On Monday 30th January 2017, St. Fintan’s High School won the 30th annual History Teacher’s Association of Ireland (HTAI) Quiz for the first time. The prestigious event, which has taken place for the last 3 decades was hosted in Tallaght Community School.
A true team effort with a varying range of answers, the team was made up by Gregory Walls and Daniel Seabrook from 6th year, Tomás O’Connell and Naoise Cunningham from 5th year. After 10 close rounds, the lads were level on points with St. Mac Dara’s from Templeogue, with 52 out of 60. A tie break was needed to decide the winner. After 4 rounds and 11 questions of a tie break with no end in sight, St. Fintan’s finally found an answer without reply.
It is the 1st time a team from St. Fintan’s has finished inside the top 5 in the competition. A special trophy statuette of Cúchulainn was awarded along with a cash prize to the students. It was yet another memorable occasion for our Senior students this year and is testament to the thriving History Department in the school. Many thanks to Mr. Campbell and Mr. Gilleran for preparing the team and to our bus driver Clem who accompanied us on the evening.
Senior History Quiz Team 2016
Congratulations to the Senior History Quiz team who finished 7th out of 26 in Leinster. Link here to History Teachers’ Association of Ireland website
The quiz took place on Monday 18th of January 2016.
Top: David Dixon, Myles Corrigan.
Below: Ross Kearney, Tomas O’Connell,
Eileen Freeman February 2nd, 2017