Athenry No Name Club – Summer 2003

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The No Name Club, which comprises the 15 – 18 yrs. age group, aims to promote events such as, Discos, Table Quizzes, Sporting Events, etc. in a non-alcoholic .and drug free environment.

The Official Launch of the Athenry No Name Club took place on Thursday, 26th June, 2003 in the Castlegate Hotel, Athenry where Eamonn Doyle, National Executive Officer from Kilkenny, performed the Official Opening. Special guests included the Queen of Athenry, Ailish Rohan and Athenry Hurler, Joe Rabbitte. The opening was followed by a Disco, which was a huge success.

This voluntary youth organisation, which has many clubs throughout the country, was founded in 1978 to promote an alternative to pub culture for the young people of Ireland. Galway is to the forefront with seven active clubs. We have a very active newly formed Club in Athenry, which consists of an Adult Committee, Hosts and Hostesses who have undergone special training for months prior to the launch of the club.

Meetings are held on a regular basis. The Hosts and Hostesses, are all students from the Vocational School and Presentation College, Athenry. They were presented with special No Name Club T Shirts at a function on the 27th May 2003, and were accompaned by their proud parents. They are working tirelessly to promote this worthwhile venture for the youth of our town.

We wish thank all the local No Name Clubs for their help and co-operationour. We thank our sponsors for their donations towards the setting up of this club.

Adult Committee: Vincent Ryan (Chairman), Cait Commins (Secretary), Marion Courtney (Treasurer), Sinead Connaughton (P.R.O.), Rev. Fr. John O’ Gorman, Garda Gerry Fahy, Aileen O’Flanagan, Michael John Rooney, Geraldine Gallagher, Ruth Kelly, Marion Quirke, Shane Coogan, Denis Coleman, Anne Walsh, Gerry  Prior, Ger Shortle.

Hosts and Hostesses: Cathal Walsh, Kieran Healy, Keith Coyne-Potts, Eoin Quirke, Louise Delaney, Emer Fanning, Sara Delmar, lan Morton, Catherine Burke, Emma Ryan, Ciara Barrett, Caroline Keady, Clodagh Crimmins, Angela Madden, Katie Farrell, Fionola McDonagh, Emer O’Sullivan, Jason Cotter, Shane Murray, Stephen Kelly, Gerard Treacy, Brenda Brehany, Nora Cullinane, Emer Hession, Alan Burke, Sandra Kearney, Rachel Walsh.

Feature Photo: Garda Gerry Fahy, Cáit Cummins Secretary, Vincent Ryan Chairperson, Marion Courtney Treasurer and Sinéad Connaughton

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About this record

Written by Sinéad Conaughton

Published here 02 Jan 2024 and originally published Summer 2003

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