Success for Murrintown in Credit Union quiz
Murrintown National School were the outright champions at this year's Piercestown and District Credit Union School Quiz as they scooped both prizes at the annual event.
Pupils Caoimhe Delahunty, Eric O'Gorman, Alex Lafferty and Paul Coggins were the winners of the under 11s category. Meanwhile, Grace McGuire, Aodhan Collins, Tadhg Murphy and Sinead Hegarty came first in the under 13s section.
The clever bunch went head to head against over 150 pupils from eleven other schools at the popular event in the Danby Lodge Hotel. Teams were entered from Piercestown, Mayglass, Tagoat, Our Lady's Island, Kilrane, Rosslare, Ballymitty, Clongeen, Carroreigh and Taghmon National Schools.
The quiz questions, which were thought up by teachers from all of the schools, put the children's brains to the test in a wide variety of areas. Questions covered topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport.
'We deeply appreciate the efforts of all the teachers involved,' said a spokesperson from Piercestown and District Credit Union. 'It was a very successful school quiz.'
The Murrintown pupils will now go forward to the next round in each category at regional level which will be held at the end of the month. They will compete in the hope of securing a place in the national final in Dublin's RDS where 100 qualifying teams will compete for the title of school quiz champions.
Always a popular event, the schools quiz is run throughout communities all over Ireland by volunteers from over 300 credit unions and is open to all primary school teams.