THE NO NAME CLUB were announced the overall winners of the Kilkenny People of the Year awards at a ceremony in the Newpark Hotel on Friday.
The club started in Kilkenny in 1978 and has grown nationally and is still going strong because of the the involvement, enthusiasm and leadership of successive years of teenagers in the club. The club celebrates and encourages young people to enjoy a fun and fulfilling social life is not dependent on the use of alcohol and other drugs and to demonstrate to them Anne Doyle commended the group for their work and the positive change that they have created amongst the youth in the city. “They demonstrate through positive peer pressure that people can have a good time without drink and drugs. Since it’s inception there are around 50 clubs throughout the country.
“We have all heard horror stories of Junior Cert night and we worry about our young people and what state they will get home in. This group organises an alcohol free disco where almost 1,000 people attended. This disco ensures that our young people get home safely and have a great time.,” she said. Young people involved in the group told the retired RTE presenter that the group had helped them grow both in confidence as people and had helped them forge new friendships in a positive environment. Ms Doyle congratulated the young people on their achievements and for having the courage to engage in positive peer pressure.