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sonofshanks

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« Reply #120 on: May 23, 2012, 07:33:20 PM »
the music room, the orchestra,silver band, wind band, choir. i spent as much time as i could there, and mc cormick the music master was good, he didn't suffer fools gladly but if you were interested in music he would help you all he could.

Mozart McCormick - Class A , Grade A, Sadist.
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« Reply #121 on: May 28, 2012, 12:37:16 PM »
What fascinates me about this thread is the predominance of comments about the culture of beatings and general disrespect for the pupils (as they were termed in those days) - can anyone think of positive aspects of life at Ballygo (apart from the holidays)?

In truth pupils at Ballygo were viewed and treated by `Teachers` as the offspring of the working class from the Shankill and other areas who could be slapped about or abused, in truth we were viewed as the `rabble` In those days of course Teachers had power and authority and most of them abused this power and authority. There were some good Teachers of course people like wee Bill Logan, Cliff Thompson and ???????? but the rest quite simply had sadistic tendancies and exhibited these tendancies on a daily basis. Clearly people like the `Wilk`, Mervyn Andrews, Karl Murray, Mozart McCormick, Barney Ruddle and others were out to inflict as much pain as possible on pupils.
Clearly whoever coined the phrase that `school days were the best days of your life`didnt attend Ballygomartin School for Young Gentlemen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least when you turned 15 you could get away from it.
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« Reply #122 on: May 28, 2012, 03:05:58 PM »
What about McIntyre the english man " Room Eighteeeen " boy?

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« Reply #123 on: May 30, 2012, 09:58:27 AM »
What about McIntyre the english man " Room Eighteeeen " boy?
He taught Woodwork, Tech.Drawing and Sadisim. Geordie accent, smoked 60 Gallaghers Greens a day and you could smell the tobacco smoke before you saw him.
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« Reply #124 on: May 30, 2012, 10:02:55 AM »
What about McIntyre the english man " Room Eighteeeen " boy?
He taught Woodwork, Tech. Drawing and Sadisim. Geordie Accent. He smoked 60 Gallaghers Greens a day and you could smell him before you saw him.
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« Reply #125 on: May 30, 2012, 11:50:48 PM »
SoS - I didn't know you had a stutter
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« Reply #126 on: May 31, 2012, 08:21:06 PM »
SoS - I didn't know you had a stutter
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« Reply #127 on: June 01, 2012, 08:41:50 PM »
Was Harry Wilson    (Teacher)  still around when you went to Ballygo ?

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« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2012, 09:57:04 PM »
Was Harry Wilson    (Teacher)  still around when you went to Ballygo ?
Wee Harry Wilson room 8, taught Maths and English, had a very straight back,(wore a corset or something) smoked tea leafs in his pipe and was very fond of nipping you on the back of your thigh. Good teacher though ! He was there in my time 1965 / 69
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« Reply #129 on: June 05, 2012, 08:42:16 PM »
Harry loved to pull your locks as a way of punishment. He had a range of sayings that were untique! We used to have a top ten of his sayings recorded in one period by yours truly. That was until the day he caught me marking up the record. Six of the best followed in which he took the greatest delight.Needless to say i handed the job over to someone else.
 
 

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« Reply #130 on: June 10, 2012, 01:36:27 PM »
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« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2012, 05:58:11 PM »
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« Reply #132 on: July 21, 2012, 01:03:05 AM »
my dad went to ballygo left in 66 i think.jim mcmullan

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« Reply #133 on: July 21, 2012, 09:08:33 PM »
my dad went to ballygo left in 66 i think.jim mcmullan
I remember a Jim McMullen at Ballygo, I think he lived around the Wilton Street area, think he had a sister who had blonde hair and maybe another brother???
Maybe not the same one.
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« Reply #134 on: July 21, 2012, 09:31:03 PM »
I remember a lot of good lookin Ballygo boys 1968/69 wonder where they are now?  The Model and Somerdale didn't stand a chance!