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CHRISTMAS SURVIVES FOR ANOTHER YEAR! THE CHRISTMAS DEBATE SAW THE MOTION TO GET RID OF CHRISTMAS DEFEATED BY 146 VOTES TO 12.

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The Annual Christmas Debate 2015 saw the opposition team of Jack Counihan, Conor O’Sullivan, Grace O’Fegan, Ross Gorey and Amy O’Gorman defeat the motion ‘THW Not Say Merry Christmas to Anyone’ by 146 votes to 12! The proposing team of Tim Keogh, Grace Kiernan, Mr. Sherry, Harry Redfern and Kate Duggan did not look too upset…The competition was adjudicated by ... Read More »

JES JUNIOR AND SENIOR DEBATERS WIN AT THE MATTHESON CONNACHT FINAL: NUIG MACE 2015

GRAND FINALISTS NUIG MACE 2015

Congratulations to Jes Junior and Senior Debaters who won every competition at the Mattheson Connacht Final: NUIG Mace 2015 After nearly seven hour’s debating, Coláiste Iognáid managed a clean sweep at the 2015 Matheson Connacht Final NUIG Mace on Saturday 21st November. Debaters Ruairi O’Gorman and Amy O’Gorman won the Junior Division with Liam Carton and Fionn Ryan as Runners-up. First Years ... Read More »

GET GOING GET ROWING TRINITY INDOOR ROWING BLITZ 2015

Rowing at Trinity

Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd year rowing crews who participated in the very first Get Going Get Rowing Trinity Indoor Rowing Blitz. The day was a massive success in terms of numbers, attracting close to 500 students from around the country who either just recently took up the sport, or specifically trained up for this event though the Get ... Read More »

HARRY REDFERN AND CONOR O’SULLIVAN DEBATING FINALISTS LORETO MACE 2015

LOTG finals 2015

Harry Redfern and Conor O’Sullivan continue their debating success by breaking to the Final of the 2015 Loreto on The Green Junior Mace. They beat 130 pupils to gain a place at the top table. Also representing the ‘Jes’ were Liam Carton, Thomas Hume, Tim Keogh, Dylan O’Halloran, Kate O’Sullivan and Hannah Bogue. Read More »

CONGRATULATIONS TO EIDHNE KENNEDY AND KATE O’SULLIVAN, WINNERS OF THE ‘COLÁISTE IOGNÁID NOVICES DEBATE’.

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Auditors Ross Gorey and Jack Counihan hosted an innovative new debate for young debaters in the school in the form of a knock-out beginners’ debate for First Years. Sixteen speakers took part in the competition over two weeks and the final saw the government benches, Isobel Keane, Kate O’Sullivan, Hannah Bogue and Amy O’Gorman take on the opposition benches, Eidhne Kennedy, Oliver Kelly, ... Read More »