Gerard’s pip Pres in debating final
ST. GERARD’S School defeated Presentation College Bray on a split decision in the final of the Bray Lions Schools Debating Competition for the Pat Cassidy Memorial Trophy which was held in the Martello last Tuesday evening.
St. Gerard’s proposed the motion ‘ The Irish public have full confidence in how our Dail operates.’
The chairperson of the judges, John Smith, Bray Toastmasters, congratulated both teams on the standard of their speeches including the use of some memorable comments, their excellent debating skills and they made the judges’ task of picking a winner an extremely difficult decision.
Robert Mac Clancy, Bray Lions Club Convenor, thanked Colaiste Raithin, Loreto, St. Brendan’s, St. David’s, St. Kilian’s, this year’s finalists and their mentors for participating in a very enjoyable series of debates over the past few months.
He also thanked Eddie Dunphy, Kathleen Kelleher and John Smith from the Bray Toastmasters for acting as judges at all the debates.
The Pres team: Conor Keogh, Jason Keogh, Andrew Dore and Colm O'Connor.
The winning St Gerard’s team: Laura Finnerty, Thomas Rafferty, Ferdinand Emmet and Carmeron Dorlas.