Chapter 23 Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union is proud sponsors of the County League Championships. Please find attached fixture list for 2018.
Why not join as a Junior Member of Killarney Credit Union this Easter. Join up and if you save for 6 weeks you could win some fantastic prizes. Read more here
Why not enter our Easter Colouring Competition, you could win a €50 Book voucher. To download here, please drop back to the credit union offices to enter.
Chapter 23 Credit Union Quiz Finals 2018
Primary school students representing the credit unions in Kerry and West Limerick put their knowledge and skills to the test last Saturday evening in the Institute of Technology Tralee as they competed in Stage 2 – Chapter Level of the All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz 2018. Twenty teams from Abbeyfeale, Caherciveen, Chorca Dhuibhne, Clanmaurice, Killarney, Listowel, Rathmore and Tralee Credit Unions competed. The competition was intense with the narrowest of margins separating the teams at the end of a most enthralling and entertaining afternoon. There were two competitions, A, Under 11 and B, Under 13.
The very large attendance of over 400, made up of parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family members, teachers and credit union representatives thoroughly enjoyed the evening with their knowledge of geography, history, music, literature, current affairs and credit union affairs refreshed and increased.
The aims of the Quiz are to encourage learning and teamwork among primary school pupils within an enjoyable environment. Teamwork was in clear evidence in the Institute of Technology Tralee on Saturday evening last as the members of each of the twenty teams pooled their knowledge and skills to answer twelve rounds of six questions.
The winners and runners-up of Competitions A and B (1st and 2nd placed teams in each competition) now progress to the National Finals which will be held in the RDS Dublin on Sunday 8th April 2018.
In the U11 competition Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn representing Tralee Credit Union (Grace Ní Dhomhnaill, Iarla Ó h-Ainiféin, Ruarí Ó Loingsigh, Donnchadh Mac Uilegóid) emerged as winners with Holy Family NS Rathmore Credit Union (Liam O’Keeffe, Ross Moriarty, Eoin Cashman, Grace Murphy) in second place . Glenderry NS representing Clanmaurice Credit Union (Zara McGrath, Liam Carroll, Rory O’Halloran, Jennifer Harty) secured third place
Gaelscoil Faithleann representing Killarney Credit Union (Daire O’Briain, Adam Ó Súilleabháin, Sinéad Olibhéar, Cameron O Rua ) emerged as winners in the U13 competition following a tie-breaker with Spa NS representing Tralee C.U. (Molly Sheehy, Cian O’Gara, Cian Mason, Gearóid O’Connor)which then finished in second place. Lissivigeen NS representing Killarney CU (Shane O’Sullivan, Hannah Ryan, Oisín Dineen, Aoibhín Kelly) were in third position.
The MC for the evening, Mr Christy Killeen, thanked the Quizmaster, Mrs Helen Twomey, the adjudicators, the correctors, the stewards and the personnel from the various credit unions who helped out on the day. He thanked the IT Tralee for making their excellent facilities available at short notice and Mr Billy Donegan for providing and operating the electronic score board. He said that the scoring of the teams was very high particularly as some of the questions were challenging to say the least. The points difference between the prizewinners and the rest of the teams was minimal. He said that it was a wonderful occasion and a great learning experience for all and he complimented all the participants, their teachers and their parents on their involvement in, and contribution to, the successful outcomes of the Quiz.
Killarney Credit Union this week launched its community loan product for groups in South Kerry. The loan product is targeted at community, not for profit and charities and offers loan amounts up to €100,000 over 20 years.
Speaking about the loan, Mark Murphy, CEO of Killarney Credit Union stated “We have launched this product to coincide with recent grant aid agencies supports to community groups in our locality. A lot of groups may struggle to fundraise locally and through the provision of community finance, we can assist projects come to fruition. We offer both long term community finance over 20 years or short-term bridging finance of 6 months or less which could help in grant aid draw down” he concluded.
The credit union will consider projects from all sectors including sports groups, arts, youth activities, social enterprises and community groups. Groups, clubs and societies are all eligible to open savings accounts in the credit union which can be used for fundraising/saving activities.
Mark added “To date we have supported one local charity operating in Killarney and we are working with another club in Kenmare to develop new facilities to generate additional income. While we are cognisant that there are other social finance partners available to community groups. We would like them to consider a local lender such as the credit union as we are embedded in the local community and committed to support projects that support the socio-economic well-being of people living and working in South Kerry”.