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Ireland rugby legend Paul O'Connell showcases soccer knowledge on A Question of Sport

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Paul O'Connell on A Question of Sport (Pic: A Question of Sport/BBC Sport NI)
Paul O'Connell on A Question of Sport (Pic: A Question of Sport/BBC Sport NI)

The giant Limerick man has given us more reason to be in awe of him with one of the greatest ever answers on BBC's excellent sports quiz show 'A Question of Sport'.

Playing alongside former champion jockey AP McCoy and ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, the Munster and Ireland legend somehow managed to decipher an answer which made rival team captain Matt Dawson and presenter Sue Barker give him a standing ovation.

The teams were first asked to identify seven sportspeople, and from subsequent questions their initials were placed in the space for the hidden answer.

In the first round of the 'on the buzzer' contest, McCoy correctly answered that former tennis star Goran Ivanisevic was Croatian.

With just two letters out of 23 on the board, O'Connell came up with the answer - Borussia Monchengladbach.

A fitting reaction followed:

Paulie knows his football.