Credit Unions Search for ‘Fearless Four’ to take on All Ireland Schools’ Quiz

Media Release: 06 November 2017

The Irish League of Credit Unions has launched a search for teams of four, fearless schoolchildren who can make it into the national final of the All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz in April 2018. Registration is now open for the 2018 Quiz, and the ILCU is urging primary schools across Ireland to contact their local credit unions to get involved.

Each year around 25,000 schoolchildren across Ireland take part in the Quiz, which is now in its 27th year. The competition begins with a knock-out stage at local level, which is organised by credit unions at local level. This level will take place between January 26th and 29th 2018. The winning teams will then progress to the regional knockout stage in early March. The teams of four ‘fearless’ winners from that stage will qualify for the Grand Final at the RDS, Dublin on Sunday April 8th 2018. This year, a total of €4,000 is up for grabs for the winning schools at the national finals.

Speaking about the Quiz, ILCU Head of Marketing and Communications Emmet Oliver, said: “The event is an enjoyable and fun way for primary schools across the island of Ireland to nurture a culture of partnership among students, and we would really encourage all schools to get registered for the 2018 Quiz. A core focus of this competition is to encourage learning in a teamwork setting, and equip children from a young age with the skills necessary to collaborate with others in the workplace. Questions will cover a wide range of topics including geography, history, music, literature and sport, and we have no doubt that children around Ireland will once again put a super-heroic effort into preparing for the quiz.”

Registration for the 2018 Schools Quiz is now open and local schools and children interested in participating can contact their local credit unions for entry forms and for further information.

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. The winning teams at the national finals will receive €1,250 per school, with the runner up teams in each category receiving €750 for their schools, adding up to a fantastic prize fund of €4,000. Local and regional winners will also receive a range of prizes.

  • Local quiz winners go through to the regional final, and the regional winners and runners-up will compete for the national titles on April 8th 2017.
  • Local winners will receive prizes from their organising credit union.  
  • Regional winners will also receive prizes and their schools will receive cheques or a cash prize.
  • The national winners and runners-up receive a silver salver, significant personal prizes for each team, and their schools are each awarded a substantial cheque.
  • Every team competing receives a special certificate marking their achievement.


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