Tom "In Relation To" Blanche, well when he took up the role of principal from John Hyland Garbally was in a mess and Tom Improved the school in every way. Top man for complaints and always willing to listen. Once you earned respect you got it and he was a good friend to many!! Fair play to Tom, even if i am five years gone!!!
I for one was not sad to see Ozzy head off and fix his landmowers. When Tom came in he was very stern but a fair guy with good ideas that wanted to shake things up. Suspended me but averall he was good at his job. He would have been better if the teachers backed him.
A good, fair man. Hadn't many dealings with him but he was always a man of high standard, pity he didnt get a few more years...
never liked from football days , always undermined ya. teachers were also undermining him in front of students
Great Principal! Always approachable and helpful. People complain about his strictness but rules are rules-why have them if they're not enforced.
Has turned this school which has a rugby nature into a total GAA school
sound man,will always listen to what u av 2 say,can be strict but has made garbally a better place-teachers dont like him though
Is a fairly good principle. has to be strict. It is not his fault Garbally has turned into the Tallaght school of the West
Not a great principal - tries to run the school as a business which is not a good idea. needs to be more humanistic in his approach.
i think people are a bit hard on him. he's strict, but very fair. has done wonders for garbally.top man.
"In Realtion" to Mr Balance done wonders for Garbally.Just Take a chill pill man.
very mean when it comes to rules. i dont like him too much
When I was in Garbally, I thought Tom was great.A bit strict but it worked, made the school a much better place.
tom is some man. he is spot on and comes out shining on top every time
tom is an extrenely nice man, likes to get things done and only thinks about whats best for garbally . really genuine outside school too, fair play no. 1 to him
one of the most ignorant men i have ever come across
Not everyones favourite but has the schools best interest at heart.