Paddy’s Summer Lunch a great success

December 5, 2022

A great crowd of around 40 Old Collegians and a couple of former teachers attended the Paddy’s Summer Lunch at the Emerald Hotel, in South Melbourne, last Friday.

It was the perfect opportunity to catch up together, following the cancellation of the spring lunch due to COVID concerns at the time.

The Paddy Seasonal Lunches are a popular get-together, and are held on the first Friday of each season.

Organisers are looking forward to hosting the seasonal lunches in 2023. For more information, contact Michael Dowd on 0407 680 682 or email or Noel Sheehan on 0418 509 809 or

Old Collegians, from left, Michael Whelan (SPC 1965-69), Peter Mackey (SPC 1966-70), Tony Dwyer (SPC 1966-70) and John Coffey (SPC 1965-69) catch up at the Summer Paddys Lunch.

From left, Old Collegians Basil Ratcliffe (SPC 1964-69); Doug Bell (1963-69), Jack Walker (SPC 1966-70); Shane Collins (SPC 1967-70); Michael Dowd (SPC 1964-69), John Lloyd (SPC 1961-67); Brian ‘Doc’ Doherty (SPC 1960-65), Ernie Cribbes (SPC 1966-69) and Peter Ryan (SPC 1963-68, PY1969).