Senior Debating – Leinster Schools’ Debating Competition
We commend Frazer McGinn (Transition Year), James Carroll, Michael White (both Fifth Year), Stephen Corr, Joey Haughton, Michael Lucey, Conor Slattery and Daniel Welch (all Sixth Year), who qualified to the first night of Second Round qualifying debates, in a debate titled:
‘This House Believes That the Rising Use of Social Media as a Primary Form of News Has Done More Harm Than Good’
Speakers for the College debated live in pairs, within their sub-groups, as part of this year’s second qualifying round, held via Zoom on Tuesday December 1st. The gentlemen’s level of research and standard of delivery is commendable.
We also wish to congratulate Gavin Bowen-O’Connor, Will Donnelly, Jonathan Hoffman and Ben Kieran-Glennon (All Transition Year), all of whom made it through the Round One National qualifier debate in the Concern Debates Competition. The competition is facilitated via pre-recorded video debates and the gentlemen debated a motion titled:
‘Criticism of the W.H.O. over its handling of COVID-19 is irresponsible and unfair’
This team proceeded to compete in the Second Round of the competition this week, and debated on a motion titled: ‘To tackle income inequality billionaires should not exist’.
It was announced this week that of 92 team entries from around the country, the College team placed 8th nationally. We very much look forward to their continued success in the Concern Debates Competition.
We thank Ms Ní Shuaric and Mr Orrock for their organisation and preparation of the boys.