The INEC was filled to capacity on Sunday last as 79 primary school teams from all over South Kerry competed in the annual Killarney Credit Union Schools Quiz.
Gaelscoil Faithleann emerged victorious in the Under 11 category and Lissivigeen National School came first in the 11-13 age category, their second year in a row to win the coveted title.
This year, 29 primary schools from all over South Kerry were represented in the ‘Power of 4’ quiz, which Killarney Credit Union has been hosting for over 20 years.
In the U13 section first place went to Gaelscoil Faithleann represented by Liadh Ní Ghiollarnáth, Dara Nic Chárthaigh, Clodagh Ní Fhlannchaidh and Liam MacUileagóid. Second place went to Lissivigeen National School represented by Lola Belle O’Mahoney, Darragh Moynihan, Sally Cudden and Lily May Kelly O’Shea. The third place position went to Scoil Bhríde Loreto with team members Miren O’Connor, Paddy Moore, David Courtney and Rian McCarthy. A fourth place position went to Gráinne Swords, Conor Regan, Cathal Regan and Benedict Stuikys from St Oliver’s National School.
In the Under 11 category, first place went to Lissivigeen National School represented Aoibhín Kelly, Harry Bolger, Shane O’Sullivan and Donnchadh Daly. Second place went to Firies National School with team members consisting of Méabh Dineen, Orlaith Allen, Jack O’Keeffe and Padraig O’Shea. Third place was awarded to Scoil Bhríde Loreto with team members, Elizabeth Fleming, Luke Courtney, Craig Leggate and Keela O’Connor. Fourth place went to Anabla National School represented by Oisín Fitzgerald, Dylan Cronin, Anna-Lee Crowley and Cormac Purcell.
Each participating school received a gift from Killarney Credit Union, explained Karena McCarthy, Marketing Officer with Killarney Credit Union.
“Each of the winners received trophies and a perpetual cup will be given to the first placed winning national schools,” she said.
“The first and second placed winning teams will go on to represent their school in their age category at Chapter 23 Regional Quiz, on Sunday March 3.”
She added she would like thank all those that participated in the quiz this year, for parents, pupils and teachers who attended on the day.
“Due to the extended number of teams competing this year, we gave a 4th place position to schools. We would also like to acknowledge the staff, management and volunteers who helped out on the day also, in correcting, stewarding and adjudication. I would also like to acknowledge the long distances that many schools had to travel on the day and thank them for participating in the quiz.”