Footballer and educators to be named St Pat's legends

ST PATRICK’S College already boasts some notable past students, but the school is about to add three new legends to its impressive list.

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning manager David Gallagher.

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning manager David Gallagher.

John Mooney, John Devine and David Gallagher will be honoured at the

Melbourne Legends Dinner in August.

St Patrick’s College Old Collegians’ Association president Michael Kearney said the new legends were wonderful role models.

“(They) are all true exemplars of our college’s aim to produce great men,” Mr Kearney said.

Looking at the CVs of the new legends would certainly make any St Pat’s boy proud.

Mr Mooney, a recipient of the Public Service Medal, worked for 50 years in

special education, with 16 years at Emerson Specialist School.

Mr Gallagher worked for 40 years in education and is currently the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning manager.

Meanwhile, Mr Devine, a former Geelong premiership player and coach, was named in St Patrick’s College’s Greatest Football Team for 120 years earlier this year.

“We are delighted to be able to host such functions where we get to recognise the fantastic achievements of so many who have been affiliated with St Patrick’s College,” Mr Kearney said.

The dinner will be on Friday, August 15 and tickets can be bought by calling St Patrick’s College on 5322 4486 or email Rachel Bryant at