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Congrats to the 2017 National Youth Award Winners

Ring of Hook

Ring of Hook

Where we meet: Parish Hall, Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co.Wexford.

When we meet: Tuesday

Adult Committee: Stephen Browne (Chairperson), Kieran Browne (Secretary), Chrissie Browne (Treasurer), Amy Keating (Child Protection Officer), Johnny Molloy, Shauna Long.

Founded: 1998

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Dedicated Programme Officer: Bryan Fennell


National Youth Awards 2016

Ring of Hook

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We have discos regularly to raise funds for our local charities and to pay for our projects. Our discos are very well attended and run very smoothly.
Some of our other fundraisers were a leg wax and fashion show held in fethard on-sea, painful and beautiful at the same time.
A pyjama bed push out to the Hook Lighthouse with lots of naps on the way.
Our Christmas show for the day-care centre went very well this year. With girls aloud singing and dancing Santas, Marty’s wonderful dancing really stole the show. Tommy and Kieran rocked the house with their rock song Time of your Life. Nicole did a wonderful dance for the “elders”, Sophie was great singing and Shauna did a wonderful job compéring for the day.
Every year we host a party for the local schools we provide entertainment, face painting, party games and food we all enjoy this day out.
We are looking forward to the karaoke competition and the National Youth Awards. We had a great time last year in Castlebar.

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Charities benefit from Ring of Hook Fundraiser

Ring of Hook No Name Club has raised over €2,000 for charity after it pushed a bed along a 21 kilometre stretch of road and beach. 20 Hosts and Hostesses and adult committee leaders participated in the fundraising drive on Sunday, June 5th that saw a bed being pushed from Ring of Hook lighthouse, onto Fetherd on Sea, and then to the town of Duncannon. Through sponsorship and collections on the road, the club collected over €2,000 for St Louis Daycare Centre in Ramsgrange and Down Syndrome Ireland.  The bed pushing fundraiser is something Ring of Hook has been involved in for a number of years and local charities benefit from the generosity of the club. The local Gardaí were on hand to support the club for what was a very succesful fundraising event. Pictures from the event can now be viewed below.

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Wexford Teenager Named National Host of the Year

A County Wexford Teenager has come through a competition that was open to 2,000 young people across the country to be named the No Name Club Host of the Year.

Marty Waters of Ring of Hook No Name Club was selected as the Host of the Year at the youth organisation’s National Youth Awards that were held in Kilkenny on Saturday April 16th, and brought over 1,000 people together to celebrate youth achievement.

Marty was a finalist with five other teenagers from Dungarvan No Name Club (Waterford), Erris NNC (Mayo), Finglas NNC (Dublin), Gort NNC (Galway) Tubbercurry NNC (Donegal). The National Host of the Year is deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to his club, the wider community and is rewarded for the skills he brings to wider society. At the final, Marty was interviewed in front of the 1,000+ crowd by event MC RTE Journalist Damien Tiernan and he then performed a party piece. Marty, An All-Ireland dance champion, entertained the crowd with a blistering performance of Irish dancing. He had previously been interviewed on a one-to-one basis by the event judges. Marty was representing his club, community, county and region at the awards.

This year’s winning Host and Hostess (female) of the Year have been selected from 2,000 No Name Club host and hostesses* across the country. To make the national final, Marty had to participate in a regional final that featured representatives from Kilkenny and Wicklow clubs and he participated in a one-to-one interview with judges, a stage interview, and performed a party piece, before being selected to represent the region.

This is the 33rd year of the National Youth Awards – which have been running since 1978 – and naming the No Name Club Host and Hostesses of the Year. This year’s event brought 900 teenagers and 300 adults to the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny to celebrate youth achievement and the black-tie affair featured a four-course meal and a six hour disco extravaganza.

12 teenagers from across the country made it to the final of the national competition, after being chosen to represent their clubs, communities, counties and regions at the regional finals. Over 40 clubs with 2,000 members were invited to put forward representatives to take part in the National Youth Awards.

Speaking after the awards, Marty said: “I feel honoured to have won this award and I’m very happy to be bringing the crown back to Wexford. This was a great experience for me and I made loads of new friends during the competition. I’m very thankful to the club, its adult and junior members for supporting me. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank my dancing school, the Nora and Lisa Doyle Academy of Irish Dancing. I also want to thank the No Name Club for the opportunity and the competition judges.”

Con Nolan, No Name Club Chief Executive Officer comments: “On behalf of the No Name Club, I want to offer hearty congratulations to Marty on his success. This is a magnificent achievement and he follows in an illustrious line of young males who have been named Host of the Year. Marty is bringing the talents he has to his club, community and wider society and we are delighted to recognise the contribution he is making to Irish society. We hope the talents he and thousands of other teenagers are bringing to Irish society through their involvement with the No Name Club will bring great benefits to Irish life for years to come