Primary School students from ten schools in the common bond of Clanmaurice Credit Union put their knowledge and skills to the test in the Sports Hall of Causeway Comprehensive School last Sunday as they competed in the annual Credit Union Schools Quiz competition. Over 190 pupils participated while over 300 parents, siblings, grandparents and teachers were in attendance to support the young people and indeed to enjoy the afternoon. Forty nine teams from Ballincrossig, Ballyduff, Bouleenshere, Drumnacurra, Glenderry, Kilmoyley, Killury, Lixnaw Boys, Lixnaw Convent and Sliabh a’ Mhadra Primary Schools competed. The competition was intense with the narrowest of margins separating the teams at the end of a most enthralling, absorbing and entertaining afternoon.
The aims of the Quiz are to encourage learning and teamwork among primary school pupils within an enjoyable environment. Teamwork was in clear evidence at Causeway on Sunday as the members of each of the forty six teams pooled their knowledge and skills to answer twelve rounds of six questions.
The winning team of the U11 competition was Glenderry NS (Zara McGrath, Liam Carroll, Rory O’Halloran & Jennifer Harty) A team from Sliabh a’ Mhadra NS was in second place, (Oisin Goggin, David Kearney, Siún Toomey & Jake Segal) and Lixnaw Boys NS (Conor McElligott, Joey O’Connell, Sebastian O’Connell & Ciarán O’Connell) was in third place.
Sliabh a’ Mhadra NS won the U13 competition (Oisin O’Callaghan, Hannah Ludgate, TJ O’Sullivan & Conor Donegan). Ballyduff NS (Steafán Carrig, Aoibhe Frizelle, Éabha O’Connor & Luke Rochford) was in second place with Glenderry NS (Gearoid Harty, Josh Akinyemi, Meabh Griffin & Xavier Collins) in third place.
John O’Regan, Vice-Chairman of Clanmaurice Credit Union, said the scoring of the teams was very high particularly as some of the questions were challenging to say the least. The points difference between the prizewinners and the rest of the teams was minimal. He said that it was a wonderful occasion and a great learning experience for all and he complimented all the participants, their teachers and their parents on their involvement in, and contribution to, the successful outcomes of the Quiz. John said that he met one grandparent who had travelled from Dublin to support her grandson and thought it was a wonderful event and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
Photo by Anthony Kearney Photography.