Cork IV

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History[edit]

While the society has played host to several intervarsity competitions, the Cork IV in its current incarnation has been hosted since the mid-1990's and has grown to become one of the largest and most popular intervarsities in the UK and Ireland. Renowned for the quality of its social events and friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the Cork IV is the largest IV in Ireland, hosting 80 teams in 2007. It was also the first Irish Intervarsity to break to quarter-finals as a result of the large number of teams. The IV is traditionally held on the first weekend of December, though semesterisation in other Irish universities led to consideration of a move to an earlier date in recent years. It is the last Irish IV before the World Universities' Debating Championships and the first Irish IV of the year for Ireland's largest University, UCD, facts which add to the large numbers of teams that enter. Interestingly, until 2007 the Novice Final had only ever been won by teams with at least one former Irish World Schools' (WSDC) speaker on the team.

The IV takes place over 2 days (Friday evening and all day Saturday) and consists of 5 preliminary rounds of debating, with 8 teams traditionally progressing to Semi-Finals (16 to Quarter-Finals in 2005). The Grand Final traditionally takes place in the Aula Maxima in UCC in what is considered one of the best settings for an IV final in Ireland. In 2007 the Final was held in a candle lit Honan Chapel and in 2008 it was held in Boole 4. Traditional features of the weekend include Karaoke social events and a Christmas Turkey and Ham dinner in the Main Rest in UCC before the final.

An informal and often spontaneous house party for members and friends of the society is usually held in the house of some unsuspecting member after the social events on Saturday night, allowing members to relax after a stressful weekend and celebrate the usual success of the event, as well as to provide fodder for the Recording Secretary for several weeks afterwards. It is usually tradition for anyone involved in the IV, and awake the following afternoon, to go for lunch together, sometimes in the Mardyke.

Specific IVs by Year[edit]

Previous Winners[edit]

Year Winners Speaker Tab Speaker in Final Teams Convenor Chief Adjudicator(s)
2010 Rob Honig & Ali Al Khatib
Leiden Debating Union
Eoghan Casey
King's Inns
Not Awarded


60 Anne O'Donovan Ross Frenett
2009 Michael Imeson & James Kilcup
Alaska
Ross Frenett
KCL
Michael Imeson (Alaska)


76 Una Clancy Tony Murphy
2008 Will Jones & Seb Farquhar
Oxford
Stephen Boyle
UCD L&H
Not Awarded


72 Jolene Quinn Derek Lande
2007 Susan Connolly & Ross Kelly
UCD L&H
Will Jones
Oxford
Ross Kelly
UCD L&H
78 Tiernan Fitzgibbon Ciaran Lawlor & Sam Block
2006 Tony Murphy & Jason Vit
St. Andrew's
Ciaran Lawlor
UCD L&H
David Boughton
TCD Hist
64 David McGoldrick Derek Lande
2005 Ivan ah Sam & Dominic Thurbon
Sydney Union
Louisa Ni Eadain
UCD L&H
Ivan ah Sam
Sydney Union
76 Danny Gleeson Fiona Dewar
2004 David Whelan & Sam Collins
Kings Inns
Jim McElroy
UCD L&H
Dave Whelan
Kings Inns
72 Derek Lande
Europeans Committee
Jeremy Brier
Caleb Ward
2003 Rachael Walsh & pCiaran Denny
TCD Hist
Dave Whelan
UCD Law
pCiaran Denny
TCD Hist
60 Eoghan Gannon Neill Harvey Smith
Amanda Wolthuisen
2002 David Penny & Niall Kennedy
Oxford
Dave Whelan
UCD Law

 

  Yvonne Ní Dhálaigh Colm Flynn
2001 Paul Brady & Colin Walsh
UCD L&H
Paul Brady
UCD L&H
  Fiona De Londras Caoilfhionn Gallagher
2000 Caoilfhionn Gallagher & Ian Walsh
Kings Inns

Caoilfhionn Gallagher
Kings Inns

  Michelle McCarthy
& Aine Glynn
Andy Hume
1999 Simon Mills & Paul Brady
UCD L&H

Fergal Davis
TCD Phil

  Aisling Dwyer Liam Herrick
1998 Caoilfhionn Gallagher & Bernadette Quigley
UCD L&H
  Stephen Vaughan
1997 Cavin Brown
Strathclyde
1996 Not held due to hosting
World Championships


Previous Novice Winners[edit]

Year Winners of Novice Final Top Novice on Speaker Tab Best Speaker in Novice Final
2010 Conor Madden & Orfhlaith Sheehy
TCD Hist
Maria English
Cambridge A
-
2009 David Byrne & Rian Derrig
TCD Hist
David Byrne & Guy Miscampbell
TCD Hist & Durham Union
-
2008 Andrew Lynn & Shauna McGuire
TCD Phil
Dearbhail O' Crowley
UCD Law
Dearbhail O' Crowley
[UCD Law]
2007 Claire Murran & James Beadle
St Andrew's
-
-
-
2006 Ian Hastings & Mark Haughton
UCD L&H
Ian Hastings
UCD L&H
-
2005 Shane Smith & Brien O'Beirne
UCD L&H
Julia Bowes
Sydney
Rachel Whitbread
St. Andrew's
2004  ?
-
-
2003 Hugh Hurley & Bobby Friedman
Cambridge Union Society
-
-
-

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