THE Dundalk Grammar School debating team reached the Junior Leinster Final Gael Linn Debate final recently.
The Grammar School was not successful on the day but were delighted with their successful run in the competition.
They had previously debated against three other teams: St Joseph’s College Lucan, Sancta Maria College, Rathfarnam, St Ciarán’s College Leixlip.
The motion was: “Tá an stát seo róhlaithiúil lena chúnamh don Tríú Domhan” (This state is too generous with its help to the Third World).
Only one team out of the four went through to the All-Ireland. The successful team was St Joseph’s College Lucan.
Each student received a special plaque from Gael Linn as an award for getting so far in the competition.
The DGS students gave a wonderful performance.
They were well prepared, confident, composed and very polished in their delivery. They thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of Irish language debating and are determined to return to the competition next year.
Dundalk Grammar School team were Kevin Carr, Aideen Fay Capt. and Patrick Byrne.
All Third Year students.