On Saturday January 31st Roscrea Credit Union held its much anticipated annual school's quiz. Once again the quiz attracted a massive turnout. Ninety two students representing twelve national schools from the locality competed
The competition was broken into two categories A & B representing two different age groups. The man in the hot seat posing the questions was Brian King and the eventual winners of the two categories came from Dromakeenan National School and both teams can be very proud of their achievements.
The A Category winners representing Dromakeenan National School were Owen Dooley, Ben Spencer, Daniel Coonan and Aoife Booth. The runners up in the A category representing Coolderry National School were Daniel Miller, Michael Cullelton, and Daire Kennedy.
Dromakeenan National School Students; Winners
Of The A Category Pictured With Representatives Of
Roscrea Credit Union
Winners of the B Category were Dromakeenan National School and representing their team was Rachel Kirwan, Eoin Cooke, Eoin Hobbs and Kyle Cahir. The runners up were the Sacred Heart Primary School and they were represented by Breffni Fitzpatrick, Aida Izydorczyk, John McCabe and Niall Devitt.
Dromakeenan National School Students; Winners Of The B Category
All winners including the runners up were rewarded with assorted plaques to commemorate their achievements as well as Credit Union vouchers and certificates.
Coolderry National School; Runners Up In The A Category
The Credit Unions quiz is unique in that over 20,000 children under the age of thirteen, representing 32 counties and over 300 Credit Union's nationwide take part. This is the eighteenth successive year that the Irish League of Credit Unions has run the quiz, which continues to grow in strength and popularity each year. The quiz is unique in that Credit Unions from all 32 counties on the Island, participate, making the Credit Union Annual Schools Quiz a truly nationwide event. The winners of last Saturday’s event will go on to represent Roscrea at Chapter Level in the regional finals, which will be held on the 27th of February in Thurles, and they will hopefully progress even further to represent Roscrea in the national final to be held in April. The National Finals as one would expect are very competitive and each year over one hundred teams compete for All-Ireland glory. Prizes at National Level are quiet substantial with the winning school receiving a cash grant in addition to participants receiving certificates and prizes.
Sacred Heart National School; Runners Up In The B Category
The Credit Union would like to express its sincere thanks to all those who sacrificed their Saturday evening to lend their assistance to such an important occasion on the Credit Union calendar. Helpers included Jim Bolger, Patsy Treacy, Mai Phelan, Brendan Wright, Kate McCarthy, Liam Phelan, Dymphna Breen, Siobhan Moloney and Ray McCarthy. We would like to pay particular thanks to Sharon Breslin and all at the Damer Court Hotel for allowing us use the facilities and a special mention and word of thanks to Tracy Hynes the Roscrea Credit Union “Youth Officer”.
The Credit Union would like to take this opportunity to thank the pupils, parents, teachers and principals of the participating schools for helping the Credit Union make the quiz such a fantastic and worthwhile event.