On Saturday 21st February, rugby pundit and broadcaster George Hook was the guest speaker at the Lent Men’s Breakfast held in Douglas. This event, which was the second of its kind held in the parish, filled Bull McCabes bar on the Airport Road in Cork to capacity.
George Hook is well known for his forthright style on radio and television. In his talk, he touched on a theme which he recently aired with Brendan O’Connor on RTE’s The Saturday Night Show. He described how he has come to a new appreciation of his Christian faith and of how that faith motivates him in life. In a light-hearted speech, he also shared some anecdotes about growing up in Cork and his predictions for the Irish Rugby Team in this year’s Six Nations Championship.
Commenting on this event, Archdeacon Adrian Wilkinson said
It was wonderful to see well over a hundred men from the parish and beyond out early on a Saturday morning to enjoy fellowship together. We are grateful to George Hook for giving freely of his time to come to us and for giving us all something to think about.’
Bull McCabes, is owned by the Dunne family who are very involved in the life of the parish. They opened their premises earlier than normal, to host and cater for this breakfast event.