Gaelscoil Faithleann heads for National Finals
Gaelscoil Faithleann Killarney were presented with a cheque by
Killarney Credit Union to support their bid to become National Credit
Union School Quiz winners which is being held in the RDS Dublin on
Sunday 8th April. In attendance at the presentation were teachers,
students, parents and staff from Killarney Credit Union.
Gaelscoil Faithleann is being represented at the national finals by
Daire O’Briain, Adam Ó Súilleabháin, Sinéad Olibhéar, Cameron O Rua
who were the winners in the U13 age category.
Karena McCarthy, Marketing Officer, Killarney Credit Union stated “we
are delighted to see the Gaelscoil Faithleann progress once again to
the national title and we would like to wish them to best of luck in
bringing the title back to Kerry” she concluded.
The hotly contested event is run by the Irish League of Credit Unions
(ILCU) each year and attracts more than 25,000 participants. The local
and regional knockout rounds were organised by volunteers from 400
ILCU affiliated credit unions, and took place in over 300 venues
throughout the 32 counties over the winter months. At the National
Schools Quiz final, 100 teams will compete and the MC for this year’s
Quiz will be Aidan Power, TV and radio presenter.
The quiz is divided into two sections; Competition A for children up
to 11 years and Competition B for children between 11 and 13 years.
The winning teams at the national final receive €1,250 per school,
with the runner up teams in each category receiving €750 for their
schools, adding up to a fantastic prize fund of €4,000.
Gaelscoil Faithleann are no strangers to the school quiz having
reached the school quiz finals last year and winning the coveted
title in 2010.
Front from left are Stephen Darmody (Killarney
Credit Union Financial Co-ordinater / Credit Controller), Daire
O’Briain, Sinéad Olibhéar and Shane Foley ( Risk and Compliance
Manager). Back from left are Treasa Ui Scannlain (Muinteoir), Adam Ó
Súilleabháin, Cameron O Rua and Karena McCarthy, Marketing Officer,
Killarney Credit Union.