Union Committee 2017
At our AGM held on the 6 Dec in the College, Colin Murtagh, class '83, succeeded Lorcan Tiernan, class '88, as Union President and Oisin Quinn, class '86, was elected President-Elect for 2018. We would like to thank Lorcan for his hugely successful year in office. He has set the bar very high but we have every confidence that Colin and Oisin in turn, will match and exceed that standard in the years ahead.
Thankfully we will not be losing Lorcan entirely for he now joins with twenty six of his predecessors as a past president ex-officio member of the committee. We are also fortunate that none of Ian Garrigan, Aidan Feighery and Johnny Lynch were up for re-election, so all continue in office as Junior President, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary respectively.
We also welcomed back the "last of the Vin. Hon. Sec's" as Paschal Scallon, CM, has agreed to resume as Joint Honorary Secretary, a role he last held 1993-96. Paschal who is a pastman, class '80, after many years in Phibsboro has now returned to the College as the new Chairman of the Board of Management.
This allowed for Rita Coyle to finally retire after eighteen years of immense service.
|CASTLEKNOCK COLLEGE UNION|
|OFFICERS OF THE UNION|
|President Elect:||Oisin Quinn||1986|
|Junior President:||Ian Garrigan||2009|
|Honorary Treasurer:||Aidan Feighery||1972|
|Honorary Secretary:||Johnny Lynch||1993|
|Joint Honorary Secretary:||Paschal Scallon, CM||1980|
|class of||class of|
|Geraldine Corrigan||PTA||Mark Curley||2006|
|Barry Walsh||1983||Johnny Cosgrove||2006|
|Peter Cooke||2004||Jack Hurley||2011|
|Cronan O'Donnell||2004||Cormac Fagan||2012|
|College President:||Very Rev. Peter Slevin, CM|
|College Headmaster:||Oliver Murphy|
|PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE UNION|
|class of - term||class of - term|
|Lorcan Tiernan||'88||2016||Mannix MacKenna||'71||2001|
|Conor McCarthy||'84||2015||John Loughran||'73||2000|
|Terence O'Rourke||'72||2014||Michael Collins||'74||1999|
|Colin Duffy||'87||2013||John Fitzpatrick||'63||1998|
|Conor Mallaghan||'88||2012||Paul MacQuillan||'76||1997|
|David O'Donnell||'84||2011||Maurice Davitt||'52||1995|
|David A. Bell||'83||2010||Stewart Harrington||'61||1992|
|Fergus O'Rafferty||'69||2009||David Bell||'38||1990|
|Kevin McGowan||'63||2007||Patrick O'Callaghan||'50||1987|
|Philip Halpenny||'71||2006||Thomas J. O'Reilly||'60||1986|
|Peter Quirke||'68||2005||Joseph H. Downes||'44||1982|
|Paddy Shortall||'56||2004||Liam Cosgrave||'40||1980|
|John Kearney||'77||2003||John Cooney||'44||1974|
|PAST JUNIOR PRESIDENTS|
|class of - term||class of - term|
|Stephen Connolly||'04||2014-15||Warren Barry||'03||2006-09|
|Stephen Boyle||'01||2012-13||Brian Dunleavy||'99||2004-05|
|Ciaran Brady||'01||2011||Patrick Farrell||'93||2001-03|
|Keith O'Neill||'01||2010||Peter J. Harrison||'92||2000|
On the Committee front, Billy Gallagher, class '61, retired after a remarkable 21 years service. This we only accepted on Billy's assurance that he would continue as lead organiser for the Good Friday Retreat, a role he has performed admirably these last 16 years.
New blood is always required so we were delighted to see Cronan O’Donnell and Peter Cooke, both class '04 and Cormac Fagan, class '12, elected to the committee and Mark Curley, class '06 re-elected for a further three year term. Geraldine Corrigan, Barry Walsh and Johnny Cosgrove, not being up for re-election, also continue to serve.
Stephen Connolly, class '04, as with all past Junior Presidents, becomes an ex-officio member of the committee.