CLAREMORRIS No Name Club member Eadaoin Ni Mhaicin (16) was last week chosen as one of the five finalists for the No Name Club’s prestigious Hostess of the Year Award.
Eadaoin will take to the stage before an audience of over 1,000 people at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny next Saturday night, April 14.
Eadaoin is one of five girls from No Name Clubs around the country to have reached the National Youth Awards Final to compete for the title of Hostess of the Year, having first being selected by her club and then progressing through a regional final.
“I am really looking forward to the finals,” said Eadaoin , who is daughter of Mairtin and Aingeal Ni Mhaicin. “I have absolutely loved my time with the No Name Club in Claremorris, we are like one big happy family and I have learned a lot from my time there. It is an honour to be representing them on a national stage.”
Eadaoin is a student at Mount Saint Michael, Claremorris, and enjoys classic and traditional music, public speaking, debating, dancing, baking and caring for animals.
She is also a very talented musician who has won numerous awards at both national and international level for her performances. She has been a member of both the National Youth Orchestra and National Harp Orchestra.
Eadaoin was also likely to follow in the footsteps of her parents, who are great promoters of the Irish language, so naturally she is a fluent Irish speaker and loves Irish culture, with her many musical talents including Sean Nós Singing and Lilting.
She will be interviewed on stage by the host for the night, RTÉ’s South East Correspondent Damien Tiernan, while she will also perform a party piece.
Five boys will also be competing for the title of Host of the Year on the night, including Eoin O’Mahony (16), from Caherlistrane, who is a member of Headford No Name Club.
Eoin O’Mahony is a fifth year student at Presentation College, Headford. His main interests are sports and music. He plays soccer and football, while he sings and plays guitar in a band and is a member of his school’s choir.
The Host and Hostess of the Year awards are presented to the boy and girl who, in the opinion of the adjudicating panel, have made outstanding contributions to their own personal development, their No Name Club and the wider community.
“The National Youth Awards is the highlight of the club year for all No Name Club members. It brings members together from all over Ireland for a great night of fun, friendship and celebration,’ said John Donovan, CEO of No Name Club.
“This is going to be the biggest party in the country this weekend. Where else but in No Name Club would you get over 1,000 young people coming together and celebrating for an entire trouble-free weekend?” said Mr Donovan. “Friendships are made at the Youth Awards which last for many years afterwards,’ he added.
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