MORE than 120 very clever school children took part in a nerve-wrackingly close contest recently when Baltinglass and District Credit Union held its annual schools quiz in the local primary school. Thirty teams from 20 schools from all over credit union’s common bond area, stretching into counties Carlow and Kildare, took part in the brain fest.
It was a neck-and-neck race to the finish in both the senior and junior categories, with the under-11s going through several tie-breakers before the team from Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot was first over the finishing line. Next was Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Baltinglass, with Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Stratford-on-Slaney finishing third.
The senior category, under-13s, was scooped by Scoil Nicolais Naofa, Dunlavin. Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Baltinglass came in second place in this category, too, with Scoil Naomh Brid, Talbotstown in third position.
The two winning teams go forward to the next level of the national competition later this month, when they take part in the Chapter 7 round in Naas.