matty foley. where to start. Very well read, funny, a breath of fresh air. The guy seemed to place greater emphaises on how education for life as opposed to simply passing exams and that was no harm
Taught me 1972-1976. Really liked him. Very bright. Showed how to apply intelligence to advance in life. Witty.
He seemed to enjoy belittling and insulting students. I wonder what happened to him to make him turn out like that.
Incredible knowledge of the subject. Went into way too much detail for school level.
Great guy, funny times 100. He knew too much about History sadly, we would be lucky to read 1 page in class. Got bad grades in his tests. Got B in the JC. Couldnt explain it!
Matty has isnce retired I had him last year for fourth year.The man is a genius smart informotive why he is not a published historian one will never know.All I can say vive matty
Excellent teacher - interesting, informative, irreverent. And he still gets the course covered comprehensively. A gem.
An absolute hero, the only good memory I have of that godforsaken school. Anyone who does not like the man does not get him. He is exceptionally good
We love you matty always will alwasys have Dont Go We love you
A great teacher. some of the comments that he's getting are not fair. A man who had all the answers and put them in his essays. his essays got me an A2 in LC
A close call between him and Bruton for bigger chip on the shoulder. And worst of all a snob with little respect for pupils.
Sound man. Made history interesting. A fountain of information.
A genuinly good teacher. I was sorry to leave his class.
If he showed up to classes and gave notes it might help. You were employed to a school, not a rugby club!
OH may be an arrogant man, but your a fair enough history teacher. Knows Everything, for that i give you repect.
Not a helpful man. His attitude towards pupils depended on wether they liked rugby or not!
Legend!Did no study for LC History+he hardly ever turned up to class,still got a B2.
Matty gave me homework at start of fifth year. Took my copy and didn't hand in back until 2 weeks before the Leaving. A legend for all the wrong reasons. :-)
Taught me in the late 70's early 80's in history...most memorable for his "lift him up by the ear" method of attaining a captive pupil !. Generally witty ...
I had Matty from 4th-6th year 96-98, in the 3 years he gave us one piece of homework in October 96. The copies were not returned to us until May 1998. Legend.
Gret teacher really knows what he is takling about and the best laugh in the school !
My ace g-unit soldier! Fo shizzle my nizzle with a bit of hizzle!
Irreplaceable and probably the most knowledgeable man in the school. Matty is the original legend.
He only treats people who can't spell disDain with disDain. Those people aren't worthy to bask in his glorious presence.
His Classes are brillent! Wat a laugh n i dont 2 2 bad in history so i think hes good enough teacher.I'll miss him when hes gone!!!
someone stole my phrase.. king among men. makes the subject interesting, knows his stuff. when im a million, i wanta be as cool as matty.
5 years and you still dont know my name!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm not THAT quiet!
A king amongst men, insulted his son and pupils in equal measure
What a great east cork man. Always enjoyed his class. good teacher got me my best mark in my leaving cert.
I hate history soooooooo much because of this guy! Could it be so boring???
While possibly a good teacher once upon a time, Matt Foley now is an extremely arrogant man who treats others with distain.
Good teacher, Pity he's leaving next year, id like to do well in my leaving cert, i could get jj connealy. So if he reads this, DONT LEAVE!