There was cause for celebration last week in the De La Salle as their Irish debating team reached the All Ireland Final’s which will take place on March 21.
Comórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain is a debating competition for Gaelcholáistí and Gaeltacht post primary schools and is open to schools all over the country.
This is the first time in the school’s history that they have reached the senior final and Irish teacher Cian O Naraigh praised the three young students for a brilliant display of debating while wishing them well in next week’s final.
“Emmet Byrne, John Marley and Daniel Ntmuese make up our Irish debating team and we are very proud of them for winning the regional final and booking a lace in the All Ireland finals in the Lucan Spa Hotel.
“The main aim of Gael Linn’s schools’ debating competition is to promote the use of Irish in schools and among young people and to be fair to the lads they have embraced the challenge and produced an exceptionally high standard of debating through Irish.
“This is our first ever time reaching the senior debating All-Ireland finals but we did win the All-Ireland junior title back in 2016 so we have a good recent history in this competition. Emmet and John were actually on that junior winning side so they will be hoping to make it a magnificent double by winning the senior title as well,” explained Cian.
“The topic of the debate in the regional final was “Mass Media in Ireland give us an accurate representation of what is happening in the world today” and we were debating in favour of that,” explained Cian.