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The Y8 Quiz Team which finished in tenth place and second in Northern Ireland - View Full Size Image
The Y8 Quiz Team which finished in tenth place and second in Northern Ireland
07/04/2009 LORETO QUIZ TEAM SHINES IN ALL-IRELAND FINAL

The Year 8 quiz team of Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, is celebrating continued success in the Credit Union All-Ireland quiz.

The final of this, the largest inter-schools event in Ireland, was held in the RDS, Dublin on
5th April 2009.  104 teams gathered from all parts of Ireland to compete in the Under-11 and Under-13 events.

Following the introduction by Irish League of Credit Unions President, Mr Uel Adair, RTÉ's
Brian Ormond compared a tense and exciting competition.  After 12 rounds, the Loreto
team of Annie McBride, Clodagh McBride, Beth McIvor and Rebecca McKillen finished in tenth place.  They were also the second placed Northern Irish team, finishing only 2 points behind Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry.

Mr Clarke Rice and Mrs Katrina Brolly of Loreto College travelled with the team and extended their gratitude to the Credit Union organisers, in particular Mr Joe Austin and Mrs Rosemary Sweeney of Causeway Credit Union for their hospitality and role in organising previous rounds.

Mr Brian Lenehan, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated the team on this impressive
achievement and wished them well for the forthcoming  Schools' Challenge competition, and a possible rematch with Sacred Heart.