College Foundation Day 2011
It was the May holiday on Monday, 2nd May, and the weather cooperated fully for the celebration of Foundation Day 2011. The families of the Seminarians were invited to join us for the day, and a great attendance was recorded.
Many arrived for the Mass at 12.00 p.m. in the College Chapel where the Mass of Farewell was celebrated for the Fourth Divine Students. This was followed with lunch in Pugin Hall, and in the afternoon, tours of the College were conducted by the students, while others visited the Museum or the Swimming Pool. A bouncing castle was to be found in the park, and while a few seminarians were found there, it was mainly the focus of the under-10's.
The highlight of the day was the annual 'Past v Present Soccer Match in Highfield, and this was followed with the barbeque.
The Present team!
Despite strong family support, James fails to stop Padraig!
1-0 to the Past!
Strong second half pressure from the Present team just fails to bear fruit.
Chris Derwin reenacts the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes and feeds the multitudes.
The Adrian Porter Trophy is presented to the winning captain, Padraig Corcoran by Adrian's parents, Pat and Esther.
And Padraig accepts the Donal Flynn Man of the Match award from the Flynn family.