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Class of 2014 go out with a bang as they celebrate in style

THE Class of 2014 enjoyed a well-earned celebration after the results of the Leaving Cert.

And in comparison to recent years, this was a sedate results night with very little trouble.

While there was a notable garda presence from as early as 9pm, the mood was amicable.

On Westmoreland Street revellers started arriving at one hotspot, Lafayette, from as early 9.30pm.

"I was happy with my results overall but I was just five points short for my first choice of business at DCU so I'm hoping to get an offer second time round," said Rebecca Lennon (18), from Ballymun.

THRILLED

She was accompanied by her friend Amy Hutch also 18 from Hartstown who's hoping to get nursing on second round offers.

Also at Lafayette, were a group of friends from Celbridge, who were thrilled with their results. Mark Crickley who attended Salesian College in the town commented: "I was delighted - I got 430 points.

"This will be a good end to school, I'm not sad to leave but it will be different next year, I'll miss having a tight group of friends about," he added.

Elsewhere Harcourt Street had a steady queue of teens going into Coppers and Dicey's Garden shortly after 10pm.

Waiting there was Laura Kearns (18) from Cabra who is now looking forward to September.

"I'm just excited to be leaving school now but after tonight I'll be counting down the days to my Debs in two weeks time," she said.

As the night wore on in Camden Street, bouncers had to break up a couple of minor scuffles, but the majority of revellers were well-behaved.

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