News of my book launch last February has made it onto the hallowed pages of the Roscrea Review - the Newsletter of the Cistercian College Roscrea Past Pupils Union. Many thanks to editor Pat Hanratty for including the article and also the references to my Dad Joe, brothers Joe and Brian, and grand uncles Tim and Charlie Hurley (click on image to the right to read article). I'm delighted at this recognition - a fellow 1977 classmate (Dr Eamon Maher) was in the previous edition of the Roscrea Review when he was pictured with An Taoiseach Brian Cowen (also a 1977 classmate) for his own book launch. Mark Ryan of Accenture (to the right in the photo), performed my launch and I thought it would be a nice idea to send the photo to Pat H for consideration for the Review.
Even though it is now almost 33 years since I left the Roscrea school, I still enjoy reading the Review. I always watch out for news of Pastmen, and of news from the College. There are always lots of photos of dinners and events - I'm on page 24 of the current edition as well in a less flattering pose after a few glasses of wine. I always think it a bit odd that I still retain an attachment for a school where I spent only five years as a boarder (1972-1977) - I do enjoy meeting up with the lads from my class. Thanks to social networking I've probably been more in touch for the last 2-3 years than in the previous 30.
Many thanks again to my colleague Emma Fry from the NCI Photography panel for above and all the other excellent photos.