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The Y8 team who won through to the All Ireland Final of the Credit Union Quiz - View Full Size Image
The Y8 team who won through to the All Ireland Final of the Credit Union Quiz

The Year 8 team of Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, are celebrating success in the most recent stage of the Credit Union All-Ireland Schools’ Quiz, which was held in Ballymena North Business Park On Friday 26th February 2009. The ‘Chapter’ level competition brought together ten teams, covering an area from Coleraine to Larne, all of whom had won their local competitions earlier in the month. 

The Loreto team, of Annie McBride, Clodagh McBride, Beth McIvor and Rebecca McKillen showed an impressive range of general knowledge to take an early lead, which they maintained throughout the competition, despite strong opposition, winning with 59 out of 72 points. They answered questions as diverse as: Which drug was discovered by Alexander Fleming? From which plant is linen made? Which bird, with a 3.5m wingspan brought bad luck to the ancient mariner? Where is the Sea of Showers? (Answers: Penicillin, Flax, Albatross, the Moon.)

Mr Brian Lenehan, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated the team and their coaches, Mr Clarke Rice and Mrs Katrina Brolly. He wished them success in the final of this, the largest inter-schools event in Ireland, which will be held in Dublin in April.