Are you growing tired of listening to The Donald and Hillary fill the airwaves with grandly overheated but ultimately vacuous utterances? Want to hear some real debaters arguing real issues in front of informed audiences? Well, just catch the St. Conleth’s Debating Team at their next school debate. Fresh off winning the Irish round of the Cambridge Union Debate, they entered the Loreto College-St. Stephen’s Green Junior Mace as marked men…. and completely lived up to expectations! Frank Knowles was given the prize for Best Speaker in the final and Joseph Downey was placed second based on the four preliminary rounds, with Joseph and Frank’s team also placing second in the overall team rankings.
And this being our first fully co-educational year, another debating milestone was passed: Second Years Vanshika Shuhla and Sophie Lee were the first ever St. Conleth’s girls to represent the school at the Junior level. So turn off Fox News and stay tuned for the next stunning accomplishment by Coach (and alumnus) Conor White and his debating wonders!