Presentation College Athenry Make History!

Presentation College, Athenry has made history by becoming the first school to win the prestigious TCH All-Ireland Schools' Quiz title for a second time following a dramatic final against Hamilton High School, Bandon, Co. Cork at RTE studios in Donnybrook.

The quiz, which is open to all second-level schools in the 32 counties, is sponsored by Co-operation Ireland and organised by Thomas Crosbie Holdings in association with digital radio station RTE Choice. It was hosted by 2FM DJ Ruth Scott.

Athenry won each of their opening rounds in Connacht before winning against Abbey CBS Grammar School, Newry, Co. Down in the quarter-final at Athlone's Little Theatre in mid-May.

In the semi-final they defeated St. Mary's Academy CBS, Carlow before the final showdown with Bandon. After a nail-biting climax featuring a high standard of answering from both teams, the Niall Duddy coached Athenry team eventually emerged victorious by four points.

Team captain Jason Browne was presented with the Andrew Quinlan Memorial Trophy and the quiz champions each received a Nintendo Wii games console and a collection of DVDs. They also won a top-of-the-range Hitachi interactive whiteboard for the school. The panel members were Jason Browne (Captain), Zachary Browne, Liam Coppinger, Gerard Forde, Darragh Murphy and Eoghan Page.

To listen to the final stages of the quiz, click here. 









Pictured above (LtoR) Mr. Niall Duddy, Manager, Zachary Browne, Jason Browne, Captain, Liam Coppinger, Darragh Murphy, Mrs Mary Forde, School Principal, Gerard Forde, Mr Gerry Cloonan and Eoghan Page.