Triumphs roll in for Awbeg branch
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