Congratulations to St Fergal’s Senior Debate Team who gained a unanimous win over St. Mary’s CBS in the 1st round of the Laois Inter-Schools Debate Cup. The team, Amy Wall (Captain), Oisin Campion, Cora Bannon, Erin Ryan and Charlotte McNulty. It was an epic battle of fact, statistic and a little wit between the two teams on Monday night Oct 24th last in Portlaoise College. Both teams had clearly done their research and neither were giving the other side any quarter. However, some excellent teamwork, strong speeches and a few very strong rebuttals from Captain Amy Wall in her closing speech swayed the Judges in favour of the St. Fergal’s team.
The next round will take at a date to be decided upon in November.