Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Concern Debating Team Reach All Ireland Finals


Congratulations to the Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Concern Debating team on successfully topping the group stages in Cork and reaching the All-Ireland finals. The team remains unbeaten this year. In the knock-out stage, the Youghal students beat St Angela’s College in the Cork Debating Final last week proposing the motion that “For women to access leadership positions, gender quotas must be introduced”.
The Pobalscoil team is made up of team captain, Daniel O Dochtartaigh, David Kennelly, Caitlyn Ní Orsaigh, Kelsey Motherway, Leah Geaney and Cullan Morrissey and able researchers Jeiden Sibi and Caitlyn Ní Maoldomhnaigh.
The school was also awarded Best Overall School Participation in Ireland by Concern.
This is the school’s third year taking part in the Concern Debates. They have debated motions such as the HIV and Aids epidemic in Africa, Slave labour, Voting at 16, Racism, the American Footballer Colin Kaepernick taking the knee during their National Anthem in protest against police brutality and “The EU needs an Army”.