Gaelscoil Faithleann Representing Killarney Credit Union and Scoil Muire
Representing Dungarvan Credit Union win 19th Annual All-Ireland Credit Union
100 Teams Competed for the Top Prize
Largest and Longest Running Children’s Competition in Ireland
Gaelscoil Faithleann Representing Killarney Credit Union, and Scoil Muire
Representing Dungarvan Credit Union beat over 100 teams to
win the All-Ireland Final of the Credit Union Schools Quiz Competition. This
took place today (Sunday, 18th April 2010) in Hall 1 of the RDS, Dublin, with
attendance of nearly 2,000 people.
The well known television personality and broadcaster, Martin King, was host and Quiz Master for his first time in this nerve-racking two and a half hour grand final. This year over 100 school teams from all over Ireland qualified for the final stage of this 19th Annual Credit Union Schools Quiz competition. The winning schools successfully beat off determined contestants to take the popular All-Ireland titles in the Under 11 and Under 13 competitions.
Commenting on the Quiz, Quiz Master Martin King said, “I am delighted to be involved with the Credit Union Schools Quiz for my first time. Congratulations to the two winning teams and I look forward to seeing all the teams again.” Mark Bailey, President of the Irish League of Credit Unions, presented the winning teams with their team trophies and individual prizes. Winning schools were also presented with cheques for €1,250.
Speaking at the presentation of prizes, Mark Bailey said, “Credit Unions take great pride in the success of the All-Ireland Schools Quiz Competition. It is one of the most successful sponsorships undertaken by the Credit Union movement and represents family, youth and the community; which are the core values of what credit unions are about. I would like to thank the communities all over Ireland for your loyalty and goodwill towards this initiative over the past 19 years and I congratulate all teams that participated in the final today, especially to the two winning teams. The exceptional knowledge and determination of all teams that took part in the final are a credit to their schools and teachers. I hope that the quiz was an enjoyable occasion for the participants and their families and results in many happy memories and friendships.”
Winners: Team 46A Gaelscoil Faithleann Representing: Killarney Credit Union Ltd
Joint Runnerup A:
Team 5A St. Michael’s Primary School Representing: Ormeau Credit Union Ltd
Team 39A: St. Patrick’s National School Representing: Donabate & District Credit Union
Winners: Scoil Mhuire Representing: Dungarvan Credit Union
Joint Runnerup B:
Team 48B: St. Andrews College Representing: Blackrock & District Credit Union
Team 50B: Scoil na Mainistreach Representing: Celbridge District Credit Union Ltd