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Our Leaders

KYW Leaders

The KYW would not be successful without a certain group of people; the leaders. Our leader group consists of over 70 leaders between the ages of 16-30, spanning from regions such as Dundalk, Tallaght, Cork, Newry, and Annaclone. These leaders are trained in areas such as Child Protection, Advanced First Aid, safeTALK Suicide Awareness, and lifeguard courses, which are completed throughout the year in preparation for the KYW. Although the KYW is only three weeks long, our leader team are constantly active during the year completing workshops, attending meetings, and organising fundraisers.

What it takes to be a KYW leader

The individuals that make up the KYW leader group were each chosen to be leaders due to their possession of key skills and traits needed to allow the KYW to run smoothly. Our leaders have excellent experience working in a team, are responsible, and have outstanding organisational skills. Many of these leaders participated in the KYW as campers and were selected to be leaders by the Senior Leader and Assistant Senior Leader.

KYW Committee

The purpose of the KYW Committee is to organise and coordinate the KYW and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of a quality programme over not only the three weeks of the KYW, but yearlong. The Committee oversees all aspects of the KYW, meeting regularly to discuss the progress of the various teams represented by Committee members. The chair of the Committee is the Senior Leader, followed by the Assistant Senior Leader. Each of the regions that we have campers from are represented by both Head of Region and Assistant Head of Region. The remaining Committee members are the Media Officer, Training Officer, Fundraising Officer, Wellness Officer, and Friary Youth Club President.

Niall Cunningham
Niall Cunningham

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2007
Role: Senior Leader

Orlaith O'Callaghan
Orlaith O'Callaghan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2012
Role: Assistant Senior Leader

Aaron Cunningham
Aaron Cunningham

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014
Role: Jnr.Assistant Senior Leader

Megan Crilly
Megan Crilly

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014
Role: Head of Dundalk

Melissa Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2011
Role: Head of Tallaght

Dara Goss
Dara Goss

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015
Role: Head of Kildare

Stephen Kettle
Stephen Kettle

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2011
Role: Head of Cork

Stephen Love
Stephen Love

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2016
Role: Head of Newry/Annaclone

Neasa Cumiskey
Neasa Cumiskey

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015
Role: Media Officer

Eimear O'Hare
Eimear O'Hare

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016
Role: Assistant Head of Dundalk

PJ Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2012
Role: Assistant Head of Tallaght

Dylan Martin
Dylan Martin

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013
Role: Training Officer

John Byrne
John Byrne

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014
Role: Fundraising Officer

Stephen Kettle
Stephen Kettle

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2011
Role: Wellness Officer

Alan McGivern

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013
Role: FYC President

KYW Leader Team

Aaron Culligan
Aaron Culligan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014

Adam Finn2
Adam Finn

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Allish Kenna
Ailish Kenna

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Andrew Kelly
Andrew Kelly

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Aoibheann Connelly
Aoibhin Connolly

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Brea Coburn
Brea Coburn

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Chloe Quigley
Chloe Quigley

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Christopher Lawson
Chris Lawson

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2009

Cian Simpson
Cian Simpson

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Clodagh Roe
Clodagh Roe

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Conor Byrne
Connor Byrne

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Conor Stubbs
Conor Stubbs

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Darragh McAvoy
Darragh McAvoy

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2017

Darren Maguire
Darren Maguire

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2014

Dido McCrave
David "Dido" McCrave

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014

Donal Clarke
Donal Clarke

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Eleanor McElroy
Eleanor McElroy

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Emma Teather
Emma Teather

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Emmet Woods
Emmet Woods

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2016

Eve Keenan
Eve Keenan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Gavin Curtis
Gavin Curtis

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Hannah Clarke
Hannah Clarke

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Hannalore Mackle
Hannalore Mackle

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Holly Doyle
Holly Doyle

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2016

Jack McDonell
Jack McDonell

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

James Clarke
James Clarke

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

James Prendergast
James Prendergast

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Jess Sheehy
Jessica Sheehy

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Jessie Deegan
Jessie Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Jodie Deegan
Jodie Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Josh Bailey
Josh Bailey

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014

Joy Quigley
Joy Quigley

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Kate Smyth
Kate Smyth

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Kinker Duffin
Kinker Duffin

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Lauren Culligan
Lauren Culligan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Lauren O'Connor
Lauren O'Connor

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2012

Liam McCartney
Liam McCartney

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Liam Richardson
Liam Richardson

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Luke Deegan
Luke Deegan

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Matty Agnew
Matty Agnew

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2009

Megan Downes
Megan Downes

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Megan McKeown
Megan McKeown

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Natasha Guest
Natasha Guest

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Orla Corcoran
Orla Corcoran

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2018

Peter Fisher
Peter Fisher

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2009

Rachel Watters
Rachel Watters

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Robert Beggs
Robert Beggs

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Ronan Baldwin
Ronan Baldwin

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Ronan Greenan
Ronan Greenan

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

Rosie Culligan
Rosie Culligan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2017

Sarah Callan
Sarah Callan

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015

Sarah Washington
Sarah Washington

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013

Shane O'Connell
Shane O'Connell

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2013

Shannon Gayson
Shannon Gayson

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2014

Shannon McLaughlin
Shannon McLaughlin

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2015

Shaun McKeown
Shaun McKeown

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Sophie Lyons
Sophie Lyons

Team: Tallaght
Leader since: 2017

Sorcha Twomey
Sorcha Twomey

Team: Cork
Leader since: 2015

Thomas Merry
Thomas Merry

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2018

Vicky Carlin
Viktoria Carlin

Team: Newry/Annaclone
Leader since: 2018

Vicky Prendergast
Vicky Prendergast

Team: Dundalk
Leader since: 2014