St. Mary’s show brain power in Tráth na gCeist

Bray People - - SPORT -

THE AN­NUAL Cu­mann na mBun­scol Cill Mhan­táin Tráth na gCeist took place in the Brock­agh Cen­tre in Laragh on Fri­day, 11ú Márta.

There were fif­teen ta­bles in to­tal and the schools rep­re­sented were St Mary’s Bless­ing­ton, St. Brigid’s Grey­stones, Kil­macanogue, St. Cro­nan’s, Val­ley­mount, Ash­ford, Kil­coole, An­nacurra, Rath­drum, Balt­in­glass, Grange­con and Rath­coyle. Rath­coyle were go­ing for their fifth ti­tle in a row, an im­pres­sive record!

Jim O’Riordán, Cathaoir­leach wel­comed ev­ery­one and pro­ceed­ings got un­der­way with Jim hand­ing over to Jonathon Daniels who acted as MC on the night.

The quiz had eight rounds that in­cluded top­ics such as a pic­ture round, all around Ire­land, know your gaelic games, news and me­dia, ding­bats, all sports, county colours and gaelic games.

The stan­dard was un­be­liev­ably high with many teams only get­ting a few ques­tions in­cor­rect. Un­doubt­edly knowl- edge of Gaelic games are of a very high stan­dard in the Gar­den County.

Af­ter a tough battle St Mary’s Bless­ing­ton (Joe Brod­er­ick, Seán McCro­han, Ellen Quinn and Jonathon Devoy) emerged as clear win­ners in first place.

An equal score re­sulted with four teams in sec­ond place. Af­ter two tie-break­ers re­sults were set­tled with Kil­coole Pri- mary School (Shane Creagh Niv­elles, Stephen Hunt, Nathan Cork­ish and Brian Short) com­ing in sec­ond place and Rath­coyle (Bryan Kear­ney, Pádraig O’Toole, Colm Keogh and Steven Coogan) in third. Well done to all in­volved on a great night.

Peter Keogh spoke some wise words to all the teams while re­fresh­ments were passed out.

There were many spot prizes on the night and all teams left with some­thing be it a gaelic foot­ball, slio­tar, grip, signed hur­ley or Easter eggs to name a few.

The fa­cil­i­ties in the Brock­agh Cen­tre most be com­mended as it is the per­fect venue for the quiz so thanks to all in­volved. Also thanks must go to Jonathon Daniels who did a fine job at MC, for which we are very grate­ful. Well done to Seán Stakelum who put a lot of work into the quiz and its or­gan­i­sa­tion. Also thanks to Dave Barry, Jim O’Rior­dan, An­nmarie MacKenna, Claire Fraw­ley and Pamela McDer­mott, who all helped out on the night.

Tráth na gCeist win­ners, St. Mary’s Bless­ing­ton.

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