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Friday 20 October 2017

Success for Murrintown in Credit Union quiz

By Amy Lewis

CLONGEEN: Caitlin Murphy, Savannah Blake, Kayla Farrell and Darragh Mythen.
CLONGEEN: Caitlin Murphy, Savannah Blake, Kayla Farrell and Darragh Mythen.
ST. GARVAN'S CARROREIGH: Molly Power, Jack Cullen, Ronan Bourke and Sienna Rochford.
SCOIL MHUIRE ROSSLARE: Ellen Murphy,Nikodem Wesolowski, Diarmuid Roche and Harry Ransom.
KILRANE: Abi Sinnott, Aoife Burke, Kate Borg and Ben Power.
Taking part in the Piercestown and District Credit Union Schools Table Quiz on Monday night in the Danby Lodge were Hannah Kehoe, Shannon Wright, Craig Banville and Lily Sidney Kinsella from Taghmon National School.
PIERCESTOWN: Ríbh Sexton, Indi Duffy, Kate Rose Murphy and Harry Dempsey
OUR LADY'S ISLAND: Katie Lawlor, Anna Rea, Pierce Maher and Luke Fawn.
BALLYMITTY: Ben O'Connor, Eoin Roche, Catherine Brennan and Millie Sinnott Banville.
TAGOAT: William Miller, Darragh Hayes, Kate Colley and Daniel Mulvill.
MURRINTOWN: Grace McGuire, Tadhg Murphy, Sinead Hegarty and Aodhán Collins.
MAYGLASS: Lee Kelly, Oisin Kavanagh, Sarah Hendrick and Emily Walsh

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.

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