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164th Session
2013 - 2014
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The 164th Session ran from 1st June 2010 to 1st June 2011.

A spending cap of €20,000 introduced by the Societies Guild meant that there was quite a lot of budget slashing at the beginning of the year. However the session still managed an incredibly successful competitive year, seeing UCC take home the National Maidens win, and the Trinity IV win.

The Cork IV was particularly successful, and received very positive feedback, making a profit despite very little guild funding. The Cork EUDC 2016 bid originated in the 164th session, convened by Ciara Grant, which would ultimately be defeated by a bid from Warsaw at Zagreb EUDC 2014.




Ordinary Meetings[edit]

This house would not have children

This house would go Nuclear

  • First Prop Jim Morrissey
  • First Opp Dan Boyle

'This house believes that courts should be able to issue assassination warrents

- PMT: "This house believes that Ruth should be overthrown in a violent coup and replaced with Barry" - Defeated

This house believes that God is fraud

This house would ban blurred lines on campus

This house believes that if you've got it, flaunt it

The state of the Russian LGBT* movement

  • This was a talk delivered by Max Krzyzanowski

This house would ban hunting

  • The meeting was conducted with representatives from ARAN and the Hunting Association of Ireland, John Carmody and Dickie Power

Surviving Death Row

  • This was a talk with death row surviviors Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs

This house believes the Union of Students Ireland is no longer relevant to students

  • First Prop Greg Higgins
  • Second Prop Barry O Gorman
  • First Opp Joe O Connor
  • Second Opp Paddy Guiney

Internal Maidens Final

Winner Kelly Doherty

Extraordinary General Meetings[edit]

Cork Invitational Final[edit]

CA: Sophie Scannell West Wing, UCC, Thursday 28th November, 2013

Cork IV Final[edit]

Aula Maxima, UCC, Saturday 30th December 2013
CA: John Beechinor Christine Simpson Harish Natarajan
Winning Team: UCD L&H A Sophie Scannell and Michael O Dwyer

Maidens Final[edit]

UCC Council Chambers
CA: Michelle Coyle
Jointly Hosted with UCC Law Society
Winner: Kelly Doherty


  • UCD VPC:

Breaking Judge Gearoid Wrixon

  • Trinity IV: Dean Swift 2014

Winners Michelle Coyle and Gearóid Wrixon
Semi Finalists Davy Jones and Barry O Gorman
Quarter-finalists Ruth Lawlor and Conor O Brien

  • The Irish Times Debating Competition

Finalists Ruth Lawlor and Michelle Coyle
Semi Finalist Individual Cormac O Brien
Runner Up Individual Ruth Lawlor

  • John Smith Memorial Irish Mace

Finalists: Michelle Coyle and Conor O Brien
Davy Jones and Barry O Gorman
Novice Semi Finalists Kelly Doherty and Clíona Cowhig
Novice Final Judge Ruth Lawlor

  • Galway National Law Debates 2014

Finalists Michelle Coyle and Lorna Bogue (UCC/UL Composite)

  • National Maidens' Debating Competition 2014

Winner Kelly Doherty

  • Limerick Open 2014

CA Barry O Gorman Finalists (Breaking 1st) Michelle Coyle and Ciara Grant
Breaking Judges Davy Jones

  • IT Tallaght IV

Finalists Ruth Lawlor and Conor O Brien
Semi Finalists Gearoid Wrixon and Sean Crowley

  • DCU Open 2013

Semi-finalists Kelly Doherty and Jamie Donnelly (UCC/TCD Composite)
Breaking Judge [[Ben Ó Húrdail]

  • Society achievements

Bene Merenti
Ruth Lawlor
Individual Achievement Competitive
Michelle Coyle

Best Political and Debating Society

Runner Up:
Best Poster

Best Event (Noam Chomsky)
Best Community Engagement (Munster Schools' Debating Programme)
Best Financial Management

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