I had Joe Connor for German the first year he arrived at Marks. He was so incredibly enthusiastic, if also a bit of a headcase. He revolutionised our previously boring language classes with conversation, plays and songs. (I still remember stich tot!) He showed us another side to learning and certainly gave it his all.
Even after all these years, I still remember Joe as a friend. He went above and beyond. His multilingual shows were fantastic (he even had us participants singing and understanding songs in languages we weren't even studying.) I have been back to St Marks just to see Joe and Jody (sadly missed). Simon (Slim) Denby, class of 95
i love Joe :) We've had some incidents in the past, but he's an absolute legend! :D i wish him all the best.
I left the school 14 years ago and to this day Slogadh has been the best thing I was ever involved. The man is a total legend as a writer, director and teacher! Thanks Joe!!!
i hav m 4 french, omg sooo sound, total legend nd gr8 teacher! :)
Slogadh was one of the best experiences of my life. Thanks to Joe Connor's brilliant scripts and productions we won 7 All-Ireland finals. He was also a great German teacher and a really nice man.
He's a good teacher, and u can get away with anything in his class,
I'm Gonna start dishing out the penalty sheets!! Haha complete legend
What a fantastic writer of plays and singer! When I was at St. Marks Joe Connor ruled. There are very few teachers with his talents. He was also a fantastic teacher and a very nice man. Rock on Joe!!
best teacher on the planet. joe made slogadh fun. its a pity thee are not more teachers like him. joe connor rocks!!!!!!!
A great teacher and a fantastic writer and producer. Mr. Connor is responsible for St. Mark's winning the Slogadh All-Ireland 7 times, What ah achievement!! Slogadh was a super cool competition!!!!
THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL! HE'S SIMPLY THE BEST, BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!! SLOGADH WAS OUT OF THIS WORLS!!!
The best teacher in the school by far. He is an absolute legend. My sister was in Slógadh and she said that it was by far the best thing in the school when she was there. Joe simply rocks!!!!
the best thing that ever happened at st. mark's was slogadh. joe connor wrote and produced everything and many students went on to do do full or part time acting or singing as a result. what a legend!
I was part of the Joe Connor era. Derek Murphy is my name and i competed in every competition that the school entered. I was part of the Clare and Wexford teams. Joe made it all happen he's a legend
Joe Connor has made a huge difference in the lives of so many students who were not academic. Slogadh was absolutely brillant. Joe was also a really nice guy.
Whenvever I think of St. Mark's I think of the great Joe Connor. I will never forget his energy, his enthusiasm and his generosity. Slogadh was absolutely fabulous and really put the school on the map
best teacher in the school by far. he's great craic and really knows his stuff. he's also a very generous man. i wish i was around in his slogadh days. everyone says he was fab and had everyone buzzin
Mr Conner Is A Good Teacher!! Loved French In First And Second Year But This Year He Has Become Less Laid Back...Maybe As Its Exam Year! Theres Always Time For A Giggle....
was dedly wen i was in his class but now we av ms.ahern.yyyyyyyyyyyyyy???????????
Mr. Connor is a very talented teacher. His plays were great. He is also a great human being. It's a pity there are not more teachers like him!
i'm glad to see joe is getting all the credit he deserves. i'm also glad to see that students have set up a virtual joe connor fan club. i will never forget slogadh. it was magic!!
Joe Connor is a living legend. He made me want to come to school. Without Slogadh I would have been lost at St. Marks.
slogadh was fab. all of this was thanks to the great joe. as well as a top class teacher he was a very generous man. he deserves all the credit he's getting.
When I was at St. Mark's Joe Connor was by far the best teacher. His enthusiasm was infectious and his energy was legendary. His teaching methods and his sense of humour made learning enjoyable.
when 2j3 let mr. conor teach he was fantastic. now the idiots only want to cause him greef. i'm ashamed of my classmates. hes such a nice man, its not fair
Thanks to Mr. Connor I gained a lot of self confidence through Slogadh. As well as being an extremely talented individual he was a very nice person. He was also a brialliant motivator and teacher.
I had Joe Connor for the Juniour Cert. and I got an A. With the female teacher I had for the Leaving Cert. I got a D. Joe really knows his stuff!!
the student who criticized the great joe does not know what he is talking about. how can a teacher be criticized if a class does not want to learn? marks is now full of idiots. joe rules, joe rocks!!!
Have to agree with person who said MRS O'HARA made his life hell but the thing is he is continuing to flourish and her memory has faded keep it up Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
is giving a hard time ! but cannot control the class ! knows his languages but cannot pass them on ! has no decent teaching method ! over the top on punishment ! can be very harsh !!! but a nice man !
i dnt think mr connors can controll his classes anymore! but i do think he is a really nice person..i feel slightly sorry for him tho! our class are such dopes to him...always giving him a hard time!!
SLOGADH WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!! IT WAS A CREDIT TO THE GREAT JOE!! NOBODY ELSE WOULD HAVE THE TALENT TO ACHIEVE EVERTHING HE CAUSED TO BE ACHIEVED!!! AN INSPIRATION!!!!!
Every once in a while somebody special comes into your life and makes all the difference. JC is really the best! It's hard to find a kinder and more generous man than Joe!!
I would die for this man!He restored my faith in humanity. If you want to know what goodness is don't look further than Joe Connor. He pretends he doesn't care but,in reality, he's a saint!!!
he speaks more languages than the pope and he writes brilliant plays. joe is a genius. r e s p e c t !!
Joe would talk the ears off a donkey, but he was the best thing that ever happened to St. Mark's. He put it on the map! I hope Mrs. O'Hara reads this.She made his life hell. continue2spread the light!
When I was at Mark's and when we had a free class evryone hoped that Mr. Connor would take us. The singing was always great fun.
i used to love watching joe act out the parts for the students. he could have been a professional actor. he was also very generous with his time and in rewarding the students!!
Slogadh was the greatest thing ever at Marks. Well done Joe Connor! You made it all happen!!
kindest most generous human being on earth and a great teacher. i really miss him!!
Best Teacher Ever!! Slogadh Was The Greatest Show On Earth!!
Maybe he's not as good as teacher as he was in the past but for me he is still the best teacher at St. Mark's. I wish I was at St. Mark's years ago when Joe reigned supreme!!
he is a cool teacher although has lost control of his classes and barelly gets anything done but his devotion to the job is amazing
KINDEST MOST GENEROUS MAN EVER! GREAT TEACHER!! FANTASTIC WRITER OF PLAYS!!! JOE SUPERROCKS!!!!
I had 5 great years at St. Mark's with Mr. Connor. He was a brilliant German teacher and his plays were so professional not to mention totally orginal that he should be famous!!
really good laugh help u out great deserves all the credit hes gettin and more and whoever robbed his bike was bad off!!!!
Mr. Connor was not just an inspiration as a playwright and a director when I was at St. Mark's but also as a human being. He gave me advice when I was in sixth year which changed my life completely. I really love this man!!
Slógadh was one of the best experiences of my life and that was totally thanks to Mr. Connor. This man is a genius and one hell of a nice guy. If more teachers were as dedicated as Mr. Connor school would be a much better place!!
i've never met anyone with anything bad to say about joe. i would have loved to be in the school when he was doing slogadh. i can see from the photos and from what by brothers and sisters tell me that it was absolutely fantastic!!
mr. connor is not just the most talented teacher at st. mark's but he is also the nicest. he really is a living legend!
When I was at St. Mark's everyone wanted to be in Slogadh. It was amazing to see Joe Connor on his own working with over 100 students at the same time. Some sang, some danced, some acted, others played instruments or even juggled. This amazing man was able to coordinate all this with good humour. He also wrote brilliant plays with made everyone laugh. I also lost count of the amount of times his groups won All-Ireland championships. Is there another teacher in this earth who has done so much?
Joe Connor Nummer Eins Deutschlehrer der Welt. Er ist auch ein nett Mensch!
slogadh was the best thing ever at st marks. tanks to joe connor the school became one of the best known in ireland. the man is simply amazing!!!!
sorry mr conor dat 2j3 are such a pain i think your a relly nive man!!
some students say he's not half the teacher he used to be. i don't know if this is true or not but what i do know is that he is better than all the rest. joe rocks!!!!!!
He's the kindest most generous man I've ever met. Slógadh was sensational!!
When I was at St. Mark's 10 years ago all the girls were mad about Joe Connor. I also found him to be warm, kind and generous. He was a brilliant German teacher.
the trophy cabinet is full thanks to the great joe connor. what a superstar!!
this man is incredible. i had him for slogadh and he was able to act out every role at rehearals much better than the actors who eventually played the roles. LEGEND!!!
It's great to see Joe getting all the credit he deserves. The man is a living legend!!
Slogadh was the best thing ever at St. Mark's. I was proud to be a part of it. Thanks so much Mr. Connor!
brill german teacher get a bit on d moody side a bit to easy!
he is the most generous man i've ever met! luv him to bits!!
Brill man. Was my tutor 4 3 years n my german teacher for 6 years. Always makes class interesting n is sound to tlk to. Keep up d gud work sir.
all my friends who have mr. connor think hes great. the saps in 2J3 won't let him teach. i wish i was in his other secend year class. they have grate fun with him.
Next to my wedding day and the birth of my baby girl Slogadh was the best experience of my life. Thank you so much Mr. Connor!! Love you to bits!!!!!
a living legend! definitely one in a million!! joe rocks!!!
school would have been so boring without slogadh! joe connor was responsible for so many good times! i have so much respect for this man!!
the trophy cabinet would be very empty without Joe O'Connor and Slogadh. what a legend!
Mr. Connor had the energy of 10 people before he became very ill. At his best he was absolutely inspirational He influenced me more than anyone else at St Marks
i always found him very helpful. slogadh was a credit to him.
Joe Connor showed me a lot of kindness when I was at Mark's and i'll never forget him for that.
Mr. Connor stood out from the rest of my teachers, who mostly were very good, due to his sheer energy and commitment. Slogadh was really top class.
Nobody has won more trophies for Saint Marks then Mr. Connor. What a legend!