Hist claims fourth IV win

The College Historical Society has won the UCD L&H Vice President’s Cup for the fourth year running last weekend.

In a heated debate in the Belfield competition, Niall Sherry and Niamh Ní Mhaoileoin spoke in the first proposition on the motion that “This House Would Ban All Forms of Alternative Medicine”.

Catherine Murphy and Trinity Scholar Huw Duffy went on to win the debate from the second opposition. This is the eighth successive year in which the Hist have been represented in the final.

The two day event began on Friday evening and lasted until Saturday evening.  Over 80 national and international teams, including the world-famous Oxford and Cambridge debating teams, took part in the prestigious competition.

The 18th Century society, which claims to have invented Dracula through the medium of former member Bram Stoker, were also represented in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies debating final IV.