Ag-science quiz glory for St Kieran’s team

A TEAM from St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny has been crowned All-Ireland agricultural science quiz champions, having seen off competition from schools from all over the country.

A TEAM from St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny has been crowned All-Ireland agricultural science quiz champions, having seen off competition from schools from all over the country.

The All-Ireland final of the IASTA (Irish Agricultural Science Teachers Association) table quiz was held in the Springhill Hotel on Wednesday, March 28. Questions came from the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Course.

Topics asked were based on animal and plant physiology, microbiology, genetics, soil science, ecology, crop and animal husbandry.

Sixteen teams from all over the country competed in the final. They came from as far as Galway, Kerry, Dublin, Limerick and Westmeath.

Two teams from St Kieran’s College qualified for the final. The fifth year team was made up of Michael Comerford, Eoin Shortall and Keith Phelan. The sixth year team comprised of David Hennessy, Peter Walsh, Ciaran Murphy and Anthony Forristal.

The sixth years were victorious on the night, scoring an impressive 54 points out of 60. They hold the title of being All-Ireland agricultural science quiz champions.

In an additional boost, the St Kieran’s College fifth year team looks very promising for next year to retain the title.