Debs night for St Louis class of '19
Dundalk After Dark
On Monday evening I headed for St. Louis School where the crowds were gathering for their annual Debs Ball which this year was taking in the Western Hotel in Monaghan and a huge crowd had turned out specially for the occasion.
The first young lady I had the pleasure of talking to was Ibi Akigrogun from Saltown, who was looking stunning in her green dress and told me she was going to have the best time ever with Danielle Murphy Byrne from Louth Village and cousin Ava. She was standing having a laugh with her friends Esther Mampuya from Mullaharlin Park who was there to wish her all the best on her big night.
Not too long later I then got talking to Katarina Sidorova from Lios Dubh and Luke Brophy who had travelled all the way from Kilcoole specially to make Katarina's night special. They were joined by school principal Michelle Dolan who told me she was there to see all the girls' style, fashion and their transformation from their uniforms.
Looking very well in her red dress was Aoife Holmes from Annagassan who had William McElroy from Belfast with her and he was wearing the failsafe red tie in case he had to be identified later on.
Returning the favour from the Bush Debs the previous week was Sasha Stitt from Kilkerley who was bringing Gary Murphy from Bellurgan who both told me that Drogheda had been super insane and were hoping for more of the same in Monaghan. Making the first of two debs together this week were Clodagh Shine from Blackrock and Stephen Kerin from Stabannon who will be returning the favour at the De La Salle on Thursday night and were looking forward to a mad couple of nights together with all their friends.
After this I caught up with Clare Jones from Dublin Road with Ciaran Murphy from Gyles Quay who were going to make it a wild and crazy night together.
Just arrived out were Mollie Gorman from Fatima and Brendan Woods from Bellurgan who were both looking extremely well and were looking forward to anything but a quiet celebration.
After this I had the pleasure of meeting up with Rebecca McCullough from Philipstown who was with Andrew Coonan from Dublin who assured me it was going to be an epic night with all Rebecca's mates.
Not too long later I then got a word with Sarah Watters from Fr. Murray Park who had brought Conor McMahon from Ardee and they were definitely there to party. But I think, they were going to wait to start the festivities until chauffeur Mary Savage had departed!Making my way through the crowds I then met up with Nikki Hutchinson from Oakland Park who had brought Dean Conway from Farndreg and they were in great form and looking very well when I caught up with them.
After this I had to get a quick word with Trinity Bartell from Dublin, Pricilla Ba from Mullingar and Joyce Idowu from Farndreg Boulevard who were on a Girls Night Out and were already in party mode.
I then managed a quick word with Feargal Mulholland from Belfry Drive who was with Darija Martinkute from Redbarns Road who were then joined by Kaitlyn Watters from Headford, cousin Sarah O'Sullivan from Tralee, Erin McGowan from Dromiskin, Molly McShane also from Dromiskin, Urji Ashbire for Clontigora Court and Stephanie Agbele from Lios Na Dara who were all on a Girls Night Out and certainly didn't want any male accompaniment to slow them down.
Meanwhile back at the matching dress and tie format I caught up with Katie Mathews from Dunleer in a beautiful blue dress and Michéal Begley from Newtownbalregan in the blue tie who looked fantastic together and assured me it was going to be an excellent night.
Making my way through the crowds I then caught up with Caoimhe McLoughlin from Lios Dubh who was with Tadhg McKeown from Kilcurry who were looking extremely well and told me it was going to be a cracking night for sure.
Easily one of the best looking couples there on the night had to be Ryan Watters from Toberona in his tartan suit and Katie Newell from Castle Heights in her lovely pink dress who were ready to party the night away.
Not too long later I caught up with Daniel Matthews from Lis Na Dara who was on the arm of Caitlin Ellis from Omeath who were in great form and looking outrageously well. In a beautiful black dress, I then had the pleasure of meeting up with Shauna Cumiskey from Bay Estate who was with Oliver Cowling from Castlebellingham.
Also looking extremely well in her purple dress was Chloe Black from Woodbury Gardens who was with James Crilly from Fatima and Chloe's mum Sharon wasn't to forthcoming when I asked her how her debs had gone!
After this I headed over for a chat with Leah Smyth from Kilkerley who was looking exceptionally well, who was with all the girls Shauna, Caitlyn and Chloe and she told me it was going to be a totally mad night for certain.
Also there I caught sight of Ciara Matthews from Castlebellingham with Liam Lawless from Darver who were being bid a fond farewell by Ciara's parents Tony and Mary who were having a laugh with Leah's dad Brendan Smyth from Kilkerley who wanted to wish them all the best on their big night.
I then caught up with Lauren Lewis from Manydown Close who was standing having her photo taken with Karis Moran from Headford who was with Armand Herczect from Bay Estate who assured me the party had already started and was getting better and better!
Finally, before I departed I got a word with Elizabeth Badun from Claddagh Park who was with Damilola Aruwajoye from Woodbury Gardens and who were all set for an epic night and were being seen off by Sarah Olatunbosun from Garrybawn Anita Edu from Drogheda, Ini Joye and Moya Badun from Claddagh Park who wanted to wish the girls all the best on their graduation ball.