Last Saturday 17 January, between Junior and Senior Debating, we had 12 teams debating in different competitions. Well done to all of them as they competed very well. Congratulations to Sarah Duffy and Kate Conway who made the semi-finals of the Phil Speaks competition in Trinity and also to Julie O’Brien and Elizabeth Bolger who qualified for the final. Thanks to all the 5th Years who helped organise the Irish round of the Cambridge Schools Debating competition. We had two teams in the final, so well done to Aoife Gunning, Zara Khan, Rachael Mullally and Niamh Ryan. Niamh and Rachael won the final and will now represent Ireland at the Cambridge Finals Day next month.