The 2008 Maidens’ Debating Grand Final…

The Maidens' Final

The culmination of Trinity College’s most prestigious novice debaters’ contest, the Eamonn O’Coine Memorial Maiden Speakers’ Competition, took place on the 27th of November 2008. Over a hundred competitors had been whittled down to eight finalists debating the motion ‘That This House Would Give Harsher Punishments to Celebrity Criminals’. The finalists, Sam Mealy, Andrea Waitz, David Barrett, Rens van Rijn, Eoin O’Liathain, Shauna Maguire, Andrew Linn and Alannah NicPhaidin, provided the gathered crowd with a debate of a remarkably high standard. After a close adjudication, Eoin was declared to be this year’s champion, with Shauna taking second place and Rens third.

We would like to congratulate Eoin, Shauna and Rens, along with all the participants in what has been a hugely successfully Maidens competition.




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