St. Macartan’s College Law Team gets ready for New York.
The St. Macartan’s College Law team under the direction of Castleblayney solicitor Mr. Paul Mac Cormack spent much of the summer holidays preparing for their upcoming trip to New York where they will compete in the World Invitational Empire Mock Trials competition. Over 40 teams from throughout the US, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Britain, Korea and New Zealand will take part in what is a very prestigious event for secondary school law teams. The event will take place in October in the Lower Manhattan Law Courts Buildings and in the Hilton Hotel at Brooklyn. The Sem’s Law team competes in the Public Access to Law mock trials event on an annual basis. This gives competitors an excellent insight into the workings of the Irish Legal system. However, to compete in the international event, the students must learn the intricacies of American Law. Learning about the American legal system alongside a major fundraising drive were the teams focus during the summer. Part of the team’s fundraising campaign was a draw, the results of which were published on Monday last. The overall winner of two tickets to this year’s All Ireland Football Final was Alice Duffy from Castleblayney, second prize of a fourball at Concra Wood was won by Tommy Moyna Scotstown while third prize of €100 went to Michelle Colleran Tullyherim, Monaghan. The next fundraising event will be a 5k fun run and 50k cycle which will take place on Saturday September 21st. The run will take place on school grounds while the cycle will leave the school and make its way to Castleblayney and back. Refreshments will be served at St. Macartan’s after both events with a promise of some light entertainment from some of the Law Team members on the school’s front lawns.