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Roscrea Credit Union School’s Quiz 2005
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On Sunday February 7th, Roscrea Credit Union held its much anticipated annual school’s quiz. Once again the quiz attracted a massive turnout in which one hundred and thirty two students representing ten national schools from the locality competed.

The competition was broken into two categories A & B representing two different age groups. The man in the hot seat posing the questions was David Donnelly and the eventual winners of the two categories came from Clonlisk and Dromakeenan National Schools.

The A Category winners representing Clonlisk were Margaret Brooks, Cian Hanamy, Nicole Donovan and Luke Bevans. The runners up in the A category were Lismackin National School.

Winners of the B Category were Dromakeenan National School and representing their team was David King, Joseph Kelly, Louise Dooley and Eoin Moloney. The runners up after a tie-break was also Dromakeenan National School.

Participants at Roscrea Credit Union's Schools Quiz 2005 celebrating Irelands Victory over Italy in between questions in Racket Hall on Sunday last.

All winners including the runners up were rewarded with assorted plaques to commemorate their achievements as well as credit union gift bags, which included a polo shirt, a bubble watch and a t-shirt.

The Credit Unions quiz is unique in that over 20,000 children under the age of thirteen, representing 32 counties and over 300 Credit Union's nationwide take part. This is the fourteenth successive year that the Irish League of Credit Unions has run the quiz, which continues to grow in strength and popularity each year. The quiz is unique in that Credit Unions from all 32 counties on the Island, participate, making the Credit Union Annual Schools Quiz a truly nationwide event. The winners of last Sunday's event will go on to represent Roscrea at Chapter Level in the regional finals, which will be held in early March, and they will hopefully progress even further to represent Roscrea in the national final to be held on Sunday the 10th of April. The National Finals as one would expect are very competitive and each year over one hundred teams compete for All-Ireland glory. Prizes at National Level are quiet substantial with the winning school receiving a cash grant in addition to participants receiving certificates and prizes.

Pictured with Tracy Hynes (Roscrea Credit Union) and David Donnelly (Roscrea Credit Union) are the representatives of the winning
and runner up teams at last Sunday's table quiz.

The Credit Union would like to express its sincere thanks to all those who sacrificed their Sunday afternoon to lend their assistance to such an important occasion on the Credit Union calendar. We would like to pay particular thanks to Eamonn Cunningham for allowing us use the facilities at Racket Hall Country House Hotel. Thanks also goes to Chairman of the Credit Union, David Donnelly, who did such a fine job once again this year as quizmaster, and a special word of thanks to the following volunteers who attended on the afternoon to lend their support, Marie Carroll, Marie Minnock, Rosaleen Ryan, Rosin Ryan, Ena Macmahon, Sally Macmahon, Patsy Treacy, Kate McCarthy, Brian McCarthy, Ray McCarthy and Brian King.

This year's competition was organised by the Credit Union Youth Officer, Tracy Hynes, who's tireless efforts ensured a marvellous day was had by all those who participated capitulating the whole essence of the competition and ensuring its continued growth and success.

Finally the Credit Union would like to thank the pupils, parents, teachers and principals of the following schools for helping the Credit Union make last Sunday such a fantastic and worthwhile day. Convent National School, Dromakeenan National School, St Cronans National School, Boys National School, Borris-In-Ossory National School, Shinrone National School, Lismackin National School, Coolderry National School, Dunkerrin National School, Clonlisk National School.

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