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2013 All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz

All Ireland winning hurler Henry Shefflin and Olympic boxer Paddy Barnes today joined Marty Whelan and the Irish League of Credit Unions to launch the 2013 All – Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz.

The Quiz which is now one of the most popular events of the school calendar, attracts about 25,000 participants North and South of the island. This annual event, which is now in its 22nd year, is run through the winter months in over 300 hundred venues in towns and communities across the country and is run by volunteers from over 487 ILCU affiliated credit unions.

The Quiz questions are taken from the primary curriculum and prepared by primary school teachers. The questions which are aimed at children under the age of 13, cover topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport.

The quiz consists of two knock out stages at local and regional level and culminates in a National Final Day in Dublin in early April 2013 where 100 qualifying teams compete

Speaking at the 2013 Quiz Launch, ILCU Head of Communications, Mandy Johnston said:

"We are delighted to be here with two of Irelands’ most prolific sports people marking both the launch and the 22nd year of the All Ireland Credit Unions Schools quiz.

We are expecting the 2013 event to be the biggest and most popular quiz to date and we look forward to seeing the qualifiers at the RDS next April for the big event."

She added:

"I want to say a big thank you to our volunteers from credit unions nationwide who work incredibly hard to make sure this event is a success year on year."

Registration for the 2013 Schools Quiz is now open, for registration forms or further information, contact your local credit union or visit the ILCU website at www.creditunion.ie. Teams must submit their entry on the official entry form by Friday 18th of January 2013 to their local credit union.

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