I am sad and upset to hear that Cockie has passed away. My best school memories have his famous laugh in them. I was a friend, and am proud to have been. The world is a greyer place for his passing.
Nice enough guy - not a great teacher. If you were a "lad", female or on the rugby team, he thought you were great. Otherwise, he didn't have much interest.
To all of you , forgiven because you are endlessly young , I say this : he was my friend once and my life was all the better for him . If you do better in yours , I will be happy for you .
great teacher, and had great time for students who strugled in school. made u love the subject. though need to calm down a bit on the joking
Great craic, not so great as a teacher. But every school needs one of those don't they?
He's a great man and all, and we have great fun, but he shouldn't be allowed to be a teacher. He's a disgrace.
anyone who can squeeze a belly that size through small holes in a cave has got to be worth his salt!! Legend
an absolute ledgend anyone who doesnt like him is blantly a nobody an they wish they were in with him, great teacher if you listen,one of the most down to earth
had cockie for 6 years.loveed him to pieces.enjoyed the vicky stories!if u listen to him you'll do well.its your choice
Only nerds and loosers disliked him. He was the man! great craic and he can teach! i got a B1!! Great guy.
legend of a man.nicest man ever. great fun on the caving trips.hes a big snedger
His sobriety and responsibility is a credit to the school... But to be serious, I honestly believe that he couldn't teach a school of fish to swim.
Very intelligent man but it's frustrating how he doesn't show it when he teaches all the time.
rugby should be talked about outside school class time. really nice guy but seriously needs to teach when in class
very cool,knew his stuff,and how to narrow it down for the LC.suppose u cant be spoonfed everything
Probably too relaxed and won't put in any extra effort. He'll get you through the subject but his personality can alienate some. 'Swats' won't do well with him.
I remember all the Fawlty Towers videos he used to show us in the 80's!!
i dint like him,he forgets that hes a teacher and not "one of the lads". spent too much time tryin to impress people
All said before, what would really help his classes is kicking out all the ruggerbuggers, so we can actually do some work!! >:(
not a good teacher, only helpful when he wants to be! Don't turn up til half way thru classes and wastes many classes waffling about rugby!
he comes in half way through the class from the pub and then lets us off early. you cant help look forward to a class with him though
knows everything about the subject but fails miserably to teach it-shame.decent guy outside school but wudn trust him with my sister (shes 12)
spends more time in jonny foxses than in school!cool guy!!
Helpful when asked. Doesn't teach!I know a lot about rugby now!
This man should nto be permitted in a classroom. He is singlehandedly making me fail geography. Useless.