Kings Inns crowned intervarsity champs

Over 300 debaters, judges, organisers and spectators filled the GMB last weekend for the annual Accenture Trinity IV. Some 90 teams compromising the best talent from Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America. The competition is co-hosted by the College Historical Society and Philosophical Society, and was organised by Catherine Murphy, Ciara Finlay. Eoghan Casey and Patrick Rooney from the King’s Inns beat teams from Oxford and St. Andrews to win the final, debating the motion: “This house should not have pre-marital sex”. Ruth Faller, SS Law Student and World Debating Championships Quarter Finalist, and Doug Cochran, former Trinity IV winner, were Chief Adjudicators for the competition. Tim Cody, Senior Executive with Accenture in Ireland, said “Accenture are proud to sponsor the 2010 Trinity Intervarsity Debating Competition and to further deepen our relationship with the college and its various societies. These types of competitions which bring students together from across the world from various colleges are an important part of college life and of a long-standing tradition here in Trinity College which we are happy to support where we can”. The Kingsmill-Moore Invitational also took place over the weekend, and was won by LLM student Aengus O’Corrain and Harish Natarajan. The final was chaired by Mr. Justice Vivian Lavan and the Chief Adjudicator was Brendan Bruen.