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Local heat winners of the Credit Union quiz with teacher Mr C. Rice - View Full Size Image
Local heat winners of the Credit Union quiz with teacher Mr C. Rice

The Year 8 and 9 quiz teams of Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, are celebrating renewed success in the Causeway Credit Union Inter-Schools Quiz.  On Friday 4th February 2011, 19 teams from local schools took part in the local round of this, the largest inter-schools event in Ireland.  

Loreto’s team ‘1’, of Fergal Dillon, Aidan Boyle, Ryan Kane and Elaine Boyle, took an early lead.  There was a strong challenge throughout the event from Loreto’s team ‘2’ (Aidan O’Boyle, John-Joe O’Neill, Harry Laidlaw and Christine McNally) and also a competitive team from Dominican College, Portstewart, who shared the lead after six of the twelve rounds.  However, Loreto shook off their rivals in the second half, with team ‘1’ claiming first place and Loreto ‘2’ finishing only two points behind, in second place.

Congratulations are also due to the winners of the primary school event which was held on the same day, Damhead PS.

Loreto College and Damhead now travel to Ballymena for the next stage of the competition, in March.  The Loreto teams and teacher, Mr Clarke Rice, who had prepared them for the event, were congratulated and wished well for the next round by Mr Brian Lenehan, College Principal.