Double the fun as Eimear and Joanne celebrate their 21st
On Saturday night we headed for the Rugby Club for the joint 21st birthday parties of Joanne McNamee from Kilcurry and Eimear Yore from Haggardstown and there to make sure they had a fantastic night were Joanne's parents Joe and Margaret, sister Niamh, grandad Joe McNamee Snr and boyfriend Michael Roulstone from Donegal along with Eimear's parents Briege and Paddy, brothers Ciarán and Peter and boyfriend Conor Martin from Kilcurry.
Both girls are studying Social Care, Joanne in Drogheda Institute of Further Education and Eimear in DkIT and they were looking exceptionally well and ready to party.
I then decided to have a look round to see who was there and met up with Joanne's mum Margaret who was having a laugh with the birthday girl's godmother Brigid and Brendan Doyle from Carrickmacross who wanted to wish both girls a very happy 21st.#
Not too long later I caught up with Ciarán Yore from Bellfield Avenue who was with Natasha Shevlin from Knockbridge who told me they were up for a mad one and Ciarán told me he'd wait for our photographer before he'd get the occasion immortalised!
I then headed for a table where I met up with some of Joanne's college mates including Stephen Burke from Swords, Mark Bellew from Laytown, Michael Russell from Donegal, Cian Adams from Dublin and the man destined to be on his best behaviour Stephen Roulstone from Donegal who were in good form but were waiting for the real craic to really get going. Eh, after the nosebag lads, after the nosebag!
Making my way over to another table I then got talking to Rebecca Gallagher from Navan, Stacey Harmon from Drogheda and Shane McGinn from Omeath who told me they are all mates of Joanne's and were there to party as best they could.
Not too far away I then got talking to Olive and John Martin from Kilcurry who told me their son Conor is going out with Eimear and they were looking forward to a good night and no mistake.
I then made my way over to yet another table where I got talking to Darragh Murtagh from Ashling Park who was up for making a night of it with Sarah and Ian Martin from Kilcurry, Conor McGregor from Oaklawns, John Jones from Oliver Plunkett Park and Ryan O'Shaughnessy from Fatima who told me they are all Eimear's mates and were going to have an epic time, as you do!
After this I then got talking to uncle Martin McNamee from Kilcurry who was there with Donna and Courtney McNamee from Fatima and they were enjoying the craic with Raymond, aunty Angela, cousins Andrew and Sean Thompson from Ravensdale who told they were going to have a great time at the party.
Not too far away I met up with uncle Seamus McNamee and Linda Gernon from Drumbilla who were sitting beside Gerry and aunty Mary Clarke also from Drumbilla who wanted to wish niece Joanne and her friend Eimear a very happy birthday and hoped they had a lovely night.
Meanwhile down near the dancefloor I got a word with Danielle Savage from Bay Estate and Megan O'Toole from Malahide who told me they are college mates of Eimear's and were going to have a totally wild and crazy night of it.
Making my way to another group I got talking to James McNamee from Kilcurry who was with Roy Matthews from Clogherhead, Jamie O'Hare from Kilcurry and Jennifer McNamee from Saltown who told me it was going to be an epic celebration.
I then headed for another table where I caught up with uncle Mick Kenny and Anne Thompson from Philip Street who were both in 'party mode' and wanted to wish Eimear all the best on her big night.
Next I got talking to Denis and Briege McGrotty from Derry and I was told that Briege is Eimear's godmother and they were delighted to be there to join in the celebrations.
I made my way to a table where I managed to get a few words with a bunch of ladies who were all looking exceptionally well and they included Niamh McArdle from Kilcurry, Niamh Kirk from Louth Village, Crona Tansey and Fiona McGee both from Kilkerley, Lorraine Duffy from McSwiney Street, Theresa Curran from Marian Park, Elanna Valley from Blackrock and Leigh McCann from Dublin Road who told me they are 'besties' with both Joanne and Eimear and were there to make sure they had a fantastic party.
Next I got talking to a group who were just in and ready to fly the flag for the 'Yore Clan' and they included Maeve and Martin Yore from Blakely Close, Bert, Helen, Eamonn and Ada Gorham all from Dromiskin, Ann and Anthony Yore from Drogheda who were in good form and ready to party.
After this I headed over for a word with Catherine and Peter Murray from Mountpleasant who told me they were there with the boys from the Dundalk Cooley Bikers and were with Sinead and Shane Joyce from Dromiskin who were in form for a major party.
Finally, before I departed I caught up with Dermot and Elaine Martin from Willville who were having a laugh with Stephen and Kathrina McElroy from Kingscourt who told me that Stephen was a cousin and they were going to make it a night to remember and wanted to wish Eimear and Joanne a very happy 21st.