Victory for Bagenalstown and Lisburn schools

In 2021, we have two debates team winners, one All Ireland Concern Debates Cup final winner and one All Ireland Concern Debates Shield final winner. 

The Presentation De La Salle Bagenalstown debates team were declared victors following a head-to-head with Bailieborough Community School in the 2021 All Ireland Concern Debates Cup final.

The Friends’ School Lisburn debates team were declared victors following a head-to-head with Ardscoil Mhuire, Limerick in the 2021 All Ireland Concern Debates Shield final.

Both finals took place over zoom on April 28 and 29. You can watch them on the Concern YouTube channel. Past participants of the contest include Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, RTÉ broadcaster Claire Byrne and Virgin Media presenter Karen Koster. 

School Lisburn Debating Team, winners of Concern Debates Shield Final 2021
Holly Thompson, Eden Wilson, Alice Francey, Beth Eccles of the Friends’ School Lisburn debating team who won the Concern Debates Shield final 2021. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Winners of Concern Debates Cup Final, 2021: Presentation De La Salle in Bagenalstown, Carlow
Stephanie Doyle, Katie Doyle, Stanislav Ustinov, Dylan O Neill and Coach, Leon Power of Presentation De La Salle in Bagenalstown, Carlow won the Concern Debates Cup 2021. Photo: Concern Worldwide

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