WORLDS & EUROS
Every year, the Hist sends our best teams to the European University Debating Championship and the Worlds University Debating Championship. Over the years, we have had finalists in both competitions.
The Hist has won the Irish Times Debating Competition more times than another other society. Most recently, Hist team Ronan Daly and Daniel Gilligan were the overall team winners of the competition in 2019.
In debating, getting a break means reaching the knockout rounds of a competition as a speaker or as a judge. The Hist has enjoyed massive successes in many debating competition, across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Recent successes include:
Earlsfort Open 2019 finalists - Caoimhin Hamill and Doireann O’Brien
UCD Pro-Am 2019 winners - Maria Cullen and Jack Kennedy
National Maidens 2019 runner-up - Aisling Rooney
Galway Open 2019 finalists - Jack Kennedy and Conor O’Malley
WUDC 2019 judge break - Doireann O’Brien