QUIZ: Winners of the Credit Union Schools Quiz U13 section; first place went to Gaelscoil Faithleann. Second place went to St Oliver’s National School, third place position went to Cahir National School in Kenmare and fourth place position went to Scoil Bhríde. Also pictured is John Long (Killarney Credit Union Director) and Karena McCarthy (Youth and Marketing Officer).
The INEC was filled to capacity on Sunday last where 74 primary school teams from all over South Kerry competed in the annual Killarney Credit Union School Quiz.
St Johns National Schools, Kenmare emerged victorious in the U11 category and Gaelscoil Faitleann, Killarney came first in the 11-13 age category – their third year in a row to win the coveted title.
This year, nearly 300 primary school pupils were represented in the quiz from schools all over South Kerry. Killarney Credit Union has been hosting the school quiz for over 20 years.
In the U11 category, first place went to St John’s National School represented by Tiarnan O Shea, Laura Stauch, Orla O’Reilly and Billy Lynch. Second place went to Gaelscoil Faithleann with team members made up of Amelia Ní Chearbhaill Cheallaigh, Aodhagán O Sulleabháin, Leo Mac Aílín and Siún Ní Mhuiríosa. Third place was awarded to Fossa National School with team members Ben Kavanagh, Cathal O’Halloran, Jack Sheehan and Donncha Kissane O’Sullivan. Fourth place went to St Oliver’s National School represented by Mark Looney, Anna Kate Neeson, Maria Clayton and Jack Culloty.
In the U13 section, first place went to Gaelscoil Faithleann represented by Dara Ní Chárthaigh, Muireann Ní Dhonnchú, Senan Mac Coitir, and Lily Ní Churnáin. Second place went to St Oliver’s National School represented by Colm O’Brien, Mark O’Shea, Kevin Looney and Conor Regan. The third place position went to Cahir National School, Kenmare with team members Cathal McSwiney, Gaspar Laudran O’Connor, Connie Guerin and Yvonne Daly. Fourth place position went to Scoil Bhríde Loreto with team members Laura Healy, Paddy Moore, David Courtney and Fionn McCarthy.
Each participating school received a gift from Killarney Credit Union.
“We would like thank all those that participated in the quiz this year, and parents, pupils and teachers who attended on the day,” Karena McCarthy, Marketing Officer with Killarney Credit Union said.
“Due to the extended number of teams competing this year, we gave a fourth 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.”
Each of the winners received trophies and a perpetual cup will be given to the first placed winning national schools.
The first and second placed winning teams in each category will now go on to represent their school at the Chapter 23 Kerry and West Limerick Regional Quiz on Sunday, March 1 in the Ballyroe House Hotel, at 2pm.