All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz 2015
Media Release: 23 April 2015
Winners - All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz 2015 #CUschoolsquiz
Media Release: 13 April 2015
The regional quiz rounds were run throughout the winter months in communities all over Ireland by volunteers from 469 ILCU affiliated credit unions. With the aim of encouraging teamwork among young school children under the age of 13, the questions for the Quiz were compiled by primary school teachers and covered topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport. 400 children (100 teams of 4) under the age of 13 took part in the national finals.
Competition A Winner (children under 11): Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin, Kerry (Hugh Fitzpatrick, Eoghan Joy, Eoin Lynch, Killian Spillane)
Competition B Winner (children 11 - 13): St Annins National School, Galway (Niamh Maguire, Padraig Faherty, Sam Dooher, Roisin Duffy
Speaking at the RDS, President of the ILCU Martin Sisk said: “It’s great to be here today at the grand finals, many of the children involved, along with their parents and teachers, have put in a huge amount of work to prepare for this event. I want to say massive congratulations to the winners – it was closely fought at the end. Over the past 22 years we have continued to the Quiz to help stimulate children’s natural curiosity about the world around them as well as encouraging them to develop their research, socialising and team-working skills. The growing numbers of those taking part in the quiz year on year is a testament to its increasing popularity. I want to thank all the volunteers who gave of their time to make this year such a success.”
About the All-Ireland Schools Quiz
The Quiz is divided into two sections: Competition A for children up to 11 years and Competition B for children between 11 and 13 years. Local quiz winners go through to the Regional Finals and regional winners and runners-up (100 teams of 4 children) compete for the National titles.