25,000 children set to compete in countrywide regional rounds over the coming months

On Wednesday 11th November 2015, the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) launched its 25th Annual All Ireland Schools Quiz. The annual quiz sees over 25,000 school children under the age of 12 take part every year across Ireland.

The Credit Union Schools Quiz is one of the most exciting events in the primary school calendar, consisting of two knock out stages at local and regional level and culminating in a National Final in Dublin’s RDS in April 2016 where 100 qualifying teams will compete under the watchful eye of Quiz Master RTE’s Marty Whelan.

The Quiz will be run throughout communities all over Ireland by volunteers from over 300 credit unions and seeks to encourage teamwork among young children under the age of 13. The questions are compiled by primary school teachers and will cover a vast array of topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport.

Speaking at the launch of the quiz, President of the ILCU Brian McCrory said: “We are absolutely delighted to launch our 25th Annual Credit Union Schools Quiz. For the past 24 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.”

Registration for the 2016 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 15th January 2016 to their local credit union.

About the All-Ireland Schools Quiz

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 2016.
  • 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.