Thursday 22 March 2018

Glamour parade at Coláiste Rís grad ball

Malachy Burns and Florence O’Connor
Malachy Burns and Florence O’Connor

ON Tuesday night we headed for Coláiste Rís Graduation Ball which was taking place in Carnegie House in Swords, but we headed for Yorke Street where they were all gathering to get the bus and start the celebrations.

I was just after arriving on my bike when I caught up with Louca Verschueren from Distillery Lane who was with Kym Conway from Aghameen Park and her friends Lauren Kelly, Tallanstown, and Mase Idogho from Lios Dubh who were all looking stunning in their dresses. They assured me it was going to be anything but a quiet debs!

Next, I met up with Amy McCabe from Riverside Drive who was with Ultan McArdle from Darver who told me they were looking forward to a totally mad one.

After this, I caught up with Josh Owens from Ashbrook who had brought Victoria Rendall from Muirhevnamor. Both were looking exceptionally well and looking forward to a good night.

Not too long later I got a word with Malachy Burns from Blackrock who had taken Anja Maye from Tallanstown whom, when I asked if they going to have a good night, replied they'd try their best!

After this I met up with Cian Murphy from Belfry Drive who was with Sara Farrell from Kingswood. They had gone for the matching dress and tie and were looking really well.

One man who had travelled from Dublin specially to be there was David Leonard who was on the arm of Kayleigh Dullaghan from Grange Drive and he looked well in his pink tie – not as well as Kayleigh in her pink dress though.

Just arrived were Sean Martin from Ballagan and Michael Brennan from Knockbridge who were with Fintan Kerley from Kilanny who had brought Emma McEneaney from Carrickmacross who were also in the matching burgundy tie and dress.

Not too long later I got a word with Keelin Ryan from Ashbrook who was with Jade Kerley from Muirhevnamor who was looking very well; they told me they were there to party the night away.

Making my way over to another couple, I met Christopher McCooey from Louth Village who had brought Katie Kerley from Reaghstown who assured me it was going to be a wild one.

Next I had the pleasure of meeting Anastasia Atamanyuk. Originally from Ukraine and now living in Greenacres, she told me she had brought Mark O'Hagan but he was late.

This didn't matter because she had also brought her friends Greta Usaite from Muirhevnamor and David Kokarevics from Garrybawn who were up for making the best of Anastasia's big night. Mark did arrive shortly after.

After this I caught up with Emmet Hayes from Dunmor who had brought Caoimhe Maxwell from Mullaharlin Park who was looking stunning in her black dress and Emmet's matching tie!

Not too long later Daniel Johnston from The Quay who had brought Claire Reynolds from Kilsaran who told me it was going to be a fantastic night.

As I was talking to them, along came Stephen Traynor from Meadow Grove with Rebecca Connolly from Castle Park who were in great form and looking really well.

Making my way through the revellers, I met Chris Johnston from Mullaharlin Park, Eainne Donoghue from Inniskeen, Patrick Wallace from Knockbridge and Carys Scott from Riverside Drive who told me it was going to be anything but a quiet celebration.

Meanwhile, over near the shop I caught up with Rian Mahony from Darver and Emma-Jane Reid from Blackrock who said was going to be a sensible night...could this have something to do with one of their mums standing beside them, I wondered?

One lady looking extremely well was Aine Lynch from Barrack Street who had brought Hugh McGuinness from Kilkerley. They were joined by Chris Morgan from Dromiskin and Megan McDonald from Blackrock who was looking exceptionally well too and were ready to party the night away.

After this I headed over for a quick word with Megan Conroy from Kilkerley who was with Jamie Cummings from Dromiskin and they were looking forward to a mad one with all their mates.

Not too long later I had the pleasure of meeting Ellen McCartney from Avenue Road and Aoife Rafferty from Muirhevnamor who were looking resplendent. They were being supported by Aoife's mum Bernie and her granny, Teresa Eccles from Sliabh Roe Crescent, who said the girls looked lovely and I agreed.

Finally, I caught sight of Gerard Maguire from Avondale Park and Padraic McKeever from Belfry Drive who were going to make it a major night of celebrations with all their former classmates.

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