"Spud" was probably the best teacher I experienced there, and a gentleman outside the classroom. He was a true giver be it with the 'Ellers' rugby or the various clubs he gave so much of his spare time to. He was a great encourager. One of the priests who wasn't a hypocrite and left me with some fond memories of my 5 years boarding there, unlike two other creeps. "Spud" wherever you are now, I hope life is treating you well and don't feel tarred by others brushes.
thought he concentrated on the good students and kinda put down the weaker ones. I still remember the theory of the two heaps of muck tho
Always enjoyed being taught by 'Spud' enormously, inter-cert science and leaving cert physics. Eller rugby too. I'm still a rugby fan 30 years on, and a qualified physicist :-)
I am from Cork and couldnt understand him sometimes! Don't remember being taught by him but he was a fantastic person.
"Spud" was one of my favorites and a gentleman as well as an excellent teacher when I was there in the 70s. He also gave generously of his time in clubs and sports
Had him for physics in 2005-06. A genius and a gent. I'm glad I wasn't there to see him leave, because he's a huge part of my memories of the school
had him for physics and applied maths in the 90's. The man is an A1 genius, made maths fun, and loved his dry sense of humour. Loved his students and always tried to get the best out of them.
When I was in second year I often corrected him and for some of third year too like so I don't think he was all that great and his methods are questionable at times.
man with many sides,depending on the day,could be inspirational or just as easily capable of a sarcastic put down.was he really a good teacher?or do people let awe of his undoubted genuis cloud things
how could anyone rate him 1 for clarity and helpfulness ? look at yourself !!
Ignore the haters! the man is an absolute legend! I owe my A1 to him, and lots of others do too! i'll never forget eller rugby either!! the man is class!
best teacher ever, never boring, will always remember trig poem, murphy's law, spready-out law, 2 piles of muck, moving holes
Murhpys Law states that Fr. Murphy is the greatest and most inspireing teacher. this is so true i can not possibly overstate how grate a man he is
excellent teacher really seemed to care great explainer!
The best ever... Legend..Can't believe he's gone..such a loss..
Without a doubt the best teacher I have had (after 7 years of further education)Taught more than just maths
Fr Canice was a good freshers rugby coach and a mathematical genius to boot. Class was never as boring as it could have been. well missed.
no doubt about it.an absolute legend.such a shame hes gone.
LEGEND...LEGEND...LEGEND!why any school would let him go baffles me...had him in the 90s and was both an inspirational&hilarious gentleman.Knew everyone's name
pity the way he retired, the school is worse for it.principal should review his decision.every1 loves him.great teacher.wonderful man!!
legend. best teacher i ever had. should stil be teaching. what are u at pat.
"TRIG POEM SIR!"d deadliest priest living,complete legend,d fond memories still linger,it was a good class2catch up on sleep if needed. "dey'r al asleep sir!"
The best teacher! He even took a photo of us!! Any problems, questions, comments .....no? No. Oh you are genious' are yee? was a fav quote!!
Absolute legend. He got me through both maths and physics. I stil use use his trig poem every day of the week. Words cant describe how great this man is.
Got me a B in JC honours maths and deserves an award just for that. A maths genious
Probably the best teacher I had in Newbridge. An absolute genius and brilliant teacher.
This man is a genius, a brilliant teacher, a briliant human, The Bob Dylan of the teaching world.
Superb Teacher.Completely practical in his teaching.Sailed tru physics tanx2him.Made it seem so easy.Nvr boring either-Top Bloke!
one of the most inspirational and respected teachers to grace the school corridors. had time for every student however gifted at the subject. kind,helpful man!
Dont make em like this anymore, an amazing mind if ever there was one. Quote "pack of ejets sir"
Possibly the most gifted maths teacher that I have ever had. Has created a love for maths in children for so long that the man has to be respected.