Our Primary Schools Quiz was back in person for 2023 after a hiatus due to Covid-19.
Our primary schools quiz is one of our biggest events in the Credit Union calendar. Not only was it fantastic to have our schools quiz back in person but also to have the huge turnout of students, parents and teachers that we were accustomed to pre covid.
Due to now having 72 primary schools in our common bond area and with space constraints in venues, we deemed it necessary to hold two quizzes over two nights.
We held our first quiz on Friday 27th January in Longford and our second quiz on Monday 30th January in the Mullingar Park Hotel.
At our Longford quiz we had a total of 18 schools taking part, made up of 31 teams with 124 students.
At our quiz in Mullingar we had a total of 39 schools, made up of 64 teams with 256 students.
Both quizzes were to a very high standard with all schools doing exceptionally well.
There were two categories – Competition A for students under 11 years of age and Competition B for students under 13 years of age.
The winners of Competition A in Longford were:
1st place – Melview National School, Longford
2nd place – St. Mary’s Primary School, Edgeworthstown
3rd place – St. Mel’s National School, Ardagh.
The winners of Competition B in Longford were:
1st Place – St. Teresa’s National School Killoe,
2nd Place – Colehill National School
Joint 3rd place – Melview National School & St. Mel’s National School Ardagh.
The winners of Competition A in Mullingar were:
1st place – St. Mary’s National School Raharney
Joint 2nd place – St. Colmcille’s National School Gainstown, Gaelscoil An Mhuilinn, Scoil Croí Naofa Rochfortbridge & St. Patrick’s National School Ballinagore.
The winners of Competition B in Mullingar were:
1st place – St. Colman’s National School,
2nd place – Holy Family National School,
3rd place – St. Patrick’s National School Ballinagore.
The winners of Competition A & B in both quizzes progressed to the Regional final. Well done to all schools who represented North Midlands Credit Union in the Regional Final in Athlone on 3rd March 2023.
A special congratulations to Raharney National School who came FIRST in Regional Final in Competition A (under 11) and will now represent North Midlands Credit Union in the National Final. We wish the team the very best of luck!
Congratulations to the Under 11 team from Raharney National School who came third in the National Credit Union Schools Quiz final which was held in the RDS on Sunday 2nd April 2023.