Tri­umphs roll in for Aw­beg branch

Irish Examiner - Farming - - MACRA -

The se­cond round of Na­tional Se­nior De­bat­ing took place in four venues around the coun­try.

On home turf, Ath­boy de­feated a Mon­aghan rain­bow team.

In Kilkenny, Cal­lan de­feated South Leitrim, while in Aghada, Mi­dle­ton de­feated Mitchel­stown and Car­ra­ga­line de­feated Kil­leagh. In Gloun­thaune, Aw­beg de­feated Donough­more and Knock­raha beat Water­ford City. The quar­ter fi­nals will take place on Fe­bru­ary 10. Mean­while, two of the four ti­tles up for grabs at the Avondhu ti­tles night went to mem­bers of Aw­beg Macra. Shan­non Mur­phy was crowned the Avondhu Blue Jeans Coun­try Queen af­ter a mov­ing ren­di­tion of ‘On Raglan Road’. She will rep­re­sent the re­gion at the Blue Jeans Fes­ti­val in Ath­boy, Co Meath in June. Breda For­rest was named Miss Macra; the na­tional round of that com­pe­ti­tion will be held in Thurles, Co Tip­per­ary in Au­gust. Six Aw­beg mem­bers rep­re­sented the club in the Arches Bar and Restau­rant. Fer­moy mem­bers Michael Carey and Shel­ley O’Neill took the Mr Per­son­al­ity and Queen of the Land ti­tles re­spec­tively.

Aw­beg’s se­nior dDe­baters qual­i­fied for the na­tional quar­ter-fi­nal: Kate O’Re­gan, Breda O’Ke­effe, Ni­amh Cur­ran, and Niall O’Re­gan

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