WITH this third number of the College RECORD we are in a position to announce that it will be a biennial and will appear in the month of June in the year of its publication. This will be sufficiently frequent to cover the life of the College adequately and at the same time will not be so .frequent as to become burdensome for those involved in its production. It may be well to recall here a point made by His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Collier, in his Foreword to the first number four years ago. It is that the College magazine is intended primarily to be a record. Its title is significant and was not lightly chosen. It is to be a faith/ ul chronicle of the life of the College and of important events i’tl the life of past-pupils as far as that is possible. We hope that it will have the personal and intimate atmosphere one associates with a family. While the present student-body will naturally receive much attention, past-pupils, both lay and clerical, will not be neglected. In fact, it is only to be expected that the more interesting and varied items of news will be provided by our past-pupils. And in that regard we take this opportunity of thanking those patt-pupils who make a habit of sending news items which we would not be likely to hear otherwise. We have found those foreign newspapers and other publications which make their way to the College invaluable sources of information for our purpose and we hope that the happy custom of sending them will not only continue but increase. Our chief duty in this Editorial, however, is to acknowledge our indebtedness to those who have contributed articles to the present and previous numbers of the RECORD. We are deeply grateful for their magnificent response to our requests. Only too well are we aware of the time and trouble it will have cost them to provide something worthwhile for our readers, and when we reflect that they have to do their writing at odd moments snatched from a busy life we are all the more appreciative of their co-operation. We are glad to say that so far we have had no shortage of contributors and we hope that that happy state will continue. It is scarcely necessary to add that literary contributions from past and present pupils will always be welcomed, and we hope that as many as can will avail of the hospitality of our pages. In thanking our present contributors we wish also to acknowledge permission of Monsignor McDonald of the Catholic University of America to publish his Address on the occasion of his Installation as Rector, and permission of Very Reverend Edward Dowling, parish priest of Camross, to make an extract from his notes on the history of the College which he has kindly made available to us. It is our intention to give further extracts from them from time to time. Finally, to the President and staff of the College we tender our gratitude for their indispensable assistance and encouragement at all times. And last, though by no means least, we thank our Advertisers for their valuable support.
Congratulations to the players and mentors , Mr Brian Dowling, Mr Richie Ruth and Mr Michael Walsh on landing the school a record 24th All-Ireland Senior Hurling Colleges Title. A wonderful achievement.