All Ireland Credit Union School Quiz – Knockout Stage Results!
Scoil Bhríde, Four Mile House claimed a local victory in the first round of this year’s All Ireland Credit Union School’s Quiz. With their under 13 team scooping top prize and securing a place in the Regional Final at the end of February. St. Ciaran’s N.S. and Abbeycartron N.S. missed out by the narrowest of margins, placing 2nd and 3rd respectively in the U13 category.
Lisaniskey N.S. were worthy winners in the U11 category and now progress to the regional final. With Tulsk N.S. claiming second place and Scoil Bhríde taking third spot. Winning teams were presented on the day with certificates and tokens of appreciation by Roscommon Credit Union.
24 schools in total from across the County were represented at this year’s local final of the All Ireland Credit Union school quiz, which took place on Saturday last in Kilbride Community Centre. With almost 100 students competing across two age categories, under 11 and under 13, answering a series of questions from easy to difficult, covering topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport.
The All Ireland School Quiz now in its 29th year, is one of the highlights of Roscommon Credit Union’s calendar says Linda Lane, School Quiz Organiser. ‘We truly appreciate the time and effort schools put in to preparing the students, which is evident on the day, with every round closely fought, and several tie breaker questions posed on the day!’ There is a great sense of friendly competition with lots of fun on the day!’
Mary T. Molloy, Chairperson of Roscommon Credit Union commended the enthusiasm and vast knowledge displayed by the school children on the day. The aim of the school quiz is to promote teamwork and collaboration among school children, helping to foster from a young age the skills necessary for successful teamwork in the workplace.
On behalf of Roscommon Credit Union I would like to thank parents, teachers and their schools for all the hard work preparing the students for this year’s quiz! Mary would also extend a word of thanks to all those involved in organising the local competition and wish both teams progressing to the Regional Final the very best of luck!”
Scoil Bhríde Four Mile House U11 3rd place