Marist enjoy their grad ball
On Thursday evening I headed for the Marist College where crowds were gathering to see off this years' Debutants who were heading for the Westenra Arms Hotel in Monaghan to celebrate their Graduation Ball.
I was only there when I came across boxing European Silver Medallist Evelyn Igharo from Mullaharlin Park who was with Tiernan McCabe from Avenue Road who were both looking extremely well and looking forward to a good night. They were joined by Evelyn's coach and wife Jim and Susan O'Neill from Muirhevnamor who wanted to wish them both all the best.
After this I caught up with Samantha Gaffney from Woodbury Gardens with Jason Farrell from Clontigora Court who were in the matching D & T with Samantha in a lovely sky blue dress and they too were up for an insane night.
Next I caught up with a pair of lads enjoying a swifty before heading on the bus and they were Darren Cunningham from Crossmaglen and Glen Payne from Glenwood who were looking sharp and were looking forward to a super exciting night with Nicola Roe from Castletown Road and Chloe Summers from Glenwood whom the lads couldn't find at the time.
I then headed over for a quick word with Sean McGeeney from Blackrock who was with the lovely Holly Lambe-Sally from Kingswood, yes Kingswood Sean! They were all set for a massive night.
Armed and ready for an insane night were Aimee Davidson from Castletown Road and Alannah Mills from Fatima who assured me the GNO was definitely going to be an epic session.
After this I headed over to the sharp dressed man that was Patrick Fu from Doylesfort Road who was with Weronika Glazowska from Armagh Road who was looking equally as well and they said it was going to be a major party night.
One couple who were already partying the night away were Ben Dixon from Clancullen Park and Chantelle Churchill from McSwiney Street who said it certainly wasn't going to be a quiet night, should hope not!
Talk about being prepared? I then had the pleasure of talking to Cristin McCabe from Avenue Road who was with Mantas Kikas from Dublin Road who were in the same year, so no one was taking anyone, but there would definitely be plenty of dancing, oh yes, Cristin had her flats in her bag!
After this I headed over for a word with Kerrie Gregory from O'Hanlon Park and Kate Rice from Bay Estate who said they were with Ciaran Turley from Avondale Park and Ronan O'Hanlon from Belfry Gardens, but couldn't find them in the crowds. Needless to say, the ladies told me this was a major night of celebrations.
Another two ladies on a GNO were Nicole Duffy from Medebawn and Lauren Matthews-McGuinness from Riverside Drive who were in epic form and said they certainly didn't need anyone to slow them down. As did Jessica Duffy from Fatima and Caoimhe Bailey from Belfry Avenue who were expecting a wonderful night.
Heading through the crowds I then got a word with Conor McEneaney from Lordship who had been brought Aibinn McGrane from Oaklawns who were joined by Brian Quinn from Cooley and Aimee Coburn and all were there for a totally insane night.
Next I met up with Sadhbh Rafferty from Dromiskin and Caolán Myles from The Quay who were both looking extremely well and couldn't wait for the buses to get there to the party could get in full swing.
I then headed over for a quick word with Conor Hill from Garrybawn who had brought the delightful Aoibheann Peyton from Tipperary who was sure that Conor was going to make it an epic night.
Beside them I met up with Clodagh Kerley from the Danny Boy in Reaghstown who was with Kyle McCormack from Point Road and they were enjoying the company of Joy Quigley from Willow Grove and Robert Beggs from Woodbury Gardens who were just about ready to get the adventure under way when I caught up with them.
After this I headed over for a word with William Ochuba from Riverside Drive who was with Orla Buckley from Manydown Close who were in great form and couldn't wait for the buses to get on their way.
Looking exceptionally well on the night were Chloe Judge from Darver and Niamh Walsh from Avenue Road who looked great together and said they were just about ready for a mad one.
Finally, I caught up with the man with one of best suits on the night Eoghan McGee from Ballybarrack who was with Kinga Lagoda from Coulter Place who were in great form and were being cheered on by Eoghan's family Gerry Caroline and Emily McGee who wanted to wish them all the best on their big night.