JJ taught me in 1979. He was a good teacher and a good "people person" - although he still has to return a vintage woodworking book he confiscated from me in 1979. If he wants to return it, I've got swinging doors, a juke box and a bar stool, and I'm always here at home in The Traders, or The Pines, till closing time.
Talks the talk (badly) and walks the walk with a limp- but not a bad teacher he does his best for anyone willing to work.
Had JJ in the 1990s for Woodwork sound man, next time in Dublin JJ we will have to have a pint
great bloke really is helpful and knows what the score is learnt loöads from him
great teacher and now VP always fair and does all he can for students
When I got a C in the Inter Cert he told me to buy a lotto ticket, it was my lucky day! Used to skip Mech drawing for Hnrs English in the early 1990's. Hated me but raised the bar.
Had JJ in the 80´s for woodwork, great teacher, good craic, one his best lines was, "don´t forget your toilet paper boys before you do your examinations" all de best, brokenarm!
This is in every respect, a nice man. Very flexible and undertanding. Certainly a good people manager.
always had a laugh in his class and a great teacher to boot
superb teacher always in the school, always interested and made classes funny and interseting
had jj mid 80's, got A in inter cert in mech drawing excellent teacher, down there for football up there for dancing/drawing/etc
please excuse robert for being late as his alarm clock failed to go off! (Resited every tech graphics class for 3years! happy memories!)
A JJ thought he was the man but loved me cause i play football,hahah us sports kids got it easy of him,
always made class funny and enjoyable covered all course and was a wizard on what he thought would appear in exam thanks past pupil
ON UR WEDDING DAY YOU'LL THINK OF J, ON UR WEDDING NIGHT YOU'LL DO IT RIGHT. thinks hes cool, but hes not.
A very good teacher. Knows what's really going on. Always sees the students' view as well. Same old sayings: horse to water, pencil lead, butcher not block,
Great teacher. As he use to say up here for dancing down there for football.
Had some good laughs in woodwork. Good teacher that had respect. Tolerates no messing.
JJ all the way...Cool Guy ..lots of time for everyone (soccer).Enjoyed the classes and learned something ..Job Done !
Possibly my all time favorite teacher of all time, pst student - K.Byrne
never forgets especially when he gives you detention