Past Pupil Union - DONATE €3,000 to Charity Tiglin

Thank You, to the Newbridge College past pupil community. 

Following the Business Lunch earlier this year at the Keadeen Hotel, the PPU is delighted to present €3,000 to our chosen Charity Partner, Tiglin.

This donation will go a long way in helping make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

Past pupil POBCAST. The talented students at Newbridge College, launched the POBCAST earlier this year and it's going from strength to strength and is a remarkable addition to the school.

This week’s POBCAST was hosted by student Captain Lucy Hannon.
Lucy interviewed, Mark Prendergast (Union President), Finnian King (Union Committee) past school captain who is currently studying medicine, and past pupil and first female captain Tara Flanagan-Carroll.
The Alumni, take a walk through memory lane, reflecting on their College experiences and discussing how the College shaped their career paths and the life outlook they hold to today. Our Union president, Mark Prendergast talks about his role as Newbridge College Union President and gives an insight into the Union.
Congratulations to past pupil Michelle Cashman (Class 2023) who received gold for the High Jump Category and Silver for the 400m relay at the CSIT World Games last weekend.
Michelle was part of Team Athletics Leinster who travelled to the CSIT World Games in Italy.

Newbridge College - past pupil Michelle Cashman (Class 2023) represents Ireland at the CSIT World Games in Italy.

Congratulations to past pupil Michelle Cashman (Class 2023) who received gold for the High Jump Category and Silver for the 400m relay at the CSIT World Games last weekend.
Michelle was part of Team Athletics Leinster who travelled to the CSIT World Games in Italy.

Newbridge College past pupils representing Ireland at the Military Rugby World Cup in France

Newbridge College past pupils pictured at the Military Rugby World Cup in France . Team Ireland has been battling it out in France over the last few weeks in the 2023 Military Rugby World Cup
left to right - Brigadier General Rossa Mulcahy, DF Rugby President, players Billy Scully, Rob Scully, Colm Stapleton and Rory McCann, Director of DF Rugby.

Newbridge College Students Collect Awards

Well done to Michelle Cashman and Shane Treacy who received the Outstanding Student Contribution Award (OSCA) – recognised by Newbridge College and awarded by the Past Pupil Union. The Union would like to thank past pupil Eoin Mulhall (Class 1988) for sponsoring the (OSCA) Award this year. Eoin was a winner of the same award in the year of 1988 and was presented the award by Union President the late Austin O'Donnell , father of Rossa O’Donnell current President 2022/2023.
We were delighted to welcome Michelle and Shane to the Union Office and have a chat about the Union- what it does and the benefits of becoming a member when graduating from the school , both are members of the past pupil union and looking forward to getting involved at future events planned.
The (OSCA) award was a category at the Newbridge College Annual Awards Ceremony this year, the Annual School Awards Ceremony honours the many outstanding student achievements of the 2022/2023 school year.
The Union is always looking to recruit as many members as possible so if you would like to join the Past Pupils Union membership is FREE!

Newbridge College Union Golf Classic Competition - Palmerstown Golf Club 2023

Newbridge College Union held its annual golf classic at Palmerstown Golf Club recently. Blessed with beautiful weather, a spectacular course, and fabulous surroundings in Palmerstown House Estate the event was very well attended. 

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day at Palmerstown for the Newbridge College Union Golf Classic organised by the PPU and Golf Alumni Organiser Michael Morrissey - CEO Magnet Medical and main Sponsor of this year’s event. There were some brilliant prizes up for grabs and welcome packs on arrival for all who attended the event.

'It’s the PPU’s second golf social occasion open to past pupils, family and friends of Newbridge College and this year it was well attended with a larger number of teams than last year, we had a discounted rate for students this year, and are always open to new ideas involving new members of any age to join our Golf Committee said Michael Morrissey CEO Magnet Medical and Alumni Golf Organiser Committee Member.

The President of Newbridge College Union Rossa O’Donell was on hand to make a presentation of prizes and present the Perpetual Trophy to the winning team.  The PPU are grateful to the teams that took part and the sponsors who contributed as part of the social event, a Big thanks to our Tee Box Sponsors -

Whyte Planning Consultants, Odessa Leadership, Go Rentals , Magnet Medical , Magnet Marketing ,VAPZ ltd, Allen Recruitment ,Sanctuary Synthetics, Steves Daybreak, Arctic Ice Baths, Harty Racing, Abrakebabra ,PJ Gaire Fitness, Reidy Stafford, Scully Water Treatment ,Product R&D, Product R&D, Deacy Gilligan Ltd , Cashel House Hotel ( prize worth 600 euro 2night B&B & dinner ) and Magnet Medical for the Welcome Packs on arrival to all golfers.

We would like to thank Palmerstown House Estate Golf Club who has been supporting the event each year with its fabulous course and beautiful food for dinner afterwards. A big thanks to Sophie Morrissey who was there checking in guests on the day the event ran smoothly and everyone had a great time.

The Union are looking forward to next year’s golf classic , as the event is going from strength to strength.

RESULTS- The winning teams included :

1st - Peter Mahon (Class of 1990) Michael M, JJ Mahon (Class of 2022), Sam Flynn &David Fitzgerald.

2nd Palmerstown House Estate

3rd Sanctuary Synthetics

4th Magnet Medical

Thank you to our Sponsors- Newbridge College Union Annual Golf Tournament!

Newbridge College Union would like to send a special thank you to the Sponsors of this year’s Newbridge College Union Annual Golf Tournament, taking place this Thursday 22nd June in Palmerstown Golf Club!
Registration for the tournament will open at 12 Noon with a shotgun start at 1 pm.

The fun-filled day involves a Challenging 18 Hole golf Course set on 900 acres of parkland with one of the country’s only Island Greens. Golfers will enjoy Sandwiches, a Goodie Bag & Dinner that evening, and  a chance to win prizes on the day. Last few days before the Annual Golf Classic to take part contact Michael Morrissey at 087 2399225.

Two past pupils named in Irelands U20 squad for the World Championships in South Africa...

Congratulations and best of luck to past pupils Sam Prendergast & Diarmuid Mangan named in Irelands U20s squad, for the upcoming World Rugby U20 Championship in South Africa.
Newbridge College Union, wish you both the best of luck for the upcoming Championship in South Africa.
The tournament is taking place in the Cape Town region, over five Match Days from 24 June to 14 July.
Ireland will start their campaign against Six Nations rivals England on the first day of the tournament, with kick-off at 12:30pm Irish time on Saturday, June 24.

Nicky Dwyer (Class 2015) & Ella Dwyer (Class 2019)
Founders: Drobey

Nicky and Ella Dwyer are shaking up the Irish sartorial scene with Drobey, the new fashion rental platform that is giving shoppers a way to access cool high-end brands but at more accessible price points. The sisters who are both very into fashion decided to set the business up as they knew how expensive constantly buying new outfits for occasions is but wanted to give people the option to still wear high-end pieces of clothing at a fraction of the price. Their site boasts a wide range of international designers but most importantly a lot of Irish designers

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Chris Kane ( Class 1977 ) Where is My Office?: The Post-Pandemic Edition.

Congratulations to past pupil and our Union Committee member Chris Kane ( Class 1977 ) on publishing his second book Where is My Office?: The Post-Pandemic Edition.
Chris is the author of both “Where is My Office? Reimagining the 21st Workplace”, books published by Bloomsbury. In both pre-and-post-pandemic editions he presents a game-changing challenge to the existing ways we work. As well as being a guide to harnessing the true potential of an organisation’s people and workplace.
Chris speaks with Bobby Kerr on Down to Business Podcast- about the changing landscape of offices , listen here

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Newbridge College Staff Vs Students Hockey Match and retirement.

The Newbridge College annual staff vs 6th years hockey match took place last week. The match was held in honour of Sandra Whelan’s retirement, following 20 years of coaching hockey in Newbridge College.
Sandra was presented with a plaque from the school, flowers from the hockey department and all hockey players in the school wrote messages of gratitude to Sandra.
Sandra’s influence on countless players over two decades is immeasurable. Her particular passion encouraging development players leading to copious successful performances by Newbridge College players.
Her parting words to all players “Whatever you do, keep playing even after you leave Newbridge College”.
The 2023 student team was highly impressive.
Full Time Result: 3-3
Shoot out: 3-1 (Staff win)
Staff player of the match: Ben Browne Roache (GK)

Past Pupil Paul Lenehan - Hartes of Kildare came away with Best Gastro pub.

Congratulations to past pupil Paul Lenehan Hartes of Kildare who came away with Best Gastro pub Leinster @irishrestaurantawards 2023. 

Past Pupils U20 Kildare All Ireland Winners .

Congratulations & Well done to Past pupils Harry O'Neill and Callum Bolton ...Kildare U20 All Ireland Champions after defeating Sligo at the weekend. 

Past Pupil (Class 2017) Elliott Davis 

Past pupil Elliot Davis (class of 2017) pictured with music teacher Margaret O’Brien visiting Newbridge College to talk to 5th years about his work with Barretstown ahead of the school’s Variety Show this Thursday 18th May 2023 at 7.30pm.
Elliot has been an activity leader at Barretstown since May 2022, and he says it is the most rewarding thing he has ever done. Check out Elliot’s video about Barretstown -
Elliot is currently studying Medicine at UCD and rose to musical prominence at Newbridge College he took part in a great number of solo and choral performances during his time at the college.
The Newbridge College students are fundraising for Barretstown and all funds raised on the night will go directly to Barretstown.
Come and support- it promises to be a great night showcasing the incredible talent in Newbridge College.
€ 10 adults/€7 OAP/Students.
*Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Career Expo 2023 - Past Pupils visit 5th Year Students

The Newbridge College Careers Expo for 5th Year Students took place recently – in conjunction with Newbridge College Union. We are incredibly grateful to the members of our Past Pupil Union who gave up their time to pass on their career advice to the students.
Our past pupils represented a wide range of careers from Business, Finance, Hospitality, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational & Speech & Language Therapy, Computing/IT, Science, Physio & Sports Science, Veterinary, Law, Education, Construction, Trade, Engineering, Architecture & Property, Marketing, Arts & Media and more.
We are looking forward to next year’s career event already!

Wedding Bells -past pupil Robyn Flanagan- 2014

Congratulations to past pupil (class 2014) Robyn Flanagan - What a stunning bride
Rugby player Joey Carbery married his fiancée Robyn in an intimate ceremony, the couple officially exchanged vows at Dublin’s City Hall on Tuesday. The couple will exchange vows once again in a bigger ceremony later this year.

Past pupil Oisin Halpin (Class 2019) Connacht Juniors

Best wishes to past pupil Oisin Halpin (Class 2019) with Connacht Juniors who are set to face Munster in their first inter-provincial game this season.

Annual Past Pupils versus Current Pupils Hockey and Rugby 7’S Tournament!

 On the 23rd of April, the Current Pupils versus Past Pupils Hockey and Rugby 7’S matches took place in the school, a collaboration with the school and past pupils union. In what was a close hard-fought hockey game the past pupils came out victorious with a 2-1 win and it was a great win for the current pupils (SCT) who won the rugby 47-32.

A big thanks to all who took part or turned up, we hope you enjoyed the afternoon and refreshments and look forward to welcoming many of you again next year for 2024’s rematches!

Jimmy O'Brien among latest trio to agree new Leinster deals

Great news for Past Pupil & Ireland International Jimmy O'Brien one of three players who have committed their future to Leinster by signing new contracts, the province announced this week.

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Very impressive sporting representation from Newbridge College Students.

Well done to Niamh Murphy Ireland U18, Tadhg Brophy Ireland U19, Paddy Taylor, Ciaran Mangan and Todd Lawlor Ireland U18 festival. Congratulations on your fantastic achievements and many wishes for continued success.

Past pupil Sam Prendergast made his Leinster Debut against the Lions in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday.

A day to remember for Sam Prendergast and the Prendergast family Fresh after Irelands U-20s’ recent Grand Slam success, past pupil Sam Prendergast made his Leinster debut against the Lions in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday.
It was certainly a debut to remember for Sam, who kicked the winning penalty in the United Rugby Championship match between Emirates Lions and Leinster and also received the BKT Player of the Match Award. A huge Congratulations on your victory Sam and continued success.

Past pupils restaurant DEDE Two-star Michelin success in Baltimore in West Cork.

Congratulations to past pupil Shane Menton Class of 1989, Maria Archer and their business partner Ahmet Dede on being awarded a two-star Michelin success for their restaurant Dede in Baltimore in West Cork.
The prestigious and much sought-after Michelin Awards are given for excellence in cuisine. Dede in Baltimore was one of the two only Ireland-based restaurants to receive two new stars this year – as the 2023 restaurant selection of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland were announced recently.

Dede Offers “outstanding” Turkish cuisine and is run by the award-winning chef Ahmet Dede, Michelin describes dede as “a true destination restaurant”.
Staff at Dede in Baltimore will certainly be celebrating being honoured for their fine cuisine. AMAZING

Past Pupil - Verona Farrell Class 1996 has racked up nearly 500,000 followers across Instagram & TikTok. She has written several articles for Vogue and various other huge publications.

You may have seen the page @secondhandhuns all over social media.... What you may not know that it’s run by past pupil & Kildare woman Verona Farrell — Verona is a fashion writer and street style videographer who documents “What people are wearing today in __” all around the world .
Last year, Verona decided to pack up her things and move to Stockholm to pursue her career in the fashion industry. It’s clearly already working as she has racked up nearly 500,000 followers across Instagram & TikTok. She has written several articles for Vogue and various other huge publications. She is a second hand enthusiast and focuses on sustainable fashion when she writes. Amazing and we can't wait to hear about everything you get up to @secondhandhuns!

What a weekend for Irish Rugby …. Two Grand Slams in the space of 24 hours.

What a weekend for Irish Rugby …. Two Grand Slams in the space of 24 hours.
Ireland the first nation to win both the mens and U20’s Grand Slam titles in the same year. A HUGE Congrats to past pupils (U20 Squad ) Diarmuid Mangan and Sam Prendergast and Ireland Men’s squad Jimmy O’Brien and Cian Prendergast involved in the 2023 Irish squad.
These truly are special times for Irish rugby.
Amazing Achievement for Newbridge College Past Pupils


It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of past pupil of Newbridge College, Des Fagan, (Class 1976). May he rest in peace.


Newbridge College past pupil Paul McCormack (Deputy Headmaster Clongowes) pictured with past pupil and Newbridge College Union committee representative Gus Kavanagh in attendance at the Clongowes Union Dinner which took place on 10 February in Dublin’s Mansion House.


It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of past pupil of Newbridge College, Conor Keane, (Class 1982).
May he rest in peace.

Fr Joe Mulvin OP (Class 1966)

The union was delighted to welcome past pupil Fr Joe Mulvin OP (Class 1966) today, on Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.
Fr Joe was a member of staff at Newbridge College and is visiting the college this week traveling from Holland.
#pastpupils #newbridgecollege
L to R Fr Larry Kelly OP & Fr Joe Mulvin OP

Wedding Bells-past pupil Hannah Ryan (2008)

Congratulations to past pupil Hannah Ryan (2008) and Gearóid McGauran who got married on the 16th February 2023 in the Dominican College celebrated with Fr. John Harris.
Hannah was school captain (2008) her bridesmaids Aifric Nugent, Cliona Doyle and Melissa Meagher, who were all class of 2008 as well.
We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.
#wedding #pastpupils