Schools battle it out at annual Gorey Credit Union quiz
More than 200 brainy pupils enjoyed the difficult questions asked at the annual Gorey Credit Union Schools Quiz held in Gorey Community School last week.
A total of 22 schools took part in the event, with teams travelling from North Wexford, and Roundwood, Rathdrum and Avoca in Wicklow.
The winners of Competition A (under 11) were Monaseed National School and runners up were St Joseph's National School in Gorey. Gorey Educate Together won Competition B (under 13), followed closely by Avoca National School.
The winners and runners up from both competitions will go forward to the Chapter Stage which is held in early March. If successful, the winners will go all the way to the Nationals in the RDS, Dublin in April. Last year, Gorey Educate Together made it to the Nationals to represent Gorey Credit Union.
Chairman of Gorey Credit Union Board Members Thomas Fitzpatrick welcomed the large crowd to the quiz, while Business Development Officer Tom Brennan explained the rules and procedures.
The quiz masters for the evening were Roseanna O'Sullivan and Finance Manager Anne Roche.
The winners of Competition A from Monaseed NS were Alex Browne, Evan Lawlor, Keeva Poole and Casey Smith. Runners up from St Joseph's were Conor Moore, Colm Grannell, Joe Swords and Diarmuid Cronin.
Competition B winners from Gorey Educate Together were Fionn Ahern, Eva Doran, Ailbhe Flynn and Cormac Flemming. The runners up team from Avoca NS comprised of Joe Sinnott, Fiona Daly, Liam Murphy and Brian O'Hara.
Mr Brennan, who coordinated the quiz, said he would like to thank Gorey Community School, volunteers, and the staff and board from Gorey Credit Union. 'We wish all of our four teams the best of luck for the next stage,' said Mr Brennan.