Paddys Four Season Lunch turns 50

December 8, 2023

Michael Dowd (SPC 1964-69), Tim Sheridan (SPC 1964-67) and Trevor Jury (SPC 1966-67, PY1968).

The Paddys Four Seasons (Christmas) Lunch was the 50th time SPC Old Collegians had convened at The Emerald Hotel, South Melbourne last Friday.

The lunch is on the first Friday of each season. Forty-seven Paddys attended, some travelling from Apollo Bay, Ocean Grove, Castlemaine, Canberra, Robinvale and Ballarat.

There were 45 apologies. It is a hectic time of year.

There were five in attendance for whom it was their first Four Seasons Lunch.

The “Trooping of SPC Colours and Welcome” was sounded by our very own trumpeter Tim Sheridan ( SPC 64 – 67) on his melodic bugle and there followed a most convivial luncheon session of good “craic”, good cheer and good-humoured nostalgic reminiscing between mates, old and not so old.

The next Paddys Four Seasons Lunch will be on the first Friday in Autumn (Friday, 1 March 2024).

If you would like more details and to register an interest in attending, please contact:

Noel Sheehan: or phone 0418 509 809

Michael Dowd: or phone 0407 680 682.


Enjoy these photos from the Emerald Christmas Lunch –