Pre-Christmas Luncheon

imageWe  had a  very  enjoyable  lunch  in  the  very  attractive  surroundings  of  Lansdowne Rugby Club.  Some  16  members  attended  with  14  sitting  down  for  lunch.    Two  members  joined  us  for  a  reception  before  lunch  and apologised  for  not  being  able  to  stay on.
Paul  Van Cauwelaert  was  of  great  assistance  in  making  the  arrangements  with  Lansdowne RFC,  and  looked  after  all  financial  matters.
Members  started  arriving  at  noon and by  12.45  all  those  dining  had  arrived  along  with  2  others  who  had  dropped  in  to  say  Hello.   We  sat  down  for  lunch  at  13.30  which  continued  until  around  16.00, when  some  members  had  to  leave  to  keep  other  Christmas  engagements.  All  were  gone  by  17.30.
The  afternoon  was  very  enjoyable  and  made  such  by  the  presence  of  the ” usual  suspects”  and  by  the  addition  of  others  whose  company  we  had not  enjoyed  for  a  number  of  years.  We  did  canvas  support  from  classes  of  other “leaving” years,  with  good  success  and  with  encouragement.
The  attendance  included Denis Bergin, Henry Blake, Dan Binchy, Peter Bruck, John Goor, Anthony Gore-Grimes, Pat Hickey, John Horgan, Fr.Anthony Keane, Harvey Kenny, Billy Lee, Paddy O’Keefe, Philip O’Sullivan, Fr.Philip Tierney, Paul Van Cauwelaert, Stephen Woulfe-Flanagan.
Apologies  from Theo Hoppen, George  Dwyer, Diarmuid MacSweeney, John Carlos, Denis Corboy, Bobbie Cussen, John Cussen, Tony Roche, Bernard Segrave-Daly, Henry O’Cleary, Peter O’Cleary, Joe Lyster, Franz Molloy, Cianan Fennessy, Peter Fletcher, Greg Ashe, Ricky Johnson.
Harvey Kenny