On Monday, 46 teams from 20 schools across Cork, including Dillons Cross, Ballyphehane, Turners Cross and Kinsale, competed in the first knock-out round of the 2023 Credit Union School Quiz. The event, organised by First South Credit Union, took place in the Cork International Hotel with over 180 primary school students competing.
Questions covered a wide range of topics including geography, history, music, literature and sport, and all the school children rose to the challenge.
In the under 11 category, it was a team from Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile that came out victorious, while it was Our Lady of Lourdes in Ballinlough who topped the under 13 category.
Speaking about the quiz, George Cantwell, CEO of First South Credit said “We are delighted to have the quiz back this year and to see so many schools ‘getting their brains in gear’ for this year’s quiz. It’s a fantastic opportunity for schools in the area to nurture a culture of partnership among students”.
In the last quiz held in 2019, a team from Belgooly made it all the way to the national final which unfortunately never took place due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
“We will be cheering on the 8 students progressing to the next round and regardless of the outcome, we are all proud of them here at First South Credit Union”.
These two winning teams-of-four will now progress to the regional knockout stage in early March with hopes of making it all the way through to the Grand Final at the RDS, Dublin in April 2023. Here they will pitted in a nerve-wracking battle of the wits against a number of other formidable teams of four. All teams will have their eye on the prize with a total of €4,000 up for grabs for the overall winning schools.
Pictured (L/R): The A category winners Rory O'Connell, Steve Barlow, Jack Collins and Cushla O'Reilly representing Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile (Kinsale).
Photo: Colm Lougheed (0877659178)