16th March 2017

Congratulations to our Senior Public Speaking team Calvin Connolly, Sara Marques and Daniel Hannon on an outstanding performance at the All Ireland Finals of the Knights of Columbanus Public Speaking Competition which took place on Saturday, 11th March at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Calvin, Daniel and Sara have been fine ambassadors for our school in this prestigious competition, where students participate in discourse on a range of topics covering issues such as Young Christians, Life and Family Issues, Living the Christian Life, Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. With guidance from their coach, Ms. Siobhan Cullen, the students conduct research on the topic at hand, and upon gathering supporting evidence from scripture, papal encyclicals, and church teaching, they make their presentations to a panel of nationally selected judges. After a tightly fought contest however the coveted prize went to St. Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel, Co. Down and the runners-up prize went to the Ursuline Convent in Thurles. An enjoyable day was had by all and gratitude is expressed to the family members and supporters who travelled to NUI Maynooth on the day. Well done to all concerned. 

RCC Senior Public Speaking Team pictured at the All Ireland Finals at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth 

Calvin Connolly participating in the All Ireland Public Speaking Final at NUI Maynooth on Saturday 11th March.