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Sunday 11 December 2016

Debs 2015: Trinity Comp's ball is small but perfectly formed

Dancing the night away in style was just the ticket for Trinity Comprehensive

Daniel Fearon (19) and Rebecca Traynor (18) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Rebecca bought her dress in Cherrie Bum
Daniel Fearon (19) and Rebecca Traynor (18) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Rebecca bought her dress in Cherrie Bum
Chantelle Fox (18) and Craig Tracey (19) at the Tinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Chantelle bought her dress in Quiz
Glen Paget (19) and Nicola Keeley (17) at the Tinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Nicola bought her dress in Caris Closet
Sarah Lynch (18) and Peter Dennan (18) at the Tinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Sarah bought her dress in Debenhams
Kourtney Murray (18) and John McCann (18) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Kourtney bought her dress in Caris Closet
Amy Byrne (15) and Ciaran Rowan (18) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Amy had her dress made
Lauren McGill (19) and Greg Little (19) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Lauren bought her dress in River Island
Carl Keeley (18) and Jane Lynch (17) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Jane bought her dress in Fran and Jane
Carla Troy (18) and Adam O'Reilly (19) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Carla bought her dress in Neolia
Mark Fleming (18) and Shantel Cahill (19) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Shantel bought her dress in the Dress Pantry
Sarah Piggot (18) and Aaron Fallon (19) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Sarah bought her dress in Debenhams
Kiera Byas (18) and Jordan Keating (18) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Kiera bought her dress in Dress 4 Heaven
Amy carroll (18) and Darragh Troy (18) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Amy bought her dress in Julien
Jason Troy (18) and Aoife O'Reilly (18) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Aoife bought her dress in the Kilkenny Shop
Dylan Hanna (18) and Shannon Dempsey (17) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Shannon bought her dress in Debenhams
Gemma Dempsey (18) and Sean McAllister (19) at the Trinity Comprehensive Debs in The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. Gemma bought her dress in Pamela Scott

It was a petite but perfectly formed Debs Ball for the past-pupils of Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun.

Although they were small in number, the fun was enormous.

"We were a small class of 20," head of the Debs committee John McCann said.

"But everyone went all-out and the style was great."

Girls selected sparkling floor-length gowns, hot red dresses, and flouncy tulle skirts, while gents opted for classic petrol blue, grey and black suits for the evening.

Guests travelled from their north city school to the luxurious Ardboyne Hotel in Navan in plush stretch Hummers and enjoyed a champagne reception before sitting down for a three-course meal.

The Debs Awards was a highlight of the evening with the coveted Party Animal gong going to Aoife O'Reilly.

Having polished off their dinner, Debs and their dates made their way to the hotel's Swan Lane nightclub to dance the night away.

The crowd went wild when How Deep is Your Love, by Calvin Harris & Disciples played and the party continued well into the night.

"There was a great buzz on the night," John said.

"Everyone was in fantastic form and dancing with all your old friends and laughing was a great way to end your time at school."

John had spent months planning and preparing the Debs and said that it more than lived up to his expectations.

"It was everything I thought it was going to be and more," he said. BREAKFAST "It was a deadly night. We hadn't seen each other over the summer, so it was a big catch up."

After jumping around to pop hits, the past-pupils of Trinity Comprehensive School ventured back to the hotel where they were served much-needed bacon-laden breakfast rolls.

"Then we headed back to Dublin," John said. "It was a brilliant night."

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