Monday, 15th January 2018
Alas our team of Harry Kearns (Capt.), Rory O’Reilly, Matthew Dillon and Neil Holohan and substitute Oisin Ryan, (all 6th Year) was eliminated last Monday night, 15th January.
It was an excellent debate, with both sides showing great skill, the points of information and ‘off the cuff’ responses of both teams were particularly praised. The Director of the Alliance Française was present and he congratulated the boys on their excellent preparation. He and the judges said that the quality of language and argument was unusually high for a quarter final debate.
Neil Holohan was adjudged best speaker and will receive an award on the day of the final.
I thank Ms Corcoran, not just for her organisation and preparation of our team, but also for putting us back on the French Debating map.