Muire Gan Smál U-11s Advance in Credit Union Quiz

Muire Gam Smál U-11 29-1-2017
The U-11 quiz team from Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland which qualified for the next stages of the Tralee Credit Union / Noreen Lynch Schools Quiz at The Brandon Hotel in Tralee on Sunday. The team members are: Bella Harmon, Blaithín O’Mahony, Eilis Enright and Colene O’Callaghan. Included are: Patrick Burke, Castleisland Credit Union; Maria Murphy, teacher; Ellie herself; Leona Twiss, Principal, Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland and Helen Geary, Tralee Credit Union. ©Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

It was a busy weekend for credit unions and for over 25,000 primary school children under the age of 13 years of age. They were competing in their local credit union schools quiz throughout the 32 counties, in over 300 venues.

The questions, compiled nationally, by primary school teachers, covered such general topics as: geography; history; music; literature and sport. Tralee Credit Union held its annual Noreen Lynch Schools Quiz on Sunday in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre, Tralee.

180 Primary School Pupils

This year, 180 pupils participated in their quiz representing 23 primary schools throughout Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and surrounding areas.

Marketing and Business Development Manager with Tralee Credit Union, Suzanne Ennis thanked the pupils and teachers and the credit union staff for their combined efforts on Sunday.

“We had great support from all the schools who battled it out for the fun filled, action packed two hours. Our thanks to all the schools, students and their families and of course to Tralee Credit Union’s staff for making this event one of the biggest on the school calendar.”

Tight Scoring

There was some tight scoring among all the schools, but at the end there were clear winners.

With a point a piece in the U-11s between first place winners, St Brendan’s National School, Fenit, and Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland in second place and a third place finish for Ardfert National School.

In the U-13 category again there was only a point between Ardfert National School in first place and Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin in second place. The battle for third place was between Holy Family National School and Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, Tralee with Holy Family School winning the tie breaking round.

Goody Bags, Trophies and Cash Prizes

“All the teams were presented with goody bags with the winning teams and their schools each received trophies and cash prizes,” said Ms. Ennis. “Our first and second place winners in both categories will now go on to represent Tralee Credit Union at the next stage of Credit Unions Schools’ Quiz.

The Chapter or regional round of the National Schools Quiz will be held on Sunday, March 5th in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee.

Best of Luck

“We wish our qualifiers: St Brendan’s National School, Fenit; Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland; Ardfert National School and Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin the very best of luck at the next round of the competition,” said Ms. Ennis.

Tralee Credit Union Schools Quiz Winners: U-11s: First Place: St. Brendan’s NS., Fenit; Second Place: Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland; Third Place: Ardfert N.S.

U-13s: First Place: Ardfert N. S.; Second Place: Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin and Third Place: Holy Family N.S, Tralee.

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