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Friday 19 September 2014

Macra make a winning case against Europe

Published 08/03/2012 | 09:27

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Mitchelstown Macra's drama crew who performed in last weekend's County Finals. Back, from left: Lisa Moakley, Aisling Lewis, Louise O'brien and Cathy Lane. Front: Niamh Carey, Timmy Lane, John Murphy and Clodagh Carey.

MITCHELSTOWN Macra members had a busy weekend as they took part in the first round of the National Debating competition in Midleton Park Hotel on Saturday night last.

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The team, which consisted of Michael Rea, Ger Griffin, Valerie Rice and Aisling Lewis, were opposing the motion of remaining in the European Union. Their oppostition on the night were in the form of Midleton Macra from the Imokilly region of Cork. Mitchelstown went through a very tough debate and ran out winners in the end. They now progress to the next round.

Mitchelstown Macra's Drama crew had their first outing in Ringaskiddy Community Centre on Sunday night last in the Cork County One Act Drama Finals.

The event, hosted by Seandun Macra, saw 10 teams compete from all over Cork.

The Mitchelstown Drama was entitled "The Do-it-yourself Frankenstein outfit", by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd. It starred John Murphy, Aisling Lewis, Niamh Carey, Timmy Lane, Clodagh Carey, Cathy Lane, Lisa Moakley and Louise O' Brien with Maria Hyland on sound and lighting.

A wonderful performance was put in by all on the night and some very positive comments came from the judge. They now progress to the National Finals along with Banteer Macra to represent Avondhu.

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