The First Choice Credit Union Schools Quiz took place on Friday 31st of January on front of a massive crowd in St. Mary’s Hall, GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar. With over 50 teams competing, teams battled it out in two categories, Competition A which was U-11 and Competition B which was U-13. The theme for this year’s quiz was “Let the Battle Commence” and like all years, the competition didn’t disappoint.
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. Peter’s N.S. Snugboro came out on top in the U-11 age group with St. John’s N.S. Breaffy in second and Scoil Raifteiri & Parke N.S. in joint third. In the U-13’s, St. Patrick’s Boys N.S. ran out winners followed by St. Joseph’s N.S. Derrywash in second and St. John’s N.S. Breaffy in third place. In the U-11’s, St. Peter’s N.S. Snugboro and St. John’s N.S. Breaffy now move on to chapter level, in late February/early March, along with St. Patrick’s Boys N.S. and St. Joseph’s N.S. Derrywash 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 5th April 2020.
Best of luck to all teams moving forward to the next stage and a huge well done to all who took part on Friday 31st January. We’re already looking forward to next year.