All Ireland Debating Champions

Coláiste De La Salle, Dún Dealgan (ó chlé: John Marley,captaen na foirne , Emmet Byrne agus Emanuel Ntemuse) ag ceiliúradh a mbua lena múinteoir bródúil, Cian Ó Náraigh ( ar dheis).  Sa phictiúr chomh maith, tá Príomhfheidhmeannach Gael Linn, Antoine Ó Coileáin ( ar chlé ) agus an scríbhneoir Áine Ní Ghlinn, a bhí mar aoichathaoirleach ar an ócáid. 

 On Thursday night last in the Lucan Spa Hotel in Dublin, history was made in De La Salle College as their Junior Irish Debating Team won their first All-Ireland Gael-Linn Debating Competition. In an exceptional debate on the topic of “Is fearr a bheith i do fhear”, “It is better to be a man”, the boys from De La Salle, made an impression on the judges with their arguments against the motion. John Marley, as captain set out the stall for the team with a compelling performance. This was followed by Emmanuel Ntemuse and Emmet Byrne, who balanced humour, sincerity and rebuttal in excellent displays. It was to be the boys from Mill Road’s night, as the Judges announced them as the winners to the delight of their Principal Mrs. O’Leary and supporters. It was a fantastic occasion for all involved, showcasing Irish in the De La Salle at the highest level. 100 hundred years on from the Easter Rising, to win ‘Comórtas an Phiarsaigh’, ‘Pearse’s Competition’, this victory will be noted as being an historical night for the school. Maith sibh, a bhuachaillí!  

 

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