Senior Irish Debating

15 November 2023

Well done to the Senior Irish Debating Team who competed in the Comórtas Uí Phiarsaigh debating competition for English-medium schools, in St. Wolstan’s Community School, Celbridge. The competition is run by Gael Linn and aims to promote to use of the Irish language with a focus on relevant and topical issues. The team consisting of Luke Mulvihill, Cillian O’ Brien and Joseph Ryan argued in favour of the motion:


‘Ba cheart go mbeadh smacht iomlán ag tuismitheoirí ar mheáin shóisialta a bpáistí faoi ocht mbliana déag’ (Parents should have full control over the social media of their children under 18 years of age)


The standard of Irish displayed was phenomenal and the team performed very well against  St. Wolstan’s Community School Celbridge, Scoil Mhuire Trim and Newbridge College. Unfortunately they narrowly missed out on a place in the next round. The team put on an excellent display of Irish and debated to a very high level.


Maith sibh!


Ms. O’ Donovan, Ms. Fleming, Ms. Gully and Ms. Byrne.