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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Style and glamour as debutantes have a ball

Published 14/08/2013 | 05:20

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ON Wednesday night we headed for the St Louis graduation ball which was taking place in Carnegie House in Swords but we headed for the school to catch up with all the debutantes who were looking stunning on their big night.

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I wasn't too long out when I caught up with Graeme Kilcommins from Carrick Road who had been taken by Michelle McElroy from Haggardstown who were both looking well and assured me it was going to be an epic night for certain.

After this I then got talking to Chloe Kavanagh from Castlebellingham who had brought Fergal Traynor from Blackrock who said it was going to be anything but a quiet night for them and they couldn't wait for it to get going.

One girl who was looking exceptionally well was Niamh McBride from Mount Avenue who had brought Sean Fox who was up from Leitrim especially for the night and he told me that nothing but the best was good enough for Niamh, so that's why he was there in the tuxedo!

I then headed over for a chat with Caoimhe Mullen from Willow Grove who was with Gary Byrne from Drumcar and I quickly noticed that Gary's tie matched Caoimhe's beautiful dress, mmm suits you sir, and very handy for finding him in the early morning. They too were up for a less than quiet party.

One girl who was looking really well was Nicola Gonnelly from Cedarwood Park who was with Darren White from Bay Estate who were also matching up and I had been told on facebook by mum Fiona that I was to make sure she had her photo taken.

Two ladies who were looking resplendent in their dresses were Megan Kelly from Kilcurry and Aoife Halligan from Mill Road who told me they were 5th year Debs and assured me it was going to be a 'class night!'

Not too long later I got a word with Megan Rogers from Marian Park who was with Jerry Onianwa from Drogheda and they were up for a night of it in the company of Ceala Powell from Carrickarnon who had brought Cody Magill from Newry who were all ready to party in a major night of fun.

I then got talking to Shauna Flynn from Knockbridge who was with Charlie Glaskin who was over from Virginia specially and Shauna couldn't wait to get to Swords so they could party.

Making my way through the crowds as the rain started to fall and my pens gave up on working in conjunction with my notebook I had the pleasure of talking to Jade Lambe from Channonrock and Nicole Wu from St. Alphonsus Road who said they were actually with Ciaran Sunderland frm Louth Village and Saoirse McDermott from Blackrock, they just seemed to have lost them in the crowds.

The two ladies looked exceptionally well and couldn't wait to get bussing it to North Dublin.

I think the next lady I got talking to was Aideen Culligan from Annagassan who had brought Evan Caldwell also from Annagassan who were also up for a mental night with Niamh McNamee and Pauric Watters both from Kilcurry as well as Fiona Levins and Sean Watters both from Roche who were somewhat put out by the rain but weren't going to let get in the way of a mad, mad, mad night.

One lady who was looking exceptionally well was Shannon Val Kalkeren from Lis na Dara who had brought the extremely cool Cody Magill from O'Hanlon Park who was somewhat annoyed off with me when I told him there was actually another Cody Magill at the debs, who would have thought eh?

Shannon and Cody were being supported by her mum Sonya along with Aidan Martin and Sophie Cotter who wanted to wish the couple all the best.

Not too long later I met up with Megan Magill from O'Hanlon Park, looking radiant who had brought Jude Carroll from Legion Avenue, the only man to bother with a dickie bow and looked extremely sharp and they too were going to give it a bit of a lash.

I then ventured over for a word with Claire McNulty from Inniskeen who brought John Hoey from Castlebellingham who were looking extremely well and were in good form assuring me it was going to be an epic adventure.

After this I got a word with Darren McNally and Catriona Sweeney from Knockbridge who said this was the start of what was going to be a very special night.

Finally, before the buses revved up I caught up with Joe Carr from Lordship who had been brought by Laura Gallagher from Ardee and they couldn't wait to get the show on the road, so I left them to do exactly that!

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