Cork Junior Schools Mace

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Cork Junior Schools Mace is a Mace competition, organised in BP format, open to teams of junior students from secondary schools in Cork. Initiated in 2008, it was originally known as the "CSN Mace" and was open also to Transition Year students, allowing Aodhrua Fitzgerald to win in the final. The competition was sponsored by AIB in 2009, with the final being held in the AIB branch on the South Mall in Cork. The 2010 final was hosted by UCC.

It is currently organised annually by students from Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Presentation Brothers' College and St Angela's College. A round is held in each of the constituent schools, thus guaranteeing junior speakers the opportunity to participate in a minimum of nine debates. The competition culminates in a Grand Final, in which the four teams which have amassed the highest number of team points throughout compete to be the outright winner. This has changed in recent years and the competition is now attended less than Matheson Junior National Mace Munster round.

Past competitions[edit]


The competition was held for one round in PBC.


The competition was held for over 3 rounds in Pres, Mount Mercy and Rochestown College