Highschool & Diocesan Past Pupils Golf Outing


DATE:  Friday 16th September

LOCATION: Rathfarnham Golf Club


Once again a fantastic day was had in Rathfarnham Golf club for our annual Golf tournament. We had 47 Golfers who enjoyed the Golf, the banter and the crack.

The course looked splendid and it was a pleasure to be out of the office on a sunny Friday afternoon.

Following the Golf there was time for a pint and a chat before we all sat down for a meal. The meal was supplied by Brian Swords the Golf Club caterer and was a super spread as always. There was plenty of food on offer and was served buffet style.

There followed a speech that highlighted the work of the PPU with a calendar of events by the current HSD Past Pupils President John Gillis followed by some words from the School Principle Andrew Forest.

There then followed the Prize distribution which was carried out by John Gillis and Dorothy Rolston.

The Prizes were sponsored generously by Andrew Miller from “Folens”

The Old Boys trophy was won by Leslie McCormack with 37 points

In 2nd place was Alan Hood (R.G.C Captain) with 36 Points

In 3rd Place was Malcolm Taylor with 35 Points

The Ladies Trophy was won by Kara Browning with 36 Points

In 2nd Place was Margaret Worrell with 35 Points

In 3rd Place was Arlene Brislane with 32 Points

The Bunbury Cup which goes to the best over 18 handicapper was won by Andrew McCracken for the second time with 34 Points

The Prize for nearest the Pin went to Terry Forsyth with a distance of 8 feet

The best Visitor was Nigel Meredith (St Andrews Boy) with 32 Points

Special Thanks to:

Dorothy Rolston HSD PPU President elect

Heather Ridgeway PPU Committee

Andrew Miller Folens

David Priestman Score Cards

Brian Swords Catering

Please see Photo Bank for Pictures from the day


High School Alumna Annalise murphy to compete in 2016 olympic games

High School Alumna Annalise murphy to compete in 2016 olympic games

A native of Rathfarnham, she competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's Laser Radial class. She won her first four days of sailing at the London Olympics and, on the fifth day, came in 8th and 19th position. On the sixth day of sailing she came 2nd and 10th and slipped down to second, just one point behind the Belgian world number one. She was a very strong contender for the gold medal but in the medal race she was overtaken on the final leg by her competitors and finished in 4th, her personal best at a world class regatta. Murphy won her first major medal at an international event when she won gold at the 2013 European Sailing Championship.