Mungret College Past Pupils Annual Dinner & Golf Outing 2018 Report

This year’s event was held once again in Castletroy, Limerick our home from home. Under the expert guidance of this years president John Maher, travelling from the USA, it was packed with events commencing with our golf competition on the excellent and testing Castletroy golf course. The winner of the competition was Walter Maloney who produced a great score of 39pts just ahead of Russell Orpen on count back. Harry Casey came in a very close third. The biggest accomplishment of the day however was reserved for Brian O’Flynn who took one of the major prizes for the first time with nearest the pin on the back nine. The winner of the front nine went to Tony Lowry and there is no coincidence that both were in the class of 1968 who were celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the event.

Our AGM followed at the Castletroy Park Hotel and the feature item was the past pupils presentation to Mungret Community College of a joint flag reflecting the colours and the crests of both colleges. The presentation was made to the Chairman of the Management Board of the school Daniel Butler and the Principal Liam O’Mahoney. Past Pupils can view the flag on our web site. We also hope to have a video of the presentation on our site shortly. A second presentation was also made to the new college in the form of a small bursary to assist students with their financial outlay which will be distributed by the college management, at their discretion, to the areas of most need. We have committed to this bursary programme for the next five years.

Our president for 2019 is Michael O’Malley class of 1968 and a native of Limerick. We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to outgoing president John Maher who managed his role from the United States and is a very loyal supporter of the union. The numbers at the AGM was in excess of 40 members.

Dinner followed in the McLaughlin Restaurant and all records were broken for this event with 70 past pupils returning, which makes the organisation of this annual event very worthwhile. As an ageing membership it is unbelievable that the dinner attracts higher numbers each year and the council are very appreciative of this continued support and we hope that the occasion will continue to get the same loyalty from past pupils year on year.

Provisional dates for the 2019 dinner will be released shortly so members can diary the date well in advance.