Record numbers battle it out in First Choice Credit Union Schools Quiz

The First Choice Credit Union Schools Quiz took place on Sunday 3rd of February to a packed Breaffy Events Arena. A record 53 teams battled it out in two categories, Competition A which was U-11 and Competition B which was U-13.

Questions covered a wide range of topics including geography, history, music, literature and sport, and it was great to see all budding geniuses rise to the challenge.

In a closely fought contest, St. Joseph’s N.S. Derrywash came out on top in the U-11 age group with St. Patrick’s Boys N.S. in second and St. Peter’s N.S. Snugboro in third. In the U-13’s, St. Peter’s N.S. Snugboro ran out winners followed by St. John’s N.S. Breaffy and Balla N.S. in third place. In the U-11’s, St. Joseph’s N.S. Derrywash and St. Patrick’s Boys N.S. now move on to chapter level in early March along with St. Peter’s N.S. Snugboro and St. John’s N.S. Breaffy in the U-13 competition.

The winning teams from that gruelling competition will make it through to the Grand Final at the RDS, Dublin on Sunday 7th April 2019, where they will really have an opportunity to let the ‘power of four’ shine! This year, a total of €4,000 is up for grabs for the overall winning schools.

Best of luck to all teams moving forward to the next stage and a huge well done to all who took part on Sunday 3rd February. We’re already looking forward to next year.

1st place u-11s Derrywash N.S. front, l-r: Martin Ruane, Ryan Doran, Marie-Claire O’Grady and Darragh Lawlor. Back l-r; Aishling McDonnell (Principal), John McTigue (CU), Marian Coyle, (CU), Bernie Collins (CU), Ger Minogue, (CU) and Eamonn Tiernan, (teacher). Photo © Ken Wright Photography 2019.
2nd place u-11s, St. Patricks N.S. front, l-r: Brendan Scanlon, Eoin Feerick, Andrew Docherty and Fionn McGrath. Back l-r; John King (CU), Con Lydon (CU), Pat Waldron (teacher) and Marian Coyle, CU. Photo © Ken Wright Photography 2019.
3rd Place u-11s St. Peters N.S.. Snugboro, front l-r; John Hegarty, Eoin Dever, Bronagh Burke and Ben Joyce. Back l-r; John McTigue (CU), Marian Coyle, (CU), Bernie Collins (CU) and Ann Murray (teacher). Photo © Ken Wright Photography 2019.
1st Place u-13s St. Peters N.S. Snugboro, front l-r; Mark McFadden, Thomas Murray, John Henaghan and Aaron Burke. Back l-r; Marie O’Reilly (CU), John Walsh (CU), Ann Murray (teacher), Jimmy Murphy (CU) and. Michael Howley (CU) Photo © Ken Wright Photography 2019.
2nd Place u-13s St. Johns N.S. Breaffy front l-r; Kanya Sethuraman, Paddy O’Brien, Kieron Noonan and Mary McTigue. Back l-r; Bernie Collins (CU), Sheila O’Shea (teacher), Ger Minogue (CU) and Marie O’Reilly (CU). Photo © Ken Wright Photography 2019.
3rd Place u-13s Balla N.S. , front l-r; Mia Nolan, Aodán Tonra, Anna Flynn and Sean Cavanagh. Back l-r; John McTigue (CU), Elaine Sweeney (CU), John Walsh (CU) and Jimmy Murphy (CU). Photo © Ken Wright Photography 2019.