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On Saturday 20th April 2013 St Angela’s College Debating Society hosted the second annual ‘Rosalie Moloney Perpetual Award’ Senior Debating Competition. Having progressed through the qualifying rounds, six junior debaters and six senior debaters took to the stage in the Highschool for the finals. Junior debaters, Eleanor Noonan, Saoirse Doyle and Roisin Neville proposed the motion that “This House believes in a positive future for our young people”, and Jules O’Toole, Zoe Nagle and Megan Luddy formed the opposition. After a lively debate, Magan Luddy emerged victorious and Roisin Neville was the runner-up.
After a break for refreshments the senior debaters delivered their speeches under the close scrutiny of our guest adjudicators. Oisin O’Kelly was joined by past pupils and SAC debaters, Catherine Noonan, Charlotte Smith, Cliodhna Ni Ghadhra and Anna Cremin in the difficult task of choosing the winner of an animated debate on the motion, “This House believes democracy is the best form of governance”. Emer O’Brien, Eva O’Kelly and Alice Moloney speaking for the proposition were challenged by Eimer Cahill, Niamh Shanahan and Kelly Doherty for the opposition. Fourth Year, Emer O’Brien, was named the runner-up and Kelly Doherty was the deserving second winner of the Rosalie Moloney Perpetual Award for best Senior Debater. Congratulations to all of the speakers.