- Westland Row PPU Golf Society Outings 2016
This is the time of year when golfers’ dreams of sunny fairways start coming into focus. The Westland Row CBS Golf Society has just finalised the 2016 schedule and we can look forward to playing three very attractive courses as follows –
President’s Prize (Des Donnelly) Prize at Woodbrook GC on Friday May 20th. Tee times 12.20pm – 2.00pm.
Contact Tony Kenny on 087 2623700 to get on time sheet.
Captain’s Prize (Alan O’Connor Jnr.) at Newlands GC. This outing is scheduled for August 13th. Further details will be posted soon.
Pat McGrath Memorial Trophy and Christmas Outing at Foxrock Golf Club – details soon.
- Presentation of Pearse Family Coat of Arms
Last year’s President, John Cullen, presented a specially prepared Pearse family Coat of Arms on behalf of the PPU to the school at a ceremony in the school on Monday March 14th. 2016. This was the first of a number of planned events to honour the memories of our famous past pupils, Patrick and Willie Pearse who, of course, were leading figures in the Easter Rising in 1916. Many other past pupils also participated and they will all be remembered and honoured suitably within the next few weeks. The presentation on March 14th was attended by 87 year old Noel Scarlette, grandson of the half brother of Patrick and Willie as well as Noel’s two sons and daughter in law. School Vice Principal Eddie Kelly gave a very interesting talk on the Pearse brothers. Below are some photographs from the event.
- New PPU President, Brian Duncan
Brian Duncan (Class of 64) was presented with the President’s Chain of Office by outgoing President, John Cullen, at the PPU AGM on April 6th 2016.
Brian was Row Man of the Year in 1992. He graduated as an Actuary and has enjoyed an illustrious career in business with Irish Life Assurance, VHI and Mercers. He is currently Chair of Irish Pensions Trust. He also served as Chair of the school’s management Board.