Would you know which famous writer used the pseudonym ‘Boz’ or which country the NIKKEI Stock Market Index is associated with?
You probably would when asked in a casual manner.
However, in the white heat of competition, against the clock and another team of quiz specialists in a hall full of spectators. Would you?
And knowing that if your answer wasn’t water-tight it could cost your team its place in an All-Ireland Final. Would you really?
U-11 Kerry Quiz Champs
A team of U-11 girls from Scoil Muire Gan Smál won the Kerry finals of the Credit Union Table Quiz in the Ballyroe Hotel on Sunday.
And the above questions were used as tie-breakers. They might well have been dream wreckers but for the fact that the Castleisland girls, after months of preparation by teacher Marie Murphy, were up to the challenge on the day. They came up with Charles Dickens and Japan as the correct answers.
The competition started out with 62 teams in Kerry and the Scoil Muire girls came first.
Representing Kerry in Dublin
The girls will now go to the All Ireland finals on Sunday, April 2nd in the RDS in Dublin where they will represent Kerry in their age group.
They have been trained by their teacher, Ms.Marie Murphy over the last few months and she has done a super job with her brightest and best.
The team includes: Eilís Enright, Bella Harmon, Colene O’Callaghan and Bláithín O’Mahony.
Good luck to them in Dublin on April 2nd.
Muire Gan Smál Lá Cultúrtha
Meanwhile, Scoil Muire Gan Smál will celebrate its Lá Cultúrtha on the coming Thursday, March 16th – or the day before St. Patrick’s Day if you like.
“On that day we will celebrate everything about our culture, heritage and traditions,” said Principal Leona Twiss.
“We will have a Ceolchoirm, Sean Nós Dancing, a Seanchaí and a traditional music session – all organised within the school.
“All our participants and pupils will be wearing green on the day while we celebrate our proud heritage,” said Ms. Twiss.
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