBonusPoints
Division 2PWDLFADiffBPts
1The Motley Crew
Amit De (captain)
Shane Whitlock
Mark Eves
Quentin Holt
Pat Gibson
2Risky Quizness
Jonathan Williams (captain)
Daniel Fullard
Karen Byrne
Kevin McDermott
Tony Rafferty
Vincent O'Connor
Fiona Diffley (captain)
Fariz Iqbal
Liz Flynn
Elizabeth McGeown
Kevin Conlon
Stanley Wang
Stuart Redmond
4The Underdogs
Mark Lynch (captain)
Cathy Goulding
Dave Finn
Eoin Cotter
James Sherry
5The Floaters
Paul Hughes (captain)
Brian O'Hanlon
Peter Lowney
Peter Smith
Pádraig McLoughlin
6The Kew Tours
Derek Cray (captain)
Bernard Sellars
John Groarke
Colm Murphy
Colm O’Sullivan
Gerry Barrett (captain)
Tom Diffley
Tom Clarke
Stephen MacDonagh
Erin McBride
Damien White
8The Hitsquad Oracles
Robbie Renehan (captain)
Brian Murphy
Michael Coonan
Martin Holohan
Stephen Holst
Anna Murphy
Division 3PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstDifferenceBonusPoints
Division 3PWDLFADiffBPts
Michael Gunn (captain)
Chris Joyce
Chris McKenzie
Colm Beirne
Colm Ó Laoghóg
Liam Rabbitte
Martha Egan
Niall Duddy
2Thrown Together
Cathal Dunne (captain)
Alan McClarty
Gerry Barrett
Jason Butler
Kevin Lawless
Tom Diffley
Tom Waddell
3Emperor's Chambermaids
Neil Murphy (captain)
Dónal Mulligan
Gary John O'Sullivan
Niamh O'Keeffe
Conor Murphy
4Sliced Pangúr Bán
Eoin O'Reilly (captain)
Ben Russell Jones
Rahim Dina
Robert Crawley
Conor O'Reilly
5The Honeybadgers
Darragh Buckley (captain)
Fintan O'Meara
David Carolan
Adam Nevin
Stephen Screeney
6The Knights of Queen Dolly
Richard Spencer (captain)
Carmen Spencer
Dr. Sarah Martyn
Annemarie McCarthy
Michael Madders
Dr. Leanne Hinch
7Single Transferable Vote
Courtney Campbell (captain)
Olly Donnelly
Jack McInerney
Michael Sharry
Anoushaka Sindhu
8Whizzing Quizards
Ken MacKenzie (captain)
Sanveer Singh Puri
G Vinod
Jay Joyce
Denise Lestrange
Maura Tobin

Past results & questions