2005 Union Events
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NEIL MCCANN AWARDED PAST MAN OF 2004
Paddy Shortall, President 2004, presented the Castleknock Union Pastman of the Year award for 2004 to Mr Neil McCann, class of '41.
BUSINESS LUNCH 2005
A big thank you goes to the 320 pastmen and their guests who attended the recent Business Lunch in the Berkeley Court Hotel. Jim Glennon TD was the guest speaker and his tales of rugby in days past were enjoyed by all. As usual the day carried over into the evening and last reports have it that all got safely home by the early hours of Saturday.
ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY RETREAT
A reminder that the Good Friday Annual Retreat will take place in the College again this year. Fr Jim McCormack C.M. has very kindly agreed to act as Spiritual Director for the Retreat.
ANNUAL DINNER 2005
The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday 15th October in the Berkeley Court Hotel.
Don't forget that the Annual 7 a Side Soccer Blitz will take place in the College on Saturday 27th August starting at 1pm. This event attracts over one hundred pastmen each year with teams being entered from each of the last ten or so years. Light refreshments are provide for all and prizes for the winners.
Congratulations to Devin Toner (class of 2004) and Gregory Stafford (class of 2002) who were selected to play for their country as part of the six nations u19 and u21 series respectively. Congratulations also go to Brian Collins, a current 6th Year student who has been selected for the Irish schools side.
Director of Rugby Role
A sub-committee of the Union has been working for some months now to assist the College in identifying a suitable Director of Rugby . The position was advertised on the sports pages of the Irish Times and drew a large response. An announcement will be made in mid-August and the new Director will be in place at the start of term. The Union fully supports the College in this strategy.