Sunday 25 September 2016

Schoolchildren put their knowledge to the test

Published 13/04/2015 | 02:30

Winners of the U-11 competition: students Hugh Fitzpatrick, Eoghan Joy, Eoin Lynch and Killian Spillane from Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin, Co Kerry, pictured with ILCU president Martin Sisk (right) and quiz master Brian Ormond
Winners of the U-11 competition: students Hugh Fitzpatrick, Eoghan Joy, Eoin Lynch and Killian Spillane from Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin, Co Kerry, pictured with ILCU president Martin Sisk (right) and quiz master Brian Ormond
Showing the pressure to find the answer at the RDS , in Dublin today was Alex McDonald from Clara

CAN you say how many sides a tetradecagon has without googling the answer? No? Well these children can, and much more besides.

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The answer is 14, by the way.

Putting their general knowledge to the test, 400 of the nation's brightest children answered questions like this, and in many other categories, in one of the country's biggest quizzes yesterday.

The big winning teams came from Co Kerry and Co Galway, who had travelled to Dublin's RDS for the All-Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz after competing in country and regional finals all year.

Now in its 24th year, the quiz has become a hit and has attracted over 25,000 participants in over 300 venues nationwide.

Irish Independent

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