On Saturday the 14th October, seven members of the debate team headed down to Galway to take part in the Connacht finals of the debating qualifiers. Lorraine Adamoleken, Mairead Clancy, Rachel Conlon, Hannah Johnson, Rosin McManus, Shannon O Hagan and Amy Burns all debated in three rounds of very complex debating. Their language, knowledge, skill, ability, diplomatic yet authoritative approach and most importantly their words were phenomenal! Out of the 78 pupils in Galway only 20 people could go through to compete in national finals in March. Although, all girls achieved a place in the top 30, again an in incredible result, the three going forward for national finals were Shannon o Hagan, Lorraine Adamoleken and Amy Burns. Shannon O Hagan placed 7th best speaker on the day. Huge congratulations to all of the girls who represented St Clares in Galway and we wish them every success in their future debates!