Junior Debating – BC & HCK April 2022
Blackrock College &
Holy Child Killiney
Friday, 1st April 2022
On Friday April 1st, Blackrock College Junior Debaters hosted students from Holy Child Killiney in a MACE debate.
‘This House Believes That the Criminal Justice System Should Focus More on Punishment than on Rehabilitation’.
BC 1: Cillian Staunton & Jamie Browne-Lynch (both 2nd Year)
BC 2: Darragh O’Neill (3rd Year) & Rossa Clonan (2nd Year)
BC 3: Shane Hamilton (3rd Year) & Brian Carroll (2nd Year)
BC 4: Ishaan Pandey (3rd Year) & Josh Murphy (2nd Year)
HCK 1: Clara O’Mahony & Kate Fan
HCK 2: Penelope Tennyson-Smith & Laura Finucane
HCK 3: Olivia Sutton & Orla Casey
HCK 4: Grace Mongey & Hazel Lavery
The top 8 speakers from Round 1 competed in the Final Round arguing either side of the motion: ‘This House Believes That Free Speech is an Absolute Right’.
Top 8 speakers were:
- Holy Child Killiney: Laura Finucane, Grace Mongey, Penelope Tennyson-Smith & Orla Casey
- Blackrock College: Rossa Clonan, Darragh O’Neill, Cillian Staunton & Ishaan Pandey
The judges announced that Proposition: Laura, Rossa, Ishaan and Orla confidently won this Final Round with Ishaan Pandey (3rd Year) and Penelope Tennyson-Smith voted as the best speakers of the afternoon.
We would like to thank our debaters from Blackrock College and Holy Child Killiney, and of course the debating coach from HCK, Amy Cox, the judges and our guests.
Judging Panel: Jack Burke, Liam Norton (both 5th Year), Michael Redmond, Joshua Scallon, and Matthew Kane (all 6th Year).
Guests: Ms. Galvin, Sheana-Ann Plaza, Darragh O’Kane, Leo Wright, and Matthew Leahy (all 3rd Year).
We thank Ms Pierce for her phenomenal work in organizing and inspiring our Junior debaters.