This man is a maths genius, though I think he's retired now? Had him in 5th and 6th year and though a lot thought he didn't explain well, I got a B in honours many got As. Students have to work too
Great character and mathematical genius. Takes his time explaining things, but listen up and it all makes sense in the end. Will anyone better his results? Probably not.
No interest in explaining anything and ignored me which suited just fine.
the best thing i ever heard from him is "thats messen"
Talented teacher but only concerned with top A performers. I wasn't an A performer so I didn't rank in Donnie's ratings.
dosnt no wer e is half d tym...e takes soooo much cheek of me nd evry1 haha
He is a great laugh and can teach when in the mood to explain it (which is very rarely) but he is very slow to get through the curriculum
absolute legend. one of the nicest people you are going to meet. I rale countryman like us all!!
Funny and pleasant chap but couldnt follow a word he said usually. One of those teachers that is brilliant at maths but falls down at imparting the knowledge to his pupils
1+1 is 2...a great teacher. Ardscoil students are indebted to him. didn't have the beat control of the whiteboard so ud to listen to know where hes going with an answer
Knew his maths, almost too well. Gave us extra help the odd Saturday leading up to the LC, real commitment.
Funny man,good teacher tho i eventually dropped to pass for LC.Passionate about maths it has to be said,and great at writing STRAIGHT on the whiteboard!!!
Another Legend. Terrorised us up to JC - "We'll have a theorem test in the mornin". Total Respect afterwards though. Good teacher.
If you find it hard to pay attention to him you'll suffer, no patience for dem boys who want to do their own thing. Great humour about the man though.
had him for 2 years and he deosnt know my name and he seems like he just woke up all the time but on good days hes great
Comes up wit sum legendary phrases: "Wheres Ger today? Hes in Punchestown????? Sure that isnt on til next week!" Legend
Lads are ye wit me or agin me! I'v borrowed a few of his catchphrases, testement to the man
Great guy. Tried to teach me Latin over 35 years ago and almost succeeded. Nearly always managed to keep his cool and his sharp wit.
Legend... id almost put my shirt on it that the 2 lads dont have their homework done
Never had him but always wish i had. Once made 22 young men cry before a rubby match. Now that inspiration
An old teacher and friend of mine,a really gentleman.great teacher+very intelligent man.should try tidy up the hand writting though.haha. keep up d good work!!!
An idiosyncratic character, with a keen, cute wit and nightingale-type concern for his pupils.A good guy who rejects pretense while monopolising sophistication
"Tipp man, good for the horses. True statement! Are you with us or against us?"
When did I get gud in maths!? I suppose having him 4 JC helped me alot 2 grasp all d basics. Brilliant teacher and helpd me greatly
It facinates me how he can remember all the maths theroms but he can't remember stuidents names
Now thats messin! Lets take the sin of angke tetha foe example
hes come out with some ledgendary phrases E.G.,Fergal,dats messin!!I dont care bout no popsticle!!!
One of the teachers who you'll always remember. The epitome of what a great teacher, maths or otherwise should be.
Doney is the man. A legend from the day he was born. Immensly helpful and a pleasure to have as a teacher
Quietfully, peacefully does he sit upon his chair, living life a wan with care, an eagle's glance, a lion's stare.
Excellent teacher, I was absolutely gutted at not getting into his class for 5th yearafter having him for two wonderful years with him in 2nd and 3rd year
The man is a genius. He has an exceptional knowledge of mathematics and a wonderful ability to convey that knowledge.
Donie Should release a book of his 6th year maths jokes. Legend
Unfortunately for me, I never had Donie- I had Ms Casey for the Junoir Cert & Brother Twomey for the Leaving.Another rugby coach and fellow Clareman,top teacher
Doney is a ledgend. He is the best maths teacher in the whole of Ireland. Thursday is the best day because I have him twice. LEDGEND.