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for young people across Ireland


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Where we meet: Erris No Name Club, Pearse Street, Erris, Co.Mayo.

When we meet: Thursday

Adult Committee: Edith Geraghty(Chairperson) Ann Lynskey (Secretary), Patrick Deane (Treasurer), Seamus Geraghty (Child Protection Officer), Alison Carey, Dermot Henehan, Henry Coyle, Ann-Marie Mullarney, Laura Lynskey

A brief history of our club: Founded in 2006, Erris No Name Club has gone from strength to strength.  It is particularly noted for the road safety campaign it conducted called One 4 Life, which was instigated by club members and worked to increase the dangers of road traffic accidents among their peers and to encourage responsible driving.  The campaign encouraged members to take responsibility for road safety and speak with those who are considered to be driving unsafely.  A unique aspect of it was a text messaging service that was designed by members to encourage young people to slow down and the campaign was the recipient of an award from the Ombudsman for Children.

Founded: 2006

Designated Programme Officer: Edith Geraghty


Erris No Name Club Induction Night 2015. Photo by Tom Reilly


National Youth Awards 2016


News and Pictures: 

Malacy appears on 'The Voice'. Read more here.

Malacy appears on ‘The Voice’. Read more here.


Erris No Name Club 2011-2012




Erris Club at the Your Awards in Kilkenny








Erris No Name Club recognised for its excellent work promoting road safety awareness.

Erris No Name club have teamed up with Mayo County Council for a new road safety initiative.


Erris Teenage endeavour brings about €380,000 health facility

The initiative and endeavour of a group of Mayo teenagers is set to come to fruition as the first sod has been turned on a €380,000 physical and mental health activity zone. In what is believed to be a first nationally, a group of teenagers have led the way in planning and designing an outdoor activity zone that will bring health benefits to young and old in the West Mayo Community of Erris for years to come.

The first sod on the Erris nnc Development Initiative in Teenage Health was turned today, Friday, October 22nd. This project is being developed at the side of Belmullet Civic Centre and was initiated by the teenagers of Erris No Name Club in partnership with Mayo County Council after they identified the need within their community for a health and fitness facility that would bring physical and mental health benefits to the wider community.

Facilities being delivered include an artificial grass facility that will be an interchangeable football pitch and basketball court, a tennis court, boccia court and a teenage activity area to include table football, table tennis, a skate trainer, dutch disc and NEOS activity play structure.

After completing a No Name Club initiative on healthy eating and nutrition, the club’s teenagers got talking about health and fitness. Their discussions focussed on the community only having activity facilities that were attached to sports clubs. In conjunction with their adult committee leaders, the idea for a community activity zone was developed.

A first meeting with Mayo County Council took place in April and documents and a strategy were subsequently developed by May. The Sun/Super Valu Spirit of the Community initiative (€2,000). Work is to commence shortly on site with an anticipated completion date prior to Easter 2011.

Attending the sod turning ceremony were the teenagers behind the project; the Erris No Name Club adult committee; Con Nolan, No Name Club CEO; council officials; councillors and Mayo County Council Cathaoirleach Councillor Michael Burke.

Edith Geraghty, chairperson of Erris No Name Club, says: “This shows what young people can achieve when they take an idea, seize the initiative and work collectively to make a concept a reality. The teenagers in Erris No Name Club worked among themselves, with Mayo County Council and the local community to drive this project. This much-needed facility should bring physical and mental health benefits to generations of young people and adults within the community for years to come. This will be a resource for the whole family and community, and the confidence the project has engendered among the teenagers is invaluable.”

Con Nolan, Chief Executive Officer of the No Name Club says: “This is a tremendous achievement for the teenagers of Erris No Name Club. The organisation is working in over 40 communities across Ireland to empower young people and develop their confidence and leadership skills. This project highlights what can be achieved when we provide support to young people who will soon be playing an active role in adult society.”

Padraig Brogan, Senior Staff Officer in the Belmullet Office of Mayo County Council added: “Erris No-Name club and Mayo County Council enjoyed a great working relationship in firstly delivering the innovative and ground breaking “One 4 Life” Road Safety campaign. This new project is further evidence of a partnership approach in developing and sustaining communities. I wish to thank the funders for their support for this exciting project, the Architects Section of Mayo County Council for developing the initial ideas of the Erris No-Name club members, the County Manager and Councillors for their unanimous backing, and the local community for their assistance and support.”

Councillor Gerry Coyle of Mayo County Council has been a long-time supporter of the project and says: “I’m delighted to see the project come to fruition and I’d like to congratulate the No Name Club for the work they have put into it. I’d like to encourage people to support all No Name Clubs and other organisations that are supporting our youth.”

Erris No Name Club launches One 4 Life Road Safety Campaign

Young drivers aged 17 to 20 years accounted for 13.4% of total drivers killed or injured in road traffic accidents in 2007*

[Friday, 20th March] The Erris No Name Club, the national voluntary organisation providing alcohol and drug free activities for young people, launched its new 1 4 Life Road Safety Campaign. The campaign was created by young Erris No Name Club members to increase awareness of the dangers of road traffic accidents among their peers and encourage responsible driving. The campaign is being piloted in Belmullet with the support of Mayo County Council and No Name Club will roll this out to its 40 clubs throughout Ireland.

The 1 4 Life Road Safety Campaign encourages No Name Club members to pledge to take responsibility for road safety and speak to those they consider to be driving unsafely. A unique element of the campaign is a text messaging service designed by members of No Name Club which will see young people text a slow down message to their peers they feel are not driving responsibly.

Latest Road Safety Authority statistics show that young people aged 17 to 20 are a high risk category of those involved in road traffic accidents accounting for 13.4% of the total drivers killed or injured in road traffic accidents with a further 26.3% of total car passengers in this age group killed or injured.

While there are many campaigns encouraging young people to drive more responsibly, our campaign is the first to have been created by young people says Edith Geraghty, No Name Club facilitator and chairperson of the Erris No name club of the 1 4 Life campaign. The campaign fits well with No Name Clubs ethos to encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves and promote active citizenship.

The campaign launch will see over 170 young people experience the disorienting effects of alcohol impaired vision through beer goggles and the Corridor of Life, a video account depicting the futility of road death by showing a young mans life from birth to the sudden blankness of his unnecessary death and other interactive exhibits. The event will also host a debate on the issues of road safety.

Young people attending the campaign launch will hear first hand accounts of Road Traffic Accidents from Garda, Fire Brigade and Ambulance personnel. Mother Ann Moran will also speak about the devastating loss of her daughter Regina in a tragic road accident .

Education is essential to improving driver behaviour and reducing road traffic accidents. We hope that through positive peer pressure, our road safety campaign will encourage young people to be responsible drivers now and into the future, says Mrs. Geraghty.