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Credit Union 2016

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Credit Union Winners

On Friday 29th January, our under 11 and under 13 quiz teams took part in the BHK Credit Union Quiz in St. Oliver Plunkett NS. Aiming to get through to the Chapter final at the end of February, teams from St Francis NS, Kilkerley, Haggardstown and St Oliver Plunkett NS stood in their path.

In their first ever taste of school quiz competition, the under 11 teams of Orlaith, Rebecca, Oisín and Seán were resounding winners in their section. Unfortunately our senior team of Neil, Ava, Sarah and Neil were narrowly beaten by Blackrock in their section, having kept pace with their fierce rivals right up until the final round.

With four weeks to go until the Chapter Final, the under 11 team will now be put through their paces by their teachers and parents alike in the hope that they can claim a berth in the National Credit Union Final in April!

Chapter Level Quiz in Nuremore Hotel

On Sunday the 28th February, our U11 school quiz team travelled to Carrickmacross to compete in the Credit Union chapter final. After a comprehensive victory at local level where they defeated schools from Blackrock, Kilkerley and Haggardstown, Seán, Orlaith, Oisín and Rebecca faced 22 other schools from Louth, Monaghan and Cavan in order to claim a table at the National Finals in the RDS at Easter.

Our team were in contention the whole way through but after 10 rounds of gruelling questions, our quizzers finished in 4th position overall - 4 points off the eventual winners and 3 points off a spot in the National Final. We have no doubt that these four bright sparks will use this valuable experience to propel them to success in future quizzes!

A special word of gratitude to Mr. McClean who prepared the team diligently and travelled with them on Sunday. Many thanks to him for his continued commitment to promoting quizzes in school with his after school 'Quiz Club' which so many enjoy weekly.

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