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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Grad ball night for De La Salle

Tayo Ogunnaike, Blackrock and Lara Adebanjo, Mullaharlin Park
Tayo Ogunnaike, Blackrock and Lara Adebanjo, Mullaharlin Park
Daniel Mullen, Glenwood and Bronagh Matthews, Stapleton Place
Darren Bailey (left), Knockbridge, Philip Tynan, Knockbridge, Alex Barron, Darver, Odhran Duffy, Blackrock and David Sally, Bellurgan who attended the De La Salle College Debutante Ballat Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords

Dundalk After Dark

On Tuesday night I headed for the De La Salle College where this year's Debutants were gathering. A huge crowd descended on the school one last time before heading to the Carnegie Court Hotel in Swords for a major night of fun.

I wasn't too long there when I met up with Ciaran Brennan from Knockbridge and Laura Byrne from Rock Road who were looking forward to the night although Ciaran had his arm in a sling after dislocating his shoulder. When I asked would this change the format of their night he smiled and said he was ambidextrous!

Looking extremely sharp in his suit was Maleek Abdulrasheed from Saltown who said it was going to be a boys' night out with the rest of the lads from the class.

Not too long later I then got talking to Paul Coyne from Darver and Megan Halpenny from Stabannon who were looking well in the matching gold D&T who said it was going to be a major night for sure.

After this I then got talking to Adam Kane from Knockbridge sporting a blue dickiebow to match the lovely Michelle McGeown from Blackrock's blue dress, the couple couldn't wait for the night to really get going.

I then headed over for a word with Knockbridge's finest looking debs couple on the night, yes it was James Sherry and Dairine White who assured me they were all set for a good night of fun.

Making my way through the crowds I then got a word with Tayo Ognnaike from Blackrock who was with the delightful Lara Adebanko from Mullaharlin Park and when I asked if it was going to be a quiet night was told 'now that's a stupid question!'

Not too far away I caught up with Dylan Crosby from St. Nicholas Avenue who was with Emilija Gubaraite from Priorland Grove who told me they were optimistic that the night would be a mad one.

Next I got talking to Dylan Stewart from Toberona who was with the girl that has featured on the front page of d'Argus for the last two issues, yes, Aoife McGeough from Knockbridge, this time in a gold dress who told me just because Dylan was wearing a matching gold tie, she wouldn't be keeping an eye on him, wonder if she made it a three-in-a-row?

Making my way through the ever swelling crowds I then managed a few words with Daniel Mullen from Glenwood who was returning the favour with Bronagh Matthews from Stapleton Place. Bronagh who recently brought Daniel to the St. Louis Debs assured me the night was going to be even bigger and better than the last one.

After this I managed a few words with Oisín Martin from Newtownbalregan who was with his girlfriend Eleanor Curran from Ard Easmuinn and they just couldn't wait for the night's adventure to begin.

Next I had the pleasure of talking to Hannah Mullen from Doylesfort Grove who was with Eoghan O'Hora from Blackrock who were in great form and assured me it was going to be a mad one for sure. I then headed over for a word with Paul Hamill from Castle Park who had took his bunser Cian McKeever and they were on for a B.N.O. although they were up for a few laughs with Claire Kirby from Thomas Street who was on the arm of Gerry Curran from Marian Park who tried to assure me it was going to be a nice quiet respectable night.

Not too long later I met up with Martin O'Donnachadha from Blackrock who Erin McAuley from Pearse Park who said it was going to be an unreal night.

Next I had the pleasure of talking to Darijia Martinkute from Redbarns Road who said it was going to be an insane night with Ahmed Besher from Avenue Road.

They were joined in this sentiment by Luca Greenan from Fatima who was with Sarah Woods from St. Anne's Court who were both looking extremely well and said the night was going to be an epic for sure.

I headed over for a chat with Dylan Mellon from Ashling Park and Kevin McCormack from Clancullen Park who thought it better to have a few beers before they made to north county Dublin and said to me it was going to be a quiet one.

Easily the best entrance of the night was made by Gerard Bradley from Kilcurry and Jade Kehoe from Bay Estate who arrived in a 1928 Austin A12 driven by Gerard's granda Tommy Snr. who was also accompanied by Gerard's dad Tommy Jnr. What a car, what an entrance!

Certainly one of the best suits of the evening had to be Ryan Watters from Toberona's tartan suit and he was with the lovely Bronagh McArdle from Knockbridge in an exceptional red dress.

After this I managed a quick chat with Ronain Bailey from Toberona who was with Amy McKeown from Avenue Road who let it slip that it was going to be a totally insane night.

Finally, I had the pleasure of meeting three ladies who were looking extremely well and they were Megan Mullen from Ravensdale, Ciara Daly from Racecourse Road and Rosie Donaldson from Stabannon who were ready for a mental night together oh yes, they were with Sean Laverty from Mill Street, Joey Mackin from Darver and Cian Newell who were having a laugh together before the buses whisked them off to a night they'd never forget!

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