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The President of the PPU wishes to congratulate all the 2020 graduates on the great results at the school after such difficult few months. Best wishes to the boys and a big well done to all the teaching team at the school.

The President was delighted to attend for the school presentation by Principal David Lordon to 2020 Senior captain Finn Macfiannachadha and Cian Whooley.
Best wishes to both Finn and Cian and all the 2020 class year on their next career steps.

We are extremely proud that in 2021 the CBC PPU will be 90 years in existence.

An organisation is only as strong as its membership. In recent years the Union has committed itself to growing its numbers, maintaining a continuous tangible connection and providing ongoing support to the institution that has played a significant role in the life journey of so many over the past 131 years.

CBC Principal, Mr David Lordon, is fully supportive of our ongoing plans to grow our membership to 900 for our forthcoming 90th anniversary and greatly assists with our vision. Please remember our motto Certa Bonum Certamen.

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On behalf of the Union
Many thanks
Paul Murphy
President CBC PPU 2019/2020

The 88th AGM of the PPU took place on the 21st of November in the school and was very well attended.

Congratulations and best wishes to incoming President Mr Paul Murphy for 2019/20!

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On the occasion of the annual Charity match between CBC and PBC attended by the usual lively crowd, Paul Murphy President of CBC PPU was delighted to make a PPU donation to L'Arche on behalf of the PPU.
We admire and compliment the significant activity by the local L'Arche community and we are very pleased to make this extremely worthwhile donation.

The President, on behalf of the PPU, was delighted to present a cheque to Ian Dunne (Director of Rugby) in support of Peter Melia and team on the occasion of the annual First Year rugby tour to Portugal.

The President was delighted to be present at the school on Wednesday to make the annual donation to Senior Coach Tommy Crowe in supporting the Senior squad for 2020/2021.



President: Mr Paul Murphy.
Vice-Presidents:Mr David Lordan, Mr Liam Murphy, Mr Gary O Flynn,  Mr Michael Russell.
Hon. Secretary: Mr Brian Twomey.
Hon. Treasurers: Mr Pat A Cashman, Mr Ed Kenny. 
Committee: Mr Pat Bradley, Mr Ed Crosbie, Mr Mike Duggan, Mr Dermot Houston, Mr Colum Kelly, Mr James O Riordan.

Christian Brothers' College PPU has played an integral part in the life of the College for over seventy years. Throughout its existence, the Union has been a tower of strength to the College. Since its formation in 1931, the ethos of the Union has always been its desire to support, encourage and indeed sponsor the work and life of the College. The Union has contributed to C.B.C. in ways that could not have been imagined by its founders. It has sponsored a host of co-curricular events and activities - from debates to sports days to golf outings. At its first Annual General Meeting in 1931, the aims of the Union were " bring together its members, at least once a year, to renew friendships, to keep members in touch with the life and the progress of their school and undertake such activities as shall seem proper to members."

When the time came in the mid 1980s for the big challenge, namely the building of a new Secondary College and a new Preparatory School, the Union became the bedrock of the project. Suffice to say that the lion's share of the fund-raising was done by the Union. Thus, the Class of 2004 having spent their entire school years in the new College, should clearly understand and appreciate what all of us in C.B.C. owe to the P.P.U. The new College would not have been possible without the trojan work carried out by the P.P.U. members. Committee members worked selflessly at home and abroad to raise the contribution required so that the Department of Education could give the go-ahead. Past pupils contributed generously to make the new College a reality.

Furthermore, we exhort all members to consult the magnificent volume produced by the Union in 1989, entitled 'Christians: The First Hundred Years' (available in the College archives). Here you may read further on the history of the Union, the story of many illustrious past pupils of C.B.C. and the details of the work involved in planning the construction of the new schools.

Recent Annual Dinner