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Spanish Debating

Spanish Debating

Spanish Debating Team 2018

The Senior Spanish debate team had a very successful year. They won their first round of competition against Loreto Beaufort where they proposed the motion ‘School uniform should be abolished.’ The team debated extremely well and proposed the motion with great energy passion and enthusiasm. The team on the night was Kevin O'Connor (Rhetoric) Theo Dempsey (Poetry) Zander Hayden (Syntax) and John Kirwan (Rhetoric & captain).

The team went on to win their second round of competition and qualified to the Quarter Finals. Here, the team debated the motion with great passion, flair and insight into a challenging topic – ‘All Irish policemen should carry a gun.’ The team was victorious against St Columba's College which earned them a place in the Semi-Final. The team on the night were (L-R) John Kirwan (Rhetoric & captain) Cian Rodgers (Rhetoric) Theo Dempsey (Poetry) and Kevin O'Connor (Rhetoric).

Hard luck to the Spanish debating team  in an extremely tight Semi Final against Templegoue College. The motion on the night was 'Las ciencias son más importantes que las letras y las humanidades' (Science is more important than the Arts and Humanities). The team proposed the challenging motion and debated passionately on the night. The team worked incredibly hard to reach this Semi-Final stage of the competion- the third time for the College. Their dedication to debating these past weeks is highly commendable. Theo Dempsey (Poetry) was awarded best speaker for the second time in the competion, a huge achievement for a 5th year student. The team on the night were John Kirwan (Rhetoric) Kevin O'Connor (Rhetoric) Theo Dempsey (Poetry) and CIan Rodgers (Rhetoric).

Thanks to Ms. Fenton and Ms. O’Sullivan for organising the team.

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