In accepting this honour of becoming your Union President for the coming year, I am mindful of the difficult circumstances we must navigate our way through. The uncertainty for current students, parents and Old Clongownians is one I share and I hope you have all taken comfort from our strong community with the ongoing communications and pastoral care emanating from the College. Fr. Michael Sheil’s reassuring words have resonated with so many during these last few months and I thank him for his continued support to all.
I am struck by how many of our alumni are making great strides in the fight against this pandemic and it is a tribute to the exemplary institution that is Clongowes Wood College and one which brings great pride to the entire school community.
There are so many questions yet to be answered and with regards our alumni community I wish to pose some more. How can we collectively define our relevance in this new world? How can we seek to collaborate more effectively as a community for good? What responsibilities to we wish to take on for the wider community so that we continue to live the ethos of being Men for Others?