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Junior Cert Business Quiz Teams

St Finian’s Business students reach ALL Ireland CIMA Quiz Final

(By Alanna Foran)

One day in business class in Ms Walsh enquired if anyone interested in taking part in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants quiz. Five students, including myself expressed interest .Three students from Ms Doran’s class volunteered. We were divided into teams of four - Team A: Emmet Behan, Jack Cunnane, Alanna Foran and Sean Wylie .Team B: Robyn Kelly, David Ojo, William Quinn and Ailbhe Mulvihill . We prepared by revising numerous exam short questions and examining previous quiz questions. We met on three occasions, during lunch on Thursdays and Fridays.

On Wednesday the 8th of October at 6:45 we left on a mini bus from St Finian’s pumped and ready for the quiz. When we arrived at Athlone I.T. there were 29 other schools present. We were shown to our seats and the quiz began. There were eight questions in each round, and there were 10 rounds. During the first two rounds we were nervous but near the break we were at our ease. After a ten minute break, the top 3 teams were called out; unfortunately St Finian’s team A were 7th. At this stage we were determined to win. We were confident with our answers and flew through the second half of the quiz. We sat patiently at our tables for the scores to be totted up. Finally they called out the results

3rd : Cnoic Mhuire Longford

2nd : St Finian’s College Team A

1st : Tullamore College

We were shocked and went over to receive our prizes, €50 iTunes vouchers. We were presented our prizes by the president of CIMA. We were delighted with our result, jumping from 7th at half time  to 2nd place at the end.  


We now represent our school at the national finals to be held in Thurles in April 2015.


Well done to all teams involved.

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