Congratulations to Tara O’Neill (2X) who broke to the Grand Final of the Matheson National Junior Debating Championship during the finals day on Saturday 21st April. The competition is the biggest and most prestigious in Ireland and Tara was placed 7th in the country. She is is the youngest Jes debater to have ever achieved this accolade and had to beat over 700 debaters from every province nationally to get to this position. We are very proud of her.

Fourteen other Jes debaters qualified for the final day, the largest number of debaters from a single school in Ireland.
Tara O’Neill All Ireland Finalist
Sadbh Mannion, Emily Rooney, Clara OGorman and Tara ONeill at All Ireland Debate Finals
Tara ONeill and Sadbh Mannion at All Ireland Debate Finals
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