A restricted Golf Classic will be held in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Friday, August 21st.
Our primary concern is to ensure our members' safety and wellbeing and with this in mind there will be no shotgun start and no prize giving dinner. Hopefully we can go back to this format in 2021.
We have a limited number of tee times available from 14:00 which we will allocate on a ‘first come first served’ basis. The format will be the usual singles stableford with the best two scores on each hole to be counted for the team event.
As there will be no dinner or social, there will be no raffle or fundraising activities and the committee has not sought sponsorship for either golf prizes, raffle prizes or auction items. The PPU will fund the (very modest) prizes for the first three individuals and the members of the winning team with the individual winner getting their name on the famous trophy. By the way, if anyone does fancy helping out with sponsoring golf prizes or goodies bags, we would be delighted to accept and acknowledge this – just let us know at email@example.com . All participants will get a goodie bag with an extra ‘something’ for paid-up members of the PPU.
The cost to play is €40 or €10 for Dun Laoghaire Golf Club members. Entries will be taken on the basis of teams of four. If you cannot get four together, but still wish to play, you can let us know by email and we will do our best to get you out (but given the limited numbers, please appreciate we cannot guarantee this. Entry to the event can only be confirmed on receipt of payment, details of which can be found below.
An informal prize-giving, adhering to public health guidelines will take place as soon as is practical after the last group finish. Depending on the latest Covid-19 guidelines, this may take place outdoors or (hopefully) in the club bar – we will advise you on the day. Hopefully we can return to a full scale event again in 2021.
To help us plan tee-times please confirm by Tuesday, August 4th if you want to participate.
Click below to book in as team or email us if you wish to play as an Individual
The PPU will provisionally hold its AGM on Thursday, May 21st and all paid up members of the PPU are invited to attend. The level of Covid-19 restrictions will determine the meeting format but as of now we expect to hold a virtual meeting on either Zoom or Google Meet. We would ask those paid up members of the PPU who are interested in joining us at our AGM to register your intent by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can call Dermot Kelly, PPU President, on 083 801 5661. We will issue the agenda and link details within the next few weeks.
We are delighted to announce that we had a highly successful table quiz fund raiser on Friday, March 6th in the College hall to support Sean Drummond's long term rehabilitation care. We had over 160 participants and managed to raise over €10,000 from the entry fees, donations, auctions and raffle. We are still looking to add to this amount and have set a total target of €12,000. So, if you are in a position to make a donation, please do so today - check how to do so below.
We would like to thank all of the participants, donors and sponsors for their incredible support. Similarly we would like to thank Gerry Duffy, Principal, and Liam Murnane, Vice Principal, for the great support from the College. A note of thanks also to Sean's father, Tommy, who provided an update on Sean's progress and expressed his gratitude to all involved in the fund raiser.
We are still seeking to increase the funds raised so please make your donation here:
Hello any former classmates from 1960 still about. As this year is the 60th anniversary, and unfortunately having missed the 50th ten years ago, if there are any who would be interested in getting together during 2020, I would be very happy to make contact and see what could be arranged. Russell Burke of the PPU has been very helpful though a little constrained by GDPR, but if we could get the ball rolling, perhaps we could see who might still be available and interested.
There is a list of 1960’s class on the CBC website, but recalling other names and looking at the rather bedraggled newspaper clip from 1960 there were quite a few more who graduated then.
Hoping for some feedback, best wishes to all.
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We are on track to having a very successful table quiz fund raiser for Sean Drummond next Friday, March 6th in the College. Sean is a past pupil of CBC Monkstown Park who was seriously injured in an accident in London and will require long term rehabilitation support. (Further details can be seen at the Support4Drummo website.) We have had a great response so far but still have a few tables available.
Many thanks to those of you who have booked tables, provided sponsorship or made a donation, for those of you who haven't yet done so there is still time.
We would ask all of those participating in the table quiz to arrive in the Hall by 7:45PM latest to help ensure we start at 8:00PM sharp.
Also for those of you who have yet to pay for a table we would ask you to do so this week, if possible.
In the event of an over subscription of tables preference will be given to those with paid up tables.
The details of the table quiz are as follows including information on how to book a table, make a donation or provide sponsorship:
Date: Friday, March 6th
Venue: CBC Monkstown Park
Teams: Maximum of 5 per team/table
Fee: €100 per table
Everybody is welcome. Prizes for the winning team and (hopefully) some spot prizes. There will be a raffle with lots of prizes on the night. Please spread the word, tell everyone, bring your friends, family, fellow past pupils, whoever you can reach.
You can register and enter a team here:
Alternatively please notify us by emailing the names of your team to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also, feel free to enter a team even if you cannot make it on the night, all proceeds will go to the fund anyway. Please let us know if you are not coming to the quiz, as there is only so many tables we can fit in the CBC hall!!!
To maximise the success of this fund raising event, we are also seeking donations of prizes and offering sponsorship opportunities for this most worthy cause so please contact us via email@example.com if you can donate prizes or provide sponsorship. All support will be acknowledged on the night.
Donations can be made here
To make a sponsorship contribution please click here or contact us (see below for details). If you are in a position to donate a prize or prizes, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dermot Kelly on 083 801 5661 or Russell Burke on 087 239 0317.
To kick things off the Past Pupils Union has committed to contributing €500 to the fund.
Furthermore, the PPU Executive Committee has also agreed that for each new member joining the PPU in 2020 it will contribute a further €15 to the Sean Drummond Fund. So, if you are not already a member of the PPU, now is your chance to join and to make a positive contribution to this very worthy cause. Please complete the following to join up
Looking forward to seeing you on March 6th for lots of fun and fundraising! And please spread the word as far and wide as possible! There will also be the opportunity to socialise afterwards of course………
In the meantime, donations can also of course be made at the Support4Drummo website.
Any questions at all, please let us know: email@example.com
Congratulations to our Outstanding Achievement award recipients who were presented with their awards at a ceremony in the School over the weekend.
2019 and previous Outstanding Achievement Award winners - from Left to Right:
Liam Murnane, VP CBC Monkstown, Russell Burke, VP PPU, John Feehan, OAA recipient 2019 and Guest Speaker, Joe Brady, OAA recipient 2019, Des Cave, OAA recipient 2019, John Keogh, previous OAA recipient, John O'Shea, previous OAA recipient, Frank McCabe, Previous OAA recipient and Guest Speaker, Dermot Kelly, President, PPU
It is with sadness that we announce the recent death of John Lyons, a past pupil of CBC Monkstown Park. John was the 121st President of the I.R.F.U. and was a previous recipient of the PPU's Outstanding Achievement Award. On behalf of the PPU we would like to extend our condolences to John's family.
The PPU‘s annual golf classic took place once again in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Friday August 23rd. There was a ‘shotgun’ start at 14:00 which meant everyone finished together and had a great opportunity to socialise before the dinner. We had 44 golfers enjoying the beautiful sunny weather and another then six past pupils joined us for the dinner.
There was a bit of fun on the night with a raffle, a charity auction and the prize giving. Many thanks to our sponsors for their support which helped us ensure the prizes were good and for the super items that were ultimately auctioned. Also many thanks to the various individuals who contributed the prizes that made the raffle a bit of fun.
The individual winner was Donal Courtney with an excellent score of 39. The team prize was won with a score of 85 points by a Class of ’78 team comprised of Adrian Barnes, Gareth Colgan, Barry Steele and Russell Burke. The PPU president, Dermot Kelly, presented the prizes to all the winners.
Nearest the Pin Aodh Burke
Longest Drive Paul Leonard
Front Nine Russell Burke (19 Points)
Back Nine Tony Madden (20 Points)
4th Place Pat O’Dowd, Brian Carroll, Donal Courtney, Alan Cuffe (80 Points)
3rd Place Bryan O’Neill, Aodh Burke, Aidan O’Boyle, Tony Madden (80 Points)
2nd Place Norman Campbell, Mark Fogarty, David Fogarty, Keith Lawlor (83 Points
Winners Adrian Barnes, Gareth Colgan, Russell Burke, Barry Steele (85 Points)
4th Place Gareth Colgan (37 Points)
3rd Place Paul Wyse (37 Points)
2nd Place Keith Lawlor (38 Points)
2019 Champion Donal Courtney (39 Points)
The Past Pupils Union would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support without which the success today’s event would not have been possible.
The PPU‘s annual golf classic is taking place once again in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Friday August 23rd . There will be a ‘shotgun’ start at 14:00 which means everyone will finish around the same time and in plenty of time for dinner. The format will be teams of four and also an individual competition. This will be followed by dinner and prize-giving in the Clubhouse at 20:00.
The cost for golf and dinner will be €75 per person (or €45 for Dun Laoghaire Golf Club members) including a free sleeve of golf balls for current PPU members. Golf only and dinner only options are also available (please see below for details). Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or complete the form below. To book your place, please pay using the link below either in full or pay a (non-refundable) deposit of €25 and you can pay the balance later.
To all those that have booked their places we look forward to seeing you on the 23 rd . Please ensure you are ready by 13:30 as, with the shotgun start, you will need time to get out to your allocated tee box.
As of now we have three lines left if you would still like to participate but please book soon as, with the shotgun start, once we are full we are full. Your place will only be confirmed when either a deposit or (preferably) full payment is received. For anyone who would like to play, but is not yet part of a team, please let us know as we have a few individual participants registered who will be looking to form teams which we will be happy to facilitate.
Many thanks to those who have already offered us sponsorship. This helps us keep the cost of participation down and the quality of the prizes up. We would have room for one more sponsor if any past pupil would be kind enough to offer it. If interested, please let us know using the contact from below or at email@example.com.The PPU will ensure that any sponsor will get acknowledgment and significant recognition both on the day of the classic and at other PPU events.
We look forward to seeing you all on the 23 rd for the golfing, dining and socialising.
If you are interested please sign up below or drop us a message.