Debating 2013-2014

World Book Day

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Fun and creativity were apparent in the First Year Debates as was excellent well thought out contributions from the speakers representing Rang Marcus and Rang Meldan. The Rang Marcus team of Zach Perkins, David Brennan, Morgan Murphy and Kyle Brannigan were proposing the motion, “Books are a Waste of Time”. The opposing team were Rory O’ Hare, Fearghal Keenan, Conor Cassidy and John Campbell. After a well contested debate the winning team was Rang Meldan. Best Speaker was John Campbell.

Rang Marcus and Rang Meldan with Ms. F. Griffin,(coordinator), Ms. M. Smith, (Year Head), and Ms. S. Colreavy, (coordinator)

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Mark Mc Donnell, Richard Wilkie and Josh Taylor with team mentors Ms. S. Colreavy and Mr. R. Mallon

St. Macartan’s win Regional Debating Title.

The St. Macartan’s College senior debating team of Ryan Treanor, Michael McKenna and Calvin McArdle won the  North East Regional Mental Health Public Speaking finals held in Cavan last week. This year is the 32nd year of the competition with participants debating the topic, “Life is a journey not the destination”. The St. Macartan’s team is mentored by Mr. Roy Mallon and Ms. Siobhan Colreavy and will go forward to the All-Ireland semi- finals in March
The team that represented the school in the national semi finals in Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim

St. Macartan’s College student Joseph Caulfield who won a place in the finals of the senior section of the All Ireland Poetry Aloud Competition on Friday last at the National Library Dublin.