Senior Debating – Leinster Schools Competition 2021
Leinster Schools Competition 2021
We were well represented in the third round of the Leinster Schools’ Debating Competition, held over three sessions on Tuesday 12th, 19th and 26th January.
Tuesday 12th January : Week One
|Motion:||“This House Would Require a Minimum of Five Political Party Representatives in Irish Election Debates.”|
|Room 1:||John McDermott & Luke Brophy (both 5th Year) First Opposition.|
|Room 2:||Pearse Woods (6th Year) & Colm Fagan (5th Year) Second Opposition.|
|Room 3:||Michael White & James Carroll (both 5th Year) Fourth Proposition.|
Michael Lucey & Matthew Keeley (both 6th Year) Second Proposition.
|Room 4:||Daniel Welch & Stephen Corr (both 6th Year) Third Proposition.|
George Francis (5th Year) & Ben Kieran-Glennon (4th Year) Second Opposition.
Tuesday 19th January : Week Three
|Motion:||“This House Believes that EU Membership Has Failed to Amplify Ireland’s Voice on the World Stage.”|
|Room 1:||Pearse Woods (6th Year) & Colm Fagan (5th Year) Second Proposition.|
|Room 2:||Ben Kieran-Glennon (4th Year) & George Francis (5th Year) Second Opposition.|
Tuesday 26th January : Round 4
|Motion:||“This House Condemns Political Protests Directly Outside Legislative Institutions.”|
|Room 1:||Joey Haughton & Alex Kirrane (Both 6th Year) Third Opposition.|
|Room 2:||John McDermott & Luke Brophy (Both 5th Year) First Proposition.|
The Leinster Schools’ Debating competition has been a great achievement for the Blackrock Senior English Debating Society this year. All six teams in Round Two progressed to Round Three, with two of these teams placing. The next round will be the quarterfinals and teams will progress to that based on their cumulative scores across all the rounds so far.
Overall, we are optimistic about our chances for further success in the competition and everyone is enthusiastic to progress at the standard we have set for ourselves thus far.
We thank Ms. Ni Shuairc and Mr. Orrock for their preparation of the boys.