Fr. Sean Manning Science Quiz 2017

A brilliant big thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who attended the third running of the Fr. Seán Manning Quiz on Friday afternoon. It was another great success with a record 50 teams competing…way more than we had anticipated!

The standard of answering across the board was exceptional, proving that the future of science and technology is in safe hands 😊. Probably more importantly, based on the volume levels and sounds of echoing laughter across the Mary’s study hall, the pupils seemed to enjoy themselves, while the raft of empty coffee cups showed that the teachers stayed focused too!!
Throughout the competition there was a number of changes to the leader board, and right up until the very last minute the outcome was in doubt. However, in the end there can be only one winner, and this year’s winning school were St. John the Apostle, Knocknacarra, regaining the trophy they last won in 2015. They also took home their winners trophies and their brand new laptop, the excellent prizes sponsored by Medtronic. Second place was an even tighter affair with four schools tied, a single point behind the winners.
The top ten in order were
1. St. John the Apostle Knocknacarra    42
J2. Cashel Ns                                         41
J2. St. Patrick’s Tuam                             41
J2. Craughwell NS                                  41
J2. St. Patricks Galway                           41
6. St. John the Apostle Knocknacarra    40
J7. Bushypark NS 1                                 39
J7. Bushypark NS 2                                 39
9. Scoil Mhuire Clarinbridge                     38
J10.Gaeilscoil Iarfhlatha                            37
J10. Ballinderry                                         37