2018 London Dinner was held on 16th March
Report written by Fergal Keane
Photos courtesy of Fergal Keane and Jim Keating
The Annual London Branch Dinner was held in the RAF Club, Piccadilly on the night of 16 March the eve of the England V Ireland Rugby match held in Twickenham.
The Guest of Honour was the Union President – Mr Liam Spooner accompanied by Ms Nuala Callanan. The College was represented by the Chair of the Board of Management – Mr Ronnie Culliton. Also in attendance were Union Treasurer – Mr Pat Keane and Past Union President – Mr Jim Keating.
A total of 25 attended the dinner and included the wives of many Pastmen.
The Branch Chairman – Fergal Keane having thanked all those present, especially the younger members, expressed the view that The London Branch needs new members. He also asked all present to spread the word to their contemporaries to attend the functions. The London Branch encompasses the whole of the UK and will provide advice and support to past students when they arrive in the UK on request.
He also would like to encourage the College through the Director –Mr Patrick O’Sullivan and Katherine Donovan – Secretary PPU to advise the boys on the importance of contacting their local branch of the Union when they leave. See contact page for contact details.
Following updates about the College by Liam Spooner and Ronnie Culliton there was a lively discussion on the future of the College.
After Dinner entertainment was provided by Ms Ann-Marie Keane and this was followed by the customary raffle where the prizes included 2 tickets for the following day’s match.
Everyone went home in good spirits in the hope that Ireland would win the Grand Slam for the third time the following day. A hope that was realised in great style.
Appearing in the above photo:
Front Row: Ann-Marie Keane, Marion Keane, Maureen Moran, Manus Moran, Liam Spooner, Ciaran Egan, Pierce Byrne.
Back Row: Nuala Callaghan, Pat O’Grady, John O’Shea, Dermot Hurley, Ronnie Culliton, John Yurky, Gearoid O’Fallamhain, Pat Keane, Michael Meagher, Tom Keenan, Liam Nicoll, Matthew Quinlivan.
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