On Tuesday 9th of April, CBC 5th year students Luke Holmes and Jack Palmer won the Leinster Schools Senior Debating Championships. The final debate was held in Trinity College Dublin in the Graduates Memorial Building. Jack and Luke were opposing the motion "that the Republican Party should not re-nominate Donald Trump for 2020 Presidential Election". They were joined in the final by another CBC team, 4th years Donncha Murphy and Dara Grady. They defeated speakers from a number of different schools including Loreto College St. Stephen's Green, Belvedere College, Terenure College and Coláiste Íosagáin.
The Leinster Championship is a year long competition with speakers receiving their motions a week before each debate. There were over 150 teams entered at the start in September and our students debated a variety of topics including the nuclear age, gender quotas in politics, the international arms trade and human rights.
This is second time lucky for Luke and Jack as they were both finalists last year and follows on from their recent win of National Senior Mace Debating Championships.