Enniscorthy Credit Union Schools Quiz

Enniscorthy Credit Union Schools Quiz

2019 Enniscorthy Credit Union School Quiz Fuelled by the Power of Four!

Enniscorthy Credit Union hosted their heat of the 2019 Credit Union Schools Quiz at The Riverside Park Hotel last Sunday 3rd February.  This annual search for quiz whizzes is in its 28th year and is one of the most popular promotions undertaken by the credit union.

A huge entry of 29 schools and 56 teams was welcomed by Chairman of Enniscorthy Credit Union, Nick Cosgrave, who thanked the teachers and parents for organising the teams for the quiz and getting them to the venue.

To Enniscorthy Credit Union the schools quiz is more than just a promotional event, one of our operating principles refers to social responsibility and contributing to the education of our members and potential members.  With this event, we are encouraging local children to work together and see what they are capable of achieving as part of a team.

As a little thank you there was a raffle for 2 X €50 prizes for the parents and teachers in attendance at the quiz.  These were won by Catherine Nolan and Sophie Fielding.

Nick also thanked the volunteers who were working on correcting answers, score-keeping and as quiz assistants collecting answer sheets and also the staff of The Riverside Park Hotel for all their help on the day.

Liam Waters, who acted as Quiz-master, had everybody under starter’s orders just after 3pm.  There were 2 quizzes   - one for Under 11’s and one for Under 13’s.  As Enniscorthy Credit Union had more than 20 schools represented in the Schools Quiz this year, both the winner and the runner up in each quiz is sent forward to the next level of the quiz – Chapter level – which will be held in early March.  The winning teams from that gruelling competition will make it through to the Grand Final at the RDS, Dublin on Sunday 7th April, 2019.  Enniscorthy Credit Union had a national finalist in the Under 13 quiz last year – Caim National School.

The quality of answering and level of knowledge amongst these primary school kids was impressive and after a number of tie-breaks to decide 2nd and 3rd, and 4th place in the Under 13 quiz and 4th place in the Under 11 quiz, the Adjudicator announced the following winners of the 2018 Enniscorthy Credit Union Schools Quiz:

UNDER 11

1st Place         Murrintown National School

Murrintown NS, winners of the Under 11 section at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Riverside Park Hotel. Front: Finn Stafford, Jenna Ryan, Joe Radford and Sile Roe. Back: Back: Frances Cross (ECU) and Fintan Whyte (acting principal).

2nd Place        St Patrick's N.S, Crossabeg

Crossabeg NS, were runners-up in the Under 11 section at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Riverside Park Hotel. Front: Darragh Sherlock, Isabel Kearney, Cian McCormack and Éadaoin Fanning. Back: Patricia McCormack (teacher) and Nicky Cosgrave (Chairman ECU).

3rd Place        St Joseph's N.S., Bree

Bree NS, finished third in the Under 11 section at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Riverside Park Hotel. Front: Cathal Ennis, Katie Tyrrell, Sam Kirwan and Oisin Hayes. Back: Frances Cross (ECU) and Padraig Hall (ECU).

4th Place        Marshalstown National School

Marshalstown NS, who finished fourth in the Under 11 section at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Riverside Park Hotel. Back: Nicky Cosgrave (chairman ECU). Front: Síofra Morris, Niall Martin, Tomás Tyrrell and Bronagh Lett.

UNDER 13

1st Place         St Senan’s Primary School, Enniscorthy

St. Senan's Primary School, winners of the Under 13 section at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Riverside Park Hotel. Front: Fionn Nolan, Loughlin O'Neill, Joseph Grassick and Bobby Rackard. Back: Nicky Cosgrave (Chairman ECU), Jenna Fitzgerald (teacher) and Colm Horgan (teacher).

2nd Place        Oylegate National School

Oylegate NS who finished second in the Under 13 section at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Riverside Park Hotel. Front: Lorcan Kinsella, Ella Hayden, Sean Downes and Niall Byrne. Back: Martina Gately (teacher) and Nicky Cosgrave (chairman ECU).

3rd Place        St Joseph's N.S., Donard

Donard NS who finished third in the Under 13 section at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Riverside Park Hotel. Front: Cormac Kenny, Phena Quigley, Brídín Quigley and Shayne McDonald. Back: Frances Cross (ECU), Roisin Quigley (parent) and Nicky Cosgrave (chairman ECU).

4th Place        Scoil Mochua, Oulart

Oulart NS who finished fourth in the Under 13 section at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Riverside Park Hotel. Front: Oisin Moore, Caleb O'Kane, Jennie Grimes and Lillymay Tohill. Back: Frances Cross (ECU), Nicky Cosgrave (chairman ECU), Kevin Lawlor (ECU) and Carmel Codd (teacher).

The Chairman wished the winners and runners up the best of luck in the Chapter level of the quiz and thanked everybody for their attendance.

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