St Kieran’s College were crowned Senior Applied Maths All-Ireland Champions for 2019 and were also represented in the Junior Problem Solver All-Ireland final on Saturday 23rd March in Athlone. This is a very prestigious honour for both teams and for the school with St Kieran’s College joining a select list of previous winners.
Both Junior and Senior teams won their Regional finals and were therefore representing the South East in the National Finals. This competition is an annual event hosted by the Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association (IAMTA).
For the Senior Quiz, the questions are based on the Leaving Cert Applied Maths Curriculum with five topics assessed – Linear Motion, Relative Velocity, Projectiles, Pulleys and Collisions. Competition was very strong with schools from all over the country grappling with two Applied Maths Questions and one Logic Question per round. There were six rounds in total and teams were given six minutes per round.
In an outstanding display, the St Kieran’s College team, made up of captain Liam Fennelly, Fionn Whelan and Eoin Morgan outscored the nearest rivals by just one point to secure the victory. The lads took home a beautiful glass trophy in acknowledgement of their fine achievement.
Well done to both Junior and Senior Maths Teams and to the teachers who helped to prepare them for this competition, particularly Mr Hennessy and Mr Kavanagh.