Gallery: De La Salle debs night delight
Published 08/01/2014 | 05:20
On a rather cold wet and windswept night I headed for the front of St. Patrick's Cathedral where the crowds were gathering to wish all the best to the De La Salle Debutants and their respective dates who were waiting on their bus to take them to the Nuremore Hotel for an exceptional night for everyone.
I wasn't too long there when I met up with Adams Omorede from College Manor who had brought Kimberly Lau from Muirhevnamor and they were, I think, looking well, but were definitely up for making the best of the night.
After this I caught up with Laura Rogers from Blackrock who told me she had been brought by Aaron Watters from Fr. Murray Park and she said she was definitely up for making it an epic night.
After this I caught up with Danny Lalor-Fitzpatrick from Blackrock who was with the lovely Aine Lawless from Redbarns Road who looked completely freezing and they were enjoying a laugh with everyone there, but the bus couldn't come quick enough!
Next I headed over to a bunch of lads who were on for a wild and crazy night and certainly weren't going to be carrying any extra luggage. They included Ciaran Sally from Balregan, Simon Watters from Heynestown Cross, Kyle Gorman from Muirhevnamor, sporting a broken leg (so the dancing option was definitely out), and Robert Smith from Kilcurry who were all looking sharp and were ready to party.
After this I headed over for a word with Dylan Hayes from Hillview who had brought Shauna Crawley from Dromiskin and they were with Katie Byrne from Castlebellingham who was on the arm of Caolan O'Melia from O'Hanlon Park and were ready for a major night of fun.
Not too long later I got talking to Dylan Quigley from Bay Estate who was with Colleen Craven from Manydown Close who were enjoying the craic while shivering.
Next I got talking to Nathan Lambe from Ravensdale who was with Aoife Brady from Whitestown who were in great form and looking forward to an epic night.
After this I then got talking to Alex Cahill from Blackrock who was ready to party and while I was talking to him I also met Ronan Cunningham from Knockbridge who was with Daire Hoey from Knockbridge who were ready to get the celebrations under way, as soon as the bloody bus arrived!
Not too long later I then got talking to Chillian Kenna from Blackrock who was with Heather Martin also from Blackrock and they were joined by Darren Muckian from Haggardstown who was with Naoise Brennan from Belfry Gardens and they were all looking exceptionally well.
Next I caught up with Shane McQuillan from Dromiskin who was with the lovely Shannon Ní Dhonnachadha from Blackrock who assured me it was going to be an exceptional night.
After this I got talking to the only man wearing a dickie-bow, Stephen Kneel from Kilkerley who was there with well known dancer Sarah Reel from Kilcurry so I guessed he'd be spending a lot of the night on the dancefloor, dancing that is!
Next I got a word with Ben Mulholland from Kilkerley who was with Emily Reilly from Brid-a-crinn who were looking exceptionally well as they stepped out of the Sirocco being driven by chauffeur Bernard Mulholland.
I then headed over for a chat with Dylan O'Hanlon from Manydown Close who was with Rebecca Shields from Maple Close who was looking extremely well and told me they were going to have a mad one.
After this I got talking to Sean Brennan from Knockbridge who was with Shannon Greene from Dublin Road, well he actually said up beside the DkIT but couldn't be any more specific.
One man who looked rather well with his clutch bag was James Parkin from Headford who was just after arriving with Stacey McCartney from Marian Park – eh, maybe the clutch bag was Stacey's, oops!
One lady who was looking exceptionally well was Naoise Meek from Bellurgan who was there with John Lee from Ard Easmuinn and they were with Naoise's mum Helen who was in her usual great form and told me that now she was in town was going to see Jack McAuley who was playing guitar with his beat combo in Toales later on.
Not too long later I met up with Christine Carolan from Louth Village who was with Dean Browne from Toberona and Christine told me it was going to be a mad night for sure.
After this I got a word with Colin Doyle from Oakland Park who was with Kayleigh Murphy from Cooley who was looking extremely well and said it was going to be a mad night for sure.
I then caught up with Ben McShane from Ballinfull who was with Aimee Hanlon from Bellurgan who told me they were going to have a totally epic night with all their mates.
Making my way over to another couple, I got talking to Nathan Owens from Carrickmacross who was with Alannah Finn from Carrick Road and Nathan said he really didn't mind going to the Nuremore, sure he was nearly home anyway!
Finally, before I went home to try and warm up, I got talking to Dara Magee from Knockbridge who was making his way to the bus with Dearbhle Moran from Haggardstown who told me the craic was just starting!