Donacarney Boys' School have a long history of quiz success at county and provincial level. But this weekend we even smashed our own record.
Schools from the East Meath area battled it out last Friday in Drogheda at the Annual Credit Union Quiz. As parents, teachers and friends looked on anxiously, teams from fourth, fifth and sixth classes let fly with the answers. The rounds were closely contested with some teams running neck in neck right up to the final round.
Our school were depending on our fourth class team-Daniel, Lauchie, Daithí and Seán and on our senior team consisting of twins Jack and Joe, Cormac and Conor in the hopes that at least one team would qualify for the next round.
As the night wore on, the questions got more difficult and the two teams scores rose steadily up the results sheet, the final round for the junior team saw Donacarney Boys emerge victorious!
Our Senior Team had a nail-biting finish. A score recheck led to a tie breaker between them and their closest rivals. Thankfully, the tie-breaker went their way and, to the delight of their parents, teachers and friends, they claimed victory too!
So we now have, not one, but TWO teams who have qualified for Stage Two of the Credit Union Quiz 2018!
Best of luck to the teachers, the parents and especially our two teams. We are very proud of you all!
Mr Arthur, Ms McBride, Ms Gerrard and Mr Duffy are proud of their winning teams.
Undaunted by early morning starts, our fifth and sixth class pupils hit the tarmac running for our 8 am football coaching with Mr Arthur, Mr Culligan, Mr Lynch and Mr Duffy. Their first match for the coveted Cooney cup went well for our team as they emerged the winners against a valiant Stamullen team on Friday 19th January.
Meanwhile, Colmcille's coach, Níall Kane is taking on two after school sessions with our second and fourth classes. These sessions will run over six weeks, and already are proving very popular with the boys. The focus is on helping the boys acquire the basic skills of the game along with having lots of fun and already it has encouraged some boys to look to our local club for some more football fun.
The sessions run from 3:20-4:00 pm Mondays(Second Class) and Tuesdays(Fourth Class). Please note that the wearing of a gum shield is essential for all gaelic football training and matches.