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Congrats to the 2017 National Youth Award Winners


No Name Club National Youth Awards Winners 2015

Teenagers from Mountbellew No Name Club and  Kilbride No Name Club took the top honours in front of a crowd of 1ooo plus at the No Name Club National Youth Awards in Kilkenny on Saturday night, April 25th . The black-tie event has been running on an annual basis for 32 years and brought teenagers and their adult leaders from  clubs around the country together to celebrate the involvement of teenagers in communities across Ireland.

Carole Goulding Chairperson “On behalf of No Name Club, I want to offer our congratulations to Deirmaid McDermot   and Niamh Fannon on their success. This is a magnificent achievement and they follow in an illustrious line of young people who have been named Host and Hostess of the Year. Deirmaid and Niamh are bringing their talents to their club, community and wider society and we are delighted to recognize the contribution they are making to Irish society. I want to congratulate all the finalists; it is a remarkable achievement to reach the final stages of the competition. We hope the talents our finalists and thousands of other teenagers are bringing to their communities through their involvement with the No Name Club will bring great benefits to Irish life for years to come.”

The event saw  Mountbellew No Name Club Deirmaid McDermot named Host of the Year and  Kilbride No Name Club Niamh Fannon Club Hostess of the Year 2015.  Clubs from all over the country  were invited to put forward representatives to take part in the National Youth Awards and  and are added to a prestigious list of names who have taken the honours over 37 years. The Host and Hostess of the Year are deemed to have made outstanding contributions to their clubs, their local communities, and are rewarded for the skills they bring to wider society.  and were two of 8 teenage finalists that  that went forward from the regional finals to participate in Saturday’s event.Laura Mulvey Castleknock/Clonsilla NNC ,Joseph Delaney Kilkenny NNC, Liadain Nic Dhonncha Dungarvan NNC, Eoghan Burke Dungarvan NNC,Adam Gibbons Erris NNC and Caoilfhinn MacLeod Louisburgh NNC

At Saturday’s black-tie event, the finalists were interviewed in front of the 1,000+ crowd by event MC RTE Journalist and News Broadcaster Sharon Ni Bheolain and they then performed a party piece. The finalists had previously been interviewed on a one-to-one basis by the event judges. The winning Host and Hostess will receive education scholarships as prizes.

Guests  including Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh former National Hostess of the Year 2004,were treated to a four-course meal and a six hour disco will allow club members from communities across Ireland celebrate their involvement with the No Name Club and party into the early hours of the morning in a safe and supervised setting.

Niamh Fannon  Kilbride No Name Club is in fifth year in Mean Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Co. Roscommon. Niamh has been a hostess with the Kilbride No Name Club for three years. Niamh loves music especially piano and singing, working with animals and has a passion for Science saying it is her favourite subject. Niamh loves to read and cook especially baking. Niamh was awarded “Student of the year” in Fourth year and was a nominee in second year. Niamh was elected Class Prefect in first and second year and elected on to the student council in fourth year. Niamh has completed the Albert Schieritzer “Leadership for life program”. Niamh has been presented with the bronze Gaisce Awards and the Gold John Paul 2nd Awards. Niamh has displayed a project with her team at the BT Young Scientist 2014 and Sci Fest 2014.Niamh has been involved with the Super Talent , performing with her club and is now on a committee organising the clubs participation in the event. Niamh takes part in all club activities their sponsored walk and promotion of a healthy lifestyle as well as attending the National Youth forum, Ice skating and Christmas parties.

Deirmaid McDermot Mountbellew No Name Club is in fifth year at Colaiste Mhuire. Deirmaid plays football and hurling for Ballygar and also likes to play golf. Deirmaid also played the “senior thief” in the School Musical “Oliver” and has competed for three years in the No Name Club Super Talent competition. Deirmaid has received a bronze Gaisce medal and was selected to participate in the Dermot Early Youth Leadership Innovation Program. Deirmaid photographs all his club events and then publishes to Facebook, loved attending Lilliput, ice skating and bowling as well as running several Youth disco’s for his club. Mountbellew No name Club has always run a soccer tournament and Deirmaid loves being part of that each year. Deirmaid has an interest in Hotel Management and is currently doing work experience at the “G”.