What a day for the St Malachy’s College 2019 Bar Mock Trial team! We are so proud of their excellent performance at the competition on Saturday.
Congratulations to our diligent and poised barristers: Matthew McCrory, James McEwan, Finn McKeefry and Jordan McKeown, astute and unshakeable witnesses: Deaglan Bradley, Malachy Donnelly, Daniel Mc Comiskey, Edward McKenzie, Christopher O’Neill and James Rooney, conscientious court clerk and usher: Peter Turner, exceptionally talented court artist: Eoin Conroy and attentive members of the jury.
In Round 1, our impressive team successfully convinced the jury to acquit the defendant of drug related charges despite facing tough competition from Dominican College Fortwilliam who presented a thorough and persuasive case for prosecution. The judge remarked on the exceptionally high standard of both teams’ performances.
In Round 2, the team skilfully handled tough questioning from Ballyclare High and presented highly convincing arguments in defence of the accused. The judge commended the impressive level of commitment and work required to reach such a high standard.
Finally, in Round 3, our eloquent prosecuting team convinced the jury to return a unanimous ‘guilty’ verdict despite bearing the burden of proof and having to battle against an extremely well-versed team from Victoria College. The judge complimented our young men on their handling of such a technical case.
We are already looking forward to next year’s challenge!