Castleisland Students Unite to Break World Quiz Record

Castleisland Community College Principal Carmel Kelly (left) - her students will be attempting the new Quiz World Record with the backing of students from Denis O'Donovan's St. Patrick's and Kareriona Broderick's St. Joseph's Presentation Secondary schools. ©Photographs: John Reidy
Castleisland Community College Principal, Carmel Kelly (left) – her students will be attempting the new World Quiz Record on Wednesday with the backing of students from Denis O’Donovan’s St. Patrick’s and Kateriona Broderick’s St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary schools. ©Photographs: John Reidy

As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations as Castleisland Community College and as long at its present location, the college is looking to Wednesday and the hosting of the second of its three events to mark the occasion.

While the foundation of the college may lie in College Road and in the old 1935 established, Castleisland Technical School, Castleisland Community College came into being officially when Fianna Fail Minister for Sport Frank Fahey officially opened the new building at Townbwee on May 26th 1989.

Though it had been operational since before the summer holidays of 1987 it was indeed the full two years before the official opening. And then, probably, only because it was the week in which the general election of that year was called.

New World Record

Now, on the 30th anniversary of the relocation from College Road, the community college is attempting to set a new world record for holding the Biggest Sports Quiz in One Location.

In its efforts, the student organising group will have the support of the other two post primary schools in town, St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Presentation.

Over 500 Taking Part

For the attempt to be successful there must be over 500 people taking part in the quiz and the process will have to be independently supervised and assessed.

The record application must be signed off and sent away for scrutiny and then the wait begins.

The number to call for more information is 066 71 41196 – during school hours and days.Contact-banner

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