Style out in force at St. Vincent's
ON Wednesday night, the St. Vincents Graduation Ball which was taking place in Carnegie House, Swords, but we headed for the front gates of the school in Jocelyn Street where the former classmates were gathering.
I had only just arrived when I met Aislinn McCourt from Blakely Close who had brought Conor Lynch from Seabank and they were sporting the now fashionable matching dress and tie combo. They were with Laura McCabe from Bishops Court and Bill Kenwright from Knockbridge who assured me it was going to be a brilliant night.
Next I met a couple from Barton Park who were looking resplendent – Amy Lee and Anthony Hayden who were being supported by Amy's mum Christine and aunt Regina Dunne who wanted to wish them the best on their big night.
I headed over for a word with Gerard Maguire from Avondale Park whom I'd met the previous night at the Colaiste Ris debs the previous night. He was with the lovely Ellie Matthews from Knockbridge who assured me it was going to be a great night.
Not too far away I got talking to Stephanie Madden from Farndreg who was there with Jonathan Murphy from Blackrock. I got talking to parents Karen and David Lee from Farndreg who wanted to wish them all the best as did their chauffeur Sean Dillon from Farndreg!
Making my way over to another group, I had the pleasure of talking to Cíara McEntee from Medebawn who was with Andrew Caplice who was up from Tipperary specially for the debs and told me he was going to have a wild one. They were joined by Aislinn Macerlane from Jenkinstown and Chris Byratt from Louth Village, Lauren Woodward from Barrack Mews and Conor McAuley from Bay Estate who were in good form.
Over near the pedestrian crossing I got talking to Naoise Murphy from Knockbridge who was with Chloe McCumiskey and Daniel McSherry both from Blackrock. The girls were nothing short of stunning!
After this I had the pleasure of talking to Michelle Rice from Point Road and Kirstin Barry from Stabannon who were there with 'Pat DePratt' from Rush and 'BOD's sweaty headband' from Knockbridge – come on lads, you'll really have to try a little harder! All the same, the two ladies looked stunning!
Making my way through the crowds I then had the pleasure of talking to two girls who were looking exceptionally well together – Nicole McGuill from Glenwood and Kimberly Lau from Muirhevnamor who had taken Seamus Jervis and Sean Ward, both from Muirhevnamor. They told me it was going to be a totally ballistic night for sure. They were joined by Danielle Phillips from Ravensdale who had brought Mikie Mooney from St. Nicholas Avenue and they too were up for a bit of a laugh together.
Not too long later I caught up with Shannon Cassidy from Dunleer who had brought Georgij Sidorov from Lisdoo. They were sporting matching dress and tie and were in great form when I got talking to them.
Not too far away I got a word with Sara Farrell from Kingswood whom I'd met the previous night at the Colaiste Ris Debs but was really looking forward to the night's craic with all her mates. She was with Aidan O'Callaghan from Kilcurry, Sarah Casey from Blackrock and Bernardo Martin from Riverside Drive and the general opinion was they were going to have a blast.
Next I spoke to Rachel Washington from Louth Village, who was looking lovely and was with Wayne McArdle from Louth Village who told me it was going to be an unbelievable night.
Making my way through the crowds I met up with a group with the crazy Ciara Moore from Ravensdale who had brought Ronan O'Hagan also from Ravensdale, Jenny McKeown from Ravensdale who had brought Matthew Byrne from Dublin and they said Swords wouldn't know what hit it!
Finally, before we departed I caught up with a group who included Tara McGivern from Belfry Gardens who had brought Rian Kerr from Knockbridge who were colour coordinated and they were joined by Megan Duffy from Belfry Avenue who was with Emmet McEneaney from Knockbridge, Ellie Murphy from Stabannon who had brought Patrick Nganna and they were with Joanne Vernon from Stabannon who was with Dale Callan from Bay Estate who all assured me it was going to a legendary night and all I could do was agree with them.