Had "Mam Friend" during the late 70's / early 80's and had my own differences with him and did my fair share of lines ! Thought I was hard done by - but can now apreciate this man's efforts - was one of the few that bothered to come in on Exam day ( Inter / Leaving ) and did care some. Especially now liked the way he protected / supported the runts of the class. Apreciate his efforts !😀
Was a boarder in the 1980's and can rem Maco talking about the poor boarders,but I can't in all conscience agree with the last few comments,c'mon lads was he really that bad,time to build a bridge,yes-no,was very strict and hard yes,but he was a good teacher I got a B in the leavin cert pass in 1987,I liked him.
Ah the poor boarders--this bollix had a real bad case of small man syndrom a total and complete WANKER he would thump you into learning a poem that was quoted anyway in the exam proof QED that he was a little bollix full of his own importance!!!
A Bully.. hard man.. a prick of the highest order..
your ma friend-taught me english in the 80's.He was a good teacher.I thought he was dead on.40 /100 was the highest mark he would give you in a class test,then in the inter cert or leaving cert that 40 would transfer into a B.
If people actually stop and listen to this man they WILL be inspired. Reminds me of the past when people didn't spoonfeed all the time. They expected kids to have some intellectual curiosity. Classact
Very intelligent man helped develop a passion for books with me in the Junior cycle. One teacher who really has left a mark on the way I live my life, hopefully positive.
This man taught me how to read. Brilliant teacher. very fair
He's gone off on more tangents than butch, although he's quite sonud.
wat a lazy teacher ive got the junior cert in a few weeks and he doesnt care.theres nothin wrong wit havin the odd yawn sir ive seen u do it
Not a great teacher sound fella though. Loved the stories kevin english isnt the same without meaningless stories. Still got a c in higher level (GRINDS?????)
Lazy as sin, spends most of his time looking for sheets of paper on his messy desk. gets students to correct essays for "their own benefit"!!! nice man though.
Wall of classroom littered with clichés and psychobabble, none of which he seems to adhere to himself! "Show, don't Tell! No wait; Show AND Tell!". Nonsense.