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Re: Ballygomartin School 1963/64, to 1968/69.
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2013, 03:16:25 PM »
Joe Reid became head of Carrickfergus College, he was a pigeon fancier and an Ulster Unionist Counillor in Carrick. Need Crilly was also an UUP Councillor in Newtownabbey.

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Re: Ballygomartin School 1963/64, to 1968/69.
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2013, 04:02:41 PM »
Joe Reid became head of Carrickfergus College, he was a pigeon fancier and an Ulster Unionist Counillor in Carrick. Need Crilly was also an UUP Councillor in Newtownabbey.

Joe was one of the few decent 'Teachers' at Ballygo.  ::)
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2013, 06:09:49 PM »
Crimean Your right. I copied the names from an old second form football team photograph that Billy Dowie was not in! Yes I played in all the football teams and got a school cup winners medal when the school beat Orangefield in the final at Solitude on St Patricks day. Jim Brown was the captain. Harry Chivers and I shared the position of goalkeeper but Harry was far better than me! I was a reserve that day!

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2014, 04:22:36 PM »
.  Hathaway Take out Billy Dowie who played rugby and you have just picked a fairly good football team  .    Did you play football .?   All good lads . We had a reunion at the Park Ave Hotel a few years ago and a some of these guys were there. We're you?

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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2014, 04:51:44 PM »
.  Hathaway Take out Billy Dowie who played rugby and you have just picked a fairly good football team  .    Did you play football .?   All good lads . We had a reunion at the Park Ave Hotel a few years ago and a some of these guys were there. We're you?

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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2014, 06:57:56 PM »
Jonty did you play football at Ballygo?

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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2014, 08:46:29 PM »
Tom Finney ex Northern Ireland was an old boy of the school. I played with his brother Albert as well.

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Re: Ballygomartin School 1963/64, to 1968/69.
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2014, 11:22:47 AM »
Tom Finney ex Northern Ireland was an old boy of the school. I played with his brother Albert as well.
I met Tom when a team I was coaching were playing Cambridge City in a preliminary round of the FA Cup. He was coaching there and was driving for a living. I knew Tom from our time at Ballygo and I also knew his brother Albert who lived in Mayo St, Tom was telling me that Al was having problems with the neck oil.

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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2014, 07:49:23 PM »
I met Tom when a team I was coaching were playing Cambridge City in a preliminary round of the FA Cup. He was coaching there and was driving for a living. I knew Tom from our time at Ballygo and I also knew his brother Albert who lived in Mayo St, Tom was telling me that Al was having problems with the neck oil.

Ran around with big Al in the 70s. Liked a swallie, did big Al. He was working in Mackies, Woodvale factory at the time but then went to Ship repair at Harland & Bluff.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2014, 09:22:33 AM »

Ran around with big Al in the 70s. Liked a swallie, did big Al. He was working in Mackies, Woodvale factory at the time but then went to Ship repair at Harland & Bluff.  :)
Used to drink with him in the Mayo St Club, we all liked our swallie back then.

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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2014, 08:27:35 PM »
Used to drink with him in the Mayo St Club, we all liked our swallie back then.

Our paths must surely have crossed, as I too drank with big Al in Mayo Street Club on occasion.  :)
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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2014, 09:36:51 PM »
We used to play a weekly football match at the " Meadow " ( covered in dam ) and our team made up from Brookmount, Battenberg, and Glenwood streets would play Mayo  and Lanark streets and the Finney brothers would be in the middle of it. No Mayo Street drinking club in those days just the old school!

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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2014, 09:39:49 PM »
We used to play a weekly football match at the " Meadow " ( covered in dam ) and our team made up from Brookmount, Battenberg, and Glenwood streets would play Mayo  and Lanark streets and the Finney brothers would be in the middle of it. No Mayo Street drinking club in those days just the old school!

Remember those matches well, no quarter asked, nor given. The good old days.  :)
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Re: Ballygomartin School 1963/64, to 1968/69.
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2014, 10:21:09 PM »
The old school was Mayo street school,  I just spent primary one there, then it closed, and we all went to Glenwood, that would have been around 1962.
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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2014, 10:07:02 AM »
Melv same here! I went to Mayo Street for one year and then Glenwood 1962. You may have been a classmate? I was in Mr. Clarks class before proceeding to the big school on the hill at the top of the Ballygomartin Road. I remember in Mayo Street Mr.Gilchrist who took great delight in lifting boys by the locks. Was the Headmistress Mrs.Moneypenny?