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CnmB Tyrone QUIZ Heats 2020

6th Mar 2020


Tyrone Quiz: 2020

        A great sense of anticipation and excitement was felt in our local primary schools this week, as Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain organised a series of quiz heats across the county. Having already had very successful tournaments for Indoor Camogie, Hurling, 4-Wall Handball and Gaelic Football, these heats were designed to find Tyrone’s top brain boxes.

This year we had almost 50 schools competing against each other.

         The format of the quiz saw 60 points up for grabs over 10 rounds of 6.

The pupils faced questions on an array of subjects – predominantly Irish based – including: Geography; History; Sport; Music and Famous Irish Faces. A number of questions based on the school curriculum were also asked. Five of our local schools kindly agreed to act as host for the quiz competition, and we thank them sincerely. They were as follows:

Primate Dixon P.S. Coalisland; St. Conor’s P.S. Omagh; Edendork P.S.,

St. Colmcille’s P.S. Carrickmore and St. Mary’s P.S. Ballygawley.


In order to qualify from the Tyrone heats to the Ulster Final, schools had to secure scores that would rank amongst the top three in the county (from all five heats). The level of scoring across the county was extremely high again this year. The pupils showed a tremendous general knowledge about Ireland and all things Irish. Indeed, such was the extraordinary standard of correct answers, it soon became apparent that scores around 80% were required for teams to be successful.

As things transpired, one school top scored with 47 out of 60. The team who recorded this terrific total was St. Patrick’s P.S. Mullinahoe, Ardboe. Two schools hit 46 points: St. Ronan’s P.S. Recarson and St. Teresa’s P.S. Loughmacrory. Very hard luck to St. Patrick’s P.S. Aughadarragh whose 45 points fell one mark short of qualifying for Ulster.

Therefore, we had our three Tyrone qualifiers. Taking their schools to the Ulster Final in The Kilmore Arms Hotel, Co. Cavan, on Tuesday 24 March are Master Canavan (Ardboe), Master Gallagher (Loughmacrory) and Mrs. Meenagh (Recarson).

Everyone associated with Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain wishes our Tyrone representatives all the very best in their dual quest for the Tyrone Shield – awarded to our county’s highest scoring team in the Ulster Quiz Final (currently held by St. Teresa’s P.S. Loughmacrory) and, of course, the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Ulster Primary School Quiz Title 2020. Ádh mór oraibh!