Knights of Columbanus
Ulster Final 2016
Congratulations to both our school teams who competed in the Knights of Columbanus Ulster Final on Tuesday 23rd February. Despite interesting and thought provoking speeches from Foyle and Londonderry College Derry, St Columbanus Bangor and St Louis Kilkeel, it was the two St Ciaran’s teams, who spoke with great eloquence and passion, who qualified for this years All Ireland Final in Maynooth on Saturday 19th March.
The winning team consisted of Sean Muldoon, Meabh Corrigan and Orlaith Mc Garvey and they spoke on the topic of “ Our parishes will attract young people again if…”. The second team spoke on the topic of “It is harder to let ourselves be loved than it is to love” and consisted of Wictoria Kinder, Eimear Donnelly and Aoife Owens. All who attended were full of praise on how well these pupils performed on the night, they certainly represented their school with great pride. Well done to all those pupils who participated in the Knights Competition (seven teams in all) and thanks to all the staff who have mentored these teams and helped with hospitality on the night itself. Great to have the school through to another All Ireland Final !!
Knights of Columbanus
All Ireland 2015
St Ciaran’s College achieved success as Runner Up in the Knights of Columbanus All Ireland Public Speaking Competition. The theme of the competition was faith and ideas to address the issues that affect our society in the 21st Century.
The judges were supposed to identify a winning team only but such was the debate amongst them about the St Ciaran’s team that they decided to be declare our team Runner Up. The Chair declared that there was almost nothing between them and the winning team.
YPI – Young Philanthropist Initiative
St Ciaran’s College attended the YPI awards ceremony in Belfast City Hall. The Keynote speaker was Julie Toskan Casale - Founder of MAC Cosmetics and pioneer of the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative – her very inspiring motto was “Values are the blueprint of success”
The criteria for this award included:
- Most passionate about their chosen charity
- Most research involved in preparing for the YPI final
- Most committed to the Fight on for Annie charity
We were thrilled for Ewelina, Megan & Wiktoria!