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Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

REPRO FREE. 07 November 2013. The Monster All Ireland Schools Quiz is back! Pupils from Saint Brigids Primary School, Haddington Road join Quiz Master Marty Whelan to launch the annual credit union All Ireland Schools Quiz. Over 25,000 school children across the island of Ireland participate every year and it is one of the most anticipated events in the schools calendar. For more information visit www.creditunion.iePictured are Marty Whelan with Annie Boyd, 9; Julia Negru,9 and Fatma Enar, 9 .Picture Jason Clarke Photography.
2014 All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz launched

2014 All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz launched

The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) launched its 23rd Annual All Ireland Schools Quiz.

The Credit Union Schools Quiz has become a highly anticipated event on the school calendar, with over 25,000 school children from North & South of the border participating every year.

The annual event is run in over 300 venues in rural & urban communities across the country. The Quiz consists of two ‘knock out’ stages which culminates in a national final which will be held in the RDS in early April 2014. 100 teams will compete in the national final

Speaking at the launch of the Quiz, ILCU President Martin Sisk said: “We are absolutely thrilled to launch our 23rd Annual Credit Union Schools Quiz. For the past 22 years, the quiz has been hugely popular throughout the country and we expect this year to be no exception. We look forward to seeing our young qualifiers in the RDS next April, for what promises to be an exciting final and we wish everyone who takes part in the local and regional qualifiers the very best of luck.”

Quiz Master for the event will be RTE’s Marty Whelan, who helped launch the event at St.Brigid’s Primary School in Dublin.

Registration for the 2014 Schools Quiz is now open, for registration forms or further information, please contact your local credit union or visit the ILCU website at www.creditunion.ie. Teams must submit their official entry form by Friday, January 17 to their local credit union

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.

Local quiz winners go through to the Regional Final and the regional winners and runners-up will compete for the National titles in April 2014

Local winners will receive prizes from their local Credit Union

Regional winners and runners-up will also receive prizes and their schools will receive cheques.

The National winner and runner-up receive a silver salver, significant personal prizes – and their schools are each awarded a substantial cheque.

Every finalist receives a special certificate marking their achievement.