Irish Quiz Organisation

Irish Quiz Organisation

The Irish Quiz Organisation (IQO) oversees competitive quizzing in Ireland, particularly the organisation of the Irish heat of the World Quizzing Championships and the selection of a team for the European Quizzing Championships.

The IQO was founded at a meeting in Buccaneers Rugby Club, Athlone, on Saturday, June 2, 2012.  The following committee was elected on that day:

  • Chairperson – David Fay (Dublin)
  • Secretary – John Nolan (Roscommon)
  • Treasurer – Micheál Coyne (Galway)
  • PRO – Michelle Walsh (Galway)
  • Competitions Officer – Paddy Duffy (Donegal), Derek Cray (Dublin)
  • OCMs – John O’Sullivan, Colm O’Sullivan and John Groarke (all Dublin)

Several iniatives were discussed at the inaugural meeting, including:

  • The holding of seasonal quiz opens, presumably once per province, throughout the calendar year
  • Restarting the All-Ireland table quiz championship, under the auspices of the IQO
  • Endeavouring to send two teams of four to the European Quiz Championships, which take place in November
  • Being available to assist quiz organisers throughout the country

Anyone can keep in touch with the IQO by joining its Facebook page here:

If you would like to contact the Irish Quiz Organisation, please email

Update: We now have a twitter page:

Update (January 2013): Derek Cray has now replaced Paddy Duffy as Competitions Officer.

Update (April 2013): The IQO now has its own website.  You can find it at

Update (June 2013): The second AGM of the IQO took place in The Brian Boru, Glasnevin, Dublin, on June 1st. The following committee was elected:

  • Chair, John Nolan
  • Secretary and Vice-Chair, Derek Cray
  • Treasurer, John Groarke
  • Competitions Officer, John O’Sullivan
  • Development Officer and PRO, Colm O’Sullivan
  • OCMs: Lorcan Duff, Kevin Jones, Dan O’Malley, Gary Stephens and Stuart Redmond

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