Muire Gan Smál U-13s Into Next Round of Credit Union Quiz

Scoil Muire Gan Smál U-13 team, Castleisland next round qualifiers: Included are: Pa Laide, Cara Credit Union; Claire Smith, teacher Scoil Muire Gan Smál; Caroline Sugrue, chairperson Cara Credit Union; Siobhan Donnelly, Cara Credit Union with pupils: Eilís Enright, Colene O’Callaghan, Bella Harmon and Bláithín O’Mahony.
Kilmurry National School U-11 quiz team with their trophies. Included are: Pa Laide, Cara Credit Union; Thérese Kearney, principal Killmurry NS; Siobhan Donnelly, Cara Credit Union, Caroline Sugrue, chairperson Cara Credit Union with team members: Caithlín Griffin, Robyn Smith, Michael Lenihan and Leah Griffin.

The 2019 Cara Credit Union’s School Quiz was fuelled by the Power of Four as Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland and Kilmurry National School, Cordal emerged among the top teams.

Cara Credit Union held the Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre, Tralee.

25,000 Children Involved

However, they were not alone as 25,000 primary school children in various centres all over Ireland tested their brain power at their annual Credit Union Schools Quiz.

The questions, compiled nationally by primary school teachers, covered such general topics as geography, history, music, literature and sport.

Nerve-Wracking Competition

Cara Credit Union was delighted to host 48 teams from 26 primary schools throughout Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and surrounding areas as 192 children battled it out in a nerve-wracking competition.
The theme of the 2019 Credit Union School Quiz was The Power of Four and the aim of the Credit Union School Quiz is to encourage local children to work together and see what they are capable of achieving as part of a team.
Action Packed Hours
“We were delighted with the support from all the schools as they battled it out for the fun filled, action packed two hours,” said Siobhan Donnelly, marketing and development Cara Credit Union.

“With the talent in the room it is obvious that the future is in safe hands. Our thanks to all the schools, teachers, students and their families and of course to the Cara Credit Union’s team for making this event one of the biggest on the school calendar,” said Ms. Donnelly.
Quiz Results
In the U-11 age category: First place was awarded to Spa National School; Second place to Ardfert National School and third place to Kilmurry National School in Cordal.
In the U-13 age category: First place was awarded to Scoil Mhic Easmiann, Tralee; Second place to Scoil Muire Gan Smál in Castleisland and Third place to Scoil Eoin Balloonagh.
“We are humbled with the support we continue to receive from the schools in the Castleisland area both at primary and post-primary levels,” Ms. Donnelly continued.

Financial Literacy

“Together with the local schools we strive to improve financial literacy for our future generations.  The Credit Union School Quiz along with the CU Art Competition are two of the highlights of our year and we encourage all our younger members to get involved,” she concluded.
First and second place winners in both categories will now go on to represent Cara Credit Union at the next stage of Credit Unions Schools Quiz which is the Chapter, regional round of the National Schools Quiz.

Good luck to the Muire Gan Smál U-13 team in the next round of the quiz.

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