St Joseph’s History Quiz Joy

This year’s Old Drogheda Sciety/ Drogheda Museum Millmount’s Transition Year Local History quiz proved to be a very closely fought affair with St Joseph’s CBS and Sacred Heart both scoring full marks, with the boys from the Termonfeckin Road winning on a tie break. In third place was Our Ladys, Greenhills who missed out on just one question out of forty, with St Oliver’s just one point behind them. St Marys Diocesan School and Colaiste na hInse of Laytown also took part. This was the 11th year of the quiz which is sponsored by Coca Cola International. This was the fifth time in six years that a team from St Joseph’s Secondary School emerged as overall winners in the quiz, which this year hada Margaret Clinton as quizmaster assisted by Joanne Walsh, Dan Mullan and Grainne McKeown.

Six secondary schools competed in the Moira and Terry Corcoran History Cup. They were St. Joseph’s, Our Lady’s College Greenhills, Sacred Heart, St Mary’s, St Oliver’s and Coláiste na hInse. The standard this year was higher than usual with two stand-out teams: St Joseph’s and Sacred Heart. There were four rounds of ten questions each, with both St Joseph’s and Sacred Heart achieving a perfect score of 40 points. Greenhills and St Oliver’s were unlucky to miss out on the tie-break round, scoring 39 and 38 points respectively. The fiercely contested battle concluded with five tie-break questions. However, St Joseph’s came out on top, achieving a perfect round once again, with Sacred Heart missing out by just one question. There was a great atmosphere on the day with many Transition Year students cheering on their respective schools.

St Joseph’s captain John Holdcroft was presented with the trophy shortly after the scores were announced. Special thanks are due to St Joseph’s teacher Mr Sharkey for his support and guidance in the lead up to the quiz. After missing out on last year’s title, St Joseph’s will be glad to see the trophy come home once again.