Irish Debate History

Every year at the NPDA National tournament, the NPDA and the Irish Times sponsor a debate between three American debaters and three Irish debaters. Here are a list of debaters and resolutions from these debates.

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Acknowledgements to the following for their help in providing information for this page: Brian Shipley, Cheron McGuffey, Geof Brodak, Jason Steck, Dan Nelson, Bill Herman, Kyle Hunsicker, Nathan Wade, Marcus Paroske, Ian Samuel, Joe Gantt and Seamus Doran.

THBT = “This House Believes that”

Year: Debaters: Resolution:
2009 NPDA: David Pena-Guzman (University of Nevada-Reno), Matt Fleharty (US Air Force Academy), Aparna Bhaduri (Rice)
Irish: Andrea Mulligan (Trinity College), Jeremy Kinsella (University College, Dublin), David Hopkins (Trinity College)
 
2008 NPDA: Jess Ryan (University of Wyoming), Adam Kretz (Colorado College), Eric Atcheson (Lewis & Clark College)
Irish: Christopher Kissane and David Kenny (Trinity College), Stephen Boyle (University College-Dublin). Note: John Gallagher, Trinity College, substituted for David Kenny on the tour.
 
2007 NPDA: Carrie Menapace (Northern Arizona), Allison Westfahl (Claremont McKenna), Matt Paxton (Western Washington)

Irish:

 
2006 NPDA: Caitlyn Ross (Colorado College), Darryl Stein (UC-Berkeley), Meredith Price (Lewis & Clark).

Irish:

 
2005 NPDA:

Irish:

 
2004 NPDA: Kristin Barton (Univ. of Wyoming), Keith West (Lewis & Clark), Ian O’Connell (Colorado College) [opposition]
Irish: Paul Brady (King’s Inn Law School), David Whelan (University College, Dublin), and Michael Moriarity (Dublin City University) [proposition]
THBT America has forgotten how to win friends and influence people.
2003 NPDA: Kyle DeBeer (Colorado College), Michael Owens (Univ. of Wyoming) and Mikel Steinfeld (Northern Arizona University) [opposition]
Irish: Leo Mulroney (University College-Dublin), Colm Coyne (University College-Dublin) and Alison McIntyre (Trinity College) [proposition]
Viva la France.
2002 NPDA: Jenni DeRousi (UC-Berkeley), Andrea Saenz (UCLA), Will McDonald (Notre Dame)
Irish: Brendan Kelly (Trinity College), Louis John Mooney (Trinity College), Conor Buckley (University College-Cork)
THB the United States poses a threat to world peace.
2001 NPDA: Shane Meacham (Truman), Matt Dunn (Colorado State), Jason Anderson (Pt. Loma)
Irish: Yvonne Campbell (Trinity College), Brid McGrath (Trinity College), Aoife Titley (Trinity College)
The blood of the patriarchy will run in the streets
2000 NPDA: David Graham (Pt. Loma), Kevin McCulloch (Colorado State), Nate Truitt (Claremont)
Irish: Michael Deasy (Kings Inn), Ronan Mullen (Kings Inn), Louise Rouse (Black Hill Place)
 
1999 NPDA: Tré Huxley (Pt. Loma), Nate Truitt (Claremont), James Stewart (Northwest)
Irish:
 
1998 NPDA: Amy Weible (Colorado College), Monte Lutz (Claremont), Geof Brodak (Colorado State)
Irish:
 
1997 NPDA: Dan Nelson (Regis), Scott McKay (LaVerne), Brenna Bell (Lewis & Clark-OR)
Irish: Seamus Doran (University of Limberick), Padraic O’Halloran (University of Limerick), Matthew McCabe (Solicitors Apprentices Debating Society of Ireland)
“Clinton is beginning to look a lot like Nixon.”
1996 NPDA: Scott Ruthfield (Rice), Neal Sample (Wyoming), Misti Melick (Univ. of Colorado-Boulder)
Irish:
 
1995 NPDA: Cheron McGuffey (Willamette), Ross Musselman(Bethel-KS), Diana Thompson (Creighton)

Irish:

 
1994 NPDA: Marcus Paroske (Regis), Tammy Schultz (Regis), Ryan Clark (Wyoming)

Irish: