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Title: st augustines
Post by: olelad on July 05, 2006, 10:17:02 PM
school on the ravenhill rd. anyone remember it ??
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teap on July 06, 2006, 04:50:41 PM
I went to Lagan valley primary school then Saint Monicas when we lived over there.

Colette
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Post by: Christopher on July 06, 2006, 05:10:44 PM
OK olelad and Colette,

A list of school names is all very well but could you tell us something about the places please ???

Christopher
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: naumai on July 07, 2006, 03:06:48 AM
Hi teap,where was lagan valley school
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Christopher on July 07, 2006, 03:46:25 AM
I know St Augustines was near the top of the Ravenhill Road.
How many pupils attended the school? What colour was the uniform?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teap on July 07, 2006, 10:45:07 AM
 It was Lagan Village primary school, my mistake (well it was almost 40 years ago lol  ;D) It was the first school i went to and it was in Richardsons Street directly facing our house  Just of my Ladys Road which was of the Raven Hill Road. Then I went to Saint Monicas which was run by nuns Uniform was grey pinafore and pink shirt and i hated that head nun evil woman she was.

Colette
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Christopher on July 07, 2006, 01:30:44 PM

i hated that head nun evil woman she was.

Colette

She was supposed to be a good Christian :D I wonder .. did God realize she was evil ???
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on July 07, 2006, 09:45:12 PM
It was Lagan Village primary school, my mistake (well it was almost 40 years ago lol  ;D) It was the first school i went to and it was in Richardsons Street directly facing our house  Just of my Ladys Road which was of the Raven Hill Road. Then I went to Saint Monicas which was run by nuns Uniform was grey pinafore and pink shirt and i hated that head nun evil woman she was.

Colette

my cousin went to lagan village. it closed in either 1967 or 68. i started st augustines in 1969 and the uniform was black blazer, black trouses and grey jumper with red, white and black trim on the neck.
colette did you know many from willowfield drive or up round redcar st, ravenhill ave area ??
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: naumai on July 08, 2006, 02:04:10 AM
Hi, was lagan valley school on the left hand side going down towards ravenhill st? didént even know it was a school
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on July 08, 2006, 09:56:05 PM
long time ago since i was ever down at richardson st. 1967 maybe !! but i think the school was on the corner on the left side of the st coming off the ravenhill rd !!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teap on July 09, 2006, 07:27:52 PM
hi all Lagan Village was number 25 or 27 richardsons street going by the 1969 street directory we lived at number 48 it was an end house with a big gable wall and the school was directly facing our house.

Sorry Olelad i was born in October 1963 and sadly we were put out of Richardson street in 1968-69 and i only remember a few names from the street.  :'(

Colette
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on July 09, 2006, 11:42:36 PM
well at least weve put lagan village school on the map ;D
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Post by: EllCee on July 10, 2006, 11:22:10 PM
The sign in Pottinger Street that I mentioned was for the "Lagan Village Rangers Football Team Supporters Club". 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on July 11, 2006, 08:46:46 PM
The sign in Pottinger Street that I mentioned was for the "Lagan Village Rangers Football Team Supporters Club". 

 :o
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on July 18, 2006, 10:47:26 PM
one really good think i remember from st augustines was the cracker school dinners they done :D hard to believe but for a big as school as there the dinners wernt bad at all.
as for deserts there chocolate and ice cream was second to none. 8)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on May 05, 2008, 03:53:03 PM
one really good think i remember from st augustines was the cracker school dinners they done :D hard to believe but for a big as school as there the dinners wernt bad at all.
as for deserts there chocolate and ice cream was second to none. 8)
But where you in Savio,Aquin,or Bosco
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Post by: Distoney on May 05, 2008, 08:30:55 PM
I went to St Monicas beside St Augustines. 

If the head nun was wee mo then she sure did get into wicked moods, that is when she emerged out of her office to inspect the uniforms and heaven help you if it was not the right uniform :o
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 06, 2008, 07:13:18 PM
But where you in Savio,Aquin,or Bosco

you know id forgotten about them  O0 i was in bosco. in first year i went into class b2, 2nd year b4,
there was 6 classes in each of those years b1+2, s1+2,a1+2, 2nd year a3+4, b3+4, s3+4 up to 5+6 in 3rd year.
the classes was changed in 4th and 5th year into cse , gce and non exame classes. i got into cse class but never made it due to having to leave were i lived. not sure what name they put on those classes.
. by the way i was in the first wave of those who had to stay until they was 16 !! the year above us was the last to be able to leave at 15. (lucky gits)
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Post by: sj on May 13, 2008, 01:31:16 PM
Can anyone name teachers. ::) Who was the principal and asst Principal.
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Post by: My Granny on May 13, 2008, 06:29:15 PM
Mr Dolan was Principal and Mr Donnelly was vice, some others i remember Da Grew, Gypo Mulrine,Mr Mullen
Mr Byrne Mr Dowds, Bulldog Madden, Mr McAlinden, the rest will come to me :-\
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marketman on May 13, 2008, 07:34:21 PM
Mister's McEllhatton, Clarey Clark, there were four McCann's careers science and maths plus drama. Then mister's Coogan, McKenna and Mister Brennnan (killed in the troubles) he lived in New Bond street for a while in the 70's. 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: lmmcm8 on May 13, 2008, 08:39:07 PM
mr smiley, mr o'neil ,mr meehan ,mr campbell,mr niblock,mrs agnew ,mrs mynes,mr carey and the caretaker mickey
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on May 13, 2008, 11:47:32 PM
I knew a Mr Westland whom I met in the late 70's ...would that be correct.

Was the Mr Brennan who was killed in the troubles called Andrew Brennan.   I f so I knew all his brothers very well and went to school with one of them. :(
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Post by: lmmcm8 on May 14, 2008, 09:36:55 AM
yep mr westland was the career's teacher he was about 6 foot 6
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Post by: My Granny on May 14, 2008, 08:04:14 PM
Hairy Dan Mc Cann  tech drawing teacher and Mulrines Enforcer :D
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Post by: olelad on May 16, 2008, 10:03:50 PM
yep mr westland was the career's teacher he was about 6 foot 6

correct. must have been the tallest teacher in the school. anyone remember what you called the pe teacher ? i attended the school from 1969 until 1972.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 16, 2008, 10:05:07 PM
Mr Dolan was Principal and Mr Donnelly was vice, some others i remember Da Grew, Gypo Mulrine,Mr Mullen
Mr Byrne Mr Dowds, Bulldog Madden, Mr McAlinden, the rest will come to me :-\

mr mullen was our form teacher in 3rd year. decent enough bloke.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on May 20, 2008, 08:19:20 PM

correct. must have been the tallest teacher in the school. anyone remember what you called the pe teacher ? i attended the school from 1969 until 1972.

Kieron Dowd  and Mr Mallon  i think !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on May 21, 2008, 12:16:32 AM
Kieron Dowd  and Mr Mallon  i think !

Isn't it a small world,....I knew a Ciarnan Dowd who eventually went to Stranmillis training college and then Cork Uni as head of P.E.  He was slight build with blond hair and at one stage played soccer for Cliftonville. ::)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marketman on May 21, 2008, 01:03:03 AM
Westland never had a very high regard for the people from the Market or Short strand area's, on a few occasion's I witnessed him belittling both the parents and pupils that they came from the slums.  If that was his opinion then fine, but he could never meet a better set of people who were decent and hard-working and above all honest. 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 31, 2008, 09:12:06 PM
dont forget all the others from the woodstock, castlereagh, donegal pass, ormo, lisburn rd, who went there in large enough numbers.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 11, 2008, 10:21:09 PM
anyone remember the first female teachers ? if im right,  there was two that started in either 1971 or 72. the one that taught us had blonde hair and liked the smell of perfume ! think she taught us english ?!
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Post by: giannineo on June 11, 2008, 10:25:08 PM
anyone know Bernard Mc Court who went to St. Augustines?
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Post by: marketmade on June 15, 2008, 05:44:43 PM
I LOVED MISS AGNEW :D

AND HATED WEE MR MADINE >:(
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 15, 2008, 10:35:24 PM
any of you attend the school between 69 and 72 ??
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Post by: olelad on June 23, 2008, 11:16:00 AM
anyone remember a guy called martin jackson who hailed from donnybrook st ?? we was in the same class for the years i went there. chelsea fan  ;D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 23, 2008, 11:16:53 AM
anyone know Bernard Mc Court who went to St. Augustines?

when did he attend there ??
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Post by: teragram on June 23, 2008, 11:28:57 AM
anyone know Bernard Mc Court who went to St. Augustines?

That would probably be Barney McCourt the builder who lives in Whithall ?? on the Ormeau Road.  Very quiet and doesn't smile. he'd be mid 50s
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Post by: giannineo on June 23, 2008, 07:54:45 PM
that's Bernard, lived two doors down from me...yip, mid 50's...ta teragram..olelad would have been there 61-66 ish O0
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Post by: teragram on June 23, 2008, 08:03:23 PM
I tried to have the craic with him a few times but there's never any response. You'll find him most nights in the Parador, Ormeau Rd.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 23, 2008, 08:29:45 PM
that's Bernard, lived two doors down from me...yip, mid 50's...ta teragram..olelad would have been there 61-66 ish O0

bit b4 my time then  :D didnt the school open 60s ?
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Post by: giannineo on June 23, 2008, 08:32:00 PM
ayem Olelad, Barney Mc Court would have been one of the first pupils...maybe late 50's ?
 teragram, if you ever see him again would you please say John  Dalzell was asking for him, previously of No.6 Whitehall Gardens. O0
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Post by: teragram on June 23, 2008, 10:34:37 PM
I sure will.
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Post by: giannineo on June 23, 2008, 11:07:59 PM
CHEERS tERA O0
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Post by: olelad on June 24, 2008, 06:43:44 PM
ayem Olelad, Barney Mc Court would have been one of the first pupils...maybe late 50's ?
 teragram, if you ever see him again would you please say John  Dalzell was asking for him, previously of No.6 Whitehall Gardens. O0

50s ?!  id alway thought it opened early 60s
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: giannineo on June 25, 2008, 09:13:40 PM
could be Olelad... OUL MEMORY AIN'T THAT ACCURATE :-[
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Post by: olelad on June 25, 2008, 10:39:32 PM
could be Olelad... OUL MEMORY AIN'T THAT ACCURATE :-[

now i could be well wrong here but im lead to believe it opened 63/64. maybe 65. somewhere round that period anyway.
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Post by: Aidan on July 07, 2008, 03:39:33 PM
What can you say about St Augustines,  Remember Oul Sticky the wood work teacher, McCann that taught Tech Drawing?
and the VICE that used to roam  around looking for anyone he coud find to belt. and the Principal, Mr McKeown, then ther was bertie Fulton the football player then there was that lunitic teacher MADDEN who was Mad on Rugby, I would love to meet up with that drop kick to this day. Some of my class mates were Ken Lennon, Micky O'Neil, Danny McKnight, Jimmy Stitt,Tony McCann and many more whose names have left me for trying to think of them. Love to hear from anyone from St Augustines.
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Post by: olelad on July 10, 2008, 10:38:13 AM
What can you say about St Augustines,  Remember Oul Sticky the wood work teacher, McCann that taught Tech Drawing?
and the VICE that used to roam  around looking for anyone he coud find to belt. and the Principal, Mr McKeown, then ther was bertie Fulton the football player then there was that lunitic teacher MADDEN who was Mad on Rugby, I would love to meet up with that drop kick to this day. Some of my class mates were Ken Lennon, Micky O'Neil, Danny McKnight, Jimmy Stitt,Tony McCann and many more whose names have left me for trying to think of them. Love to hear from anyone from St Augustines.

what years did you attend there m8 ???  anyone ive ever meet who went there never had agood word on the place
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Aidan on July 13, 2008, 05:35:27 AM
G'Day Olelad,  I would have started at ST Augustines in about 1965 and went there till we left for Aus in 1968
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Post by: olelad on July 13, 2008, 11:53:26 PM
G'Day Olelad,  I would have started at ST Augustines in about 1965 and went there till we left for Aus in 1968

pat bates would have been there around that time ??!! mcillhatton,  alan rock , only names i can think of at the moment.
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Post by: som on August 05, 2008, 02:37:52 PM
Didn't go to St. Augustines but went to Bearnageeha in 1965. A lot of my school mates from Rosario went there. the memory not the best but a lot of the names sounded familiar. I'm sure Bernard Mc Court from Whithall was at Rosario with me.
I think Paul and Barry Mitchell from 67 Haypark Avnue went there (possibly from 1966 and Barry probably 1968).
One of my mates went there for a few years as an art teacher in the late 70's - Brendan Lynch. Anyone remember him - I think he went back to England to teach.

Cheers
Title: Re: st augustines/lagan village school
Post by: ec on August 10, 2008, 10:45:44 PM
I lived in the short strand and when to lagan village school until I was 11.

I was at lagan village until 1963 then I went to St Monicas.  I didn't think anyone would remember lagan village school as I tried to source information about it, to no avail.
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Post by: giannineo on August 11, 2008, 10:30:52 AM
anyone know Eddie Jenkins?
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Post by: Dub on August 11, 2008, 11:08:52 AM
anyone know Eddie Jenkins?
  Giannineo,  Eddie used to live in the terrace houses next to McGlades garage, just above Rossetta.  He was a good hard working lad, who when he started working for himself , would have taken on jobs that others would have refused,( he was not afraid to get his hands dirty ).  I am away from Belfast for over 30 years,but the last I heard of him he had a successful building company. The best of luck to him.
                                                                                                                       All the best, Dub.
Title: Re: st augustines/lagan village school
Post by: teap on August 11, 2008, 11:16:13 AM
I lived in the short strand and when to lagan village school until I was 11.

I was at lagan village until 1963 then I went to St Monicas.  I didn't think anyone would remember lagan village school as I tried to source information about it, to no avail.

I went to it it was in Richardsons street directly facing our house, I was born in 63. was saint monicas a secondary school? i remember leavibg lagan village and went toanother primary school it had nuns and the uniform was grey pinafore and pink shirt, I always thought it was saint monicas but if that was a secondary school there is no chance lol we left Richardsons street in 69. just before i turned 6.
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Post by: giannineo on August 11, 2008, 03:37:29 PM
aye Dub, Eddie has done really well.....did you know Speedy Magill from the Gate Lodge at the Convent?
Title: Re: st augustines/lagan village school
Post by: olelad on August 11, 2008, 09:42:08 PM
I went to it it was in Richardsons street directly facing our house, I was born in 63. was saint monicas a secondary school? i remember leavibg lagan village and went toanother primary school it had nuns and the uniform was grey pinafore and pink shirt, I always thought it was saint monicas but if that was a secondary school there is no chance lol we left Richardsons street in 69. just before i turned 6.

im sure teap we discussed this b4, but lagan village like st anthonys east belfast seem to have fallen foul of any history been wrote up on them ??!!  st anthonys does get a mention in a parish history but i cant remember lagen village getting a mention.
my cousin john mcmanus went there up untill it closed 67? b4 transfering over to st anthonys. lagan village was made up of pupils from the lower woodstock and short strand. agood few went into my class at st anthonys and went onto st augustines.  id love to see afew photos of the place. like st anthonys knocked down and forgotten about except by those of us who went there.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Dub on August 12, 2008, 03:18:48 PM
aye Dub, Eddie has done really well.....did you know Speedy Magill from the Gate Lodge at the Convent?
    H, Giannineo, I haven't seen or heard of  Speedy McGill  for about 40 years, His older sister Noreen used to be part of the gang when we all used to hang out together at the top of the Ormeau Road.
Speedy went to St Patrick's on the Antrim Road, like me, but was a year or so behind me. I spoke to Noreen his sister about 1984 in an hotel outside Downpatrick where she was working. She was then married. Do you know what Speedy is doing now or where he is ?
                                                                               All the best, Dub.
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Post by: olelad on August 12, 2008, 10:19:46 PM
heres afew of the guys who was in the same class as me at st augustines between 69/72. maybe some of you might know afew of them?
martin jackson, donnybrook st. lisburn rd.
kenneth shepard, edinburgh st, lisburn rd.
gerard ronney, ormo rd.
liam darragh, ormo rd.
sean quinn, rushfield av. ormo rd.
vincent weir, woodstock rd.
gerard boyd, markets
john donnelly, markets,
billy woods, ormo rd.
ill add more later.

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Post by: som on August 13, 2008, 11:09:17 AM
Dub. What years were you at Barney
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Post by: Marcas on August 13, 2008, 08:13:50 PM
Went to the school from 1964 - 1970. Remember some teachers that havent been mentioned. The VP O'Connell, Herbie O'Reilly the geography teacher, Humpy McMillen who took the football team and we had to bring an orange to the game and share it with the opposition ! didnt matter if they had kicked 6 bells out of us during the game. A one armed teacher called O'Rawe who was a decent tennis player and played on the school court. A visious art teacher who i think was called McGonigle but not certain
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Post by: giannineo on August 13, 2008, 08:55:35 PM
Dub,last I heard of Speedy was that he owned a haulage outfit in Australia.... I didn't know Speedy that well  but we had a large extended crowd of buddies..my mate lived in St. John's opposite Vincent Mc Gurran and knew Speedy and Eddie well...he is still in touch with Eddie...Eddie had a boat and house around Sketterick. I too hung around the upper Ormeau...good crowd and plenty of craic O0
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Post by: Dub on August 13, 2008, 09:40:17 PM
Dub. What years were you at Barney
   Som,  I was there from 1958 to 1962 , it seems a long time ago, I went up for the 50th anniversary a  few years ago in the Waterfront.  My good friend S.J. came over from Australia for it,  and we met up with some of our old classmates, We visited the school the next day , I took loads of photos, and had tea and buns in the old house along with other past pupils and the head master.  Did you go there?
                                                                                         All the best, Dub.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: som on August 14, 2008, 09:20:16 AM
Hi Dub
You were before my time. I didn't go until 1965 (left in '72). Didn't get to the 50th. Had one of my brothers there from 1959 so you would have been ahead of him.
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Post by: olelad on August 20, 2008, 08:26:50 PM
was there never any st augustines school reunions ?
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Post by: Margana on August 25, 2008, 09:38:59 PM
My sister was one of the first batch of pupils to attend St Monica's which would have been 1958.
St Augustines opened some time after that in the mid 60's.
Although I didn't go, I knew a lot of people who did.
Some of them ran protection rackets i.e. extorting money from the nerdy ones who weren't tough enough to defend themselves!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 26, 2008, 12:02:14 AM
My sister was one of the first batch of pupils to attend St Monica's which would have been 1958.
St Augustines opened some time after that in the mid 60's.
Although I didn't go, I knew a lot of people who did.
Some of them ran protection rackets i.e. extorting money from the nerdy ones who weren't tough enough to defend themselves!

ive yet to meet anyone who liked that school.
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Post by: jim carson on August 26, 2008, 01:35:59 AM

ive yet to meet anyone who liked that school.
my mother went their in 1959 : rosemary lennon and so did my sisters and guess what? they all didnt like the school either !!
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Post by: giannineo on August 26, 2008, 09:24:17 PM
Jim,was your mum one of the Lennons from Kandahar Street?
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Post by: jim carson on August 26, 2008, 11:21:54 PM


  no my mother came from bloomfield up by ballyhackamore .
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Post by: maddog on September 20, 2008, 11:26:28 AM
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Post by: maddog on September 20, 2008, 11:28:05 AM
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Post by: jim carson on September 20, 2008, 03:59:07 PM
 :) thanks for the pictures maddog. I went to gusties from 1980 to 1985. what year was that picture you sent ? and the two people was on the lower ormeau road ?was that you in  it? cheers jim
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Post by: olelad on September 21, 2008, 10:22:53 PM
in all my years at st anthonys and st augustines there was never a class photo taken im sad to say.
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Post by: jim carson on September 22, 2008, 12:27:35 PM
olelad ; why dont you contact st josephs college as they hold old records on file as i went  in years ago for my c.s.e. results .not that they were worth getting !! depending on the year you went they could advise you on records and maybe old photos.
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Post by: olelad on September 23, 2008, 07:21:27 PM
jim i contacted the school about 3 years ago in the hope they might provide me with a copy of my classes school reg. all they done was send me a copy of my attenance record of my last year at school. they said they didnt keep a record of each class !  :(
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Post by: GW on September 23, 2008, 08:33:09 PM
Peter Mc Ginnity the former Fermanagh gaelic footballer taught in Gustys in the
mid seventies.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: jim carson on September 23, 2008, 09:37:23 PM
alright GW- did he teach their in late 70s /1980 cause i am sure i remember that name. as for hairy dan we all remember him!!
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Post by: GW on September 26, 2008, 04:41:22 PM
alright GW- did he teach their in late 70s /1980 cause i am sure i remember that name.
Probably but i left in 1977.
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Post by: frankie on October 09, 2008, 08:05:14 PM
I frankie scullion went to st. Agustines in 1963, my form teacher was mr kerr and metal work teacher. Gerard o rawe music teacher, mr meehan was the english teacher, never wore a unifrom. Was only there for 7 months.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: jim carson on October 10, 2008, 10:32:59 AM
ALIGHT FRANKIE,
                          GOOD TO SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE LOGGING ON TO THE OLD SCHOOL. O0
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on October 11, 2008, 08:48:27 PM
still have my old school tie and badge  8)
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Post by: Dub on October 11, 2008, 09:07:39 PM
I frankie scullion went to st. Agustines in 1963, my form teacher was mr kerr and metal work teacher. Gerard o rawe music teacher, mr meehan was the english teacher, never wore a unifrom. Was only there for 7 months.

Frankie, was your grandmother Sarah Scullion who lived in Norton Street.
                                                                                                        All the best, Dub.
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Post by: shannagh1 on October 13, 2008, 03:13:43 PM
I was telling the mate about this wee thread.
He was telling me he might know some of you,Tommy (Charlie) Fagan from Mountpottinger Road.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on October 21, 2008, 06:32:07 PM
never done a class photo of my class when there. why oh why  >:(
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Post by: olelad on November 25, 2008, 01:46:46 PM
anyone know why they changed the name to st Josephs ?
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Post by: jim carson on November 26, 2008, 10:33:43 AM
I THINK ST JOSEPHS WAS CONNECTED TO THE NUNS/CHILDREN HOME BESIDE ST MONICAS BUT DONT KNOW WHY THEY DECIDED TO CHANGE THE NAME .LETS FACE IT ANYONE THAT GOT A GOOD {A} LEVEL RESULT WAS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN MOST OF US RAN OUT THE DOOR AT 15/16 AND THOUGHT WE KNEW IT ALL!! IF I WAS THE PRINCIPLE AND WAS ASKED BY OTHER SCHOOLS WHAT OUR AVERAGE RESULTS WHERE I WOULD WANT TO CHANGE THE NAME TOO  ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 26, 2008, 06:49:30 PM
I THINK ST JOSEPHS WAS CONNECTED TO THE NUNS/CHILDREN HOME BESIDE ST MONICAS BUT DONT KNOW WHY THEY DECIDED TO CHANGE THE NAME .LETS FACE IT ANYONE THAT GOT A GOOD {A} LEVEL RESULT WAS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN MOST OF US RAN OUT THE DOOR AT 15/16 AND THOUGHT WE KNEW IT ALL!! IF I WAS THE PRINCIPLE AND WAS ASKED BY OTHER SCHOOLS WHAT OUR AVERAGE RESULTS WHERE I WOULD WANT TO CHANGE THE NAME TOO  ;D :D ;D

i may already said this on here b4 but anyone ive ever meet who went to st augustines have alway said they hated the place. says it all really.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: casper on December 24, 2008, 03:19:42 AM
I was one of the first intake to St Augustines when it opened in 1963. Vincent J Mcgeown was the headmaster & Mr McConnell was VP. Some others were Mr Donnelly who taught science & maths, Denis (Dominic?) Burns who taught English. John Orr was a young teacher who took woodwork. He was the first one to try to get rugby going at the school. He lived in Ballynahinch & got a couple of games for Ulster. Rugby never flourished because it wasn't a "catholic" sport in those days. I remember Pat "Tiny" Kerr & Michael May whose family owned a jewellers shop in Anne Street. I still have a copy somewhere of the first school magazine. The original school houses were named after Irish islands. There was Aran, Achill, Rathlin & can't remember the last one.  Any body out there share these memories?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: shannagh1 on December 24, 2008, 03:26:40 PM
Casper I'll be with a few Strand,Markets and Ormeau Rd ones later all went to St Augustines.
Be a bit of craic out of them for sure
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 25, 2008, 07:49:53 PM
keep the stories coming guys . while i hated the place as much as everyone else i still had 3 years there and like to hear of the experiences of others
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eanon on January 17, 2009, 10:19:07 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Eamon o' hare and I went to st Ausgustines when it first opened. I was in 1c and was there for four years. Class mates were paddy Toner , Patrick Mcentee, Gerard harvey, Gerry Connelly
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: rosario11 on January 18, 2009, 01:45:55 AM
Dub,last I heard of Speedy was that he owned a haulage outfit in Australia.... I didn't know Speedy that well  but we had a large extended crowd of buddies..my mate lived in St. John's opposite Vincent Mc Gurran and knew Speedy and Eddie well...he is still in touch with Eddie...Eddie had a boat and house around Sketterick. I too hung around the upper Ormeau...good crowd and plenty of craic O0
I knew Eddie, Speedy, Bosco , do remember the girls who hung out there , Helen, Elaine, speedys sister Bronagh, Alexis and wart mccord.?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: auggy on January 18, 2009, 04:26:42 AM
I left in 1964, looking for old friends who had Mr. Kerr for metalwork and home teacher.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eleanor on January 18, 2009, 10:29:21 AM
My aunt was an Augustinian nun. I can't remember where in Belfast the convent was. Could it have been on the Ravenhill Road? She spent most of her life in Nigeria. Her name was Sr Agostina.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 18, 2009, 11:41:20 AM
My aunt was an Augustinian nun. I can't remember where in Belfast the convent was. Could it have been on the Ravenhill Road? She spent most of her life in Nigeria. Her name was Sr Agostina.

yes on the ravenhill rd.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on January 18, 2009, 12:09:46 PM
heres afew of the guys who was in the same class as me at st augustines between 69/72. maybe some of you might know afew of them?
martin jackson, donnybrook st. lisburn rd.
kenneth shepard, edinburgh st, lisburn rd.
gerard ronney, ormo rd.
liam darragh, ormo rd.
sean quinn, rushfield av. ormo rd.
vincent weir, woodstock rd.
gerard boyd, markets
john donnelly, markets,
billy woods, ormo rd.
ill add more later.

I remember Liam Darragh, his brother Patrick was in my class in Holy Rosary.  Did you know Junioir McManus and Frankie Bell and all that gang?

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 18, 2009, 12:13:00 PM


cant say i do m8. darraghs lived of sunnyside st back then b4 moving to the strand.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on January 18, 2009, 06:31:12 PM
They did indeed Olelad, Kimberely Street to be precise.  Never knew they went to the Strand.  They were cousins of the Armstrongs, Patrick and Evelyn.  Did you know them?  Ps You were talkin about that guy Jennings.  I wonder was he anything to do with my oul mate from Rosario, Tony Jennings (RIP), son of Irene?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 18, 2009, 10:52:40 PM
They did indeed Olelad, Kimberely Street to be precise.  Never knew they went to the Strand.  They were cousins of the Armstrongs, Patrick and Evelyn.  Did you know them?  Ps You were talkin about that guy Jennings.  I wonder was he anything to do with my oul mate from Rosario, Tony Jennings (RIP), son of Irene?

didnt know them m8. only knew liam darragh as he was in my class at st augustines.
would you have known a guy called joseph rea who moved over ormo way from cregagh estate ?  or a thomas mcfarland ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on January 19, 2009, 12:03:54 PM
I think I knew Joseph Rae's younger brother Damian.  He had a problem with his foot and used to wear one of those contraptions on his leg.  He was a good kid.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: danso on January 19, 2009, 04:55:29 PM
stickyra have u not gone away ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on January 19, 2009, 06:48:14 PM
No I'm still here - you know!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 19, 2009, 07:27:42 PM
I think I knew Joseph Rae's younger brother Damian.  He had a problem with his foot and used to wear one of those contraptions on his leg.  He was a good kid.

can u remember what street they lived in back then ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on January 19, 2009, 07:57:09 PM
Not sure but I think it was close to Sunnyside Crescent.  Nearly sure it was that side of Sunnyside Street anyway.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 20, 2009, 09:25:36 PM
Not sure but I think it was close to Sunnyside Crescent.  Nearly sure it was that side of Sunnyside Street anyway.

any idea what became of them ? 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on January 21, 2009, 07:52:33 AM
No, Haven't seen or heard from them since 1968
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: auggy on January 21, 2009, 07:44:03 PM
I was one of the first intake to St Augustines when it opened in 1963. Vincent J Mcgeown was the headmaster & Mr McConnell was VP. Some others were Mr Donnelly who taught science & maths, Denis (Dominic?) Burns who taught English. John Orr was a young teacher who took woodwork. He was the first one to try to get rugby going at the school. He lived in Ballynahinch & got a couple of games for Ulster. Rugby never flourished because it wasn't a "catholic" sport in those days. I remember Pat "Tiny" Kerr & Michael May whose family owned a jewellers shop in Anne Street. I still have a copy somewhere of the first school magazine. The original school houses were named after Irish islands. There was Aran, Achill, Rathlin & can't remember the last one.  Any body out there share these memories?
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I was in Achill house back in 63-64, 3C, I am from the Strand, can't remember the other one. Looking for old photos.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: artyfax on January 25, 2009, 11:09:46 AM
Vincent Mc Geown was the first principle. Can't remember vices name but he did go on to be principle and I think he was followed by Seamus/Sam Donnelly Maths teacher.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: artyfax on January 25, 2009, 11:18:46 AM
Clare was the other one I was in Achill also which I recall being yellow ,
Clare Blue,
not 100% but think Rathlin red and Aran Green .
i must know you as I started in 1963 .Coming from the Falls Road at the time there weren't any secondary schools in the area except St peters in the Whiterock which was still under construction.
If I hadn't went to St Augustines I probably would have left school at fifteen without any qualifications. i owe my Junior cert and GCSE results to the teachers most of whom you have mentioned.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: smyth/jones on January 26, 2009, 05:31:12 PM
heres afew of the guys who was in the same class as me at st augustines between 69/72. maybe some of you might know afew of them?
martin jackson, donnybrook st. lisburn rd.
kenneth shepard, edinburgh st, lisburn rd.
gerard ronney, ormo rd.
liam darragh, ormo rd.
sean quinn, rushfield av. ormo rd.
vincent weir, woodstock rd.
gerard boyd, markets
john donnelly, markets,

glen thomson
karl hagney RIP
tommy mc alevey
tony rutherford
paddy joe mulan
pat smith
ken bardini
johno mc dowell
billy whiz lismore
danny cunningham
noel patterson
liam moylan

compliments from  liam darragh did not move to short strand just to drink both brothers married girls from the markets liam live there for 15 years then move to carryduff i should know i am his wife patrick move to ardglass and is still there.
billy woods, ormo rd.
ill add more later.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 26, 2009, 10:35:51 PM


tell liam i was asked about him. tommy morrisey RIP was also in our class. must be another liam darragh in the strand cuz it was lads from there told me that info. but either way good to hear hes still around.

glen thompson moved to ards as did tommy mcalevey who still lives there.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: smyth/jones on January 26, 2009, 10:54:02 PM

tell liam i was asked about him. tommy morrisey RIP was also in our class. must be another liam darragh in the strand cuz it was lads from there told me that info. but either way good to hear hes still around.

glen thompson moved to ards as did tommy mcalevey who still lives there.

liam says give him a clue who you are also he drinks in strand every week maybe some of those lad think he lives there he been going there from he was sixteen  ha ha
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 27, 2009, 02:26:33 PM
Willie firth was another in our class. does Liam remember what you called the one guy in our class who was in the school choir ? also there was a lad who got bullied a lot and ended up in a home, they nick named him pig ! think he was from over the hollywood rd direction.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 27, 2009, 03:25:30 PM
few other names that i remember from b6.

paul mcmahon.  short strand

gerard lane. RIP

thomas mcfarland. ormo rd ?

stephen little. ormo rd
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: smyth/jones on January 27, 2009, 08:32:27 PM
few other names that i remember from b6.

paul mcmahon.  short strand

gerard lane. RIP

thomas mcfarland. ormo rd ?

stephen little. ormo rd

he says the boy that was bullied was arthur ? He can not remember who was in the choir but he thinks it was the window cleaner robert norris
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: smyth/jones on January 27, 2009, 09:24:10 PM
few other names that i remember from b6.

paul mcmahon.  short strand

gerard lane. RIP

thomas mcfarland. ormo rd ?

stephen little. ormo rd

sorry just got ur email liam says good to here from you, he does not use computers he has no ideal were martin j is
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: smyth/jones on January 27, 2009, 09:28:51 PM
No I'm still here - you know!
hi just got ur email liam says he pass the message on to both pats he said he can try an get there e mail or numbers for you
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 28, 2009, 08:01:09 PM
he says the boy that was bullied was arthur ? He can not remember who was in the choir but he thinks it was the window cleaner robert norris

robert norris ! seems to ring a bell that name. i could be wrong here but ive a feeling it isnt the same guy. like the guy arthur this guy came from strandtown/hollywood rd direction as well. but again i might be wrong in that one.
 so long ago 37 years in fact  :o
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BOOZEHOUND on January 28, 2009, 09:47:17 PM
Vincent Mc Geown was the first principle. Can't remember vices name but he did go on to be principle

'blinky' Dolan. RIP.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 29, 2009, 07:58:40 PM
think there was a guy called joseph rea who moved from greencastle to donegal pass who joined our class in 2nd year ?
stephen lyttle was another in the class. ormo rd.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 31, 2009, 05:52:29 PM
was talking to an old class of ours today. thomas harvey who lived in standfield st markets. not sure if youll remember him. moved from the markets half way through 3rd year.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 02, 2009, 08:05:39 PM
fred stilges ormo rd.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BOOZEHOUND on February 03, 2009, 02:15:50 PM
fred stilges ormo rd.

ahh....mini elvis! ;D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gerard on February 05, 2009, 11:10:35 AM
i left st.augustines in 68 used to lift a bottle of milk in the mornings making sure not to get caught by the caretaker who was a mr lagan if my memory serves me right
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mcdoc on February 07, 2009, 05:01:12 PM
I remember St Augustines I went to st Monic's attached to it....It was really funny as there were two gates the boys and girls were not allowed to walk in together.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Dub on February 08, 2009, 12:46:02 AM
 My brother was the first pupil to go back there as a teacher. He recently took early retirement.
                                                                                                                                        All the best,Dub.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 08, 2009, 03:04:12 PM
seem to remember a teacher called Brennan ? guy with a tash who taught English ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thedarkhorse on February 08, 2009, 08:28:53 PM
seem to remember a teacher called Brennan ? guy with a tash who taught English ?


If its the same mister Brennan i think he also taught History as well .. Was Murdered up at St Marys Youth Club on Carolan road  ,, not sure what year ,, early 70's i think ,,, belived he lodged in the Markets ,, did fine him one hell of a good guy. ,,, THE GOOD DIE YOUNG ??? R.I.P.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 17, 2009, 07:53:07 PM
tommy morrisey RIP

pat mccorry
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 26, 2009, 10:15:58 AM
in the time i went to st Augustine's 3 years between 69/72 i never played Gaelic football or hurling. we even played cricket the odd time. just wondering did any other classes play either of these sports around that era ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gerard on February 26, 2009, 11:35:07 AM
i left st augustine's in 68 wonder where all the old photo's went that were hanging in the main entrance hall somebody must have them if anybody has any stick them on here till we get a laugh  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 26, 2009, 12:03:29 PM
i left st augustine's in 68 wonder where all the old photo's went that were hanging in the main entrance hall somebody must have them if anybody has any stick them on here till we get a laugh  :D

remember the old photos hanging. the only one thats clear in my head is the one with george best in it.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on February 27, 2009, 04:37:21 PM
in the time i went to st Augustine's 3 years between 69/72 i never played Gaelic football or hurling. we even played cricket the odd time. just wondering did any other classes play either of these sports around that era ?

Played rugby for that headcase  Bulldog Madden
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mrs Mageean on February 27, 2009, 11:10:44 PM
Played rugby for that headcase  Bulldog Madden
I went to St Monica's and one day my friend and I were sent into St Augustine's on an errand. Those boys were animals!!!!!We were a fairly respectable bunch in St Monica's but the St Augustine boys were the missing link.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 01, 2009, 10:12:42 PM
I went to St Monica's and one day my friend and I were sent into St Augustine's on an errand. Those boys were animals!!!!!We were a fairly respectable bunch in St Monica's but the St Augustine boys were the missing link.

not for the faint hearted thats for sure
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pat millen on March 02, 2009, 01:14:20 AM
yes we played gaelic football---i have a medal----actually 3 medals ---the last one was in 71--under 16 e.d league
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pat millen on March 02, 2009, 01:16:17 AM
72 we moved to bangor for just over a yr then to the states in 73---mar 17 :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 02, 2009, 06:37:42 PM
72 we moved to bangor for just over a yr then to the states in 73---mar 17 :)

family called taylors from the woodstock rd moved to bangor around that time. did you know them ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teap on March 02, 2009, 07:01:31 PM
Just reading back over this thread, i said earlier that i went to saint Monicas but seeing as it was a secondary school it couldnt have been Saint Monicas, what was the name of the local primary School run by Nun's in 1968? i must of had to move there because the Lagan was closing.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 02, 2009, 07:24:10 PM
Just reading back over this thread, i said earlier that i went to saint Monicas but seeing as it was a secondary school it couldnt have been Saint Monicas, what was the name of the local primary School run by Nun's in 1968? i must of had to move there because the Lagan was closing.

all i can tell you is that back in 68 when lagan village closed  the guys anyway all moved over to st anthonys willowfield.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pat millen on March 03, 2009, 04:35:11 AM
dont remember the taylors--sorry
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 15, 2009, 07:14:22 PM
just heard that tommy mcalevey died just about 1 month ago RIP.
he used to live on the mountpottinger rd.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: ormo rd man on March 16, 2009, 07:43:41 PM
mr smiley, mr o'neil ,mr meehan ,mr campbell,mr niblock,mrs agnew ,mrs mynes,mr carey and the caretaker mickey
i went da st augustines 78 da 84 rem mr barr and ringo the music teacher
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: ormo rd man on March 17, 2009, 02:12:20 PM
mr smiley, mr o'neil ,mr meehan ,mr campbell,mr niblock,mrs agnew ,mrs mynes,mr carey and the caretaker mickey
wat bout mr barr jonny ringo da weed budgie anyone rem them
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teap on March 17, 2009, 02:14:36 PM
my Brother went to saint agustines 1967 to 1969
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gerard on March 17, 2009, 02:29:23 PM
my Brother went to saint agustines 1967 to 1969
i left in 1968
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: abbobast on March 24, 2009, 01:33:19 AM
wat bout mr barr jonny ringo da weed budgie anyone rem them

Oh Aye, remember them well, and...

Mr Meenahan - English
Spoofer Morgan - English
Mr Loughran - R.E. (RIP)
Chicken Neck McCann - Physics
Hairy Dan the Tuckshop Man - Maths & IT
Miss Agnew Phwooaar - French (mad to think she must be hitting 55-60 now!)
Caery the Mad Monk - History & Badminton!
Mr Casey - English
Cocoa Bean - Geography
Da Weed Mullen and his smelly breath- Science?
Mr Mckenna (Danny deVito) - TD
Mr Westland - Careers (hang on, you're giving me career advice and THIS is what YOU do???)
2 foot 9 Bobby Madine - RE & PE
Mr O'Cleary -Clark (Basil Fawlty) - Chemistry
Gerry Cool Conlon - Maths

Ah the glory days - hated it while I was there (1983-1988) but looking back they really were the best days of your life. Would absolutely love to see some photos of this time.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 25, 2009, 09:15:38 PM
nobody has ever came up with a name for that blond teacher who smelt of perfume back in 71 ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: legend on March 25, 2009, 09:25:51 PM
they had a book out around 1988 full of old a new pictures of st.augustines can anyone remember this i lost mine.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: legend on March 25, 2009, 09:30:56 PM
Oh Aye, remember them well, and...

Mr Meenahan - English
Spoofer Morgan - English
Mr Loughran - R.E. (RIP)
Chicken Neck McCann - Physics
Hairy Dan the Tuckshop Man - Maths & IT
Miss Agnew Phwooaar - French (mad to think she must be hitting 55-60 now!)
Caery the Mad Monk - History & Badminton!
Mr Casey - English
Cocoa Bean - Geography
Da Weed Mullen and his smelly breath- Science?
Mr Mckenna (Danny deVito) - TD
Mr Westland - Careers (hang on, you're giving me career advice and THIS is what YOU do???)
2 foot 9 Bobby Madine - RE & PE
Mr O'Cleary -Clark (Basil Fawlty) - Chemistry
Gerry Cool Conlon - Maths

Ah the glory days - hated it while I was there (1983-1988) but looking back they really were the best days of your life. Would absolutely love to see some photos of this time.

mr smylie ,mr campbell,mr oneill, mr niblock, mr mcillhatton,baldy mickey the caretaker, mr mcnally, mr kennedy , mr white
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 25, 2009, 09:32:38 PM
they had a book out around 1988 full of old a new pictures of st.augustines can anyone remember this i lost mine.

read of it else where. would love to get a copy
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: abbobast on March 25, 2009, 09:44:29 PM

read of it else where. would love to get a copy

I didn't know about that book - would LOVE to see it though - anybody got a copy??
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: legend on March 25, 2009, 09:46:57 PM
homebird has a copy hes going to have a look for
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 25, 2009, 09:54:55 PM
homebird has a copy hes going to have a look for

maybe he could photocopy afew for us  ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: legend on March 25, 2009, 09:56:59 PM
it was the 25th anniversary book i will have another look for mine and i will photocopy it ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 25, 2009, 10:03:10 PM
it was the 25th anniversary book i will have another look for mine and i will photocopy it ;)

top man, pm me if you ever get round to copying it. wonder was there ever a school reunion
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: abbobast on March 25, 2009, 11:58:19 PM
Actually, now you mention it I do remember lots of class photos being taken while I was there.

If a copy of that book ever turns up could I possibly get a copy??

Unbeleivable I've been looking for this stuff for ages now with no luck - even contacted Aquinas who didn't even have the courtesy to get back to me.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 27, 2009, 09:35:17 PM
Actually, now you mention it I do remember lots of class photos being taken while I was there.

If a copy of that book ever turns up could I possibly get a copy??

Unbeleivable I've been looking for this stuff for ages now with no luck - even contacted Aquinas who didn't even have the courtesy to get back to me.

useless to say the least.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: maddog on March 31, 2009, 10:30:09 AM
sorry i looked everywhere for the book and couldn't find it >:( but homebird on the who do you know from the market has 1 ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 31, 2009, 05:23:14 PM
nobody has ever came up with a name for that blond teacher who smelt of perfume back in 71 ?

entering the school from the back enterance walking past the changing rooms on the right, gym on the left.  you turned left which took you to the main corridor which lead up to the main office. her class room would have been the 3rd or 4th up from when you turned right into that corridor ! i am right in saying those class rooms were the english department ?
mr brennans class room was along there as well if i remember right  ???

sorry about the poor directions chaps
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: JoeM on April 18, 2009, 10:14:17 PM
seem to remember a teacher called Brennan ? guy with a tash who taught English ?
His name was Michael Brennan (mr. Brennan) and he was shot dead in 1973 in a youth club on the Ormeau Embankment. He taught me, and he wasn't a bad fella.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: homebird on April 18, 2009, 10:17:56 PM
Welcome to the forum joeM :) Any more memories of 'gusties' welcome, a few of us have been trying to get our hands on the 25th anniversary book, there is one somewhere in my family, just can't get my hands on it >:( I remember some great photos in that book

Homebird
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bnf on April 18, 2009, 10:49:43 PM
His name was Michael Brennan (mr. Brennan) and he was shot dead in 1973 in a youth club on the Ormeau Embankment. He taught me, and he wasn't a bad fella.
olelad,
hate to say but your ole gray cells are on their way out.
michael brennan ( aged 26 ) was shot dead at st mary's youth club on
carolan road, on the 12-11-1974.
bnf.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 19, 2009, 07:12:26 PM
olelad,
hate to say but your ole gray cells are on their way out.
michael brennan ( aged 26 ) was shot dead at st mary's youth club on
carolan road, on the 12-11-1974.
bnf.

sorry to say m8 but its  your brain cells which are on there way out as it was joem who posted that and not me  ::)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bnf on April 19, 2009, 07:26:10 PM
olelad,
apologies.
bnf.       :(
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 20, 2009, 09:30:40 PM
while walking down the lisburn rd today just past edinburg st/donnybrook st it dawned on me that kenny shepard and martin jackson lived in them streets back in 72. one ell of a dander to st augustines from there. was gustys the nearest secondary school to that area ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eileenov on April 23, 2009, 03:47:52 PM
I presume then that some of you lads went to St Brides PS then?. It was also a long walk to St Monica's for some of my friends who lived in Lisburn Rd area :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 24, 2009, 12:03:25 AM
I presume then that some of you lads went to St Brides PS then?. It was also a long walk to St Monica's for some of my friends who lived in Lisburn Rd area :)

i take it st brides was on the lisburn rd ?  but was st augustine's and st monica's the nearest secondary schools to cater for the lower lisburn rd ?
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Post by: thedarkhorse on April 24, 2009, 01:19:17 AM
olelad,
hate to say but your ole gray cells are on their way out.
michael brennan ( aged 26 ) was shot dead at st mary's youth club on
carolan road, on the 12-11-1974.
bnf.
 

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Quote from: olelad on February 08, 2009, 03:04:12 PM
seem to remember a teacher called Brennan ? guy with a tash who taught English ?

look back ,,, had enter this in page 12 ,,, If its the same mister Brennan i think he also taught History as well .. Was Murdered up at St Marys Youth Club on Carolan road  ,, not sure what year ,, early 70's i think ,,, belived he lodged in the Markets ,, did fine him one hell of a good guy. ,,, THE GOOD DIE YOUNG  R.I.P.
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Post by: olelad on April 24, 2009, 09:54:37 AM
 

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Quote from: olelad on February 08, 2009, 03:04:12 PM
seem to remember a teacher called Brennan ? guy with a tash who taught English ?

look back ,,, had enter this in page 12 ,,, If its the same mister Brennan i think he also taught History as well .. Was Murdered up at St Marys Youth Club on Carolan road  ,, not sure what year ,, early 70's i think ,,, belived he lodged in the Markets ,, did fine him one hell of a good guy. ,,, THE GOOD DIE YOUNG  R.I.P.

all i can remember about mr brennan was he taught us in one of the class room to the left of the main corridor leading from the back of the school to the main offices (hope you all can follow this ?!) definatly taught me in 2nd year which would have been 70/71. cant remember what subject but think it was english.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eileenov on April 24, 2009, 12:22:24 PM
Olelad,
St Brides was in Derryvolgie Avenue which ran between Malone and Lisburn Rds. Back in late 1960's I believe that St Augustine's and St Monica's were the catchment secondary.. schools for that area. It really did mean leaving your friends behind and feeling very much like a stranger in the other schools. It was usually only a small number of pupils who had to do that journey every day.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 24, 2009, 02:18:46 PM
Olelad,
St Brides was in Derryvolgie Avenue which ran between Malone and Lisburn Rds. Back in late 1960's I believe that St Augustine's and St Monica's were the catchment secondary.. schools for that area. It really did mean leaving your friends behind and feeling very much like a stranger in the other schools. It was usually only a small number of pupils who had to do that journey every day.


as you say small numbers from that area but still a good old dander  :D other schools who fell into st augustines net was st anthonys, st colemans, st matthews, st bernadette's, and whatever ps catered from the upper ormo rd.
often wondered why so many from the clonduff estate walked to st anthonys ps when st bernadetts was only a stones throw from them ?!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: maddog on April 30, 2009, 08:40:02 PM
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olelad i found the book about st.augustines 25th anniversary  here is a photo i'll try to get more on tomorrow ;)
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Post by: maddog on April 30, 2009, 08:46:11 PM
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homebird here is ur kevin's poem from the book
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Post by: homebird on April 30, 2009, 08:57:55 PM
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homebird here is ur kevin's poem from the book

cheers maddog, he's gonna be tortured bout that one, by the way how did you manage to get the book? can you get anymore, and what about posting a wee photo off yourself?
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Post by: maddog on April 30, 2009, 09:01:30 PM
i found it in my ma's house  ;) sorry only got the one :) im on 1 or 2 pictures already no the market thread  ;)
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Post by: homebird on April 30, 2009, 09:06:05 PM
Well that helps >:( >:( there's only about 350 pages ???
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Post by: Val on April 30, 2009, 09:13:41 PM
Well that helps >:( >:( there's only about 350 pages ???

 :D
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Post by: homebird on April 30, 2009, 09:18:27 PM
It's like Inspector Cluedo her Val with all these mysterious clues to unearth identities :blink: :wild: :shout:
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Post by: maddog on April 30, 2009, 09:28:14 PM
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Post by: homebird on April 30, 2009, 09:32:42 PM
Jaysus maddog, brilliant photos!!! remember mr meenahan well, bit strange on it, but nice! see joe dornan in the 1969 photo, heard some great stories about joes football skills! remember most of the guys from the 1984 photo, nice one, keep them coming

HB
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Post by: maddog on April 30, 2009, 09:51:52 PM
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some more memories homebird
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Post by: maddog on April 30, 2009, 09:59:28 PM
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Post by: homebird on April 30, 2009, 10:02:40 PM
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some more memories homebird


Gonna try and name these lot:
Back row: Mr Carey, Mr O, Clery-Clarke, Mr Mc Ilhatton, Mr Conlon, Mr Mc Neill, Mr White and Mr Boyd from the Market.
Middle row; ? Mr Donnelly, Mr Niblock, Mr Casey, ?, Mr Madine from the Market, Mr Loughran.
Front row: Mr Campbell,  Mr Morgan, ?, Mr O' Donnell, Mr Mullan, Mr Donnelly, Mr Mc Cann, Mrs Agnew and Mr Mc Kenna    
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Post by: maddog on April 30, 2009, 10:31:08 PM
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Post by: maddog on April 30, 2009, 10:32:42 PM


Gonna try and name these lot:
Back row: Mr Carey, Mr O, Clery-Clarke, Mr Mc Ilhatton, Mr Conlon, Mr Mc Neill, Mr White and Mr Boyd from the Market.
Middle row; ? Mr Donnelly, Mr Niblock, Mr Casey, ?, Mr Madine from the Market, Mr Loughran.
Front row: Mr Campbell,  Mr Morgan, ?, Mr O' Donnell, Mr Mullan, Mr Donnelly, Mr Mc Cann, Mrs Agnew and Mr Mc Kenna    
mr mccann science teacher  and mr smylie also from the market arts and crafts
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Dub on May 01, 2009, 12:53:12 AM
mr mccann science teacher  and mr smylie also from the market arts and crafts
My brother David,  born in Norton street .The first pupil to go back as a teacher. Now retired. One of Belfasts poets.
         All the best, Dub.
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Post by: big sis on May 01, 2009, 09:39:30 AM
cheers maddog, he's gonna be tortured bout that one, by the way how did you manage to get the book? can you get anymore, and what about posting a wee photo off yourself?
Thanks for the poem Maddog, our Kevin is going to get some sleggin' about that.  :D.  Didn't think we had a poet in the house and after reading his poem I still don't! :sarcastic:  We should quote that to him Homebird next time we see him!
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Post by: maddog on May 01, 2009, 10:26:52 AM
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Post by: maddog on May 01, 2009, 10:31:31 AM
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Post by: maddog on May 01, 2009, 10:34:14 AM
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Post by: maddog on May 01, 2009, 10:41:30 AM
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Post by: maddog on May 01, 2009, 11:29:37 AM
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Post by: Dub on May 01, 2009, 12:59:31 PM
Maddog,  these are smashing photos, they will rake back plenty of memories for past pupils of the School.
Well done!!
                All the best, Dub.
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Post by: maddog on May 01, 2009, 01:02:47 PM
Maddog,  these are smashing photos, they will rake back plenty of memories for past pupils of the School.
Well done!!
                All the best, Dub.
thank you dub im going to put some more on later ;) im sure they will bring back some bad memories for david :D
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Post by: olelad on May 01, 2009, 10:39:58 PM
nice one maddog. great snaps
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Post by: old wallion on May 03, 2009, 04:05:04 PM
Was there a woodwork teacher Mr Mc Cullough in St Augustines in the 70s  
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 03, 2009, 04:59:07 PM
the years between 69 and 74 seem to be barren years in most things, ie... photos , registers. they should be called the forgotten years  :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eileenov on May 04, 2009, 06:49:06 PM
I agree that the years 1969-1974 seem to be barren from many photos. It's strange because as a pupil who was at St Monica's during those dates, I don't remember many school/class photos being taken. Looking at the photos on this thread today, it looks like the boys went on some of the same school trips as we did, but went to more interesting places!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 04, 2009, 07:22:31 PM
I agree that the years 1969-1974 seem to be barren from many photos. It's strange because as a pupil who was at St Monica's during those dates, I don't remember many school/class photos being taken. Looking at the photos on this thread today, it looks like the boys went on some of the same school trips as we did, but went to more interesting places!

as said the forgotten years. more the pity.
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Post by: maddog on May 04, 2009, 08:16:35 PM
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Post by: maddog on May 04, 2009, 08:29:40 PM
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Post by: olelad on May 04, 2009, 08:32:22 PM
have we came across anyone yet who liked there time at st augustines
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Post by: maddog on May 04, 2009, 08:35:42 PM
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Post by: maddog on May 04, 2009, 08:37:00 PM
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Post by: olelad on May 04, 2009, 08:40:29 PM
again great photos maddog, just a pity the school forgot to take any photos between 69 and 74  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: homebird on May 04, 2009, 08:44:29 PM
have we came across anyone yet who liked there time at st augustines

I think i enjoyed the first 2 years, all downhill after that :wild: by the way great photos again maddog ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marketmade on May 05, 2009, 12:30:15 AM
good photos maddog ;)spend half my time there and the other half on the hike in the ulster museum ::)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 05, 2009, 03:15:18 PM

as you say small numbers from that area but still a good old dander  :D other schools who fell into st augustines net was st anthonys, st colemans, st matthews, st bernadette's, and whatever ps catered from the upper ormo rd.
often wondered why so many from the clonduff estate walked to st anthonys ps when st bernadetts was only a stones throw from them ?!

no one from clonduff at that time on his forum ?
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Post by: maddog on May 05, 2009, 07:44:43 PM
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Post by: maddog on May 05, 2009, 07:46:06 PM
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Post by: maddog on May 05, 2009, 07:51:50 PM
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Post by: homebird on May 05, 2009, 08:08:26 PM
Hey maddog

I cant remember, does the book give names to any of the musicians?

Homebird
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: maddog on May 06, 2009, 09:27:26 AM
Hey maddog

I cant remember, does the book give names to any of the musicians?

Homebird
no they don't give their names just the year  ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 07, 2009, 09:42:13 AM
was there ever a full school reunion ?  heard of certian years runnin there own reunions, but never of the school running one. :-\
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 10, 2009, 05:33:31 PM
anyone know why st augustines was kicked into touch and st monica knocked down ?

as i said on the st monica's thread id heard that the catchment area didnt warning the two schools so st monica's got knocked down and the new mixed school was called st Josephs.  :-\
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: irishblueeyes on May 11, 2009, 04:30:29 PM
My best friend went to St Augustine's between 1964 and the early 70s. Name was Kevin Byrne...anyone recollect?

Seán McGrady
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eileenov on May 11, 2009, 07:31:43 PM
Just wondered if your friend Kevin Byrne, lived in Cromwell Road area. Eileen
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 12, 2009, 09:39:12 AM
Just wondered if your friend Kevin Byrne, lived in Cromwell Road area. Eileen

just out of interest were is the cromwell rd ? never heard of it  ???
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eileenov on May 12, 2009, 11:19:32 AM

just out of interest were is the cromwell rd ? never heard of it  ???

Cromwell Road, runs from Botanic Avenue right through to University street.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eanon on June 08, 2009, 01:19:27 AM
Billy fennell played the trumpet
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eanon on June 08, 2009, 01:27:30 AM
Anyone know the boys in the1965-67 soccer team. I am second on left in the back row(Eamon O' Hare). There is Michael Brady, Cormack Mc Art, Dennis Ern, Gerry Connolly, Patrick Toner, Des Donaldson
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: jmc on June 09, 2009, 09:49:20 PM
hi eamon sorry dont know anyone in photo did you come from the ormeau road ?
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Post by: My Granny on June 12, 2009, 03:08:15 PM
Cormac Mc Art died a couple of months ago,  new Mickey Brady and his brother Hughie(crocket)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eanon on June 14, 2009, 12:28:53 AM
Yes, lived in farnham st just before the brigde.
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Post by: jmc on June 14, 2009, 02:20:15 AM
i remember u your dad was called jim we lived in balfour ave beside your aunt annie uncle brain and aunt greta
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Post by: bobbyinrhyl on June 14, 2009, 10:35:54 AM
Bob Murphy here, went to St Augustines from 64 to 68 was shocked on Google that it was gone,went there from St Colmans in the Markets. Remember the vice grabbing boys by the short hair near the ear and walking them up to the office.I hated PE, teacher used to give me a hurley stick while the class played football lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bobbyinrhyl on June 14, 2009, 10:41:33 AM
I remember Cormack Mc Art was in my class he really got on with the maths teacher  lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 14, 2009, 09:50:52 PM
Bob Murphy here, went to St Augustines from 64 to 68 was shocked on Google that it was gone,went there from St Colmans in the Markets. Remember the vice grabbing boys by the short hair near the ear and walking them up to the office.I hated PE, teacher used to give me a hurley stick while the class played football lol

seems gaelic sports was played by everyone else only are class
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bobbyinrhyl on June 17, 2009, 09:16:42 AM
MMMMMM I remember the deserts well esp the treacle tarts yum yum. but God those spuds , mind u came in handy if we lost the football,bet half the walls in Belfast where repaired with those spuds last for years lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eileenov on June 17, 2009, 11:31:13 AM
Don't worry, as I went to St Monica's and we seemingly shared the same cook as St Augustine's, I know all about the school dinners. Not bad, but the stew was horrible :D   Eileenov
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 17, 2009, 03:54:11 PM
Don't worry, as I went to St Monica's and we seemingly shared the same cook as St Augustine's, I know all about the school dinners. Not bad, but the stew was horrible :D   Eileenov

so yous liked your desserts as well ?   :)
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Post by: Eileenov on June 17, 2009, 05:40:08 PM

so yous liked your desserts as well ?   :)
I think the desserts were ok. Ice cream and chocolate sauce was a favourite but I must confess to never having eaten much tapioca/frogspawn, ever since :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 17, 2009, 11:25:49 PM
I think the desserts were ok. Ice cream and chocolate sauce was a favourite but I must confess to never having eaten much tapioca/frogspawn, ever since :D

ive said earlier on in this thread but that ice cream and chocolate was top notch.  never had it b4 or since my days at st augustine's. an ever lasting memory :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bobbyinrhyl on June 20, 2009, 11:03:13 AM
I tried to have the craic with him a few times but there's never any response. You'll find him most nights in the Parador, Ormeau Rd.
I left Belfast in 74 have lived in N Wales ever since God but i miss the craic
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on June 22, 2009, 05:48:12 PM
Not exactly sure but i think one of the guys in the 64/65 football team is Kevin Kelly. He is at the front beside Cormac McArt. He came from My Ladys road and has been in London for 30 yrs or more
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: morhen on July 04, 2009, 03:08:15 AM
Does anybody on this thread know a fella (I only know him by his nickname).  He was very tall hence the nickname Big Tiny.  Where is he now?  The last time I saw him was in the seventies when he worked in the University Bar in University Street.  Can anyone help?  He was the senior boy in St Augustine's in the early sixties.

Morhen
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on July 04, 2009, 05:48:50 PM
Does anybody on this thread know a fella (I only know him by his nickname).  He was very tall hence the nickname Big Tiny.  Where is he now?  The last time I saw him was in the seventies when he worked in the University Bar in University Street.  Can anyone help?  He was the senior boy in St Augustine's in the early sixties.

Morhen

sorry m8 cant help, just gotta comment on that nickname, big tiny  :D  thats a cracker   :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: morhen on July 04, 2009, 08:45:25 PM
I am posting earlier tonight in relation to a pupil at St Augustine's in the early 60s.  I only know his nickname as Big Tiny.  He was senior boy in around 1963/64.  The last time I saw him he was working in the University Bar in University Street in the mid-70s.  Can anyone tell me if he is still around?

Morhen
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on July 25, 2009, 08:29:49 PM
does anyone remember the oul double decker bus driven by the geography teacher, we went on a day trip to carrickfergus on it, it broke down and had to be push started. who had the worst strap, sam donnelly gets my vote.
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Post by: Giannineo on July 25, 2009, 08:33:44 PM
any one know Martin Cassidy?
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Post by: dcarswell on July 29, 2009, 10:38:34 PM
I've read all the pages of this thread and it has taken me back 46 years. I was the first year at St Augustines started in September 1963 after an entrance exam in Rosario School on Sunnyside Street.     I was in 1D, (Brian Hamill was the form tutor) at first and was moved to 1B.
Most of the names are very familar. I know Eamon O'Hara (I think I may have played tennis with ya and Martin Duffin etc ), Paddy (Hilary ) Toner, Gerard Harvey Mickey Brady...I remember some of the guys from Andytown Emmanuel Greenan(we used to play poker) and Gerard Gilmore from Balfor Ave.
I started in 63 and left to do an apprenticeship in 1967. I actually enjoyed my time there.  Some of the girls from St Monica I remember were Maureen L and Sally B.
By he way there was a Martin Cassidy from Sunnyside street  I'm Des Carswell from Cregagh. Ya Know there should be a reunion.
It's been something just reading all the comments thanks lads
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Giannineo on July 29, 2009, 10:41:51 PM
Hi Belfast woman, Martin is well into his fifties thanks anyway..Des, yip, Martin lived in Whitehall Parade ....house on the corner of Sunnyside Street..I heard he did some drag Queen act but not sure..big family, nice folk.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: ciaramccaffrey1 on July 30, 2009, 06:52:39 AM
my dad went there for a while....
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gerard on July 30, 2009, 09:49:25 AM
I am posting earlier tonight in relation to a pupil at St Augustine's in the early 60s.  I only know his nickname as Big Tiny.  He was senior boy in around 1963/64.  The last time I saw him he was working in the University Bar in University Street in the mid-70s.  Can anyone tell me if he is still around?

Morhen
yes i remember him as well i left st augustine's in 68 his name was kerr i think he went on to own his own building firm last seem him a few years back in the kitchen bar.
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Post by: dcarswell on July 30, 2009, 12:52:21 PM
my dad went there for a while....

Ciara when was your dad there I may know him. Anyone go to the Rosaio Youth club besiode the Parador. Great place for table tennissomec names from then would be Dessy Vize , Don Pollock, Mario Lundy.

And St Augustines' Caretaker was Mr. Murray Knew this son Damien well and Billy Maccaully from around  Flush Park who went to Canada I believe.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: old wallion on July 30, 2009, 07:49:04 PM
yes i remember him as well i left st augustine's in 68 his name was kerr i think he went on to own his own building firm last seem him a few years back in the kitchen bar.
Was that Brian Kerr who has a brother called Pat.???
If it was they had their yard next door to Celtic Park known as PF Kerr and sons.
A very good builder :) :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: hicky on August 02, 2009, 12:50:08 AM
 
           Used to drive a bus to and from this school and you were a right shower
           the could not be used afterwards for service because it has to be
         scrubbed out .     Sorry iam sure you didnt want to hear that   
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on August 05, 2009, 11:08:05 PM
aye, cause it got bricked now an then!!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marketman on August 07, 2009, 04:06:21 AM
I went there between 1970 and 75 and yes it was a forgotten time, the saddest part is that a few of them were killed during the troubles. I can tell you that there were photos taken of each pupil when they first started and about three years in the whole school was taken out to the back and then photos were taken. The only drawback was that you had to be part of some club or sport, I on the other hand was in dread of my life from certain teachers so no photo for me except the first year one. I also remember  a young lad called Titch who died on a school trip to Paris R.I.P. One more thing wheres my money for school fees, I paid for them when I entered that place and the only time I got near to the bus the step fell off from rust. Paging Mr Dolan, I can't complain I liked him in a respectful way, him and his invisible golf club.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marketman on August 07, 2009, 04:08:44 AM
I forgot to add that I once had the honour of seeing every weapon you could think off in Mr Donnelly's filing drawer.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Rosiejoe on August 07, 2009, 02:24:48 PM
I went to St Monicas from 1962 to 1968 and well remember being told off by the nuns for looking out the window at the boys from St Augustines.  Mother Marius was in charge of the school and she was a little hitler.  In those days you got the strap for looking at a teacher the wrong way.  Best days of my life   you have to be kidding!!!!  I then went to Ruper Stanley College in Tower Street, now they were happy days.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 09, 2009, 06:53:14 PM
I went there between 1970 and 75 and yes it was a forgotten time, the saddest part is that a few of them were killed during the troubles. I can tell you that there were photos taken of each pupil when they first started and about three years in the whole school was taken out to the back and then photos were taken. The only drawback was that you had to be part of some club or sport, I on the other hand was in dread of my life from certain teachers so no photo for me except the first year one. I also remember  a young lad called Titch who died on a school trip to Paris R.I.P. One more thing wheres my money for school fees, I paid for them when I entered that place and the only time I got near to the bus the step fell off from rust. Paging Mr Dolan, I can't complain I liked him in a respectful way, him and his invisible golf club.

what class were you in ? i started the year b4 you and started in b2. ive said b4 on here those years seem forgotten about.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marketman on August 10, 2009, 12:50:39 AM
I was in A2.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 12, 2009, 09:31:50 AM
I was in A2.

your bound to have known a few from the class i was in who came from the markets. gerard boyle, john donnelly, gerard?ward, and my memoie has left me  lol.  there was afew others from around the markets but alas i cant remember there names just now. 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 12, 2009, 09:50:46 AM
does anyone remember the oul double decker bus driven by the geography teacher, we went on a day trip to carrickfergus on it, it broke down and had to be push started. who had the worst strap, sam donnelly gets my vote.

only ever remember going on afew trips and non was ever as far as carrick  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on August 12, 2009, 01:35:04 PM
Can remember going on a school trip to St Malo in the summer of '66. I was 13 and a bit of an adventure. Not much French learned but will always remember a visit to Mont St Micheal. Only person i recall from the trip is Kieran Corrigan
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 12, 2009, 10:59:42 PM
think maybe the troubles put pay to any trips in the early 70s.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: dcarswell on August 14, 2009, 11:10:28 AM
Can remember going on a school trip to St Malo in the summer of '66. I was 13 and a bit of an adventure. Not much French learned but will always remember a visit to Mont St Micheal. Only person i recall from the trip is Kieran Corrigan

Hey Marcus I must know you. I had get hopes of going on that trip but just did happen..say Awh         what class were in in

Des
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on August 14, 2009, 01:41:56 PM
Can't remember what class i was in at 13 but ended up in G1 with Peter Heathwood, Kipper Kerr, Joe Davidson, Eddie McCrory, Martin McGuigan, Kevin Kelly and a few others whose names escape me. Found myself on the photo of the Speech Choir that was posted earlier. A life time ago !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on August 17, 2009, 01:42:30 PM
Just a few more names i can remember from that time. Martin Sumner, Brendan Connolly, Brendan Foster, Colum Magee, John McCausland, Seamy Hanna, Frank Marks, Desy Campbell and a yank called Miller. Hope that stirs up a few memories
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 18, 2009, 02:25:56 PM
just remembered we had a school trip to dublin in first year. 69/70. that was the only decent trip we ever made that i can remember !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: fisher1972 on August 21, 2009, 09:31:22 AM
went to st augustines 72/77 class mates i remember anthony hughes, desy maguie , mousey mcgrillan, seamy heath, joe mcconkey, dermot ( the legend ) kerr and then there was the one;s from the strand. THEY WERE THE BEST OF TIMES , THEY WERE THE WORSE OF TIMES . dickens..
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: belfastchild on August 25, 2009, 10:39:33 AM
some good footballers went to st augustines there were McCuskers, Bells, Christians ,Meighans , Fullerton
McCrorys ! anyone remember any of these lads ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on August 25, 2009, 01:41:43 PM
I remember Frankie Bell
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on August 26, 2009, 01:46:51 PM
Can remember a Leo Christian, John Meighan and a Hugh Fullerton. Think they all ended up in Twinbrook
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: belfastchild on August 26, 2009, 02:23:35 PM
leo christian died a few years back in england ! eamon . david and jimmy meighan moved to twinbrook during the troubles big hughie fullerton moved there too and eamon meighan i think married hughies sister !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 28, 2009, 10:03:33 AM
Can remember a Leo Christian, John Meighan and a Hugh Fullerton. Think they all ended up in Twinbrook

there was a gerry christian who was agood player. came from the clonduff estate back then.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: casper on September 07, 2009, 09:14:37 AM
Hi Morhen

Just saw your mesage re Tiny Kerr.  His name was Patrick & he was one of the first prefects, along with Michael May. I started St Augustine's at the same time as him in '63.  He was a big [censored] who didn't mind shoving his weight about, but I actually got on very well with him later on.  His dad owned Kerr Constriction, I think they were based in La Salle Drive.  Tiny was a good athlete & at the sports days lifted the "Senior Victor Ludorum" prize for top athlete.

Also saw a message from Des Carswell.  Remember the youth club at Holy Rosary Des & the dances we used to organise?

Great site, great memories
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Alimonitos on September 14, 2009, 02:17:04 AM
I've read all the pages of this thread and it has taken me back 46 years. I was the first year at St Augustines started in September 1963 after an entrance exam in Rosario School on Sunnyside Street.     I was in 1D, (Brian Hamill was the form tutor) at first and was moved to 1B.
Most of the names are very familar. I know Eamon O'Hara (I think I may have played tennis with ya and Martin Duffin etc ), Paddy (Hilary ) Toner, Gerard Harvey Mickey Brady...I remember some of the guys from Andytown Emmanuel Greenan(we used to play poker) and Gerard Gilmore from Balfor Ave.
I started in 63 and left to do an apprenticeship in 1967. I actually enjoyed my time there.  Some of the girls from St Monica I remember were Maureen L and Sally B.
By he way there was a Martin Cassidy from Sunnyside street  I'm Des Carswell from Cregagh. Ya Know there should be a reunion.
It's been something just reading all the comments thanks lads

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Alimonitos on September 14, 2009, 02:47:18 AM
Hi Everyone,

I have just found this site - it's fascinating!   I lived on the Ormeau Road until 1974 and still visit every year. I know a lot of those guys who attended St. Augustines!  Many of them are still on the "road" frequenting the Parador and Errigle.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on September 15, 2009, 11:07:50 AM


totaly agree about the reunion. great if it could be arranged.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: dcarswell on October 03, 2009, 03:05:44 PM
Clare Island was the fourth Island. I remember making models of Achill which was my Island Des
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on October 09, 2009, 10:41:15 PM
my name is declan mcalinney i was in  st augustines from 1971-1975   prankster: :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on October 11, 2009, 02:52:50 PM
not anymore they pulled it down a few years ago
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Giannineo on October 11, 2009, 03:06:40 PM
Alimonitos, Martin Cassidy lived on the corner of Sunnyside and whitehall pARADE.....i BELIEVE THAT mARTIN MAY HAVE BECOME A DRAG QUEEN....HE WAS ONE OF A LARGE FAMILY AND HAD AN OLDER BROTHER NAMED bRIAN....There were the Rice twins, Wrights, McGuigan , Mc Garrigles at Rosario
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: jmc on October 23, 2009, 01:12:05 AM
hi declan did you and your brother work as bar-men in the same bar
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on October 26, 2009, 12:15:43 AM
yes we did many many years ago i was his boss
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 16, 2009, 03:32:04 PM
brilliant school ,dont know why i left it,really good fun years there
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 16, 2009, 04:11:08 PM
Went to the school from 1964 - 1970. Remember some teachers that havent been mentioned. The VP O'Connell, Herbie O'Reilly the geography teacher, Humpy McMillen who took the football team and we had to bring an orange to the game and share it with the opposition ! didnt matter if they had kicked 6 bells out of us during the game. A one armed teacher called O'Rawe who was a decent tennis player and played on the school court. A visious art teacher who i think was called McGonigle but not certain
[you are right marcas,and you siad it all when you refered to mc gonigle as visious, i would have loved to have run into him about 3 or 4 years after i left/quote]
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 16, 2009, 04:24:48 PM
any of you attend the school between 69 and 72 ??
[i was there olelad, left at easter 71 to make my fortune as a plumber, still trying/quote]
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on November 17, 2009, 10:15:40 PM
ANY OF YOU ATTEND ST AUGY FROM 1970-1975 ????????
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 17, 2009, 10:42:51 PM
ANY OF YOU ATTEND ST AUGY FROM 1970-1975 ????????

was there for 2 of those years
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on November 17, 2009, 11:42:32 PM
what years did you attend. ???? some of the names of people who attend were G O'Neill -- S Dines--W Anthony.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 17, 2009, 11:55:13 PM
what years did you attend. ???? some of the names of people who attend were G O'Neill -- S Dines--W Anthony.

i was there for 3 years 1969/ 1972.  going from class b2/b4/b6
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on November 17, 2009, 11:58:45 PM
I was in s2/s4/s6
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 18, 2009, 11:08:20 AM
I was in s2/s4/s6

i might well have known afew in your year. you were a year after me starting there. so therefore we were at the school at the same time for 2 years.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on November 18, 2009, 03:38:14 PM
did you go st colman's p.s
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 18, 2009, 07:40:57 PM
did you go st colman's p.s

no m8 st anthonys east belfast. you a markets man then ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on November 18, 2009, 09:30:36 PM
I can remember a MC Cartan in my year. do not know if it is the same family. would be nice if it is, my full name declan McAlinney
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eileenov on November 18, 2009, 10:02:05 PM
I can remember a MC Cartan in my year. do not know if it is the same family. would be nice if it is, my full name declan McAlinney
declan,
did you go to school with anyone with the surname, Finnegan. There was a family who lived in Silvergrove Street, Donegall Pass and then moved to Shaftesbury Avenue. I went to school with Patricia Finnegan. Eileenov
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on November 18, 2009, 10:05:16 PM
I did but cannot remember first name. we lived in lake street donegall pass.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 19, 2009, 09:25:33 AM
declan,
did you go to school with anyone with the surname, Finnegan. There was a family who lived in Silvergrove Street, Donegall Pass and then moved to Shaftesbury Avenue. I went to school with Patricia Finnegan. Eileenov

at st augustines there was a guy called tommy morrissey in my class who came from silvergrove st. RIP. they moved into lower ormo from there.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 19, 2009, 09:27:41 AM
I can remember a MC Cartan in my year. do not know if it is the same family. would be nice if it is, my full name declan McAlinney

declan im not completly sure on that name as i think i know of it but theres agood few of that name who live were i am now so might be getting mixed up.
ill pm you later with afew names you might know.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: theresa on November 21, 2009, 04:38:30 PM
my sister in law is patricia finnegan from silvergrove street 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Eileenov on November 21, 2009, 05:53:49 PM
my sister in law is patricia finnegan from silvergrove street 
theresa,
what a small world.
I went to primary school and secondary school with Patricia :)
Thanks for letting me know,
Eileenov :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: theresa on November 21, 2009, 06:12:16 PM
declan the finnegans names are sean patrick and terence..
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: declan on November 22, 2009, 12:24:51 AM
re marketman i went to Augy from 1970 to 75 and remember titch (rip) my name is declan mcalinney i was in s2-s4-s6.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 23, 2009, 11:31:48 AM
re marketman i went to Augy from 1970 to 75 and remember titch (rip) my name is declan mcalinney i was in s2-s4-s6.

only just after running into a guy who would have been in your class in st colemans. mani harvey, stanfield st .  think he was in a2,a4,a6 when at st augustines. by the way ive pm you afew names you may remember or not.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Jim B on November 24, 2009, 01:23:22 PM
I went to the school... 71/76

Afew class mates I remember

Junior Quinn
Micky o Hare
Brendy O Hara
Mickey Grant
Joe Sloan
Bo Mc Guigan
Paul Bowen
Con Kielty
Jackie Winchester....RIP
Jimmy Turley
Gary Carlisle
Patrick Crane. ...RIP
Michael Carrol
Owen mc Cafferty

I'll have another go at the rest of the class later. Away to work
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Jim B on November 24, 2009, 02:12:38 PM
I went to the school... 71/76

Afew class mates I remember

Junior Quinn
Micky o Hare
Brendy O Hara
Mickey Grant
Joe Sloan
Bo Mc Guigan
Paul Bowen
Con Kielty
Jackie Winchester....RIP
Jimmy Turley
Gary Carlisle
Patrick Crane. ...RIP
Michael Carrol
Owen mc Cafferty
Gerard Mc Veigh
Paddy Norwood
Pete Connolly
I'll have another go at the rest of the class later. Away to work
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 02:28:19 PM
were was that lad norwood from ?  think there was aguy called norwood in my year ! which was 2 years above you. ormo rd area i think  ???
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on November 24, 2009, 02:30:31 PM
There was a Jamesy Norwood in my class in Holy Rosary. I think he went to St Augustine's. He would have been there from about 1973.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on November 24, 2009, 02:31:15 PM
Gerard McVeigh was in my class in primary school too.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 02:47:10 PM
There was a Jamesy Norwood in my class in Holy Rosary. I think he went to St Augustine's. He would have been there from about 1973.

maybe he had a older brother ? i take it holy rosary is in the ormo area ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on November 24, 2009, 02:49:03 PM
Yes. Sunnyside Street. Would have been one of the main feeder schools to St Augustine's.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 02:57:08 PM
Yes. Sunnyside Street. Would have been one of the main feeder schools to St Augustine's.

its funny how a name comes up and all of a sudden you can sort of place it with an area !  :o
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on November 24, 2009, 03:00:59 PM
Olelad
Do you remember Junior McManus, Frankie Bell and all that crowd? Maybe I asked you this before, did I?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 03:06:17 PM
Olelad
Do you remember Junior McManus, Frankie Bell and all that crowd? Maybe I asked you this before, did I?

dont think you did and tbh i wouldnt say i did. i was at the school from 69 to june 72. 3 full years and i would have known many in the years above and below me but after so many years ive forgotten most. but its surprising when a name does come up it triggers the old memory  :D what years was you at the school ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on November 24, 2009, 03:10:51 PM
Was never there, Olelad. I left the Ormeau in 1970 and went to seconary school in North belfast. But I know that many of the lads in Holy rosary with me went to st augustine's. they would have went there from about 73 after you left.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 03:18:14 PM
Was never there, Olelad. I left the Ormeau in 1970 and went to seconary school in North belfast. But I know that many of the lads in Holy rosary with me went to st augustines's. they would have went there from about 73 after you left.

aw right.  did you go to barneys ? a guy called colm coleman who was in my class at st anthonys went there and he was still living in ravenhill ave at the time.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 03:19:10 PM

aw right.  did you go to barneys ? a guy called colm coleman who was in my class at st anthonys went there and he was still living in ravenhill ave at the time.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on November 24, 2009, 03:20:55 PM
No. My brother went there but I dont remember that name.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 03:22:36 PM
i had a couple of cousins go there but are older than me. the other two my age and younger went to harding st.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 03:47:08 PM
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy gray
aidan corrigan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.

herea a list of the class of 69 from st anthonys most of these guys went onto st augustines. might jog a few memories.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Jim B on November 24, 2009, 05:20:55 PM
were was that lad norwood from ?  think there was aguy called norwood in my year ! which was 2 years above you. ormo rd area i think  ???
aye from the upper ormo,
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 05:44:02 PM
anyone know or remember a guy called stephen lyttle who lived on the upper ormo ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on November 24, 2009, 07:57:52 PM
There was a wee girl in my class called Denise Lyttle and I'm nearly sure she had a brother Stephen.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 24, 2009, 09:11:34 PM
There was a wee girl in my class called Denise Lyttle and I'm nearly sure she had a brother Stephen.

stehen was in my class. small guy blonde hair
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stickyra on November 24, 2009, 10:22:15 PM
She was the same. Very small for her age with blonde hair. We used to slag her about how her name suited her. She was a lovely kid.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 25, 2009, 09:45:41 AM
anyone remember what you called the albino lad who was at the school late 60s early 70s ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teragram on November 25, 2009, 10:07:13 AM
Could his name have been Stephen King by any chance?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 25, 2009, 04:39:27 PM
Could his name have been Stephen King by any chance?

not sure.  there was only one albino at the school at that time. now i started there sept 69 and left in june 72 and im sure he was there in 71 if not 72. he was at least 1 year older than me.  not sure if thats any help, but if that guys aged between 52 and 54 its probably him.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teragram on November 25, 2009, 04:52:13 PM
It probably was the same bloke. He was a neighbour of mine and he died from a brain tumour nearly two years ago. He was a very intelligent bloke.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 25, 2009, 04:56:34 PM
It probably was the same bloke. He was a neighbour of mine and he died from a brain tumour nearly two years ago. He was a very intelligent bloke.

sorry to hear that m8.  i only remember him cuz of been an albino and i dont mean that in a bad way or anything. what did he work at ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teragram on November 25, 2009, 06:03:15 PM
He was a builder, and they say he was an excellent one. He also did a lot of reading. I went to see him a couple of days before his death, He had barely any sight left, but he had a dvd playing in his bedroom, and it was an educational one teaching him Gaelic.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 25, 2009, 09:17:10 PM
He was a builder, and they say he was an excellent one. He also did a lot of reading. I went to see him a couple of days before his death, He had barely any sight left, but he had a dvd playing in his bedroom, and it was an educational one teaching him Gaelic.


i know afew guys who went to gusties and could well have been in the same year if not class as his lad. so hopefully ill be able to confirm a name. cheers for that m8
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: teragram on November 25, 2009, 10:05:43 PM
olelad,  I meant to write in my last post. When he was listening to that dvd, he knew that he had only a matter of days or hours to go. The man was incredible.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 25, 2009, 10:10:53 PM
olelad,  I meant to write in my last post. When he was listening to that dvd, he knew that he had only a matter of days or hours to go. The man was incredible.

sounds avery brave lad indeed.  again if its the same guy im on about (and it seems very likely) i only knew him to see. but i will ask afew guys who live around here who were older than me if they knew him. im sure he was the only albino at the school at that time so hed have been well known by others the same year as himself.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 30, 2009, 09:04:46 AM
skull.  anyone remember aguy at the school of that name ? real name was either paul/peter ? scullion.  was a couple of years older than me. must have been either 70 or 71 when at the back of the school were the gym was big sam put him out of the school. i take it he was expelled there and then. of he wandered towards cregagh estate while sam red faced stood making sure he didnt turn back.while a few of us who werent doing pe stood gobs opened at the going ons.  wot a school.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: newcastle on November 30, 2009, 11:18:07 AM
Hi am looking to trace a classmate of mine in the early seventies.  He is Paul Fisher and he lived in Dundonald
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 30, 2009, 07:29:21 PM
Hi am looking to trace a classmate of mine in the early seventies.  He is Paul Fisher and he lived in Dundonald

any idea what class he might have been in ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: jmc on December 01, 2009, 01:55:24 PM
hi stickyra just read some of your posts you ask about junior mc manus he is my brother still lives ormeau road
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: newcastle on December 01, 2009, 02:32:43 PM

any idea what class he might have been in ?

I think 1m not sure
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 01, 2009, 02:35:23 PM

I think 1m not sure

 
 
what years was he there ? there was no 1m in the 70s thats for sure.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: newcastle on December 01, 2009, 03:55:38 PM

 
 
what years was he there ? there was no 1m in the 70s thats for sure.

1972 he would have started,I left midway through that year
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 01, 2009, 03:57:32 PM

1972 he would have started,I left midway through that year

 
what year did you start ? i also left at the end of term. june 72. i wouldnt know your m8 then. thought the name rang a bell. sorry.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 06, 2009, 08:21:03 AM
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Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mikey on December 08, 2009, 02:29:49 PM
hi i went to augustines 1971-1976, i was one of the lisburn rd crowd, anyone remember the maguires from lisburn rd and leo gowan also, i  remember some in my class liam pollock his family had a butchers on ormeau rd also aldo fuscardi from stramillises anyone know whats become of them.  :unsure:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 08, 2009, 03:17:26 PM
hi i went to augustines 1971-1976, i was one of the lisburn rd crowd, anyone remember the maguires from lisburn rd and leo gowan also, i  remember some in my class liam pollock his family had a butchers on ormeau rd also aldo fuscardi from stramillises anyone know whats become of them.  :unsure:

 
did you know martin jackson, donnybrook st or kenny shepard edinburg st ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mikey on December 13, 2009, 02:56:38 PM
hi am sorry i do not know them maybe they were younger my kid bro went to gusties  i will ask him
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 14, 2009, 10:06:35 PM
I hope that big ugly bully Madden and his wee mate Magonigle looks at this page. They didnt take into account that those young lads they terrified would one day grow to be big men.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 16, 2010, 08:57:21 PM
ole memories going here but would i be right in saying that out the back of school was a bike shed and afew lock ups were some class in there wisdom built a go cart only for the shed to be burned go=karty and all ?  :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on January 17, 2010, 11:12:00 PM
If I remember correctly, the go kart was a project of mister Kerr the metalwork teacher.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: victor1 on January 18, 2010, 08:48:44 AM
I need someone to tell me I'm not going nuts in my oul age, but I went to gustys between 71/76 and there was a lad in my class called Cletus Mc Cluskey, he had brothers at the school at the same time and as far as I can remember they were all named after stars ! A few others Paddy Armstrong (brilliant artist) Micheal Hamill (parents owned an Ice cream shop in the market) John McDonnald, Lorny Kelly.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on January 18, 2010, 04:21:03 PM
I know Lorny Kelly, he now lives in Killough co Down.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 18, 2010, 09:50:14 PM
If I remember correctly, the go kart was a project of mister Kerr the metalwork teacher.

when at gusties our class was spilt between woodwork and metalwork with no crossover. i got woodwork and cant remember any names of metalwork teachers at the time. so not sure about mr kerr.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 18, 2010, 09:53:17 PM
I need someone to tell me I'm not going nuts in my oul age, but I went to gustys between 71/76 and there was a lad in my class called Cletus Mc Cluskey, he had brothers at the school at the same time and as far as I can remember they were all named after stars ! A few others Paddy Armstrong (brilliant artist) Micheal Hamill (parents owned an Ice cream shop in the market) John McDonnald, Lorny Kelly.

im think there was aguy in our class called mc cluskey (first name im not sure) and think he came from around the hollywood rd area ?  anyone who started gusties in 69 might remember him as he was the only geezer in shorts for the first 2 years !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: victor1 on January 19, 2010, 06:43:15 AM
Thats the one, Cletus wore shorts too, he got absolutley tortured, one day he turned the tables on one of the boys that gave him a hard time, Peter dodgy Rodgers and gave him such a slap across the face lol.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: victor1 on January 19, 2010, 07:28:49 AM
A few others from my era, Eamon"whitey"Gargan, Thomas"winkey"Watson, Terry"nappy"Napier, Joe"squig" McGuigan.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 19, 2010, 10:15:03 AM
Thats the one, Cletus wore shorts too, he got absolutley tortured, one day he turned the tables on one of the boys that gave him a hard time, Peter dodgy Rodgers and gave him such a slap across the face lol.

 
so shorts ran in the family then  :D  am i right in thinking they came from around the hollywood rd area ? any idea what became of them ?
another guy in our class from around the hollywood rd area was arthur ? nicknamed the pig. got alot of stick when at school and ended up going awall for a year or so. when he reappeared in 3rd year he was a differant guy altogether. no one messed with him then. again he never lasted long. crazy times !
wasnt there an italian guy at the school back then ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Giannineo on January 19, 2010, 10:18:07 AM
Anyone remember Mervyn Walsh?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on January 19, 2010, 05:07:25 PM
Anyone remember Mervyn Walsh?
would he be in his late 50s, did he get married to a Lurgan girl, my be I have the wrong guy
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Giannineo on January 19, 2010, 06:56:07 PM
hi road hog, Mervyn would be in his late fiFties indeed...58/59...lived in Florenceville Drive...not sure about who he married..his back door was across from our's.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on January 19, 2010, 07:32:08 PM
hi road hog, Mervyn would be in his late fiFties indeed...58/59...lived in Florenceville Drive...not sure about who he married..his back door was across from our's.
Giannineo, I married a lurgan girl, and I remember talking to Mervyn on a couple of ocassions, he married or was getting married to a girl called Quinn, were they went from there I dont know, but the wifes says she will find out tomorrow, will let you know if she does
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on January 19, 2010, 08:57:56 PM
Merv lives in Seattle, but comes home every other xmas.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on January 19, 2010, 08:59:57 PM
Merv lives in Seattle, but comes home every other xmas.
MG is he married to a Lurgan girl
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: colin murray on January 20, 2010, 01:21:31 AM
lagan village, knew it well, gas lights, mrs Burns, could never forget mrs Burns ! left in 68. went to St Agustines.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on January 20, 2010, 08:21:19 AM
lagan village, knew it well, gas lights, mrs Burns, could never forget mrs Burns ! left in 68. went to St Agustines.
colin, what class were you in
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Giannineo on January 20, 2010, 08:38:44 AM
cheers road hog :good:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 20, 2010, 09:52:17 AM
lagan village, knew it well, gas lights, mrs Burns, could never forget mrs Burns ! left in 68. went to St Agustines.

 
were you from around the ravenhill ave area ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: redrooster on January 21, 2010, 09:18:34 PM
mr brennan was mickey brennan he was shot in the wee club up the ormeau rd its now called rossario he was the best thing that happened to agustines one of the first lady teachers who taught english was the delectable miss mullholland originally from saul street in the short strand,mr smith who also taught english was from youngs row also short strand
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: redrooster on January 21, 2010, 09:24:20 PM
I need someone to tell me I'm not going nuts in my oul age, but I went to gustys between 71/76 and there was a lad in my class called Cletus Mc Cluskey, he had brothers at the school at the same time and as far as I can remember they were all named after stars ! A few others Paddy Armstrong (brilliant artist) Micheal Hamill (parents owned an Ice cream shop in the market) John McDonnald, Lorny Kelly.
cosmos and ignatius mccloskey went to st agustines their father was a top customs official and they lived in ballyhackamore i think!they werent all named after astral stars but at least 2 were,both johm and lorny came from beechfield street in the short strand
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: redrooster on January 21, 2010, 09:27:12 PM
Anyone remember Mervyn Walsh?
arthur hughes now lives in west belfast
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: redrooster on January 21, 2010, 09:32:17 PM
anyone know or remember a guy called stephen lyttle who lived on the upper ormo ?
:girl_blum: stephen small guy blonde hair ran about at times with kenny bell nd billy lismore
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on January 22, 2010, 05:05:56 PM
went to 'gusties' from 1972-1977 was a mad time,troubles were at their worst but we always had 2 go 2 school lol, Dolan was principle and 'sam' Donnelly was vice principle,thou it seemed it shud b the other was around as donnelly was the wrong man to get on the wrong side of! also remember Carey was r year master,and 'hairy dan' Mc cann cud also b a nasty bit of work! Mc elhatton took us 4 p.e.- had to travel from the strand via ormeau rd otherwise r buses were stoned at park parade-good times beleive it or not!!!!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 22, 2010, 07:14:55 PM
:girl_blum: stephen small guy blonde hair ran about at times with kenny bell nd billy lismore

 
thats stephen lyttle alright i was in the same class as him and billy lismore. cant say i know kenny bell.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 22, 2010, 07:17:45 PM
arthur hughes now lives in west belfast

 
 
is this the same Arthur guy i mentioned earlier on ?  if so id forgotten his 2nd name. he was in my class at gusties. think he lived hollywood rd direction back then ? 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 22, 2010, 07:24:52 PM
mr brennan was mickey brennan he was shot in the wee club up the ormeau rd its now called rossario he was the best thing that happened to agustines one of the first lady teachers who taught english was the delectable miss mullholland originally from saul street in the short strand,mr smith who also taught english was from youngs row also short strand

 
at last a name for her  :D  indeed miss mullholland. blonde haired. mr brennan also taught us. i had afew run ins with him back then. you must have been at gusties same time as me ? i started in b2 in sept 69.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on February 08, 2010, 11:46:30 PM
If I remember correctly, the go kart was a project of mister Kerr the metalwork teacher.

Did the school not once make a hovercraft in the late 60's or early 70's? Maybe it's the years catching up with me but I seem to remember there was some sort of project involving a mini hovercraft!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 09, 2010, 02:18:25 PM

Did the school not once make a hovercraft in the late 60's or early 70's? Maybe it's the years catching up with me but I seem to remember there was some sort of project involving a mini hovercraft!
YOUR RIGHT, BUFFALO I REMEMBER THE HOVERCRAFT AISO
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: newcastle on February 09, 2010, 06:36:16 PM
I went for one year in 1972 I remember McElhatton and Fulton PE teachers and Brannigan for maths. I travelled from Ballybeen and went on the Knok road bus which got attacked everyday at Lisnasharragh :angry2: I can remember some of my classmates Lawrence Kerr, Paul Fisher
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 14, 2010, 04:46:19 PM
 its just came to me we had a trip to dublin in 1970 when in 1st year. maybe someone else will remember this school outing. we went to the museum etc. one of the few decent trips we had. great craic on the train down and back.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 15, 2010, 02:40:38 AM
(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab122/checkmate02/001-1.jpg)
 
St Augustine's Chess Team 1970-71
Anyone know any of these's faces from the past  ?
six of them won the Down and Connor Cup for the School.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 15, 2010, 04:32:58 PM
(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab122/checkmate02/001-1.jpg)
 
St Augustine's Chess Team 1970-71
Anyone know any of these's faces from the past  ?
six of them won the Down and Connor Cup for the School.

 
pretty sure there was no one from my class in that photo. funny enough i learned to play chess when at gusties by a m8 the year below me called john mcgibbon. used to have a chess club after school in one of the class rooms upstairs !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 16, 2010, 01:47:08 AM
Jeff McGibbon taught you to play chess ! God save Ireland !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 16, 2010, 10:59:59 PM
Seventh from the left at back row. Steven Rooney from Anderson Street. He is a parish priest in Ohio USA.
 
On the front row 5 from left is that Gerry Stow?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 16, 2010, 11:38:02 PM
checkmate, are you in this photo
(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab122/checkmate02/001-1.jpg)
 
St Augustine's Chess Team 1970-71
Anyone know any of these's faces from the past  ?
six of them won the Down and Connor Cup for the School.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 17, 2010, 09:27:27 PM
Jeff McGibbon taught you to play chess ! God save Ireland !

 
do you know john ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 17, 2010, 09:51:30 PM
Seventh from the left at back row. Steven Rooney from Anderson Street. He is a parish priest in Ohio USA.
 
On the front row 5 from left is that Gerry Stow?
Rep1 very like Gerry stow
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 18, 2010, 02:14:51 AM
Yes that is Stow and Rooney and yes I am in the picture.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 18, 2010, 02:18:22 AM
Olelad, if it's the same John Mcgibbin, ginger hair or rather the lack off it ! we were very good friend.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Jim B on February 18, 2010, 07:59:14 AM
4th from left ( top )....looks like , John or Hugh Mc Comb
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 18, 2010, 05:19:01 PM
Olelad, if it's the same John Mcgibbin, ginger hair or rather the lack off it ! we were very good friend.

 
john when i knocked about with him lived in ardgowen st then around 72 moved down the strand. meet him at the school reunion about 5 years ago. first time since back then.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 18, 2010, 05:47:14 PM
Yes that is Stow and Rooney and yes I am in the picture.

checkmate can you give us some of the names, is Michael Dawson in the front row
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 18, 2010, 07:24:29 PM
talking of sports i remember they ran a table tennis comp in the gym 70/71 i was in 2nd year and although id never played it b4 i give it ago.  i played some 1st year who beat me and blasted to all around him how hed beaten a 2nd year. of course i told my class mates id been robbed !  :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 19, 2010, 01:39:54 AM
Michale, Terry or Vincent Dawson are not in the picture.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 19, 2010, 07:45:14 AM
Checkmate is that you far bottom right.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 19, 2010, 10:07:42 PM
Yes that is Stow and Rooney and yes I am in the picture.
Where in the picture
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 19, 2010, 10:13:05 PM
any of you remember a glen thompson from cuan place ? around early 72 he left for to live in ards but after about a month he returned to gusties while still living in ards ! quite keen on the school no doubt traveling that far
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 19, 2010, 10:16:31 PM
any of you remember a glen thompson from cuan place ? around early 72 he left for to live in ards but after about a month he returned to gusties while still living in ards ! quite keen on the school no doubt traveling that far
Olelad, I remember Glen, he was younger than me, but I remember him visiting his aunt, Lizzie Graham, she hsd a shop on mountpottinger Rd
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 19, 2010, 10:24:05 PM
Olelad, I remember Glen, he was younger than me, but I remember him visiting his aunt, Lizzie Graham, she hsd a shop on mountpottinger Rd

 
any idea whatever became of him. aint ever heard of him since 72 ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 19, 2010, 10:43:07 PM

 
any idea whatever became of him. aint ever heard of him since 72 ?
No idea mate,aint seen him from around tha time myself, there was another family that moved to ards about that time, the Thompsons, Liam, Geraldine, and Martina. Seems when people move away they just stay away, aint heard of them since then either
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 20, 2010, 02:44:44 AM
No, the ones I know are Coleman, Daly, the Murray brothers, jackson, Rooney, Doyle, Carr, Stow, The dark lad was called Scott, I know that some of them went on to become teachers at the school.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 20, 2010, 10:30:09 AM
No idea mate,aint seen him from around tha time myself, there was another family that moved to ards about that time, the Thompsons, Liam, Geraldine, and Martina. Seems when people move away they just stay away, aint heard of them since then either

 
cheers roadhog. around 72 there was so much upheaval. like were i lived youd have have said bye to one of your mates and when you went round next day theyd been put out that night. happened to ourselfs that year. now people move of there own accord and im not sure with glen tbh. but as i said he hadnt been at school for about a month then he turns up and is living in ards and still travelling to guistes. i alway remember that. antrim, west belfast and craigavon would have been more popular than ards thats for sure.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 20, 2010, 02:19:47 PM
I think that guy scoot must have had an older brother at the school,
I can only see one of the Murrays (maybe Paddy) is he beside Stephen Rooney.
Middle row 2 from left might be Kieran Lagan from Woodstock ST.
Bottom row 3 from right might be Jim Mooreland.
 
No, the ones I know are Coleman, Daly, the Murray brothers, jackson, Rooney, Doyle, Carr, Stow, The dark lad was called Scott, I know that some of them went on to become teachers at the school.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 22, 2010, 06:36:22 AM
Hi Rep1, your right that is Kieran lagan and Jim Mooreland and the guy next to Rooney is Raymond Murray, his brother Colin is third from the left front row.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 22, 2010, 07:55:35 PM
Hi Rep1, your right that is Kieran lagan and Jim Mooreland and the guy next to Rooney is Raymond Murray, his brother Colin is third from the left front row.
checkmate, we know all that, what we want to know, is where are you in the photo?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 22, 2010, 09:49:10 PM
No idea mate,aint seen him from around tha time myself, there was another family that moved to ards about that time, the Thompsons, Liam, Geraldine, and Martina. Seems when people move away they just stay away, aint heard of them since then either

 
just remembered that tommy mcareavey RIP was another who moved to ards
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 22, 2010, 10:09:44 PM

 
just remembered that tommy mcareavey RIP was another who moved to ards
 
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Tommy McAleavey was a good guy
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 22, 2010, 11:27:38 PM
 Anyone remember a Teacher called Eamon Mc Millan ? great wee man.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 23, 2010, 07:54:33 AM
Anyone remember a Teacher called Eamon Mc Millan ? great wee man.
yes, he didnt teach much except the leavers class, he didnt teach me at all so I didnt know him that well, but yes he seemed a good we bloke, wonder of he is still living?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pq on February 23, 2010, 08:26:21 AM
Anyone remember a Teacher called Eamon Mc Millan ? great wee man.
mr mc millan died and is buried behind the school in the nuns graveyard.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 23, 2010, 02:10:54 PM
mr mc millan died and is buried behind the school in the nuns graveyard.
Are you serious pq,? had he no family?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pq on February 23, 2010, 04:03:54 PM
Are you serious pq,? had he no family?
dont know about family but he had invited me to speak to the leaving class about 30 years ago and told me about buying a plot at nazareth lodge said the school was what he lived for .last i heard he was buried there.very nice man and dedicated teacher dont think he ever used corporal punishment.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 23, 2010, 04:31:32 PM
Mr McMillan was a really nice man. He had family I remember him talking to me about his son and his wife that wasnt well at the time. I Remember meeting him around Queens University after I left school, he was working there again something to do with careers and the school.
If I remember correctly did he drive a big green Zodiac.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pq on February 23, 2010, 04:48:41 PM
Mr McMillan was a really nice man. He had family I remember him talking to me about his son and his wife that wasnt well at the time. I Remember meeting him around Queens University after I left school, he was working there again something to do with careers and the school.
If I remember correctly did he drive a big green Zodiac.
i left in 1968 he was our careers teacher then not sure about the car.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: victor1 on February 23, 2010, 04:54:47 PM
Are we talking about wee humpy McMillan here ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 23, 2010, 04:59:04 PM
Are we talking about wee humpy McMillan here ?
I think we are victor1, and as pq says, I dont think he used the strap on anyone, great wee man, God bless him
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on February 23, 2010, 05:05:20 PM
Mr McMillan was a lovely bloke always kind & considerate to all and I don't think anyone could say a bad word about him. I do vaguely remember an incident in the early 80's when he was attacked by some pupil from the Markets or Ormeau Road who punched him knocking him to the ground, think it might have been in the careers block in the centre quad. When Westland found out what had happened he apparently beat & punched the living daylights out of the young lad that did it and he had to be restrained by other Teachers! Good on him.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 23, 2010, 05:23:00 PM
Mr McMillan was a lovely bloke always kind & considerate to all and I don't think anyone could say a bad word about him. I do vaguely remember an incident in the early 80's when he was attacked by some pupil from the Markets or Ormeau Road who punched him knocking him to the ground, think it might have been in the careers block in the centre quad. When Westland found out what had happened he apparently beat & punched the living daylights out of the young lad that did it and he had to be restrained by other Teachers! Good on him.
That is terrible, Im sure the guy who did that feels bad, when he looks back and realises just who he done that too
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: victor1 on February 23, 2010, 06:11:55 PM
Humpy (as he was affectionately known) had family in Beechfield street, as for the attack by a pupil, I don't remember that, but I myself had a run in with him one day at tech when he attempted to slap me on the face, I challenged him (I was only a kid and don't regret my actions) and Westland stepped in, grabbed me by the throat/tie, if only I'd been a wee bit taller lol Westland was a monster !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 23, 2010, 09:03:08 PM
A wee bit taller he was bigger than Albert clock
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 23, 2010, 09:39:58 PM
Are we talking about wee humpy McMillan here ?

if it is.  he was atop geezer as far as teachers go. in 3rd year he was our form teacher and alway seemed to have time to you drop you a bit of advice when needed.  apart from him the woodwork teacher (whatever his name was?) were the top teachers i can remember from gusties.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 23, 2010, 10:19:35 PM
Woodwork teacher mister Kerr.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on February 23, 2010, 11:21:24 PM
Humpy (as he was affectionately known) had family in Beechfield street, as for the attack by a pupil, I don't remember that, but I myself had a run in with him one day at tech when he attempted to slap me on the face, I challenged him (I was only a kid and don't regret my actions) and Westland stepped in, grabbed me by the throat/tie, if only I'd been a wee bit taller lol Westland was a monster !

I'm pretty sure the incident I remember happened in the quad in around 1980/82 because I only saw the tail end of it(all the commotion and excited gossip). Mr McMillan was definitely injured and big Westland was blood red with fury, Gerry Conlon, McElhatton and McKee ushered him around to Dolan's office whilst others attended to the pupil & Mr McMillan. The more I think about it the more I'm sure the pupil was expelled and had lived in the Markets! I agree with you regarding Westland, he certainly was one bloke that didn't hesitate to use his size & strength to intimidate the pupils! A lot of students gave a wry smile when they heard he was leaving!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on February 24, 2010, 12:14:10 AM
On another point regarding top teachers and the not so great ones, when I was in first year our Catechism Teacher was the notorious Father Fortune from Nazareth Lodge. On his first visit he was all smiles as he handed out sweets and copies of the Catechism to everyone in the class. He told us to memorise the beatitudes as the following week we would be quizzed on them!
 
The next week he appeared as expected but his mood had changed. The first bloke answered correctly but Fr Fortune didn't seem too happy about it. The next one stumbled a bit, got some of the words wrong and tailed off into silence, Fortune produced a leather strap and slapped the boy twice, very hard! By this stage we were all looking at each other in panic as no-one had really revised. Then out of the blue Fortune asked a guy seated near the back to continue were the 2nd boy left off. (At this point I'll not mention the guy's name although I remember him quiet well, he was a resident at Nazareth Lodge and was well known to Father Fortune) When the young guy didn't answer Fortune started to shout at him making threats to slap him and to sort him out later! Well this guy was barely literate and he didn't know the answer so Fortune stood over him strapped him twice and asked him again, still no answer, 4 more straps and this bloke was now crying as Fortune continued to badger him. Finally Fortune screamed at him if didn't answer correctly he would never play on his gaelic team again; and this bloke 'God help' cried back through his tears that he didn't want to play on his team anymore because he was going to go to the cops and tell him what he'd done. This finally brought the devil out of Fortune for all to see. Fortune with his full weight behind him punched this skinny wee 11yr old boy square in the mouth and knocked him over a table and into a brick wall. One wee lad seated at the door either in a panic or out of concern ran and got Mr McKee. Well McKee and White just got in on time to catch Fortune standing over this wee lad with his fist raised ready to lay into him. Everone in the class by this stage were out of their seats and pressed up against the windows or were making their way for the door. McKee & White physically had to drag this maniac Fortune out the door and out of view.
 
After that Fortune was never allowed back into the school, but it didn't stop him from being allowed to take us on a religious retreat the following month at Nazareth Lodge where the degenerate piece of filth made us all stand in the pouring rain for half an hour getting soaked before letting us indoors. He then (with 2 other Priests) actively encouraged us to strip down to our underwear to dry off!! Luckily no-one was that gulliable, and looking back on how things turned out in later years God only knows what may have happened if anyone had of! So if anyone was ever taking a poll on the worst Teacher at St Augustines, Sean Fortune would be right there at the top of my list.
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Post by: checkmate on February 24, 2010, 12:24:48 AM
I'm glad wee Eamon got a good reply from you lads, I even went to his funeral, he was one wee gentleman.
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Post by: checkmate on February 24, 2010, 12:33:21 AM
Now does anyone remember dicky martin or basher Cunningham the history teacher ?
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Post by: victor1 on February 24, 2010, 06:49:22 AM

I'm pretty sure the incident I remember happened in the quad in around 1980/82 because I only saw the tail end of it(all the commotion and excited gossip). Mr McMillan was definitely injured and big Westland was blood red with fury, Gerry Conlon, McElhatton and McKee ushered him around to Dolan's office whilst others attended to the pupil & Mr McMillan. The more I think about it the more I'm sure the pupil was expelled and had lived in the Markets! I agree with you regarding Westland, he certainly was one bloke that didn't hesitate to use his size & strength to intimidate the pupils! A lot of students gave a wry smile when they heard he was leaving!

It was 1974/5 when I was there, so it wasn't me lol
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Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 07:58:53 AM
Now does anyone remember dicky martin or basher Cunningham the history teacher ?
dicky martin, most layed back man I ever met, what did he teach? any class we had with him all he did was play the guitar, all I think he wanted to do was get the time in as easily as he could. As for basher cunningham, I thought he was a great bloke, do you remember Brian Hamill?
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Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 08:36:54 AM
On another point regarding top teachers and the not so great ones, when I was in first year our Catechism Teacher was the notorious Father Fortune from Nazareth Lodge. On his first visit he was all smiles as he handed out sweets and copies of the Catechism to everyone in the class. He told us to memorise the beatitudes as the following week we would be quizzed on them!
 
The next week he appeared as expected but his mood had changed. The first bloke answered correctly but Fr Fortune didn't seem too happy about it. The next one stumbled a bit, got some of the words wrong and tailed off into silence, Fortune produced a leather strap and slapped the boy twice, very hard! By this stage we were all looking at each other in panic as no-one had really revised. Then out of the blue Fortune asked a guy seated near the back to continue were the 2nd boy left off. (At this point I'll not mention the guy's name although I remember him quiet well, he was a resident at Nazareth Lodge and was well known to Father Fortune) When the young guy didn't answer Fortune started to shout at him making threats to slap him and to sort him out later! Well this guy was barely literate and he didn't know the answer so Fortune stood over him strapped him twice and asked him again, still no answer, 4 more straps and this bloke was now crying as Fortune continued to badger him. Finally Fortune screamed at him if didn't answer correctly he would never play on his gaelic team again; and this bloke 'God help' cried back through his tears that he didn't want to play on his team anymore because he was going to go to the cops and tell him what he'd done. This finally brought the devil out of Fortune for all to see. Fortune with his full weight behind him punched this skinny wee 11yr old boy square in the mouth and knocked him over a table and into a brick wall. One wee lad seated at the door either in a panic or out of concern ran and got Mr McKee. Well McKee and White just got in on time to catch Fortune standing over this wee lad with his fist raised ready to lay into him. Everone in the class by this stage were out of their seats and pressed up against the windows or were making their way for the door. McKee & White physically had to drag this maniac Fortune out the door and out of view.
 
After that Fortune was never allowed back into the school, but it didn't stop him from being allowed to take us on a religious retreat the following month at Nazareth Lodge where the degenerate piece of filth made us all stand in the pouring rain for half an hour getting soaked before letting us indoors. He then (with 2 other Priests) actively encouraged us to strip down to our underwear to dry off!! Luckily no-one was that gulliable, and looking back on how things turned out in later years God only knows what may have happened if anyone had of! So if anyone was ever taking a poll on the worst Teacher at St Augustines, Sean Fortune would be right there at the top of my list.
Thats some info b burger, it has shoked the life out of me
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Post by: REP1 on February 24, 2010, 03:16:34 PM
Remember Dan McCann tec drawing he was a terror. But I used to meet him and his wife many times later in the Glenowen, and to be honest you could not meet a nicer guy.
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Post by: pq on February 24, 2010, 03:44:11 PM
met mr mc cann in milltown at the Easter commemoration parade in the early 70s .
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Post by: REP1 on February 24, 2010, 04:12:42 PM
Dicky martin, most layed back man I ever met, what did he teach? any class we had with him all he did was play the guitar, all I think he wanted to do was get the time in as easily as he could. As for basher cunningham, I thought he was a great bloke, do you remember Brian Hamill?

His big song was the Urban Spaceman I think that sums him up.
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Post by: olelad on February 24, 2010, 06:50:21 PM
Woodwork teacher mister Kerr.

 
he wore glasses did he not ? as for big sam. i alway remember the day he put skull out of the school. no messing about as he slung him out the back door were the pe changing rooms was. skull just shugged his shoulders and wondered of down acroos the all weather pitches home. the few of us who seen his all reckoned skull was from either the strand or markets and were surprised to see him go home in that direction. only found out in the last few years when talking to afew ex gusties down my local that skull alas paul scullion used to live in the markets but they got a win on the pools and moved up towards knockbarraba  (excuse my spelling there)
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Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 06:56:00 PM

 
he wore glasses did he not ? as for big sam. i alway remember the day he put skull out of the school. no messing about as he slung him out the back door were the pe changing rooms was. skull just shugged his shoulders and wondered of down acroos the all weather pitches home. the few of us who seen his all reckoned skull was from either the strand or markets and were surprised to see him go home in that direction. only found out in the last few years when talking to afew ex gusties down my local that skull alas paul scullion used to live in the markets but they got a win on the pools and moved up towards knockbarraba  (excuse my spelling there)
What year was that?
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Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 06:58:02 PM

His big song was the Urban Spaceman I think that sums him up.
REP 1, your bound to remember him, give him your guitar and that was it , no lessons, just a sing song :D
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Post by: olelad on February 24, 2010, 06:59:24 PM
What year was that?

 
i think it was 70/71. did you know skull ?
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Post by: victor1 on February 24, 2010, 07:18:23 PM
Anybody remember Joe Duffy, he was an art teacher, would have came to school stoned, with his guitar, and let us use the store room for a smoke, the halcyon days eh  ;)
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Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 07:24:02 PM

 
i think it was 70/71. did you know skull ?
I think so, I left at easter 71, was he about 5/9 with fair hair?
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Post by: olelad on February 24, 2010, 07:27:47 PM
I think so, I left at easter 71, was he about 5/9 with fair hair?

 
i think he had fair hair alright. also think he was a skinhead at the time. skinheads were the rage at the time  :smile: 
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Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 07:31:06 PM
Anybody remember Joe Duffy, he was an art teacher, would have came to school stoned, with his guitar, and let us use the store room for a smoke, the halcyon days eh  ;)
Dont remember him victor1, must have been after my day, but your lucky Sean Fortune didnt catch yous :D
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Post by: olelad on February 24, 2010, 07:34:35 PM
Anybody remember Joe Duffy, he was an art teacher, would have came to school stoned, with his guitar, and let us use the store room for a smoke, the halcyon days eh  ;)

 
the only thing stoned when i was there was the school bus   :D
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Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 07:36:02 PM

 
the only thing stoned when i was there was the school bus     
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 07:40:31 PM
REP1 and myself would have known this boy, Tony Robertson, from the market, I was sitting beside him in an English class one day, I think the teacher was Donnelly, and Tony lit a fag up, took a couple of drags, then nicked it, how Donnelly didnt smell it is a mystery,I was dunging myself, some of the guys were brilliant craic
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Post by: REP1 on February 24, 2010, 07:43:13 PM
REP 1, your bound to remember him, give him your guitar and that was it , no lessons, just a sing song :D

I knew him well his mate was Mr Cuningham (Brian) I think he moved to South Africa. I remember doing the door at the Golden Jubilee Bar cromac street. There was a folk session on Wednesdays. the two of them and their wives went every week.
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Post by: REP1 on February 24, 2010, 07:45:37 PM

 
the only thing stoned when i was there was the school bus   :D

And Dicky Martin?
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Post by: REP1 on February 24, 2010, 07:49:57 PM
REP1 and myself would have known this boy, Tony Robertson, from the market, I was sitting beside him in an English class one day, I think the teacher was Donnelly, and Tony lit a fag up, took a couple of drags, then nicked it, how Donnelly didnt smell it is a mystery,I was dunging myself, some of the guys were brilliant craic

Tony Robertson Still does some singing. great singer, I think he got it out of the mumps.
He did a gig with me last year.
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Post by: road hog on February 24, 2010, 07:54:35 PM

Tony Robertson Still does some singing. great singer, I think he got it out of the mumps.
He did a gig with me last year.
Thats great REP1, glad hes still knocking about
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Post by: My Granny on February 24, 2010, 08:56:00 PM
Remember Tony,and his brother Laurence,tony was a brilliant artist.
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Post by: mickybo on February 24, 2010, 10:59:26 PM
Anybody remember Joe Duffy, he was an art teacher, would have came to school stoned, with his guitar, and let us use the store room for a smoke, the halcyon days eh  ;)
when i started in first year, it was also mr duffy's first year and he was our first teacher so therefore we were class 1D, mr brennan,who was later killed, was first year form teacher, all first years were in a block seperate from the school, just to the left of the main enterance, my early memories were good ones, thanks to mr duffy and mr brennan.
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Post by: mickybo on February 24, 2010, 11:10:31 PM
anyone remember a few of the lady teachers? especially when there was a lot of hormones flying around lol- miss Murtagh and miss O'Hagen???
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Post by: checkmate on February 25, 2010, 12:39:14 AM
Basher Cunningham was a good guy he use to throw the blackboard duster at me to wake me up ! And dicky Martin was the Geography teacher and he did like to play the guitar when he was sober.... anyone remember the V.P before Sam ? was it something like O'Conor ? knew McCann well, think he had a son killed in a car crash.
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Post by: checkmate on February 25, 2010, 12:45:19 AM
Come to think of it, did Martin, Cunningham,Hamill and a teacher called Brian Malone not have some kind of band going playing the pubs at night ?
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Post by: road hog on February 25, 2010, 10:54:31 AM
Basher Cunningham was a good guy he use to throw the blackboard duster at me to wake me up ! And dicky Martin was the Geography teacher and he did like to play the guitar when he was sober.... anyone remember the V.P before Sam ? was it something like O'Conor ? knew McCann well, think he had a son killed in a car crash.
The v p before Mc Cann, was Joe O Connell, a vicious brute
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Post by: pq on February 25, 2010, 12:52:48 PM
he was vp when i was there mr mckeown was the principal.(64-69).
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Post by: victor1 on February 25, 2010, 01:16:55 PM
Anyone remember Da Weed, out in the first year block ? The man was a freekin psycho and should have been jailed for cruelty !!
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Post by: road hog on February 25, 2010, 01:22:54 PM
Anyone remember Da Weed, out in the first year block ? The man was a freekin psycho and should have been jailed for cruelty !!
so do I victor1, can you remember his real name?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 25, 2010, 01:24:07 PM
Do any of you remember fat bully boy Madden
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Post by: REP1 on February 25, 2010, 03:32:55 PM
so do I victor1, can you remember his real name?

I think he was called Mullan he came from Willowfield. I used to hate the smell of his classroom it was full of manure. or maybe it was him?
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Post by: olelad on February 25, 2010, 04:24:10 PM
when i started in first year, it was also mr duffy's first year and he was our first teacher so therefore we were class 1D, mr brennan,who was later killed, was first year form teacher, all first years were in a block seperate from the school, just to the left of the main enterance, my early memories were good ones, thanks to mr duffy and mr brennan.

 
what year was that micky ? wasnt the case in my days there. as first years we was thrown to the lions right from the start !!
that mr brennan and me didnt get on at all. i suppose looking back at it he was only doing his job. sad to hear he was killed .
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Post by: olelad on February 25, 2010, 04:27:49 PM
anyone remember a few of the lady teachers? especially when there was a lot of hormones flying around lol- miss Murtagh and miss O'Hagen???

miss mullholland would probably have been the first lady teacher to teach there. 71 if memory serves me right.
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Post by: mickybo on February 25, 2010, 06:44:05 PM

 
what year was that micky ? wasnt the case in my days there. as first years we was thrown to the lions right from the start !!
that mr brennan and me didnt get on at all. i suppose looking back at it he was only doing his job. sad to hear he was killed .
think it was 73 olelad, left in 77 when i was in 4th year, was supposed 2 go back 4 another year 4 gcse's but the prospect of that scared the crap out of me so decided 2 get a job! 
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Post by: homebird on February 25, 2010, 06:46:15 PM
so do I victor1, can you remember his real name?

Seamus Mullan!
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Post by: mickybo on February 25, 2010, 06:48:53 PM

miss mullholland would probably have been the first lady teacher to teach there. 71 if memory serves me right.
miss mullholland rings a bell, wat did she teach? of the teachers i mentioned, miss murtagh took us 4 maths and miss o'hagen took english.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on February 25, 2010, 07:03:05 PM

 
the only thing stoned when i was there was the school bus   :D
remember the time going home 2 the strand via ormeau rd and city center- someone thought it wud b a good idea 2 throw light bulbs out the windows at the cops guarding the courthouse- they quickly jumped on board and arrested the culprits and sent the bus on it way- big mistake- tempers were high and on the way over the bridge the bus was wrecked-windows,seats,the lot, a passing police landrover spotted this and the whole bus was arrested on the albert bridge and brought 2 mountpottinger cop shop- parents were quickly alerted and went 2 the cop shop 2 claim their kids, i got a massive slap in the gub by my da 4 just being on the bus! great days lol
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Post by: My Granny on February 25, 2010, 07:05:21 PM

Do any of you remember fat bully boy Madden

Madden was a maniac ,but hairy Dan (Gypo Mulrine's enforcer)was mental,then came Da Grew,and what about
 Mc alinden the science teacher
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Post by: olelad on February 25, 2010, 07:21:18 PM
remember the time going home 2 the strand via ormeau rd and city center- someone thought it wud b a good idea 2 throw light bulbs out the windows at the cops guarding the courthouse- they quickly jumped on board and arrested the culprits and sent the bus on it way- big mistake- tempers were high and on the way over the bridge the bus was wrecked-windows,seats,the lot, a passing police landrover spotted this and the whole bus was arrested on the albert bridge and brought 2 mountpottinger cop shop- parents were quickly alerted and went 2 the cop shop 2 claim their kids, i got a massive slap in the gub by my da 4 just being on the bus! great days lol

b4 going viva the ormo the strand used to go up the ravenhill rd ! didnt last that long mind, sounded mental
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 25, 2010, 07:23:15 PM
think it was 73 olelad, left in 77 when i was in 4th year, was supposed 2 go back 4 another year 4 gcse's but the prospect of that scared the crap out of me so decided 2 get a job!

 
i left end of my 3rd year june 72. pastures new awaited
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Post by: road hog on February 25, 2010, 07:33:12 PM
Do any of you remember fat bully boy Madden

Madden was a maniac ,but hairy Dan (Gypo Mulrine's enforcer)was mental,then came Da Grew,and what about
 Mc alinden the science teacher
YOUR RIGHT MY GRANNY, GYPO MULRINE, ALWAYS PUT THINGS PAST MC CANN BEFORE HE DONE ANYTHING, COULDNT USE HIS OWN INITIATIVE
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Post by: victor1 on February 25, 2010, 08:18:06 PM
remember the time going home 2 the strand via ormeau rd and city center- someone thought it wud b a good idea 2 throw light bulbs out the windows at the cops guarding the courthouse- they quickly jumped on board and arrested the culprits and sent the bus on it way- big mistake- tempers were high and on the way over the bridge the bus was wrecked-windows,seats,the lot, a passing police landrover spotted this and the whole bus was arrested on the albert bridge and brought 2 mountpottinger cop shop- parents were quickly alerted and went 2 the cop shop 2 claim their kids, i got a massive slap in the gub by my da 4 just being on the bus! great days lol

I was arrested off the bus that day along with a few others and taken to Musgrave st barracks, got a bit of a doing by the cops too lol I didn't do it honest lol
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Post by: mickybo on February 25, 2010, 09:13:44 PM
I was arrested off the bus that day along with a few others and taken to Musgrave st barracks, got a bit of a doing by the cops too lol I didn't do it honest lol
ha ha victor1, after all these years we believe u! lol
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Post by: Marcas on February 25, 2010, 10:08:00 PM
Can remember starting in 1964 and for the 1st few years they bused guys over from Andersonstown and the Falls. La Salle hadnt opened at this stage and the big green bus rolled in every morning
 
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Post by: olelad on February 26, 2010, 02:14:08 PM
Can remember starting in 1964 and for the 1st few years they bused guys over from Andersonstown and the Falls. La Salle hadnt opened at this stage and the big green bus rolled in every morning

often wondered why there seemed to so many from the west attending gusties in the early day.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 26, 2010, 06:44:27 PM
heres afew of the guys who was in the same class as me at st augustines between 69/72. maybe some of you might know afew of them?

martin jackson, donnybrook st. lisburn rd.
kenneth shepard, edinburgh st, lisburn rd.
gerard ronney, ormo rd.
liam darragh, ormo rd.
sean quinn, rushfield av. ormo rd.
vincent weir, woodstock rd.
gerard boyd, markets
john donnelly, markets,
billy woods, ormo rd.
thomas harvey. markets
arthur hughes
? mullen. tin town
glen thompson.  cuan pl
thomas mcareavey RIP. mountpottenger rd
tommy morrisey. RIP. donegal pass
thomas mcfarland
carl hagney. RIP. donegal pass
gerard lane. RIP
billy lismore. markets
tony rutherford. woodstock
stephen lyttle. ormo
paul mcmahon. short strand
pat mccorry short strand
willie firth. dundonald
? huston
fred stigles. cregagh estate
brian mcreynolds. ormo
 
 
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Post by: road hog on February 26, 2010, 08:58:02 PM
I started bringing my grandson to school in the mornings since last september, monday is the only day I would go all the way in with him, to pay for his weekly dinner money. But the funny thing is, that the school smells the same as when I was going, it must be the pencils or something, but it did bring me back.
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Post by: olelad on February 27, 2010, 08:21:29 PM
talking of dinner money. some guys who got free dinners used to sell there weekly tickets to others for the dosh usually to spent in the tuck shop.
 
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Post by: mickybo on February 28, 2010, 12:07:58 AM
talking of dinner money. some guys who got free dinners used to sell there weekly tickets to others for the dosh usually to spent in the tuck shop.
done that on many occasions! purple ticket for free dinners and green tickets if u paid for them, wud always check 2 c what was for dinner b4  u decided 2 sell it, if it was liver or semolina it usually did it 4 me! lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 28, 2010, 09:51:49 AM
Thanks Road hog, O'Connell, not a nice man !
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Post by: checkmate on February 28, 2010, 09:53:21 AM
Anyone remember a English teacher called Quinn ?
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Post by: Mitcher on February 28, 2010, 10:54:07 AM
Olelad I know John Donnelly that was in your class very well as I lived in the next Street to him and I still have a drink with his older brother Paul.  Was it Gerard Boyle from Market Street that was on the list in your class?  I have not seen him in years.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 28, 2010, 01:11:50 PM
Anyone remember a English teacher called Quinn ?
yes checkmate, ginger haired bloke, not a bad guy as I can remember.I only had him for one year, or he only stayed one year, not so sure.
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Post by: sonnyboy on February 28, 2010, 03:08:13 PM
Thanks Road hog, O'Connell, not a nice man !
I agree He was one bad tempered wicked GIT
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Post by: marty j on February 28, 2010, 03:46:14 PM
 Olelad
 Route from lisburn rd, Down to square,Botanic ava,
on to ormo rd then down st judes ave ? 
 curzon was on the corner. Remember working in
the tuck shop :smile:   
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 28, 2010, 05:44:11 PM
Olelad I know John Donnelly that was in your class very well as I lived in the next Street to him and I still have a drink with his older brother Paul.  Was it Gerard Boyle from Market Street that was on the list in your class?  I have not seen him in years.

 
id say that was the same gerard boyle although i didnt know what street he came from.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 28, 2010, 05:44:59 PM
Olelad
 Route from lisburn rd, Down to square,Botanic ava,
on to ormo rd then down st judes ave ? 
 curzon was on the corner. Remember working in
the tuck shop :smile:

cheers m8. clears up a debate from a while back.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on February 28, 2010, 11:51:04 PM
Yes Road Hog thats the guy, think he came from holywood, he was ok as long as you didn't mess him about.  What about Mr Dowd the P.E teacher, think he played for the reds.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 01, 2010, 07:14:25 AM
Yes Road Hog thats the guy, think he came from holywood, he was ok as long as you didn't mess him about.  What about Mr Dowd the P.E teacher, think he played for the reds.
I think he played, and at one time managed glentoran, I remember reading in a newspaper at the time that he was refused leave from his teaching job to go with glentoran to play a match in Europe some where. Mr Mc Geown must have been a blues supporter lol. :D
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Post by: olelad on March 03, 2010, 08:04:18 PM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt27/tonyskull-58/091122_143535.jpg)

 
taken 5 years ago. place just looked the same as ever it did. that was my first time seeing the ole place since the end of june 72
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on March 03, 2010, 08:22:29 PM
olelad are you sure the pic was taken 5 years ago,  I think it was closed 9 years ago.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 03, 2010, 08:28:07 PM
olelad are you sure the pic was taken 5 years ago,  I think it was closed 9 years ago.

your right it wasnt 5 years ago :swoon: . i went back and checked it was taken either 2002 or 2003. bloody ell time flys !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: girl from the block on March 03, 2010, 08:30:26 PM
Rep1 your right the picture was more than 5 years ago as the new Aqinus is built at least 6 years ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 03, 2010, 08:32:52 PM
Rep1 your right the picture was more than 5 years ago as the new Aqinus is built at least 6 years ;)

 
indeed. that photo was either 2002 or 03. st monicas on the other hand wasnt anywhere to be seen !  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: girl from the block on March 03, 2010, 08:37:38 PM
St monicas building is still standing smells the same as well
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 03, 2010, 08:41:52 PM
St monicas building is still standing smells the same as well
what years did you attend St Monicas
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: girl from the block on March 03, 2010, 08:53:46 PM
I was there in the 80's. my son is there now and apart from the door the kids go in, the position of the main office and the cages have gone nothing seems to have changed.  Even the wall paper in the assembly hall is the same
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 03, 2010, 08:55:30 PM
I was there in the 80's. my son is there now and apart from the door the kids go in, the position of the main office and the cages have gone nothing seems to have changed.  Even the wall paper in the assembly hall is the same
I left gusties at easter 71, I wouldnt have known you
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 03, 2010, 09:10:43 PM
St monicas building is still standing smells the same as well

 
 :swoon:    its still there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on March 03, 2010, 09:21:02 PM
Anybody remember the time Mr Beirne(spelling) was electrocuted in the projector room,the wee room at the entrance to the dinner hall. Then the class was sent up to Hammil's history class were a riot ensued.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: girl from the block on March 03, 2010, 09:23:44 PM
Yep still standing. My son tells me there ar rumours that a new building is in the pipeline.  Its not a bad school, though I would say it could have closed due to lack of numbers.  The now have a large number of foriegn kids enroled.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on March 03, 2010, 10:53:20 PM

your right it wasn't 5 years ago :swoon: . i went back and checked it was taken either 2002 or 2003. bloody ell time flys !

My son started in Aquinas ten years ago. his first year was in the old school the rest were in the new School until he left for Queens three years ago. it must be earlyer than nine years ago.
Time is flying by us all at an accelerated pace.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on March 04, 2010, 09:36:25 AM
Yes Road Hog thats the guy, think he came from holywood, he was ok as long as you didn't mess him about.  What about Mr Dowd the P.E teacher, think he played for the reds.

Kiernan Dowds played for the Reds but that is interesting about him playing for Glentoran...I didn't know that...where is he now.  I played basketball with him and last I knew he had gone to Cork University as the head of the Sports dept and P.E.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 04, 2010, 10:44:42 AM
hello sj, I havent heard or seen him from I left school, didnt know he went to Cork, wasnt a bad bloke in school,always treated every one in a friendly way
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: checkmate on March 04, 2010, 06:53:14 PM
(http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab122/checkmate02/CHESSTEAM71-72.jpg) Here's a better picture, anymore names anyone ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 04, 2010, 07:25:29 PM
Checkmate, whos the guy 2nd right front row?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mitcher on March 04, 2010, 07:42:08 PM
What year was that photo taken as I think I recognise some faces that I went to Primary School with.  I could be wrong if it is the wrong year.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 04, 2010, 08:16:46 PM

My son started in Aquinas ten years ago. his first year was in the old school the rest were in the new School until he left for Queens three years ago. it must be earlyer than nine years ago.
Time is flying by us all at an accelerated pace.

 
time indeed is flying by thats for sure. i went back and checked my emails and that photo of gusties was taken in 2002. no doubt about it. the guy i was with who brought me up there i only meet again that year 02. that since primary school.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 07, 2010, 06:06:40 PM
Has any one out there still got their gusties scarf ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on March 07, 2010, 06:11:54 PM
Never had one in the first place only people with money could afford them. lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 07, 2010, 06:31:34 PM
Never had one in the first place only people with money could afford them. lol
I hadnt one myself Rep, but I wonder how many people would recognise it if you walked about for a while with one on
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 07, 2010, 06:45:35 PM
cant ever remember a gusties scarf ?! the only scarf of any importance was an everton scarf. worn by the many toffees who went there  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 07, 2010, 06:55:31 PM
cant ever remember a gusties scarf ?! the only scarf of any importance was an everton scarf. worn by the many toffees who went there  :D
Not me, foreign game olelad
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 07, 2010, 07:04:30 PM
Not me, foreign game olelad

 :D that foreign game and cricket was the only two games i did in 3 full years at gusties.
 
football scarfs, hats and indeed kits were not the norm back then. a simply bar scarf of either red n white or blue n white covered the Marjory of teams supported. i do remember a fair few glentoran hats and scarfs been worn in those days as well. no reds back then to support.
 
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 07, 2010, 07:11:59 PM
When I was there, it was celtic, man utd, leeds and as you say a large following of Glensmen, may be olelad, they boys were all jumping on the band wagon, those 4 teams were going really well at that time
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 07, 2010, 07:21:25 PM
When I was there, it was celtic, man utd, leeds and as you say a large following of Glensmen, may be olelad, they boys were all jumping on the band wagon, those 4 teams were going really well at that time

 
i left celtic out as most of followed them and give us nothing to argue about  :D   in my days there 69/72 leeds, chelsea, manu were probably the best followed teams. with everton, arsenal, spurs man city and liverpool behind them. how things have changed.  i also remember afew chelsea lads getting chelsea kits and the badge been on it  :swoon:  something new as far as kits went back then. :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 07, 2010, 07:37:35 PM
I remember, I think I was 1st or 2nd year, getting a pair of George Best football boots, do you remember them? boy, I thought I was the bees knees, I didnt even want to get them dirty :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 07, 2010, 07:43:55 PM
I remember, I think I was 1st or 2nd year, getting a pair of George Best football boots, do you remember them? boy, I thought I was the bees knees, I didnt even want to get them dirty :D

 
funny enough i dont, but i alway hated manu and george best back then  :angry2: ive wised up since then  :smile:  i had a bobby moore ball ( remember it was all the go back then having a football with a players signature on it !) they was best cuz when busted they kept there shape and you play away with them for ages. i remember an aunt bought me a alan ball football. i dashed out the street and proudly kicked it to my m8s. afew kicks later it was bust and squiggled up unusable !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on March 07, 2010, 08:29:20 PM
If you look at the picture of the chess team the guy at the back in the middle is wearing an Augustine's scarf
 
cant ever remember a gusties scarf ?! the only scarf of any importance was an everton scarf. worn by the many toffees who went there  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 07, 2010, 10:19:01 PM
If you look at the picture of the chess team the guy at the back in the middle is wearing an Augustine's scarf

 
indeed. never knew anyone who owned one  :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 09, 2010, 05:38:50 PM
does anyone remember or even know who owned the model shop on the cregagh rd facing oberon st ?  alway liked that shop. it was great to see the finnished models up and painted for display in the window. mine never turned out like they did  !  :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 09, 2010, 06:13:26 PM
does anyone remember or even know who owned the model shop on the cregagh rd facing oberon st ?  alway liked that shop. it was great to see the finnished models up and painted for display in the window. mine never turned out like they did  !  :smile:

 
stuck this on the wrong thread !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 09, 2010, 06:20:32 PM

 
stuck this on the wrong thread !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D
on the subject of models and st gusties, did anyone ever make the shorts skyvan in woodwork?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 09, 2010, 06:24:08 PM
on the subject of models and st gusties, did anyone ever make the shorts skyvan in woodwork?

 
i kid you not m8. i was just thinking of that the other day. i had kept mine for years but decided to chuck it out !  did you also do the table ? had a paper rack at the bottom ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: victor1 on March 09, 2010, 06:30:40 PM
I Just done a Video to DVD conversion of The opening ceremony of Gustys in  1963 it is followed up with the 25th Anniversary reception, some good stuff on it (though the videos grainy)I recognised  some of those on the video, Carlo Bradley (RIP) Seamus Walsh, Seany Turley, Fisher, Gerard Leonard, ? Darragh, some of the teachers too, Sean McIlhatton, Sam Donnelly and Westland.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 09, 2010, 06:31:09 PM

 
i kid you not m8. i was just thinking of that the other day. i had kept mine for years but decided to chuck it out !  did you also do the table ? had a paper rack at the bottom ?
Only other thing i remember making was a bench,using dovetail joints 2 join the legs to the top!- there i go boasting about my dovetail joints lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 09, 2010, 06:39:01 PM
I Just done a Video to DVD conversion of The opening ceremony of Gustys in  1963 it is followed up with the 25th Anniversary reception, some good stuff on it (though the videos grainy)I recognised  some of those on the video, Carlo Bradley (RIP) Seamus Walsh, Seany Turley, Fisher, Gerard Leonard, ? Darragh, some of the teachers too, Sean McIlhatton, Sam Donnelly and Westland.
Victor1 wasnt aware that there was a ann. reception, any chance of posting it on some site, maybe u tube?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: victor1 on March 09, 2010, 06:43:34 PM
pm me, we probably know each other, the file would be too big to post on youtube as it over 1gb.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 09, 2010, 09:17:33 PM

 
i kid you not m8. i was just thinking of that the other day. i had kept mine for years but decided to chuck it out !  did you also do the table ? had a paper rack at the bottom ?

 
the school provided the paint varish for the top and red paint for the sides ! anyone else remember doing one of those tables ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SWLRADIO on March 12, 2010, 08:58:07 PM
I met both Mr Loghran (RE) and Sam Donnelly around seven years back in Bangor.
I also remember a Mr Keerey?
I can recall one of my old TD teachers being a black belt in Judo and we joined his Judo class after school, I think around 1971.
I have good memories of Michael Brennan (RIP) and I still have to this day the historical tea towel that he gave me, after completing a history session.
The tea towel depicts King John sealing the Magna Carta 1215 that was shortly before he was murdered.
I also remember Mr Montague (Maths) I think he later went to teach at St Patrick, Knock!!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 13, 2010, 12:11:30 PM
Anyone involved in any of the school plays? can only recall one in my time(73-77), was called Thompson in tir-na-og, about an orangeman dying and ending up in mythical heaven of irish heros, wasnt in the play but our class produced it and make the sceanary, anyone any re-collections of it or any other plays?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 13, 2010, 01:32:53 PM
I cant recall there being any plays when I was there, 67-71. they must have waited until the rif-raf left before starting any stage productions :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on March 13, 2010, 02:09:03 PM
Anyone involved in any of the school plays? can only recall one in my time(73-77), was called Thompson in tir-na-og, about an orangeman dying and ending up in mythical heaven of irish heros, wasnt in the play but our class produced it and make the sceanary, anyone any re-collections of it or any other plays?

Like yerself Mickybo I had a hand in producing the scenary but didn't act in any of the plays! There were a few produced whilst I was there, but the one that always comes to mind was the one my mate was in. It was called 'The Famine' or something like that, it was about 2 friends emmigrating to America in 1847. My mate from Hatfield St played one of the main characters. I'll always remember it for one particular scene. He had told me in the weeks before the opening night in front of the whole school that he wasn't happy about Mrs Maynes choreography in one of the numbers. Him & a few of the others had tried to talk her into changing it but she wouldn't listen. She had insisted that the song was to preformed exactly as she instructed!
 
So there we all were, every pupil in the school packed into the assembly hall. First years at the front right through to the Sixth years at the back. The lights dimmed, the curtains opened and the play began. After about 30 mins we were all engrossed and I'd totally forgot about my mates concern, until they started on the Country & Western dance number!!! Well the place went into uproar, the laughs, hoots whistling and foot stomping drowned out the actors on stage. Dan McCann, Donnelly and McKee all waded into the crowd to try and restore some sense of order and MaMaynes stood just off side in the wings watching the whole thing descend in chaos!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on March 13, 2010, 02:58:09 PM

Like yerself Mickybo I had a hand in producing the scenary but didn't act in any of the plays! There were a few produced whilst I was there, but the one that always comes to mind was the one my mate was in. It was called 'The Famine' or something like that, it was about 2 friends emmigrating to America in 1847. My mate from Hatfield St played one of the main characters. I'll always remember it for one particular scene. He had told me in the weeks before the opening night in front of the whole school that he wasn't happy about Mrs Maynes choreography in one of the numbers. Him & a few of the others had tried to talk her into changing it but she wouldn't listen. She had insisted that the song was to preformed exactly as she instructed!
 
So there we all were, every pupil in the school packed into the assembly hall. First years at the front right through to the Sixth years at the back. The lights dimmed, the curtains opened and the play began. After about 30 mins we were all engrossed and I'd totally forgot about my mates concern, until they started on the Country & Western dance number!!! Well the place went into uproar, the laughs, hoots whistling and foot stomping drowned out the actors on stage. Dan McCann, Donnelly and McKee all waded into the crowd to try and restore some sense of order and MaMaynes stood just off side in the wings watching the whole thing descend in chaos!
(Sorry the rest of the text didn't post)
 
You see Mrs Maynes had decided to put in a musical number during the barn dance scene. (She probably wanted something in the vein of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but what she got was more like Brokeback Mountain!) As the number started 3 lads in plaid shirts got down on all fours and wiggled & shook their hips in time to the music. 3 others (my mate included) haunched down behind them gripping firmly their waistbands as if they were bucking broncos whilst their other hand waved a stetson cowboy hat high above their heads and screamed "YEE-HAAA!" They then proceeded to 'ride' these poor [censored] up and down the length of the stage as the place went nuts. Well the tears were streaming down my face with laughter and as I looked around so was everyone else. Even some of the teachers couldn't hold back. Gerry Conlon. McElhatton and Campbell were all sniggering, they tried to hide it but it was there for all to see.
 
My mate took terrible stick for that for years after, even the new 1st years would try & slag him even though they hadn't even been there when it had all happened. My mate told me about 10yrs later he was walking down the street when a kid of about 6yrs old called him 'Mr Moneypenny' (one of the characters he played in that show), so he asked him why he called him that! Turned out the kids Da went to Gustys the same time as us & had told his kid what had happened and pointed my mate out as the 'culprit'!
 
 :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 13, 2010, 04:01:26 PM
cant remember a school production but there was an outside production brought in maybe 70/71 ? of Scrooge. think it was scrooge anyway. either way it was the first time id ever seen anything like it. top notch .
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 13, 2010, 05:15:43 PM
great story buffalo. splitting my sides laughing! :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 13, 2010, 05:24:12 PM
I cant recall there being any plays when I was there, 67-71. they must have waited until the rif-raf left before starting any stage productions :D
Maybe u just didnt have the X FACTOR in those days road hog lol :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 13, 2010, 06:32:51 PM
Maybe u just didnt have the X FACTOR in those days road hog lol :D
I still havent got it mickybo :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 13, 2010, 09:17:21 PM
i was speaking with a priest a few weeks ago who attended st augestines he came from rosetta i think his name is thomas higgans
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 15, 2010, 09:07:18 PM
i was speaking with a priest a few weeks ago who attended st augestines he came from rosetta i think his name is thomas higgans
I never remember a priest visiting when I was there,maybe our year, maybe they thought our year were beyond redemption :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 16, 2010, 12:19:09 AM
I never remember a priest visiting when I was there,maybe our year, maybe they thought our year were beyond redemption :D

pmsl sorry he was a student at the school. . during the 70's
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 16, 2010, 09:31:51 AM
I never remember a priest visiting when I was there,maybe our year, maybe they thought our year were beyond redemption :D

 
cant remember ever seeing one at gusties either !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 17, 2010, 06:32:02 PM

 
cant remember ever seeing one at gusties either !

 
 
he was a student at the school in the 70's who once left school became a priest thomas higgans was his name
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 17, 2010, 07:16:49 PM

 
 
he was a student at the school in the 70's who once left school became a priest thomas higgans was his name

 
i wouldnt think he was in my year at school, thats for sure  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Kaitren_mc on March 17, 2010, 11:52:55 PM

 
i wouldnt think he was in my year at school, thats for sure  :D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

lol ole lad i am gonna be careful n what i write i dont want make u feel really old lol but no he was in his early 40's  :swoon: :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 18, 2010, 10:40:09 AM
lol ole lad i am gonna be careful n what i write i dont want make u feel really old lol but no he was in his early 40's  :swoon: :D

 
in that case he defiantly wasnt in my year !  ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 26, 2010, 08:12:20 PM
how many ex gusties on here kept there school badge or tie ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 26, 2010, 08:16:03 PM
how many ex gusties on here kept there school badge or tie ?
think i ripped mine up the day i left lol, but kept my best school report of summer 76.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 26, 2010, 08:18:47 PM
think i ripped mine up the day i left lol, but kept my best school report of summer 76.

 
my mum kept my badge/tie. ive them put away somewhere. glad she did. im sorry i chucked out the table and skyvan i made there in woodwork. im sure there was something else made in woodwork id kept for agood while but cant think what ?  :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 26, 2010, 08:26:56 PM

 
my mum kept my badge/tie. ive them put away somewhere. glad she did. im sorry i chucked out the table and skyvan i made there in woodwork. im sure there was something else made in woodwork id kept for agood while but cant think what ?  :smile:
was hpoing someone else cud jog my memory about woodwork, as u say we must have made something else!? think i mite have made a magazine rack but not 2 sure, also did metalwork and can rem making a copper ashtray and again cant rem much else!!!??
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pq on March 26, 2010, 08:59:55 PM
egg lifter and a poker.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 26, 2010, 09:15:51 PM
egg lifter and a poker.
ah a poker! good 4 defending urself on the bus on the way home lol, dont rem the egg lifter?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on March 27, 2010, 12:26:06 AM
how many ex gusties on here kept there school badge or tie ?

I think I've got two maybe 3 ties lying around the house. My mates & I used to wear them for a bit of craic years later whenever we went out drinking on payday. The 3 of us all had fairly repectable jobs where we had to wear a suit, so on payday we wore the old Gusties tie. We always ended up pished in either Lavery's, the Liverpool or the Rotterdam. One of my drunken mate's used to try to chat up the women by telling them that we were fighter pilots.. I don't know if you knew this but Gustie's red, black & white tie was the same design as the RAF formal tie!
 
 :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 27, 2010, 11:04:14 AM
was hpoing someone else cud jog my memory about woodwork, as u say we must have made something else!? think i mite have made a magazine rack but not 2 sure, also did metalwork and can rem making a copper ashtray and again cant rem much else!!!??

in my time at gusties our class was spilt up between woodwork and metalwork but whatever you were in you stuck to it. no mixing between the two.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 27, 2010, 11:04:42 AM

I think I've got two maybe 3 ties lying around the house. My mates & I used to wear them for a bit of craic years later whenever we went out drinking on payday. The 3 of us all had fairly repectable jobs where we had to wear a suit, so on payday we wore the old Gusties tie. We always ended up pished in either Lavery's, the Liverpool or the Rotterdam. One of my drunken mate's used to try to chat up the women by telling them that we were fighter pilots.. I don't know if you knew this but Gustie's red, black & white tie was the same design as the RAF formal tie!
 
 :D

 
ive heard it all now !  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pq on March 27, 2010, 04:17:46 PM
foot stool in woodwork.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 28, 2010, 10:51:29 AM
talking about uniforms. can yous remember were yous got yours ? mine was out of littles on the woodstock rd. corner of willowfield st. its still there. come every july they alway stocked the windows full of uniforms of all the differant schools. i remember we would have went down and picked what badges we thought was best. (the things you do when your a kid  :D ) that all ended as soon as we started gusties !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: granda dick on May 01, 2010, 09:33:52 PM
I went there from 75-80 i had loads of mates and i was funny. It must have been my sticky out ears and bow legs  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 10, 2010, 07:02:14 PM
anyone remember the special reading class,s they had ?? the move was to get someone in that class to put your name forward, you done a test which you failed  :D  then it was 2 or 3 perods in there having aright larf,  :D  a ell of alot better than stuck in normal class !  :smile:  ended up with most of your mates in there  :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: victor1 on May 17, 2010, 08:17:35 AM
Oh aye in the special block with wee humpy McMillen  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: K, cross on May 24, 2010, 07:47:51 AM
i was right there the day little old humpy mcmillen got beat up. it was damian digby that did it.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 24, 2010, 08:07:51 AM
i was right there the day little old humpy mcmillen got beat up. it was damian digby that did it.
K, why did he do it,I mean McMillan was a frail kindly wee man, I wasnt taught by him, but had the occasion to chat with him a number of times.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 24, 2010, 06:38:49 PM
K, why did he do it,I mean McMillan was a frail kindly wee man, I wasnt taught by him, but had the occasion to chat with him a number of times.

 
i was taught by him road hog. in fact he was our form teacher in 3rd year. decent guy as said b4 but like everyone else he could throw a wobbler every now and then !  :smile:  no excuse for him getting beat up. wot year did this happen ?
 
down the years when talking to others and you mentioned going to gusties. it alway surprised me how many thought of gusties as been full of nutters !?  :scratch_ones_head: no doubt there was some real hard cases who went there but no more id imagine than any other school.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 24, 2010, 07:50:19 PM
I have no idea what year that happened olelad, k,cross, posted that he was there when it happened, so he could tell us more. As for the nutters who went there, I never really knew any of them, may be because I didnt move in the same circles as they did. The only nutter I did know was big Madden, the maths teacher
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 24, 2010, 07:59:14 PM
I have no idea what year that happened olelad, k,cross, posted that he was there when it happened, so he could tell us more. As for the nutters who went there, I never really knew any of them, may be because I didnt move in the same circles as they did. The only nutter I did know was big Madden, the maths teacher

 
nutters, bullys whatever you want to call them, gusties had them. as did im sure every other school. st gabs was known as a tuff school back in the early 70s. hard to avoid some of the nutters roadhog if some was in the same class as you  :D
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on May 26, 2010, 08:08:49 PM
i was speaking with a priest a few weeks ago who attended st augestines he came from rosetta i think his name is thomas higgans

i think you mean his name may have been thomas mcglynn rosetta, who became a priest, other priests who studied in gusties were leonard rodgers from markets i think  and william mchugh lower ormo road who was a deacon but never took his final vows , there also was a gusties scarf it was sold in austins / frazers that was in castle street above the the junction with queen street , women teachers were miss fullerton science  1f, mrs smyth english  from st judes ave , mrs maynes english and drama, mrs ohagan drama, miss brown also known as mrs agnew french english , miss devlin the red haired mathematics teacher, mrs murray french  teacher, to name a few.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on May 26, 2010, 08:14:55 PM

in my time at gusties our class was spilt up between woodwork and metalwork but whatever you were in you stuck to it. no mixing between the two.

in woodwork the first thing you were required to make was an aeroplane in mr donnellys class , if sent to mr smiley you made a eclipical copper beaten ashtray , whilst getting electric shocks from mr smileys electric gas lighter same as your mum would use to light up the old belfast gas cookers .great days fantastic teackers and absolutely mad as hatter class mates , best days of my life never ever will forget my days there .
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Post by: olelad on May 26, 2010, 08:18:22 PM

i think you mean his name may have been thomas mcglynn rosetta, who became a priest, other priests who studied in gusties were leonard rodgers from markets i think  and william mchugh lower ormo road who was a deacon but never took his final vows , there also was a gusties scarf it was sold in austins / frazers that was in castle street above the the junction with queen street , women teachers were miss fullerton science  1f, mrs smyth english  from st judes ave , mrs maynes english and drama, mrs ohagan drama, miss brown also known as mrs agnew french english , miss devlin the red haired mathematics teacher, mrs murray french  teacher, to name a few.

 
what years did you attend there
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 26, 2010, 08:28:09 PM

 
what years did you attend there

76 to 82 , the house names were , aquinas , plunkett, savio and bosco
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Post by: mickybo on May 29, 2010, 02:30:52 PM
anyone rem this?(http://i45.tinypic.com/30rl4ea.jpg)
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 29, 2010, 02:48:57 PM
Yes still have all mine 1F , A3, A5 , G2/3 G4/5 if I remember correctly I also have the badges that were embroidered in Silver wire of the school crest/ badge for our blazers only a few made for samples off which I have two in my possession, along with the ties which I sort of keep in a binder, great days great teachers and fantastic class mates loved the place a university of life.
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Post by: olelad on May 29, 2010, 06:37:58 PM
Yes still have all mine 1F , A3, A5 , G2/3 G4/5 if I remember correctly I also have the badges that were embroidered in Silver wire of the school crest/ badge for our blazers only a few made for samples off which I have two in my possession, along with the ties which I sort of keep in a binder, great days great teachers and fantastic class mates loved the place a university of life.

 
 one of the few ive ever meet who liked the place  :smile:
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 29, 2010, 06:40:03 PM
perhaps you were hanging around with the wrong people   lol wonder if there are any plans for a reunion ..
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Post by: olelad on May 29, 2010, 06:46:26 PM
perhaps you were hanging around with the wrong people   lol wonder if there are any plans for a reunion ..

 
the wrong people ?!  :D  of the people i meet at our primary school reunion (98% of went to gusties) i cant remember anyone saying they liked gusties. who does like school anyway  :D  for me personnelly the first 2 years were ok. the 3rd year was a [censored] for afew reasons. as for a reunion of gusties, bring it on  :smile:
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 29, 2010, 06:49:49 PM
nothing to stop a reunion happening, if others come on board and go for it 
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Post by: olelad on May 29, 2010, 06:53:14 PM
nothing to stop a reunion happening, if others come on board and go for it

 
think i heard of a few class reunions been held in the morning star afew years back ?! maybe there was a full gusties reunion held years back ? if there was one id defo be there. id love to meet those in my old class, no prob at all.
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 29, 2010, 06:55:18 PM
what about starting  a thread about one
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Post by: olelad on May 29, 2010, 06:57:47 PM
what about starting  a thread about one

 
 
while id help anyone as much as possible tbh id be taken a back seat on most of it. i think any reunion would be best coming from the old school site. st joes as it is known thesedays.
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Post by: Jim B on May 29, 2010, 07:15:05 PM
anyone rem this?(http://i45.tinypic.com/30rl4ea.jpg)

Lets see the contents Micybo.
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Post by: mickybo on May 29, 2010, 07:22:31 PM

Lets see the contents Micybo.
ha ha jim, only kept that 1 cus it was the best of a bad lot, a few A's and B's but wont bragg about it lol,  wot about u? any good reports in ur attic?
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Post by: Jim B on May 29, 2010, 07:49:35 PM

A few skeletons but no reports Mick..
ha ha jim, only kept that 1 cus it was the best of a bad lot, a few A's and B's but wont bragg about it lol,  wot about u? any good reports in ur attic?
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Post by: olelad on May 29, 2010, 09:52:33 PM
Just reading back over this thread, i said earlier that i went to saint Monicas but seeing as it was a secondary school it couldnt have been Saint Monicas, what was the name of the local primary School run by Nun's in 1968? i must of had to move there because the Lagan was closing.

 
was just reading back over this thread as well  :smile:  i bet the school you moved to was st anthonys girls which opened in 67/68. thats when lagan village closed and the pupils moved to st anthonys.
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Post by: Belfast Born on May 30, 2010, 11:12:33 PM
I have enjoyed reading this thread and I know most of the characters you refer to. I was at gusty`s from 1980 - 85 and like so many of you, hated every second of it too.
Id loved to have flushed wee Johnny Ringo`s head down the toilet , I think I have dreamt of that often !! I remember big neb Niblock and that effer who taught history, Carey, I heard he is an alcoholic these days, anybody able to confirm ?
When I got out the gate in 85, id have left Usain Bolt standing , what a kip that place truly was , I hope Aquinas as it is now installs ambition in the kids in the way gusty`s flat out didnt.
I remember the guys hanging out the windows as the "lookers" (cough) from St Mon`s headed into school each morning and all the dog barking and howling noises that followed, always puts a smile on my face remembering that..LOL
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 31, 2010, 07:09:37 AM
Apparently the history teacher is what you say, i always found him a good teacher but a difficult man, nNblock I was not very fond off either, there were good and bad teachers there in respects to how they dealt with pupils I suppose but I always find it better to look towards the positive and leave the negative to the sands of time.
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Post by: Belfast Born on May 31, 2010, 10:39:40 AM
4 foot 9 bobby madine wasnt the worst, nor was tom campbell , but vincent meenahan. .words fail me, hairy dan was another but the all time horses ass amongst teaching staff had to be ringo , i dont even think the teaching staff liked that shortarsed fool.
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 31, 2010, 10:51:35 AM
other teachers , mr donal mccann, brendan o clerigh clarke, mr mullan , gerry conlon , mr white, mr morgan, mr donnelly , mr loughran , mr casey, i really dont have any negative memories , took the punishment when i was caught out got slapped at times when i was innocent but that was par for the course in those days , mr barr with his strap polyfenus , and mr kennedy the economics teacher,... are a few more to mention
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Post by: Belfast Born on May 31, 2010, 07:54:28 PM
anybody remember the french teacher Mrs Agnew ? owner of THE most obvious [censored] in the school  ;)  which was appreciated by the boys and then some, and that auld dragon Ma Maynes and her godawful drama class
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 31, 2010, 08:12:35 PM
formerly known as miss brown her brother attended the school at one stage and took such a ribbing but the hottesh teacher was that red haired vixen miss devlin  who used to sit up on her desk in a short skirt and show us all her knickers. oh the times many a guy in the class day dreamed about her  :smile:
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Post by: olelad on June 01, 2010, 09:51:17 PM
as i plunder through reading over this thread again those barren years as they've been called 70/74 no doubt was down to the start of the troubles . the teachers didn't know what to be at and us pupils were on the front lines at home and in those early days the upheaval was unreal. people were been put out left, right and centre  the class you was in could be down any number depending on how bad the trouble was in certin areas. no doubt that effected some teachers as well.  :scratch_ones_head:
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Post by: anamcara01 on June 01, 2010, 10:11:31 PM
it did , one teacher i know who has been slatted on here his son was imprisoned as a teenager under the secretary of states pleasure , he really loved the lad and i know worried about him. others had similar worries without going into it
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Post by: olelad on June 01, 2010, 10:23:13 PM
no doubt thats why there wasnt as many school trips or photos taken during these years. from 74 on the troubles became the norm and everyone adapted that bit better.
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Post by: lornar on June 09, 2010, 11:35:24 PM
It was Lagan Village primary school, my mistake (well it was almost 40 years ago lol  :yes: ) It was the first school i went to and it was in Richardsons Street directly facing our house  Just of my Ladys Road which was of the Raven Hill Road. Then I went to Saint Monicas which was run by nuns Uniform was grey pinafore and pink shirt and i hated that head nun evil woman she was.

Colette

Collette you have described the St Anthony's girls school uniform and Sr Bernadina who was evil personified!!! I was there from '64/'65 - '71 when we moved out of the area due to the troubles. 5 of my 7 brothers also went to St. Augustines :smile:
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Post by: lornar on June 10, 2010, 12:22:48 AM
Quote
that is St Anthony's girls school you have described with Sr Bernadina who was head, she was evil personified..i went there from '65-'71.
It was Lagan Village primary school, my mistake (well it was almost 40 years ago lol  :yes: ) It was the first school i went to and it was in Richardsons Street directly facing our house  Just of my Ladys Road which was of the Raven Hill Road. Then I went to Saint Monicas which was run by nuns Uniform was grey pinafore and pink shirt and i hated that head nun evil woman she was.

Colette
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Post by: olelad on June 11, 2010, 02:17:58 PM
Collette you have described the St Anthony's girls school uniform and Sr Bernadina who was evil personified!!! I was there from '64/'65 - '71 when we moved out of the area due to the troubles. 5 of my 7 brothers also went to St. Augustines :smile:

 
were in the parish did you live ? i might have went to st anthonys or gusties with some of your brothers ?
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Post by: thebell on June 21, 2010, 11:46:18 PM

76 to 82 , the house names were , aquinas , plunkett, savio and bosco
i was in aquinas,(A3) dont remember plunkett, did the airplane in woodwok first year and the metal dish you beat with a hammer, but my master piece was an ashtray pot in art taught by this serious dude in art who left. and was teken over by a fella who did a folk / traditional music thing at lunch time.
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Post by: lornar on June 22, 2010, 10:19:38 AM

 
were in the parish did you live ? i might have went to st anthonys or gusties with some of your brothers ?
As far as i know u have been asking after one of my brothers.....Francy? .we lived in the castlereagh estate.
 
 
were in the parish did you live ? i might have went to st anthonys or gusties with some of your brothers ?
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Post by: lornar on June 22, 2010, 10:30:38 AM
Castlereagh estate....brothers were Paddy, Coni, Artie, Francy, Tommy, Aiden & Jim.....surname? .Reihill....u know some of them alright :girl_blum:
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Post by: olelad on June 22, 2010, 01:14:59 PM
Castlereagh estate....brothers were Paddy, Coni, Artie, Francy, Tommy, Aiden & Jim.....surname? .Reihill....u know some of them alright :girl_blum:

 
 :D  indeed. whats francie at these days ? afew of us on here were in the same class as him. as ive explained he was one of afew we had no idea were yous moved to. john marks also in our class and from castlereagh estate was at the reunion also.
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Post by: newcastle on June 24, 2010, 12:39:49 AM
I am just remembering some of the teachers when I was there Mr Rocks,Brannigan,Fulton,McElhatton,McKenna and Blinky Dolan.I was only there for one year in 1972 thanks to our friendly neighbours in Ballybeen who decided a disabled mother was a threat to them.
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Post by: martin mc cullough on June 26, 2010, 04:29:51 PM
i went to gustys until 1984,enjoyed reading all the posts about it
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Post by: mickybo on June 27, 2010, 12:26:35 AM
i went to gustys until 1984,enjoyed reading all the posts about it
welcome 2 the forum martin, hope u had some good times at gusties that u mite want to share?
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Post by: Buckets on June 28, 2010, 12:00:09 PM
any of you attend the school between 69 and 72 ??

 Hello, I went to St Augustines 1967 to 1971. At that time I rememember there were 1100 pupils. The vice prinipal was a scary man who used to check around the classrooms in the mornings. If he found anyone who had hair long enough to touch the top of their ears he would get out his leather strap a slap their hands as punihment for long hair. The school had a drama class during my time there. It was quite successfull. It was made up of pupils from several classes and rehersals were held in the school in the evenings and sometimes we got off other classes for rehersals during school day. I remember one particular play 'Faust' was played at several events in Belfast and Hollywood. Anyone remember it? I remember a tec drawing teacher Mr McCann, english teacher Mr Meenahan, Who always talked of his time in Nigeria, "When I was in Nigeria"  there was Art teacher who wore a pair of the most pointy winkle pickers I have ever seen. I remember on occassion walking home from school and seeing one of the shipyard big yellow cranes being put into place. Hope this stirs some memories.
Mike
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Post by: anamcara01 on June 28, 2010, 06:32:09 PM
yes i remember him he lived beside the school in south parade his name eludes me, but i should recall it in time he had a fine paraisian beard and was a really nice bloke with dark hair,
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Post by: BOOZEHOUND on June 28, 2010, 09:11:11 PM
Mr Coogan.
a gentleman if ever there was one.
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Post by: anamcara01 on June 29, 2010, 12:07:18 AM
Mr Coogan.
a gentleman if ever there was one.

indeed it came back to me when i was out earlier, not to be mistaken with mr coogan who went to america in 1980 ( the maths teacher) and fell in love and married one of the daughters of the people he was staying with.
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Post by: martin mc cullough on June 29, 2010, 07:29:22 PM
yea mr coogan was dead on,i remember the smell from his pipe ,anyone rember that wee [censored]  Ringo the music teacher,da weed ,hairy dan,spoof morgan,mc call the maths teacher from ballymena,gerry cool conlan
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Post by: BOOZEHOUND on June 29, 2010, 09:16:05 PM
yea mr coogan was dead on,i remember the smell from his pipe ,anyone rember that wee [censored]  Ringo the music teacher,da weed ,hairy dan,spoof morgan,mc call the maths teacher from ballymena,gerry cool conlan

I always thought Ringo was alright. passionate about music and a bit of a show-off i'll grant you, but ok.
it can't be easy trying to teach a class full of headers how to play tin whistle or the words to 'My Grandfathers Clock' :D !
especially when you're only 5 feet tall.
other names....'Budgie' O-Neill, 'The Mad Monk' Carey, 'Humpy' MacMillan, 'Big Mick' Westland, '4 Foot 9, Wee Bobby Madine :D !
 
remember on sports days when Madine and Ringo were in charge of running after the guys who'd make a run out the gates? boy oh boy those two wee [censored] could shift :swoon: !
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Post by: Aidan on August 11, 2010, 06:16:50 PM
I just read page 40 and the talk of teachers with [censored], that was unknown in my time, the only toe you got was one up your [censored].  I left in 68 to come to australia and have many great memories if St Augustines but a couple of bad ones, the that [censored], Mr Madden who loved Rugby, he was supposed to be teaching us Maths but he was more interested in who would/could put a penny in for some charity, if you couldnt he would beat the [censored] out of you. That is one man who, now I am an adult, I would love to meet again with a baseball bat in my hand, or better still a hurling stick to show him what to do with his Rugby. Apart from that dog, I had some great teachers and mates there. Wish I could catch up with some of them today for a drink.
PS.  I just found out that I older brothers went to school with Madden at St Marys and they tell me he was a [censored] at school which I guess just goes to show why he was a bully as a teacher, but I would still like to meet him with a hurley stick, nah forget that , my bare hands would do. Good Luck to all St Augustines Boys the world over,    Aidan
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Post by: road hog on August 12, 2010, 06:53:54 PM
I just read page 40 and the talk of teachers with [censored], that was unknown in my time, the only toe you got was one up your [censored].  I left in 68 to come to australia and have many great memories if St Augustines but a couple of bad ones, the that [censored], Mr Madden who loved Rugby, he was supposed to be teaching us Maths but he was more interested in who would/could put a penny in for some charity, if you couldnt he would beat the [censored] out of you. That is one man who, now I am an adult, I would love to meet again with a baseball bat in my hand, or better still a hurling stick to show him what to do with his Rugby. Apart from that dog, I had some great teachers and mates there. Wish I could catch up with some of them today for a drink.
PS.  I just found out that I older brothers went to school with Madden at St Marys and they tell me he was a [censored] at school which I guess just goes to show why he was a bully as a teacher, but I would still like to meet him with a hurley stick, nah forget that , my bare hands would do. Good Luck to all St Augustines Boys the world over,    Aidan
Aidan, my sentiments entirely when it comes to Madden. A bully, I sometimes think like yourself about giving him a hidding, I would love to meet him again, he forgot that us wee lads would some day grow to be big men, but I feel its too late for retaliation, but a good bit of verbal would go down well
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Post by: Aidan on August 13, 2010, 01:12:37 AM
Very well said Road Hog, where are you now and when did you go to St Augustines?
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Post by: road hog on August 13, 2010, 11:43:54 AM
Very well said Road Hog, where are you now and when did you go to St Augustines?
left gussies in 71, living in Lurgan 35 years
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Post by: Aidan on August 13, 2010, 04:37:01 PM
you were there the same time I was, I left in 68 to come to australia
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Post by: homebird original on August 13, 2010, 06:16:33 PM
Pat Coogan was a gentleman (Is he still living?) Always remember his classes because of the tobacco smell from his pipe!
 
HB ;)
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Post by: anamcara01 on August 13, 2010, 06:35:14 PM
Pat Coogan was a gentleman (Is he still living?) Always remember his classes because of the tobacco smell from his pipe!
 
HB ;)

lived for many years on south parade
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Post by: homebird 2 on August 13, 2010, 11:17:37 PM
I went to gusties between 87 and 92 had some good times there. Mr Campbell what a legend funniest man around. Carey was a maniac not surprised whats happened him after teaching all the headers on here .
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Post by: homebird original on August 13, 2010, 11:36:14 PM
I went to gusties between 87 and 92 had some good times there. Mr Campbell what a legend funniest man around. Carey was a maniac not surprised whats happened him after teaching all the headers on here .

Aye, the younger ones!
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Post by: road hog on August 14, 2010, 08:16:55 AM
you were there the same time I was, I left in 68 to come to australia
I was only a whipper snapper then Aidan, you were one of the big lads who stood on the big stone at the bottom of the football field at lunch times and smoked, we wernt allowed down there, too young
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Post by: Aidan on August 14, 2010, 12:06:58 PM
No that must have been where the hard men were, I would have been behind the brick toilet block having a smoke hahahahaha
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Post by: road hog on August 14, 2010, 07:04:09 PM
No that must have been where the hard men were, I would have been behind the brick toilet block having a smoke hahahahaha
parkdrive or number 6?
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Post by: Aidan on August 15, 2010, 02:53:31 AM
must have been Park Drive, thats what I would have stole from my Ma, but I did buy the occsional
single Embassy from Cullens shop in Seaforde St hahahha
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Post by: bilfrog on August 20, 2010, 09:00:15 PM
i went to st augustines in the late 60s. it was located behind st monicas which was in between the nazarath lodge and cherryvale playing fields
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Post by: Aidan on August 24, 2010, 10:34:25 AM
Hello Bilfrog,  I was there about 1965 to 1968, good to see more from that era.
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Post by: road hog on September 05, 2010, 12:01:14 PM
How about all us ex gussies lads, start looking for big Madden, see what became of him, how about it?
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Post by: Belfast Woman on September 05, 2010, 05:38:01 PM

76 to 82 , the house names were , aquinas , plunkett, savio and bosco
Two of my brothers were there same time as yourself.
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Post by: Aidan on September 07, 2010, 10:57:41 AM
Hey Roadhog, if we caught up with him, we would have to do a good job on him cos you couldnt get much uglier than Madden is naturally
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Post by: road hog on September 07, 2010, 11:12:13 AM
I always wondered what became of him, did he end up in a mental institution, because he definately wasnt all there, or did he move to another teaching establishment, I dont think so, the lads who have the forum for st Thomas and st Gabriel schools would surely have mentioned him. I have a feeling he emigrated
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Post by: Aidan on September 07, 2010, 02:31:35 PM
Hog, he probably did, Bullies like him usually dont hang around to face it when real trouble hits,
I hope he is in Australia and I bump into him.  Hey Hog what did you think of my Bike?
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Post by: road hog on September 07, 2010, 06:22:30 PM
Nice job Aidan, I am into bikes big time, I used to have a motorcycle training school, I just do car training now, the wife says I was too old, I thought it was too cold !!!
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Post by: Aidan on September 07, 2010, 11:33:49 PM
Hog,  I had always wanted a bike but for various reasons never got one, so at the age of 54 I got to realise my ambitions,
people thought I was mad buying  such a big bike for a first at my age hahahaha. But I didnt care I got my dream and had a ball for a year or so.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on October 05, 2010, 07:14:01 PM
welcome to the forum
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Post by: SK on October 06, 2010, 08:42:17 PM
Carey was a maniac not surprised whats happened him after teaching all the headers on here .

What happened to him?  I haven't seen him since the 1980's
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Post by: bilfrog on October 07, 2010, 11:55:46 PM
i spent quite a bit of time last nite going through all the posts and it brought back some memories,,both good and bad.there was five of us, ann and margaret to st monicas , billy ( whizz ),  patrick and myself to gusties.
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Post by: Rosiejoe on October 08, 2010, 03:26:26 PM
I went to St Monica's in 60s - the nuns wouldn't let us look out the windows in case we saw St Augustines boys, we even had our own buses to take us down Ravenhill Rd - in case we mixed with them.  Whoever says school days are the best obviously didn't go to St Monica's!!!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Aidan on October 09, 2010, 01:20:32 PM
Rosiejoe, what years were you at St Monicas?
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Post by: Rosiejoe on October 09, 2010, 05:01:01 PM
Rosiejoe, what years were you at St Monicas?
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Aidan, I was there from 1963 to 1967 & hated every minute of it.  Then I went to Rupert Stanley in Tower Street.  Were you one the boys we weren't allowed to mix with? (ha ha). Rosiejoe
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Post by: Aidan on October 10, 2010, 08:39:14 AM
Rosiejo, I sure was but then again we got around that at a wee youth club in Balfour Avenue on a Friday night.
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Post by: Rosiejoe on October 10, 2010, 10:42:49 AM
Rosiejo, I sure was but then again we got around that at a wee youth club in Balfour Avenue on a Friday night.
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Aidan, I never went to the youth club, I lived away on Holywood Road and my parents were as strict as the nuns!! When I turned 19  I left home and made up for things (ha ha). Rosiejoe
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Post by: ormo rd man on November 17, 2010, 01:12:40 PM
 :D
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Post by: road hog on November 18, 2010, 07:43:22 AM
ormo rd man, did you know a fella how lived in Balfour named Joe Allsopp
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Post by: Mitcher on November 18, 2010, 08:12:00 PM
ormo rd man, did you know a fella how lived in Balfour named Joe Allsopp

Was that the same Joe who had plenty of sisters and then moved to the Falls as I remember a Joe in the early seventies
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Post by: road hog on November 18, 2010, 10:04:08 PM
yes mitcher, I think so
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mitcher on November 18, 2010, 10:17:03 PM
Yes he moved to Divis Flats and then to Lenadoon.  Have not seen him in years
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 19, 2010, 11:54:33 AM
I havent seen him from I left school. We were in the same class, he used to get some whackings off the vice for being absent, He was a right fella, as I can remember
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Post by: Lord George on December 23, 2010, 08:52:56 PM
i went to st agustines from st brides derryvolgie ave. from 1970 to half way through 1972. then most of my family moved to england, were i have lived for the last 39 years. the class i was in was b2 first year then b4 second. i would love to no of any names of anyone in those years to help jog my memory. only a few names seem to stick in my head, but im not sure if i have got those right. they are geard mc cartney, someone called mc nally, and someone called moshy man. i am almost sure he came from the markets area and his name i think was steven dorian. many thanks to anyone who can be of any help.
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Post by: road hog on December 24, 2010, 01:02:57 AM
Lord,you mean mushy man Dorian, head bin
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on December 24, 2010, 08:34:54 PM
yes many thanks road hog, he was in my first year class b2 i think. would love to no anymore names of anyone in that class. i have recognised some of the names of teachers, one in particular was dicky martin. i remember him playing the guitar, and singing a song called stagger lee. i still giggle when i think of that as it was only one of very few happy memories i had in those days. my name is george murray dont think anyone would remember me. most of the lads if i remember came from the markets and the short strand. were as i came from an estate called tachmonagh. i have often wondered what has become of some of those lads. by the way were you yourself in that class.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on December 25, 2010, 08:35:33 AM
merry christmas to everyone.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 26, 2010, 09:05:34 AM
George, I think I may have been a year above you. I left Easter 71, I should know the lads from the strand and the markets that were in your year
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on December 26, 2010, 03:38:10 PM
thankyou road hog and hope you had a good christmas. another name came to mind last night. boyle, or maybe boylyn. untill i read what some of you lads have said on this site i thought those days only affected me, for what its worth im glad im not on my own. i was saddened to here about mr brennan, for i do remember him. he once walked us lads down to the ormough road   to make sure we got on our bus safley. my god i do remember that day, another day of fear, but that man was a brave man, unlike some of those other teachers who were nothing but bully boys.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on December 26, 2010, 04:43:54 PM
i also remember an re teacher but dont remember his name thank god. he frightened myself and probibley alot of other 11 year old children. many times i most certainly have cut that psycho bs head of, for he certainly would be the one to be very frightened of me today.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Paul Mchugh on December 26, 2010, 04:51:10 PM
Who are the swimmers names any one know
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 26, 2010, 07:39:07 PM
George, was his name Madden, taught maths ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on December 26, 2010, 08:43:03 PM
sorry cant rember what his name was roadhog. maybe its best not remembering somethings.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eric60 on December 27, 2010, 08:21:18 PM
i attened it from 1971 to 1976
 
What can you say about St Augustines,  Remember Oul Sticky the wood work teacher, McCann that taught Tech Drawing?
and the VICE that used to roam  around looking for anyone he coud find to belt. and the Principal, Mr McKeown, then ther was bertie Fulton the football player then there was that lunitic teacher MADDEN who was Mad on Rugby, I would love to meet up with that drop kick to this day. Some of my class mates were Ken Lennon, Micky O'Neil, Danny McKnight, Jimmy Stitt,Tony McCann and many more whose names have left me for trying to think of them. Love to hear from anyone from St Augustines.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Leviathan on December 28, 2010, 04:59:47 PM
Haven't read the whole thread.. but I always remember the fights we used to have on the bus. Going to Newtownbreda, and living in the Pass, we used to share the bus.
Completely sectarian, I often think how we, as kids, really didn't have a clue.. and yet something happened the night before, and you knew we would be fighting.

TBH it was the girls I was more afraid of (St Monica's?).. as I wouldn't hit a girl (lest my Ma found out and got the poker out!).
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on December 31, 2010, 06:22:23 PM
may all st augustines puples, past and present have a happy healthy and peaceful new year.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 31, 2010, 08:07:28 PM
may all st augustines puples, past and present have a happy healthy and peaceful new year.

 
same goes from me as well. 
 
think we might have been at the school around the same time. i started in 69 and left after 3 years in 72.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on January 01, 2011, 11:34:38 AM
most likely we did. i was there from 1970 to about half way through 1972 then moved to england were i have lived since. ive been married now for 28 years i have four grown up children and three beautiful grandchildren. how about you?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: chemical st. on January 30, 2011, 08:18:30 PM
just read all the posts,brought back some memories.went 77-82 surprised,not many from that period.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 30, 2011, 08:26:52 PM
just read all the posts,brought back some memories.went 77-82 surprised,not many from that period.

 
the 71/74 period is like the dodo existent
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on February 02, 2011, 11:24:24 PM
did any one else sell their free dinner ticket for 10p to the other lads to get a couple of single fegs at  shops out the back railings, Young entrepeurs me thinks.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on February 02, 2011, 11:26:50 PM
never could spel lol.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on February 03, 2011, 07:46:52 AM
never could spel lol.
Thats why we went to Sianti Aguistns ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on February 03, 2011, 12:59:01 PM
did any one else sell their free dinner ticket for 10p to the other lads to get a couple of single fegs at  shops out the back railings, Young entrepeurs me thinks.
Was that the blue one or green!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on February 03, 2011, 07:58:28 PM
the blue tickets were the free ones. I never sold mine i always got my dinner, believe it or not i was better fed at school than i was at home. :swoon:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on February 03, 2011, 09:34:32 PM
yeah the blue ones were free, Green one were 12p or 15p not sure, and a good dinner was to be had right enough, now an then, I loved the secretary that brought them round the class. gorgeous hairy legs.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 04, 2011, 03:06:20 PM
did any one else sell their free dinner ticket for 10p to the other lads to get a couple of single fegs at  shops out the back railings, Young entrepeurs me thinks.

 
 
in some cases in others it was your buying these or else !  :smile:  i bought mine of aguy called gerard boyle from the markets. every week without fail i bought my 5 blue tickets. green was the full price and there was a red/pink ticket which was half price .
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on February 10, 2011, 10:36:52 PM
went on belfast tellegraph site the other day and they had old photos from schools, clicked on gusties and there was napoleon painted on the window of the french room, any one remember that? think there was a french cartoon hero then as well. bonsoir, le bell.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 11, 2011, 03:42:27 PM
went on belfast tellegraph site the other day and they had old photos from schools, clicked on gusties and there was napoleon painted on the window of the french room, any one remember that? think there was a french cartoon hero then as well. bonsoir, le bell.

 
must check that out although i dont remember any french gits  :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Michael j on February 15, 2011, 01:56:56 AM
I know it well. I attended there 65 to 70. There were about 2300 pupils at that time. The colours were red white & black.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on February 16, 2011, 10:40:41 PM

 
must check that out although i dont remember any french gits  :smile:

check out asterix and obelix mate. did you not learn anyting there???? lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 17, 2011, 10:24:13 PM

check out asterix and obelix mate. did you not learn anyting there? :scratch_ones_head: lol
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correct i didnt  ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: chemical st. on February 20, 2011, 09:56:18 PM
miss agnew is all i remember about french
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BigDawg on February 23, 2011, 05:55:50 PM
hello everyone,i set up a Facebook page for St. Augustines as there does not seem to be much pics or info available for the school..feel free to add any pics or info or advice...i attended St Augustines 1980-85 and lived on the Ormeau Rd..heres the link..

http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Augustines-High-School/200041203341510#!/pages/St-Augustines-High-School/200041203341510
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on February 23, 2011, 08:13:04 PM
recognise martin mcgeough, tom mcglynn, guy called murray now a teacher in st dominics college in that photo all three decent guys .. some other faces i know but their names elude me
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: martin mc cullough on February 23, 2011, 08:24:00 PM
thats me third in from the right at the back,beside the teacher,think it was carey,some memories looking at that
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BigDawg on February 23, 2011, 08:50:45 PM
thats me third in from the right at the back,beside the teacher,think it was carey,some memories looking at that

Martin..i remember you,my brother John was in your class...the teachers in the pic are Mr o Clery Clarke,Mr Carey,Miss Maynes and Mrs Agnew
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BigDawg on February 23, 2011, 08:52:29 PM
heres another pic from my class in 1st yr 1980..teacher was Mr Harbinson

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=431410967582&set=t.693497582&theater#!/pages/St-Augustines-High-School/200041203341510?sk=wall
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: martin mc cullough on February 23, 2011, 09:09:04 PM
was your brother john o reilly
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BigDawg on February 23, 2011, 09:19:08 PM
was your brother john o reilly

no mate....John Smyth
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: martin mc cullough on February 23, 2011, 10:15:25 PM
yea i remember john,big lad he was too
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Kid Gough on March 01, 2011, 10:58:56 AM
I went to st.augustines on the ravenhill road cant remember the uniform colour but black jumps into my head for some reason I was from the market used to go up the ormeau road to school it was the quickest way through the street where the Pavillion Bar and the Curzon Cinema was.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 01, 2011, 12:55:18 PM
Were you from East St kid
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gan chota on March 02, 2011, 09:10:29 PM
I remember you kid gough. You and your brothers Jim and Anthony lived in East st. Didn't you used to work in the RVH.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Elvis Lives on March 23, 2011, 06:57:03 PM
i went to st agustines from st brides derryvolgie ave. from 1970 to half way through 1972. then most of my family moved to england, were i have lived for the last 39 years. the class i was in was b2 first year then b4 second. i would love to no of any names of anyone in those years to help jog my memory. only a few names seem to stick in my head, but im not sure if i have got those right. they are geard mc cartney, someone called mc nally, and someone called moshy man. i am almost sure he came from the markets area and his name i think was steven dorian. many thanks to anyone who can be of any help.
Quite right Stephen Dorrian was called moshy man. Use to torture cats and dogs. Picture of him in the Irish news today with other down and outs in King Street about 1983. Don't know what became of him.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Lord George on March 23, 2011, 08:30:00 PM
Welcome to the forum E.L. Its funny how things like names escape me these days, especially when i can still see all there faces like it was yesterday.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 23, 2011, 08:57:29 PM
Quite right Stephen Dorrian was called moshy man. Use to torture cats and dogs. Picture of him in the Irish news today with other down and outs in King Street about 1983. Don't know what became of him.

 
i started gusties in 69 and rumour was moshy man was supposed to be in the same year !  he never showed for school that i ever heard. the guys from the markets in the class used to talk about him regular like.
in fact i do remember him once at the school .
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Elvis Lives on March 24, 2011, 12:00:47 PM

 
i started gusties in 69 and rumour was moshy man was supposed to be in the same year !  he never showed for school that i ever heard. the guys from the markets in the class used to talk about him regular like.
in fact i do remember him once at the school .
Just found this forum recently. Have been on who do you know from the markets and have been told moshy man is alive and kicking. Funny how some names stick with you and others you forget. I was in gusties from 1971/1972 until 1976 but would never have been considered a good student. My education started in 1992 when I met a good woman from west belfast. My second marriage was my salvation and now I'm starting to recall old but good memories.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on March 25, 2011, 12:21:15 PM
Does anybody remember an english boy called Sammy Stopford (name) about 69/70 he broke his arm in the gym then Mallon beat the crap out of him for play acting
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 25, 2011, 08:48:41 PM
Does anybody remember an english boy called Sammy Stopford (name) about 69/70 he broke his arm in the gym then Mallon beat the crap out of him for play acting
My Granny, I was in the same class as Stopford, he was a little bit over weight as I remember, and not a very likable fellow
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on March 25, 2011, 09:56:38 PM
He did nets for the football team cant remember if it was the A or B team
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 26, 2011, 10:39:36 AM
He did nets for the football team cant remember if it was the A or B team

 
bet he was great in nets with that broken arm  :D 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 26, 2011, 10:42:57 AM
out of interest did anyone at the school between 69.72 ever play any Gaelic footie ? we never did. it was mostly footie and awee bit of cricket.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 26, 2011, 02:51:45 PM
out of interest did anyone at the school between 69.72 ever play any Gaelic footie ? we never did. it was mostly footie and awee bit of cricket.
left in 77 and dont ever rem any gaelic football being played even tho there was at least 1 p.e. teacher there at the time who played gaelic football, mr mcginty, playing then or just later at county level, i think for ferrmanagh, strange that as  rem also apart from football we also tried rugby!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 26, 2011, 03:08:59 PM
out of interest did anyone at the school between 69.72 ever play any Gaelic footie ? we never did. it was mostly footie and awee bit of cricket.
tes, played Gaelic football for a couple of years, the teachers who ran the team were a misters Regan and Hamill
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on March 26, 2011, 06:18:28 PM
out of interest did anyone at the school between 69.72 ever play any Gaelic footie ? we never did. it was mostly footie and awee bit of cricket.
played gaelic remember a couple of games at mccrory park (whiterock) then Bulldog madden got his twisted way and tried rugby
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 26, 2011, 10:17:49 PM
rugby ! thankfully that was never even a thought !
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gan chota on March 27, 2011, 05:11:58 PM
Didn't McIlhatton the P.E. teacher play GAA at county level
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gan chota on March 27, 2011, 05:12:54 PM
Humpy mc Millen done body building but got it all mixed up
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on March 27, 2011, 09:33:16 PM
Didn't McIlhatton the P.E. teacher play GAA at county level
it was also in my mind that mcilhatton played gaelic at county level,but wasnt too sure after all these yrs, any idea who he played for?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Johnny Carson on March 28, 2011, 04:21:27 AM
Hey there u lot from the day....I went there 69/70  with a host of other St Colmans  boys am hopeing to catch up with u lot
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 28, 2011, 09:00:33 AM
Hey there u lot from the day....I went there 69/70  with a host of other St Colmans  boys am hopeing to catch up with u lot

u started the same time as me then, what class was you in ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 28, 2011, 02:50:30 PM
it was also in my mind that mcilhatton played gaelic at county level,but wasnt too sure after all these yrs, any idea who he played for?
Fermanagh
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gan chota on March 28, 2011, 05:22:10 PM
I think McIllhatton also played club football for Lámh Dearg up in west Belfast
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on March 28, 2011, 06:58:19 PM
Remember playing a few Gaelic matches in the late 60's. Played in McCrory Park, Ballysillan, hard to believe there used to be a Gaelic pitch there. Even played hurling in the Falls park which was embarressing all round. Not many hurlers came out of the East. Played matches on the all weather school pitch and remember there was murder during one of the games. Trouble broke out in the goal mouth and our keeper who was called Silcock played with a broken arm and ended up battering some poor guy with his plaster of paris. Played for the school team against the teachers in Cherryvale and the school were allowed out to watch it. Oh what we were going to do to the teachers ! We were all 16/17 and young Rockies and some of the staff were really old. Maybe in their 30's and some touching 40, was going to be a walk in the park. But i think the teachers hated us more than we hated them and we got battered in more ways than one
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 02, 2011, 03:27:07 PM

 
 
ij
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Rick on April 17, 2011, 10:25:20 AM
Attended Gusties from 75/80. Must say that my time there was a mix bag of good and really bad experiences. I had three brothers there so was never really bullied, although I often got into a few scraps, remember the black eyes and busted mouth. Love the teachers who taught sports and had a crush on Mrs Agnew/Brown. My class members were as far as a I can remember: Paul Lynch, Martin Dole, Adrian Cullen, Joseph Rooney, Victor Gargan, Martin Irwin, Peter Bar, Gary Rock, Joseph O’Hare, Paul Mc Geown,  Anthony Mc Cairnan, Hugh Mc Cormack,  William McHugh, Lawrence Murdock, Michael Mc Alindin, Sean Rodgers, Anthony O’Kane, Michael O’Kane, Frank O’Kane, Benedict Duffy,  John Donnelly, Ray Close, ? Braniff, Paul Mc Cory, ? Homes, Collum McIllholms, Eddy Gray, Paul White, Paul Stilges, Fred Bell, Danny Dogherty... Our form teacher from second year on was Gerry Conlon. Some of the names above may be wrong so forgive me for that, memory is a bit faded. To be honest I don't remember much about those days but do miss some of the old class mates who I have learned have gone on to greater things. If you where in the class and know some of the names missing or incorrect, then it would be good to post them up so as to complete the rest of the class. I called up to see Gerry Conlon a few years back and he told me that the school photos where dumped during the move to St Monica's, now St Joseph's. Sad to see that no real documentation or photos remain detailing the individual years, bummer. As for reunions, I'm sure that most of the class above are alive but I'm not sure some of them would be interested in meeting up again for their own reason's, then again who know's. One thing for sure those day are well gone and as many of the threads have alluded, time sure does fly past quickly. Just like to say that the site is great and hope to see more threads about the classes and the teachers. Take it easy.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 17, 2011, 03:56:17 PM
Attended Gusties from 75/80. Must say that my time there was a mix bag of good and really bad experiences. I had three brothers there so was never really bullied, although I often got into a few scraps, remember the black eyes and busted mouth. Love the teachers who taught sports and had a crush on Mrs Agnew/Brown. My class members were as far as a I can remember: Paul Lynch, Martin Dole, Adrian Cullen, Joseph Rooney, Victor Gargan, Martin Irwin, Peter Bar, Gary Rock, Joseph O’Hare, Paul Mc Geown,  Anthony Mc Cairnan, Hugh Mc Cormack,  William McHugh, Lawrence Murdock, Michael Mc Alindin, Sean Rodgers, Anthony O’Kane, Michael O’Kane, Frank O’Kane, Benedict Duffy,  John Donnelly, Ray Close, ? Braniff, Paul Mc Cory, ? Homes, Collum McIllholms, Eddy Gray, Paul White, Paul Stilges, Fred Bell, Danny Dogherty... Our form teacher from second year on was Gerry Conlon. Some of the names above may be wrong so forgive me for that, memory is a bit faded. To be honest I don't remember much about those days but do miss some of the old class mates who I have learned have gone on to greater things. If you where in the class and know some of the names missing or incorrect, then it would be good to post them up so as to complete the rest of the class. I called up to see Gerry Conlon a few years back and he told me that the school photos where dumped during the move to St Monica's, now St Joseph's. Sad to see that no real documentation or photos remain detailing the individual years, bummer. As for reunions, I'm sure that most of the class above are alive but I'm not sure some of them would be interested in meeting up again for their own reason's, then again who know's. One thing for sure those day are well gone and as many of the threads have alluded, time sure does fly past quickly. Just like to say that the site is great and hope to see more threads about the classes and the teachers. Take it easy.

 
bullying was rife in my day at the school and going by what others have said it was the case in general. i came a cropper in 3rd year until that id scraped through ok. funny how some of those who got badly bullied either have forgot it ever happened or deny it altogether !  ::)  yet you witnessed it happen them.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Rick on April 17, 2011, 07:51:27 PM
I was bullied for while but realised that I needed to stand up for myself which I did, hence the black eyes and busted mouth. At the time I can assure you, I was a chicken [censored], always fearful of certain people, but that quickly passed when I hit back even though I often lost. Great thing was when I left school I started learning the martial arts and to date have never lost a street fight. I think the key to dealing with bullies is not being timid, you must learn to stand up for yourself. My son went through the same thing at his school but with the right encouragement he soon started knocking a few of the bullies he encountered out. Failing that you tell your teacher and let them sorted. Funny thing is that most of the hard nuts I encountered at school when they left school often changed to be some of the nicest people I've known. In saying that there are still a few asses that think they were still at school, only thing is that those they bullied ended up giving them black eyes and busted mouths, what goes around comes round.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 17, 2011, 08:04:56 PM
I was bullied for while but realised that I needed to stand up for myself which I did, hence the black eyes and busted mouth. At the time I can assure you, I was a chicken [censored], always fearful of certain people, but that quickly passed when I hit back even though I often lost. Great thing was when I left school I started learning the martial arts and to date have never lost a street fight. I think the key to dealing with bullies is not being timid, you must learn to stand up for yourself. My son went through the same thing at his school but with the right encouragement he soon started knocking a few of the bullies he encountered out. Failing that you tell your teacher and let them sorted. Funny thing is that most of the hard nuts I encountered at school when they left school often changed to be some of the nicest people I've known. In saying that there are still a few asses that think they were still at school, only thing is that those they bullied ended up giving them black eyes and busted mouths, what goes around comes round.

so true m8. humpty was our form teacher in 3rd year and hed witnessed me getting grief of this guy (who was the main [censored]) and his words were, only one way to sort that [censored] out. now ill admit i never did but of his side kicks i done one and found it so easy id regeted not going for gold !
now over the years people ive meet alot of past pupils who are still scared by there days there. for me i put it well behind me as in reality it wasnt that bad for me and as you say alot of guys in there schools day change although as you also say some stay [censored] or become [censored] in later life.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on April 18, 2011, 07:34:14 AM
Lads I was at Gussies from 67 to 71, and I never encountered any of that stuff yous are refering to. I cant recall any one being bullied. Different era I suppose
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 18, 2011, 09:20:26 AM
Lads I was at Gussies from 67 to 71, and I never encountered any of that stuff yous are refering to. I cant recall any one being bullied. Different era I suppose

 
well i was there from 69 and seen loads of it. as i said i came across it meself in 3rd year. bullying was the norm m8.
at the st anthonys reunion that very fact came across (most of us left there for gusties) everyone hated the place for loads of reasons. bullying was up there.
of course not everyone was bullied but plenty were and alot who were deny it. they seem to be embarrassed by the fact.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: martin denny breslin on April 25, 2011, 10:42:05 PM
I know St Augustines was near the top of the Ravenhill Road.
How many pupils attended the school? What colour was the uniform?
i think around 500-700 pupils,black blaser,grey pants red black white striped tie,
Title: Re: st augustines mcihatton
Post by: martin denny breslin on April 25, 2011, 10:52:41 PM

 
ij
i think around 500-700 pupils,black blaser,grey pants red black white striped tie,

 
well i was there from 69 and seen loads of it. as i said i came across it meself in 3rd year. bullying was the norm m8.
at the st anthonys reunion that very fact came across (most of us left there for gusties) everyone hated the place for loads of reasons. bullying was up there.
of course not everyone was bullied but plenty were and alot who were deny it. they seem to be embarrassed by the fact.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eirefan on April 30, 2011, 10:45:38 PM
I remember big Westland humilitating my younger brother in the staff room. He went home and told my dad. Next day he went down to the school early in the morning and walked into the staff room to confront him. He told him if he ever felt like humiliating his son again he would return and break him in two. According to my dad Westland just stood there shaking like a leaf and had nothing to say for himself. I found him to be a big coward.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: martin denny breslin on May 02, 2011, 04:06:56 PM
now i could be well wrong here but im lead to believe it opened 63/64. maybe 65. somewhere round that period anyway.
it opened in 63 i was one of the first pupils tks
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: martin denny breslin on May 02, 2011, 04:18:40 PM
in all my years at st anthonys and st augustines there was never a class photo taken im sad to say.
does anyone remember statue of a horse in glass case in main hallway,i made it and would love to get it back,but long time ago 63-65
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: martin denny breslin on May 02, 2011, 04:36:46 PM

remember the old photos hanging. the only one thats clear in my head is the one with george best in it.
i was there when bestie visited i asked him a question ,it was great to meet him as of now still a manu supporter
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eirefan on May 03, 2011, 12:45:04 AM
I think McIllhatton also played club football for Lámh Dearg up in west Belfast
  He was for a while the captain of Tyrone and manager of Antrim.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eirefan on May 04, 2011, 09:07:50 PM
I just saw your enquiry about a P Norwood. Paddy Norwood was from the Lower Ormeau of the Markets. He was two years below me (I was there between 70 and 76). I met up with him later when we both worked as waiters in the Drumkeen Hotel in South Belfast.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Born on May 09, 2011, 09:04:52 PM
does anybody know if that [censored] johnny ringo is still alive ? i was out cycling a few weeks ago and who was standing in front of me with white hair. ..ma maynes !! sitting in her class yawning with eyelids like boat anchors came straight back to me like it was yesterday.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Born on May 09, 2011, 09:14:54 PM
from gusties opening until its closure, list THE most hated teacher in the school during YOUR time there. my time was 1980 - 1985 and the undisputed teaching arsewipe hated by all was ringo. id love to meet him again and kick him right in the balls.
 
so who was the most despised teacher during your time there ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mills and Boon on May 10, 2011, 11:54:41 AM
Went to Auggies whe it first opened. Can still remember standing in the assembly hall. Biggest room that I had ever been in. New shoes cutting my heels and a blazer that "I would grow into".  Vincent McKeown was the principal and his enforcer was Mr O'Connell the VP ,an ex priest who struck fear into everyone including the teachers. He used to do his rounds every morning checking uniform, hair length and shoes.
When he entered the room there was the sound of shoes being rubbed against the back of legs to try to get them clean. Hard work if it had been wet and you had been in the all weather playing fields. We also sat on our blazers in an attempt to keep our hair off our collars. He  carried a large leather strap . I remember pulling my hand away as he brought it down and him saying "Keep your hand still". He  gave three "off the best". but it usually took about six swipes to connect with my hand or wrist or thin air.
I dont remember any female teachers being in the school at that time. My first year form teacher was a young guy called Hamill. He was great. Mr Dolan who became the principal later was my English teacher. Mr Kerr taught Metal work while Mr Coyle and Maguire taught Woodwork. I dont remember any teachers who stood out as thugs during my time. Got lots of slaps. But for the most part I deserved them. I had a great time with great mates. I stood at the Curzon , had a smoke and waited for the bus to come up from the markets and then made my way to school. The result was I was late most mornings. I can still hear the wholf whistles from the girls in St Monicas as we walked up the drivway . We use the main entrance while they has to use the side door. Me thinks this was an attempt to keep the sexes apart. Even the dinning hall had a brick wall in the middle. Ahh the school dinners. But thats another topic altogether.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 10, 2011, 01:10:22 PM
Mills and boon, welcome to the forum. I remember that violent thug of a man Mc Connell well, a  vicious brute. Are you certain he was a priest? I remember another bullying brute named Madden, taught maths, they both played rugby. They were the only teachers, I, and the rest of the school despised. Dont know where Madden went, Mc Connell moved on to St Marys teacher training college, there was a big cheer that day. Brian Hamill taught history, a nice fella, so was his mate Cunningham, who taught geography
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on May 10, 2011, 09:26:07 PM
Hairy Dan would have run Bulldog Madden and Mc connell close.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 11, 2011, 08:20:47 AM
My Granny, Dan Mc Cann was another one, but not as bad as the other afore mentioned. I think he looked on us as a load of little urchuns, working class rabble, who were wasting his time, as we were going to leave and go to building sites anyway. I feel he would have rather taught in a middle class establishment, instead of a school, whos vast majority of pupils haled from the working class environment. We were the kitchen house reared people, not very hygenic,
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: My Granny on May 11, 2011, 10:10:37 AM
Vinegar strap  McAlinden also had a mean streak, anyone remember his high performance cars
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mills and Boon on May 11, 2011, 11:51:35 AM
I always rememberd Hairy Dan as a hard ,but fair man. If you did his work no problem.If not then watch out.He was one of the few teachers that we did not mess with. Once in Tec Drawing he said if anyone doesnt want to do my home works raise your hand. Two of us did and he said right you two dont have to do them .Ther rest of you do. He mellowed a lot after his son ended up in the Kesh. He was on the blanket and Jimmy walked at the head of each march. His son was also one of the escapees . As far as I know he studied while inside and got a degree from Cambridge . Jimmy got to know a lot of the pupils parents from the markets and strand through his visits to the Kesh.
On the other side of the fence wher innafectual teachers like Mr O'Rawe ,the music teacher. In the end I felt sorry for him because of the [censored] he had to take.Very few of us where interested in music or joining the choir. Once a group of pupils from what was termed the ESN class or  low ability group , gathered bees and wasps in plastic bags and let them out in his class. He also collected money for recorders which he kept in a tin on his desk. As pupils left some helped themselves to a hand full of dosh . I learned three notes on my recorder . Think it was the start of three blind mice. My brothers threatened to smash mine if I didnt stop playing it over and over. In the end I just stood up in class with everyone else and moved my fingers so he thought I was playing. Its only now that I wish I could play some musical instrument.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Tweep on May 14, 2011, 10:36:05 AM
I went to St Agustines from 1971 to 1976.  Had some great memories (mostly sport), had some bad memories (mostly teachers).
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mills and Boon on May 14, 2011, 01:07:47 PM
I need someone to tell me I'm not going nuts in my oul age, but I went to gustys between 71/76 and there was a lad in my class called Cletus Mc Cluskey, he had brothers at the school at the same time and as far as I can remember they were all named after stars ! A few others Paddy Armstrong (brilliant artist) Micheal Hamill (parents owned an Ice cream shop in the market) John McDonnald, Lorny Kelly.
[/quoteThe McClusky brothers were named after Popes. Cletus ,Pieous and Cosmos.   I met Cletus in the Crown bar in ther seventies. He was working part time and told me that he called himself Sammy while working in the bar. And Jonny Cash though that a boy called Sue had a hard time.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 14, 2011, 06:34:54 PM

 
 
 
one of those mccluskey brothers was in my class 69/74. wasnt they from upper hollywood rd or newtownards rd ?  anyone know whaterever became of them ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 14, 2011, 06:37:46 PM
I went to St Agustines from 1971 to 1976.  Had some great memories (mostly sport), had some bad memories (mostly teachers).

 
think it was some wee git from your year which beat me in a table tennis competition in the main sports hall and him and his mates didnt half celebrate  :angry2:
 
never remember another been run.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Tweep on May 15, 2011, 12:37:55 PM
The only person i remember playing table tennis was Owen Mc Caffery,and he was half decent.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: maddog on May 15, 2011, 09:23:23 PM
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Post by: maddog on May 15, 2011, 09:24:11 PM
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Post by: maddog on May 15, 2011, 09:24:39 PM
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Post by: maddog on May 15, 2011, 09:25:22 PM
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Post by: maddog on May 15, 2011, 09:26:11 PM
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Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eirefan on May 25, 2011, 05:40:14 PM
Does anyone know what became of Dominc Carey who taught History. As I remember he was not a little excitable and a bit highly strung?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: jaybee715 on June 16, 2011, 03:11:24 PM
Hi collette
 
Ive just joined this forum and trying to research Lagan Village Primary School where I was a pupil in the 60s. Saw your quote (from 5years ago) And thought what the heck you may still be on here !!!
 
regards john
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: LeFrunk on June 18, 2011, 06:50:05 PM
Hello all , i read every post on this subject with some great memories , some great , some not so great. I think i will be in the minority when i say that i enjoyed my years at Gustys . To be honest , the teachers had great paitence with us . I was there from `74 -`79 .   1F , B3 , B5 , G4/5 then jumped class into the day release class so i could go to the Tech and work . Miss Fulton was my first form teacher and Mr Rocks was my first year teacher . I remember lots of the pupils names mentioned , some of them nuts and some good lads , some not with us today sadly. I also remember the school bus leaving the Strand. 4 buses packed with the Strand men . The only teachers that i didnt like was Mr Morgan (metalwork at the time) and Mr McCann (science).
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: irishcolum on June 19, 2011, 09:55:53 PM
My brother John O'Hare went to St Augustine's from 1968-73. And my other brother Seamus O'Hare was a woodwork teacher there from 1972-80 or so. It was a rough school by all accounts, but they survived !!
A load of my sisters went to St Monica's next door. Bronach, Maura, Paula and Vera O'Hare. It was even rougher from what I remember them telling me.
I was very lucky to have passed the 11+ and got to go to St Patrick's College in Gilnahirk.

Colum O'Hare
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on June 21, 2011, 07:43:58 AM
Hi Colm, I was at Gussies from 67 to 71 and I never had any bother at all during that time. Passed pupils on this thread have said a lot about bullying, and rough treatment, but in my time there, it was great, maybe just a different era
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SWLRADIO on June 21, 2011, 08:20:57 PM
I attended Gusties from 1971 – 1976 :swoon:  don't the years keep rolling by :swoon: Does anyone remember Gabriel Burns (Market) and Tommy Cusack (Short Strand) I often think of them and I hope they are keeping well.  
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SWLRADIO on June 21, 2011, 09:59:04 PM
Does anyone remember this? Disc jockey Jimmy Saville led 5000 teenagers on a 15 mile Peace Walk from Belfast to Crawfordsburn…………………
 
Some of us from Gusties, including myself, went on the 15 mile walk from Belfast to Crawfordsburn Country Park. I always remember some of our pupils had a band on the go then……. I think they came from the Short Strand and they played Bay City Rollers tunes :D , with all the gear, Skinners,Electric Blue / Tartan Short Sleeved Shirts and Ox Blood DMs…… ::) I think it was around 1976……………….Jimmy Saville ran from Belfast to Crawfordsburn and shook our hands along the way……………..
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on June 21, 2011, 10:18:44 PM
I attended Gusties from 1971 – 1976 :swoon:  don't the years keep rolling by :swoon: Does anyone remember Gabriel Burns (Market) and Tommy Cusack (Short Strand) I often think of them and I hope they are keeping well.  
was talking to tommy cusack 2 weeks ago and hes keeping well , the band u mention from the strand were called shang a lang.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SWLRADIO on June 21, 2011, 10:46:07 PM
Cheers Mickybo…………….
 
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.
I’m glad to hear Tommy’s keeping well. .
 
Shang-a-lang, now that was very apt. From what I can remember, they were quite good, although who would admit to being a "Bay City Roller" fan now…………………..  ;) 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 22, 2011, 10:55:04 AM
Cheers Mickybo…………….
 
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.
I’m glad to hear Tommy’s keeping well. .
 
Shang-a-lang, now that was very apt. From what I can remember, they were quite good, although who would admit to being a "Bay City Roller" fan now…………………..  ;)
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not to many i would think. would anyone even admit to having bought any of there records ?
back in the day when we all wore skinners etc. i remember one guy coming out wearing a pair of bay city rollers type paralles. of course the stick started right away. his excuse , ah there me sis kaks, i couldnt find any of me own !  :D it didnt work
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SWLRADIO on June 22, 2011, 01:09:09 PM
Hello Olelad.   . :hi:
 
Well, I have to admit, I like many others, also had a few items including the shirts :blush2:
 
If I had kept them, I could have sold them on eBay and made a few quid :scratch_ones_head:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 22, 2011, 02:03:45 PM
Hello Olelad.   . :hi:
 
Well, I have to admit, I like many others, also had a few items including the shirts :blush2:
 
If I had kept them, I could have sold them on eBay and made a few quid :scratch_ones_head:

 
 
i loved the style back then. fred perry polos, ben sherman shirts, skinners, dm boots, bomber jacket, crommbie, blazer with the 3 silver buttons, lord anthony jumper, in fact i still wear some of mentioned only in extra large  :D
 
as for the bay city rollers ! most of the girls who hung around with us wore that clobber and in tesco this morning i seen a greatest hits cd of theres for 3 quid.  :smile:  dont all go rushing out at once for it now guys  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SWLRADIO on June 22, 2011, 02:31:50 PM
You forgot the Snorkel.  ..
 
Let's head down to John Frazers :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 22, 2011, 02:35:52 PM
You forgot the Snorkel.  ..
 
Let's head down to John Frazers :smile:

 
had one of those as well  :smile:
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BoBo on August 06, 2011, 09:30:01 PM

I remember you at school Olelad and you didn't wear anything like that ya spoof. When i remember ye, ya always wore a duffel coat.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 
 
i loved the style back then. fred perry polos, ben sherman shirts, skinners, dm boots, bomber jacket, crommbie, blazer with the 3 silver buttons, lord anthony jumper, in fact i still wear some of mentioned only in extra large  :D
 
as for the bay city rollers ! most of the girls who hung around with us wore that clobber and in tesco this morning i seen a greatest hits cd of theres for 3 quid.  :)  dont all go rushing out at once for it now guys  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BoBo on August 06, 2011, 09:31:18 PM
Better still !  You were always known as a right ham shanker
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 07, 2011, 07:24:06 PM
I remember you at school Olelad and you didn't wear anything like that ya spoof. When i remember ye, ya always wore a duffel coat.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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wore a uniform like everyone else !
 
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 07, 2011, 07:25:35 PM
Better still !  You were always known as a right ham shanker

 
 :D  plenty of them about  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BoBo on October 02, 2011, 05:42:38 AM
Here olelad, dont take it so bad. I was only sleggin ye. c'mon start typin again an get this thread up an runnin again.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on November 27, 2011, 11:26:09 PM
about time this thread was up and runnin again ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 28, 2011, 07:39:27 AM
about time this thread was up and runnin again ?
I fully agree with you olelad, we should contact the school and ask for copies of old photos, it would be some craic on the forum
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 04, 2011, 09:35:28 PM
I fully agree with you olelad, we should contact the school and ask for copies of old photos, it would be some craic on the forum

not having any luck so far
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 05, 2011, 07:40:43 AM
Have you contacted the school, olelad?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on December 05, 2011, 10:20:21 AM
you cant contact school as it no longer existed was demolished years ago
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: ktangel on December 05, 2011, 11:28:10 PM
I used to go to St Monicas, the boys from Augustines used to steal our cookery when we were on the bus on the way home,  The only thing that ever got home in tact was the Fish pie. 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: baptista on December 14, 2011, 06:43:12 PM
Stumbled on this site a few days ago. Was at St. Augustines for 3 years from Sept 1971 to June 1974.
Its amazing how much you forget and reading the posts rekindles memories, many which were pleasant and which have been long since forgotten. 
I noticed a few photos on the site but none from that particular era in the early 70's. I have a school photo of a Football Team (soccer) from 1974 which includes 'Doc' White, 'Squigsy' McGuigan, 'Big D' McCloskey to name but a few. As someone previously posted, we were part of 'a forgotten era'. I will have a look for the photo over the next few weeks and hopefully post it to site. It may generate a bit of interest and stir a few memories as well as putting faces to a few names.
 
     
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 14, 2011, 07:08:13 PM
wellcome to the forum baptista, I left gussies at easter 71, so wouldnt have met you, unless you were from the strand or the market
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: baptista on December 14, 2011, 07:32:51 PM
Thanks for the welcome road hog. Our paths didn't cross, different eras. I was from East Belfast but due to the times moved away in 75. Have since returned. I think there were a couple of lads from the strand in the team but I'm not sure if they are in the photo. Does 'Moco' McMahon ring a bell, incidentally he was also a really good table-tennis player, as well as being a hell of a nice fella.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Woman on December 15, 2011, 01:32:53 PM
Here is old picture from 1972 (http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/belfastgal1968/th_staugustines1972.jpg?t=1323955757) (http://) And another one from 1980,dunno who the people are tho,(http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/belfastgal1968/th_1980StAugustines.jpg?t=1323955824) (http://)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 15, 2011, 08:32:38 PM
The name "moco" dosent ring any bells, batista. I dont recognise anyone in the photos ether, even the teacher, Some of the other guys on the site might though
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 15, 2011, 09:19:04 PM
Thanks for the welcome road hog. Our paths didn't cross, different eras. I was from East Belfast but due to the times moved away in 75. Have since returned. I think there were a couple of lads from the strand in the team but I'm not sure if they are in the photo. Does 'Moco' McMahon ring a bell, incidentally he was also a really good table-tennis player, as well as being a hell of a nice fella.

 
what part of the east were u from ? came from that part meself. the early 70s have all been l but forgotten reguards anything from the school.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: baptista on December 16, 2011, 06:50:11 PM
Football Team from 1974; (Will attach photo when I manage to work out how to)
 
From Back Left; 
Michael 'Mocho' McMahon;  Paddy Adams;  John 'Doc' White;  Peter 'Squigsy' McGuigan;  Paddy Duffin;   Seanie Carroll;

From Front Left;
...?  Carney;   Colin Bell;   Damian 'Big D' McCloskey;  Simon Boyle;  Peter Curran;
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: michael thomas on January 18, 2012, 12:22:23 PM
ha remember the hover craft was there from 69 73ish lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 18, 2012, 08:20:37 PM
ha remember the hover craft was there from 69 73ish lol
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wasnt it housed out in the garages out the back facing the all weather pitches.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: michael thomas on January 18, 2012, 10:27:11 PM
some people in my class  norman smith,martin hacket,jim ferris,frank fagan,bill mcclean,paul murry,adrain hacket,john oriley,john oconnor,joe allsop,thomas mcerlane,martin quinn, prob  20 more but names escape me  :(
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: michael thomas on January 18, 2012, 10:32:58 PM
yes also shelters, would take my lunch up there some times.wish i was that age again  ::) used to get the bus to the shortstrand then another home bus was stoned and chased every day lol fun times not
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on January 19, 2012, 07:52:31 AM
Some more names from that class Michael, John Close, Seanie O Niell, Jim Hawkins, Sammy Stopford do you remember that plonker? big Sammy Connelly who was mad about the navy, Austin Quinn. cant remember any more, may be this will jog your memory a bit.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: michael thomas on January 20, 2012, 11:16:31 AM
yes remember them all lol  i still live and work in belfast  only ever bumped in to one  guy norman smith lives in hollywood now that was about 3 years ago he reconised me i would never have  knowen him, untill he said who he was 
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on January 21, 2012, 11:57:53 AM
Cant remember a Norman Smith Michael, do you remember,Patsy white, Jamsie Devine, wee Gerard Mc Callion and a guy who was killed on a motorbike called Paul Graham ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on January 21, 2012, 07:15:37 PM
Cant remember a Norman Smith Michael, do you remember,Patsy white, Jamsie Devine, wee Gerard Mc Callion and a guy who was killed on a motorbike called Paul Graham ?
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were did that happen roadhog
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: michael thomas on January 22, 2012, 07:15:32 PM
yes  can remember them all  sorry about paul  sad
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on January 22, 2012, 07:15:50 PM
olelad, Paul Graham was from the Beersbridge rd, and the family were burnt out during the troubles they came to the short strand to live.He got the bike while he was living there, so I would say that the accident happened early 70s
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: uncle joe on February 13, 2012, 12:41:07 AM
What can you say about St Augustines,  Remember Oul Sticky the wood work teacher, McCann that taught Tech Drawing?
and the VICE that used to roam  around looking for anyone he coud find to belt. and the Principal, Mr McKeown, then ther was bertie Fulton the football player then there was that lunitic teacher MADDEN who was Mad on Rugby, I would love to meet up with that drop kick to this day. Some of my class mates were Ken Lennon, Micky O'Neil, Danny McKnight, Jimmy Stitt,Tony McCann and many more whose names have left me for trying to think of them. Love to hear from anyone from St Augustines.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 13, 2012, 05:36:29 PM
looking back at gusties its a wonder how we got through it  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on February 13, 2012, 07:44:16 PM
uncle joe, was Sean Donaldson, Mickey Norton and Seamus Catney in that class?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mero on February 13, 2012, 07:51:06 PM
I attended Gusties from 1971 – 1976 :o  don't the years keep rolling by :o Does anyone remember Gabriel Burns (Market) and Tommy Cusack (Short Strand) I often think of them and I hope they are keeping well.  

I remember these names as my brother knocked around with both of them.....I especailly remeber Tommy and his older brother John
mero
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mero on February 13, 2012, 07:53:41 PM
Cheers Mickybo…………….
 
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.
I’m glad to hear Tommy’s keeping well. .
 
Shang-a-lang, now that was very apt. From what I can remember, they were quite good, although who would admit to being a "Bay City Roller" fan now…………………..  ;)

Me  ;) ;) :D :-* ....hehehe
mero
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 14, 2012, 07:16:59 PM
one thing that did surprise me was the amount of guys from west belfast who went to gusties early days. wasnt many for that neck of the woods when i was there. the catchment area seemed to be south belfast and  east befast.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 07, 2012, 10:17:16 PM
right guys at gusties there was 3 hosue names aquinas, bosco and what was the other one ? ???
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on March 09, 2012, 07:31:11 AM
olelad, it was savio
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 09, 2012, 08:44:46 AM
olelad, it was savio

cheers m8, no sooner had i posted when it came to me  :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: desmond patrick on March 09, 2012, 10:41:14 PM
Just a few more names i can remember from that time. Martin Sumner, Brendan Connolly, Brendan Foster, Colum Magee, John McCausland, Seamy Hanna, Frank Marks, Desy Campbell and a yank called Miller. Hope that stirs up a few memories

Hi Marcas  - Stumbled on this today. I am Des Campbell and was also on the school trip to San Malo.
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on March 13, 2012, 04:56:42 PM
Hi Des, can remember you from school all those years ago. Remember the sports day over in Ulidia where you beat me into 2nd place in the high jump. Never got over it if you pardon the pun  :) I finished 2nd to Foster in the hurdles, 2nd to Harpo Marks in the 100 yds but won the 400 yds. Sad really remembering all that nonsense. The only person from school i have any contact with is Peter Heathwood. Good luck
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: desmond patrick on March 14, 2012, 08:57:43 PM
Marcas
I will over the next few days put together my memories of life in St Augustines 1964 - 1970.
A few more names to add to 1st year class of 64.
Eamonn Mc Mahon, Mark O'Hara, Brian Foster, Martin Irvine, Paul Hopkirk, Gerry Brennan, Jim Rahilly, Eamonn Mc Donald,
 Mickey Grant,Ta Power, Terry George (Oscar Winner), Terry Ward.
 
In the speech and drama choir picture of 65 I am standing to the right of Eddie McCrory. All I remember of that is Dominic Burns keeping us behind for weeks and repeatng those awful voice training verses 'Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers' and learning a verse about the famine with a line 'they are dying'. This was the verse that won a couple of competitions.I know we travelled to Portadown and other places around the province. Gerry Dolan was also involved in coaching the speech and drama choir. Fortunately my voice broke and I was no longer required in the choir.
Pass on my kind regards to Peter. I was saddened to learn of his horrific shooting and serious injury.
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: desmond patrick on March 15, 2012, 10:12:14 AM
A few names I forgot to add from my 1st year class of 64.
Ernie Carson,Gerry Judge,Paul Stevenson. (sorry lads)
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Post by: crossybelfast on March 15, 2012, 10:43:55 PM
just joined this thread and brings back so many memories,i rememember getting many a slap from da mccan,he used to make you put one hand in top of the other for some reason i couldnt work it  out, i was there from 65-70 and was interesested to see some old photos of the football teams,but i  cant remember winning the schools cup in 69, and didnt see jmmy stitt in the photo either,nice to see bertie fulton in the background,
cheers crossy
 
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Post by: olelad on March 16, 2012, 04:12:28 PM
not sure if i asked this or not (cant be bothered reading through the whole thread) but why was gusties name changed to st joesphs ?
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Post by: Marcas on March 16, 2012, 05:39:42 PM
Maybe get a debate going on this Olelad. There has been a big influx of Catholic families moving into south Belfast, even families who were put out in the 70's have moved back and in one case to the street they were put out of. The was a lack of a Catholic grammar in the area and it meant kids travelling to Rathmore, Our Lady and St Pats or to the West and beyond. A lot of families took the decision to send their kids to Methody and Inst to be educated and i dont see anything wrong with that. But i think the Catholic church had a problem and saw it as loosing kids away from their faith. At one stage they reckon 25% of Methody pupils were Catholic and you only had to look at the names on the rugby team on St Patricks day for the Schools Cup.   

So two new schools were created from the original St Monicas and St Augustines. We now have Aquinas (The Thinker) as a grammar and St Josephs (The Worker) as the secondary. Thats my take on it anyway.                                                                   

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on March 16, 2012, 06:29:39 PM
sounds good to me marcus bit surprised at the large intake of catholics moving into south belfast . knew areas like malone and upper lisburn rd did but not so much overall. interesting. cheers
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 13, 2012, 03:11:44 PM
the big disappointment with all things gusties is that no registers from the early 70s (probably b4 and after) where kept. the same thing happened at st anthonys ps. youd have thought theyd have kept a record of each class.
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Post by: road hog on April 13, 2012, 04:36:37 PM
the big disappointment with all things gusties is that no registers from the early 70s (probably b4 and after) where kept. the same thing happened at st anthonys ps. youd have thought theyd have kept a record of each class.
That is disappointing olelad, wouldnt have minded a wee squint at them. I left in 71
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Post by: olelad on April 13, 2012, 04:51:47 PM
That is disappointing olelad, wouldnt have minded a wee squint at them. I left in 71

 i did contact the school and what they do have is the amount of days you attended each year you where there. they have that as far back as to when the school opened. so everyone can get there attendance record but not who was in there class !
i did ring about it and what they seem to have done is stuck in all the names togerther from each year instead of keeping the class structure.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on April 13, 2012, 04:58:10 PM
If I contacted the school, would they send me out my attendance record, for all the time I was there or just a specific term. How much does it cost.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 13, 2012, 05:05:43 PM
If I contacted the school, would they send me out my attendance record, for all the time I was there or just a specific term. How much does it cost.

yes they will m8. i done that very thing. if you do ring up ask about the registers just incase theyve found any  :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on April 18, 2012, 06:18:35 PM
was talking today to pat bates who used to live in tin town. i was saying a guy in my class mcmullen ? came from there and had moved to moyard. cant remember the guys first name. maybe some of you guys in the west might know ?
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Post by: olelad on April 20, 2012, 06:21:11 PM
heres one some markets guy might have an answer to but last night down my local i was talking to an ex gusties lad and we was talking about those remember at the hole ! skull names cropped up.  now i only remember getting the rd by big sam . this lad was in the same class as him paul scullion. seems he came from the markets originaly. anyone remember him ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on April 21, 2012, 06:09:00 PM
I remember a scullion alright, olelad, but I think he was from the Ormeau Rd
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Post by: olelad on April 21, 2012, 06:27:18 PM
I remember a scullion alright, olelad, but I think he was from the Ormeau Rd

he wasnt living in the markets at the time. think theyd moved to either upper ormo or knockbredga so might be the same guy
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Post by: thebell on May 10, 2012, 08:54:47 PM

yes they will m8. i done that very thing. if you do ring up ask about the registers just incase theyve found any  :)
did they send you anything ole lad? re attendance.  we were always on the hike last few years. although always attended day release to tech one day a week at the old town hall near the law courts(bookies next door) or work experience at dundonald hospital. organised by mr mcmillan and big westland.
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Post by: olelad on May 10, 2012, 10:02:56 PM
did they send you anything ole lad? re attendance.  we were always on the hike last few years. although always attended day release to tech one day a week at the old town hall near the law courts(bookies next door) or work experience at dundonald hospital. organised by mr mcmillan and big westland.

they did indeed m8. they sent my attendance record !  :)  my day release saw afew of us go to a book shop on the hollywood rd. that was a one of. we did go to a home somewhere of sunnyside st who had people who suffered from ms. we would cut wood etc. again it was mr mcmillan who sorted it all out.
anyone know were was he from ?
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Post by: road hog on May 12, 2012, 07:01:24 AM
No idea where Mr Mc Millan was from, olelad, he could be still alive, wonder is he?
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Post by: Mills and Boon on May 12, 2012, 01:12:04 PM
Mr McMillen lived just of the saintfield road around Commons Brae. He was assaulted by a pupil in the mid 1980s . He developed epilepsy and died shortly after.He was probably one of the most inoffensive teachers in the school.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 12, 2012, 06:33:11 PM
mills and boon, thats awful news. I heard he was assulted, did the epilepsy occur as a result of that assult.
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Post by: marty1953 on May 12, 2012, 11:39:53 PM
Just read about mr mc millen,was way ahead of his time,when i was at st augustines(1964/1969)rip.im sure everyone remembers  mr o`connell,[THE VICE],noticed in another thread re: the short strand we played orangefield in the final,im sure it was ashfield,a  side that contained sammy mc ilroy?joe doran,from stanfield st,jamesy cardwell from sydenham,alex boyle,vulcan st?eddie connor,alex crossan?mario crawford,martin shields,jimmy millen? possibly david meighan. roy bates,long time ago but i think they all played in the final,ps and gerry mc mahon might have played.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 13, 2012, 07:51:38 AM
Yes marty, remember those boye well, pity that achievement was never repeated
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Post by: marty1953 on May 13, 2012, 06:52:08 PM
Just saw the photo of the cup winning team,what a great moment for the school,joe doran,what a very good player he was,gerry mcmahon,great left foot,martin shields not to many people got past him,we had a class team and i was lucky to play with them,as for jamesy cardwell dont know why he never made it as a pro.
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Post by: road hog on May 13, 2012, 07:28:53 PM
marty, didnt know Jamsey Cardwell played pro football, who for? what year? I knew Eddie Conners won an Irish cup medal with Carrick rangers, as for the rest of the lads, Idont know.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on May 13, 2012, 08:06:37 PM
Sorry  i thought he could have made it as a pro in england/scotland,whats he doing now/.The  D Brennan  in the photo  is that des of  Aquinas fc?.on the point of bullying at st as, the only people who bullied me were the staff,the vice, mc cann,mallon, but mr fox , english teacher was great.i lived in clonduff dr, was reading a post asking why we went to st anthonys,i think st berands wast built then?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 13, 2012, 10:15:23 PM
Just saw the photo of the cup winning team,what a great moment for the school,joe doran,what a very good player he was,gerry mcmahon,great left foot,martin shields not to many people got past him,we had a class team and i was lucky to play with them,as for jamesy cardwell dont know why he never made it as a pro.

think gerry moved to craigavon, heard he was agood footballer
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on May 14, 2012, 01:21:21 PM
He was a very good player,his son was even better played for spurs and st johnstone,when he came home he played for glenavon. :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 14, 2012, 01:44:13 PM
He was a very good player,his son was even better played for spurs and st johnstone,when he came home he played for glenavon. :)

gerard
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on May 14, 2012, 05:06:45 PM
Can remember doing a CSE Geology course at the school. Have no idea why we started it but it was mostly course work with the promise of loads of out of school trips that swung it. Turned out there was only 1 ever trip i remember and that was to a quarry in N'Ards. Everybody brought packed lunches and when the teacher Herbie O'Reilly sent everyone scrambling over rocks for hidden treasures he scoffed most of the grub. Anyway for part of the exam we had to identify various minerals, fossils, crystals and whatever else was infont of us in the room. Im sure there was some rare and expensive stuff and probably borrowed from the Museum for the day. The bright sparkling treasures in front of us proved irresistible to someone cos when it was over some of the stuff had vanished ! Was murder over it and the entire class was expelled. We all suspected one person but even after threats of extreme violence he was not for cracking. Never found out who was responsible
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on May 17, 2012, 06:30:50 PM
can anyone remember the art teacher,Mr McGonagle,a small little runt,who had a very mean streak in him,i  recall in 1st year he strapped 12/14 of us because the  homework wast  to his liking.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: crossybelfast on May 17, 2012, 09:42:13 PM
he couldnt be as bad as da mccann he was vicious marty.anybody remember mr grew
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on May 18, 2012, 10:11:47 AM
yes i recall mr grew,was one the teachers,who tried to inform you,tho he did have a cane called `betsy`,he use to hit the light above the blackboard,as if he was ringing a bell at a boxing match,and yes the famous hairy dan,he liked to whack you if your hands were dirty.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: crossybelfast on May 18, 2012, 02:23:50 PM
thats right marty i remember that well.he used to drive a motor scooter and climb in the window in the mornings,often wondered what happened to him
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on May 25, 2012, 12:08:43 PM
Herbie o`Reilly use to do this quiz,about the hardness of certain rocks,he would ask the lad next to you a question,then ask you was it right,it was usually wrong and he whacked the both of you,he went round the whole class in lighting time,in the end you didt know to laugh or cry!. :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mills and Boon on May 26, 2012, 12:06:26 PM
I remember Herbie shouting "Watch my Adams apple", as he taught. Once he threw a bunch of keys at a boy who was not paying attention.Another time he untied a white globe of the world and let it crash down from the ceiling onto a table narrowing missing the head of a pupil who had dozed off.  I also recall Herbie collecting money for a swimming pool that was going to be built in the quadrangle. Over the years I have often wondered was it a sanctioned scheme or a scam run for Herbie's benefit.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Marcas on May 26, 2012, 01:52:31 PM
My very 1st day in Herbie's class we all had to put our hands flat on the desks. He went round and checked everyones nails ! Another day O'Connell brought a priest into the class for a sex education talk and what a mistake that was. As usual loads of messing about at the back of the room and got a bit out of hand. Somebody lost a shoe and it ended up being thrown towards the priest. Always knew the pupils in the school were well ahead of their time. Who would have known the Muslim insult of throwing shoes all those years ago.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on May 26, 2012, 02:17:24 PM
I remember Tom (Spoof) Morgan the English Teacher 'pulling a similar scam'. He had everyone in my class collect sponsorship money for a 5-aside competition to raise funds for a golfball typewriter!!! The typewriter was to be used by the pupils to type up their homework and essays.. needless to say £60 was raised (a fair amount in 1984) and surprise surprise the typewriter never materialised! Up until a few years ago I heard that Tom still published poetry and attended literary functions. I guess a Golfball typewriter in 1984 would have been the equivalent of an iphone for it's day and beyond the financial means of most school teachers! I wonder how many classes had 5-aside competitions that year?   
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on May 26, 2012, 02:19:47 PM
Herbie also had this saying "watch my nose" and then would say why are you watching my nose,i think he used to put chalk on the tip of his nose?anyone know what happened to herbie,yes  gustys had some very eccentric teachers,mr o`rawe the music teacher was up among the most eccentric.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 27, 2012, 07:04:28 AM
Any of you guys remember a twit named Donnelly, taught English ? As for Dan Mc Cann, I really liked the though of doing tech drawing, but our class was split in two, half went to Dan and the other, which I was in , went to M
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 27, 2012, 07:14:29 AM
Sorry guys posted my last post too early,I was sent to Mulrines class, cant even remember what he taught, thats how interesting his lessons were
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: BUFFALOBURGER on May 29, 2012, 01:17:50 AM
Forgot to add to my earlier post that I always liked Mr Morgan and also Mr Coogan the Art teacher, both were decent chaps in my book and not your usual run of the mill headbanger that ended up teaching in 'Gusties'!  :D
 
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Post by: My Granny on May 29, 2012, 09:30:09 AM
Sorry guys posted my last post too early,I was sent to Mulrines class, cant even remember what he taught, thats how interesting his lessons were
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Hairy Dan was Gypo Mulrine's enforcer, Mulrine taught Tech Drawing below hairy dans room , first sign of trouble he was out the door shouting upstairs "Mr McCann Mr McCann" down comes hairy dan with wooden compass and walloped all round him.
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on May 29, 2012, 06:25:03 PM
yes my granny, gypo was his nick name, but he didnt teach me tech drawing it was something stupid, and Dan was a wicked brute.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 01, 2012, 07:40:33 PM
welcome to hell should have been at the enterance of the school. :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on June 03, 2012, 08:30:12 AM
strangely enough olelad, I enjoyed my time there
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Post by: seanmcgrady on June 03, 2012, 05:23:21 PM
Remember it well. My best friend Kevin Byrne went there in the 60s. I went to Park Parade down the Ravenhill Road.
school on the ravenhill rd. anyone remember it ??
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 03, 2012, 09:46:48 PM
Remember it well. My best friend Kevin Byrne went there in the 60s. I went to Park Parade down the Ravenhill Road.

remember pk parade well. funny but most of the guys i knew went to orangefield yet pp was closer to them ?!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 03, 2012, 09:48:12 PM
strangely enough olelad, I enjoyed my time there

first 2 years was ok. my 3rd year was [censored] there. like ive said b4 nearly all i known who went there never liked the place.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: mickybo on June 03, 2012, 10:10:08 PM
Anybody rem a teacher mr duffy(joe)? circa 1973, was my 1st year as was his and he was our first taste of gusties, he was a bit wet around the gills lol but turned out to be a good teacher, at lunch times he took the folk club?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: kevben on June 05, 2012, 02:29:23 PM
anyone remember the hendersons,michael,paul and jim"bobo",originally from the market but moved to carryduff,i believe they went to gusties between the 70s and 80s
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: artibell on June 05, 2012, 07:29:17 PM
anyone remember the hendersons,michael,paul and jim"bobo",originally from the market but moved to carryduff,i believe they went to gusties between the 70s and 80s

They were never from the Market all but Michael born in Carryduff
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on June 05, 2012, 10:16:23 PM
Think Gusties was a product of its time,tho i agree mc cann was a wicked git,and enjoyed in what he did,when i was there the school had a house system.Aquinas,{its present name].Savio,Bosco,was there another one? ???
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on June 05, 2012, 10:25:49 PM
Think Gusties was a product of its time,tho i agree mc cann was a wicked git,and enjoyed in what he did,when i was there the school had a house system.Aquinas,{its present name].Savio,Bosco,was there another one? ???

no, only the 3 you named.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: kevben on June 06, 2012, 11:14:55 PM
thanks artibell,i didnt know that,its just that i worked with bobo and michael in the co-op in the 80s.i believe michael was a uup councillor in carryduff at one time :o
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: artibell on June 07, 2012, 09:19:52 AM
thanks artibell,i didnt know that,its just that i worked with bobo and michael in the co-op in the 80s.i believe michael was a uup councillor in carryduff at one time :o

He was the Mayor
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: kevben on June 07, 2012, 11:30:26 AM
i didnt realise michael was that interested in politics,he,s a nice fella we got on well together,is he still up that direction?as i havent seen him in about 25yrs.do you know anything about jim"bobo"his younger brother?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: artibell on June 07, 2012, 01:44:01 PM
i didnt realise michael was that interested in politics,he,s a nice fella we got on well together,is he still up that direction?as i havent seen him in about 25yrs.do you know anything about jim"bobo"his younger brother?

 They are my cousins they still live in Carryduff Bobo installs  beer  pumps in pubs and clubs
their brothers Sean and Emmanuel went there as well
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: kevben on June 07, 2012, 07:39:03 PM
artibell great to hear about them,if your talking to them tell them i was asking about them,i vaguely remember emmanuel as i was only in their house in carryduff once or twice,sadie was a lovely woman
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: curlywurly66 on June 08, 2012, 12:06:33 AM
hi gentlemen hows it going i  am a ex pupil from the strand attended 78 to82  !!!! well i tried too lol but i lost contact with every one in my year and wonder what happened to them all ! even the teachers . when i moved west ( Belfast ) dah Carey lived facing me for a while but like every thing he didnt seem to be there any more !! im thinking is there any one on this fourm from my year ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on June 08, 2012, 11:52:25 AM
Hi kevin , ref Park Parade was it run on the same liines as St Augustines,ie every teacher carried a strap,had a vp who had an obsession with long hair,dirty shoes,and thought he was a regimental sergeant major. :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: daniel 1 on July 12, 2012, 08:14:19 PM
can anyone remember Tommy Young.Would have been there mid sixties.Used to live on Zetland St. then moved to Belvoir Park.
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Post by: marty1953 on July 15, 2012, 02:04:54 PM
Hi daniel,went there myself 64-69?,dont recall him,knew terry austin from belvoir,where was Zetland Street
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Post by: francey on July 15, 2012, 09:38:46 PM
yes dub my granny scullion lived in norton street my dad was john uncles hugh bobby aunts peggy and sadie
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: daniel 1 on July 16, 2012, 05:19:35 PM
Hi daniel,went there myself 64-69?,dont recall him,knew terry austin from belvoir,where was Zetland Street
[HI MARTY, thanks for your reply.Tommy was a very good friend of Terry Austin.Zetland St was just off McClure St/quote]
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: michael3130 on August 02, 2012, 11:15:12 AM
Hi everyone, im trying to track down a friend who went to st augustines around 1978, are there any old pupil lists and/or photos around this time,thanks for your help.
Michael
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on August 03, 2012, 07:42:22 AM
Post his name Michael, some one on this thread is bound to know him
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: michael3130 on August 03, 2012, 07:49:33 AM
His name is Chris McKenna, he would be 47 this year so I think He'd be in first year around 1976.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eirefan on August 06, 2012, 10:50:33 AM
did/does Michael Henderson have a sister called Collette who went to St Monicas?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on August 11, 2012, 11:20:10 AM
did gusties have a rugby team?,i know mad madden,played for malone and mr orr played for north rfc,did the school ever play a competitive match.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on August 11, 2012, 06:19:34 PM
did gusties have a rugby team?,i know mad madden,played for malone and mr orr played for north rfc,did the school ever play a competitive match.
Not to my knowledge, Marty. Maddan did try to start a team and I remember gusties playing orangefield one time, but I cant recall any other games being played. Do you know what ever happened to Madden?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on August 12, 2012, 12:17:22 PM
dont know what became of madden,someone told me he played for malone r f c for a number of years.what about mr orr,anyone know anything of him? ???
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: shox on November 04, 2012, 02:14:00 AM
any1 know michael / eugene / dennis erne?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on November 04, 2012, 12:08:04 PM
Hi shox  Eugene Erne  played in the team,which won the schools cup,if you go back on this forum,someone has posted a great photo of the team at solitude.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: martin mc cullough on November 23, 2012, 04:11:52 PM
hello peeps ,i went to gustys until 1985
Title: Joe Fitzpatrick pupil at St Augustine's from 1967
Post by: thechinaclogs on November 28, 2012, 01:24:00 PM
Would anybody on this thread have been friendly with my uncle, Joe Fitzpatrick? I think he went to St Augustine's in 1967.  He was from Cooke St on the Ormeau Road and before St A's he went to primary school at St Malachy's CB from 1959.  He was killed during the troubles and I'm trying to find out what he was like, and hoping to write something about him. Would love to hear from anyone who was friendly with him. Thank you!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Born on December 12, 2012, 12:02:13 PM
Is the mad monk ( Carey) still alive does anybody know ?
 
I saw Ma Maynes last year looking quite a lot older than I remember her and I also saw Gerry Cool looking the worse for wear too. Tom Campbell , a great guy , was on tv not so long ago and he is wearing just terrific and I wish him all the very best.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on December 12, 2012, 12:03:47 PM
dead a few years now    .lived about newton park   . a fine man and a great teacher 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mills and Boon on December 12, 2012, 12:30:52 PM
If you are talking about Mr Carey. He is still alive and living in the four winds.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Born on December 12, 2012, 12:41:26 PM
so is Carey alive or dead then  :-\
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mills and Boon on December 12, 2012, 12:49:02 PM
He is alive and kicking. He was at a funeral in the Good Shepard a few months ago.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Born on December 12, 2012, 05:28:37 PM
last I heard was that oul [censored] was an alcoholic , any truth in it ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eirefan on December 12, 2012, 05:56:15 PM
I was in hospital  a few months ago and Carey was in the bed next to me. He behaved like a spoilt brat the whole time. Was rude to nurses and other patients alike. It was in many ways sad to see him as a shell of the teacher I remembered.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on December 12, 2012, 06:56:59 PM
well i was asking a teacher at sdt josephs aout him a few weeks ago that said he was dead   so he may yet still be    if not then i ewish him health and a bottle of beer
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 12, 2012, 07:06:06 PM
guys, the name Carey rings a bell in my vague memory. What did he teach and can any of you describe him ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on December 12, 2012, 07:23:33 PM
history second floor down from french and english , bald headed man , bad skin and a liking for alcohol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Born on December 12, 2012, 08:52:12 PM
guys, the name Carey rings a bell in my vague memory. What did he teach and can any of you describe him ?

a total cu*t would be pretty accurate yet this describes Ringo and  Hairy Dan to a tee also
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on December 12, 2012, 10:24:58 PM
my experience of hairy dan aka james mccann was that he was a great man that passionately cared for huis country a great patriot and who had a hard time from the brits and cops , his son was imprisoned for years at the secretary of states pleasure being one of the lngest serving prisoners.... jim mc cann did a llot of good as a teacher , yes he was a hard man but a decent man, gerry ringo i liked he was his own worst enemy i think
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Born on December 13, 2012, 12:09:36 AM
my experience of hairy dan aka james mccann was that he was a great man that passionately cared for huis country a great patriot and who had a hard time from the brits and cops , his son was imprisoned for years at the secretary of states pleasure being one of the lngest serving prisoners.... jim mc cann did a llot of good as a teacher , yes he was a hard man but a decent man, gerry ringo i liked he was his own worst enemy i think

Ringo was the classic big little man. big and brave with kids standing in front of him whilst he wields a strap, take him out of that scenario and ill wager he was an irrelevant and spineless little turd quaking in his shoes. My how I wished that  he got on the wrong side of a 6th former and got flattened as a result. When I was at Gusty`s  there was a cretin stand in teacher called Noel McGinn who liked to act the big lad , he ended up with a student calling him outside and McGinn wasnt so big then. Some of the teachers were decent like Tom Campbell, Patrick Coogan, Sean Macelhatton and Seamus Donnelly, but there were too many like Ringo, Carey, Niblock, Daweed who were nothing short of 100% scum. 
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Post by: marty1953 on December 13, 2012, 12:18:40 AM
Hairy dan,was an absolute  [censored],I love my country ,but to treat  kids like that  in the mid sixties was out of order,did we not get it bad enough from the ulster folk.
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Post by: Belfast Born on December 13, 2012, 06:17:55 PM
I didnt know hairy dan was there in the 60`s.....no wonder he was a psychotic basketcase. Would you believe that when we were in the excuse masquerading as  a computer class that he took that you werent allowed to yawn, and if he heard you you were in big trouble. I wouldnt rank hairy dan as high on the scum counter as Ringo or Carey, but he wasnt far behind and when he kicks the bucket there wont be any tears from ex pupils.
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Post by: anamcara01 on December 13, 2012, 06:23:58 PM
I didnt know hairy dan was there in the 60`s.....no wonder he was a psychotic basketcase. Would you believe that when we were in the excuse masquerading as  a computer class that he took that you werent allowed to yawn, and if he heard you you were in big trouble. I wouldnt rank hairy dan as high on the scum counter as Ringo or Carey, but he wasnt far behind and when he kicks the bucket there wont be any tears from ex pupils.

i would disagree jim mc cann was a decent guy , but we are all entitled to our opinion and yes he was hard on some people
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 13, 2012, 06:41:06 PM
Wouldnt you just love to meet some of those ould --------- now that us boys have grown to be men. >:D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 13, 2012, 07:40:00 PM
I was at  gusties 64/69 mc cann was a very bad tempered,nasty,bully of a man,he inspected our hands and nails ,if your hands were dirty you got the strap,he was particularly  hard on a heavy guy,whom he referred too as a fat fool and an utter fool.but in fairness to him the  entire teaching staff were all out of order .
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Post by: gaggy on December 13, 2012, 08:46:25 PM
i went to st colmans then st agustines late 50 and 60.got the cane and the strap in both and i new what i got them for.it taught me respect.i got to know some of my teachers after i left school mr mac millen mr meehan mr mc cann and frank kane headmaster at st colmans.mr mc millan invited me to speak to a leaving class in 1980 when i was managing a project for south belfast he was a great teacher.frank kane became a good friend he lived round the corner from me on the antrim road the first teacher ever to slap me with a cane.i met mr mc cann in milltown cemetery he spoke to me at the tom williams plot in 1971 when i was in the guard of honour at a republican funeral he was a gentleman who deserved respect.todays anti social behaviour is down to no discipline and the peoples justice being removed by the so called peace process.
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Post by: Belfast Born on December 13, 2012, 08:50:25 PM
If you were allowed to nominate a single teacher from any era that you were allowed to punch in the face as hard as your body would allow it.   .who would that teacher be and what would be your main reason for choosing that teacher ?
 
Id have not a moments hesitation in choosing Ringo and id hit that wee c*nt so hard he would be hospitalised.
My reason for choosing Ringo is  payback for every kid he hammerred with that strap and the wee b*st*rd would fully deserve it.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on December 13, 2012, 08:59:10 PM
i went to st colmans then st agustines late 50 and 60.got the cane and the strap in both and i new what i got them for.it taught me respect.i got to know some of my teachers after i left school mr mac millen mr meehan mr mc cann and frank kane headmaster at st colmans.mr mc millan invited me to speak to a leaving class in 1980 when i was managing a project for south belfast he was a great teacher.frank kane became a good friend he lived round the corner from me on the antrim road the first teacher ever to slap me with a cane.i met mr mc cann in milltown cemetery he spoke to me at the tom williams plot in 1971 when i was in the guard of honour at a republican funeral he was a gentleman who deserved respect.todays anti social behaviour is down to no discipline and the peoples justice being removed by the so called peace process.

well said and that gave me a lump in my throat, i have good memories of him, most off the teachers were fineand considering the environment we grew up in and the violence in belfast they did well for us.
 
others may have another opinion thats fine, gusties was a learning curve i made good friends in those years some of whom i still see regular others i havent saw in years but we share a common bond of st augustines.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gaggy on December 13, 2012, 09:09:07 PM

well said and that gave me a lump in my throat, i have good memories of him, most off the teachers were fineand considering the environment we grew up in and the violence in belfast they did well for us.
 
others may have another opinion thats fine, gusties was a learning curve i made good friends in those years some of whom i still see regular others i havent saw in years but we share a common bond of st augustines.
thank you it is so easy to attack people who cant defend them selfs .
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Born on December 13, 2012, 09:23:46 PM
thank you it is so easy to attack people who cant defend them selfs .

one aspect you are missing is that if "teachers" ( in the loosest possible term) like Ringo or Carey hammerred kids in such a way that if they did it now, they would be dismissed and fighting prosecution to stay out of custody. the way they behaved and some of the wallopings they dished out were just appalling. im in my forties now and if i ever saw Ringo id have to be prevented from belting him one. people like Ringo or Carey do not deserve respect and there are a lot of ex gusties pupils who would feel precisely the same way, not having a pop at you gaggy, but defending the likes of Ringo or Carey is an exercise of defending the indefensible.
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Post by: gaggy on December 13, 2012, 09:27:16 PM
never heard of ringo or carney.
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on December 13, 2012, 09:32:38 PM

one aspect you are missing is that if "teachers" ( in the loosest possible term) like Ringo or Carey hammerred kids in such a way that if they did it now, they would be dismissed and fighting prosecution to stay out of custody. the way they behaved and some of the wallopings they dished out were just appalling. im in my forties now and if i ever saw Ringo id have to be prevented from belting him one. people like Ringo or Carey do not deserve respect and there are a lot of ex gusties pupils who would feel precisely the same way, not having a pop at you gaggy, but defending the likes of Ringo or Carey is an exercise of defending the indefensible.

carey thought me and i never witnessed violence by him on any one... i did see he had a temper that would be it, gerry o donnell taught me music , personally it was not a class i enjoyed at all , however same applies again if he was nasty to any one i genuinely did not witness it at all, also to be honest i dont think it was all one way traffic either even sweet mr mc millen was beaten by a pupil in the last years of his teaching and he was a gentle decent man, other teachers were baited and beaten as well, there were a few that in my eyes were bullies but i do not think it appropriate to name them on a forum, one i do remember beating me for nothing on a stair well accusing me and another person of knocking his class room door and running away , it was not us but because we could not name the person he slapped us, another teacher intervened and told him to wise up and they argued over it. in general they did good by us and they have my thanks.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gaggy on December 13, 2012, 09:39:37 PM
DOO .
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Post by: Belfast Born on December 13, 2012, 09:53:26 PM
Just glad I survived that hellhole until fifth form when I nearly broke the land speed record getting out  :) .
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gaggy on December 13, 2012, 10:19:06 PM
it is so sad that the pupils who went to a great school used the troubles to intimagate the teachers.
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Post by: road hog on December 14, 2012, 07:59:45 AM
Id love a dig at big Madden
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on December 14, 2012, 10:31:22 AM
  Peace be with you. .mes enfants.  You seem to be consumed with hatred my friends. .just think ...are you better people for having met your teachers  ;) did it benefit you in some way and did you help the situation :)
School is sometimes what you make it.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 14, 2012, 10:49:55 AM
Roadhog,madden would be about six stone heavier than you. :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 14, 2012, 12:15:45 PM
Roadhog,madden would be about six stone heavier than you. :)
Marty, I would have the speed. And a baseball bat :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 14, 2012, 12:32:32 PM
Roadhog, you might need two baseball bats,wasn't  billy mc Garry's  pub in east st, the Latin  phrase at the bottom of your  messages,can you enlighten  me. SJ the hippie era is well over,all gusties did for me was destroy any confidence I had,and turn me off learning
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 14, 2012, 02:40:10 PM
gusties was a [censored] ell hole. thats a fact. some did get a easy ride through the place but loads didnt.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 14, 2012, 06:50:07 PM
Marty, mc Garrys pub was in Lagan St
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Post by: road hog on December 14, 2012, 06:54:04 PM
olelad, I didnt think gussies was that bad, in fact I rather liked it, should have stayed on. It cost me a furtune to re-educate my self in latter years. May be I was lucky to be in a year with a good bunch of lads.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on December 14, 2012, 09:27:27 PM
olelad, I didnt think gussies was that bad, in fact I rather liked it, should have stayed on. It cost me a furtune to re-educate my self in latter years. May be I was lucky to be in a year with a good bunch of lads.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

i was there 3 years and only had trouble in the last one but you had to be blind not to have seen the bullying which went on. the place was ripe with it. the teachers i found on the hold not 2 bad but some was morons. as ive said those who went threw the place without any hassel nice one thats how it should be.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on December 14, 2012, 11:22:01 PM
Roadhog, you might need two baseball bats,wasn't  billy mc Garry's  pub in east st, the Latin  phrase at the bottom of your  messages,can you enlighten  me. SJ the hippie era is well over,all gusties did for me was destroy any confidence I had,and turn me off learning

Marty...the hippie era has nothing to do with it. .you had and still have to a certain extent control of your own destiny?? ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 15, 2012, 01:21:06 AM
Sj, roll another  joint and listen too c.s.n.y the school was a reform school, dressed up as a sec .mod
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on December 15, 2012, 07:26:57 AM
Sj, roll another  joint and listen too c.s.n.y the school was a reform school, dressed up as a sec .mod

In your opinion   ;)  ?The beauty about a public forum is that you never know who is reading the posts. ::)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 15, 2012, 07:45:59 AM
Did you get my PM Marty
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 15, 2012, 08:49:31 AM
got your pm,roadhog what can i say.the school did you no harm,as it helped you in everday life.always thought mc garrys pub was in east st.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 15, 2012, 10:30:22 AM
Sj that is not my opinion  it is fact,for the overwhelming  number of lads who went to the school,yes some did well but if the staff could have remembered  they were there to educate us not terrorise us,a lot more might have went on to better things.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on December 15, 2012, 10:36:53 AM
Sj that is not my opinion  it is fact,for the overwhelming  number of lads who went to the school,yes some did well but if the staff could have remembered  they were there to educate us not terrorise us,a lot more might have went on to better things.

Marty....that is quite an outlandish statement to make. .the school was open for how long and you went there for how many years. .sometimes school doesn't suit some people but they blossom after leaving and realise that they could have made a greater effort. ;)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 15, 2012, 11:05:07 AM
Sj,you are not taking in what I'm saying,how long did you teach at the school. :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 15, 2012, 07:17:37 PM
Sj,you are not taking in what I'm saying,how long did you teach at the school. :)
Ah ha, Marty, the plot thickens; no wonder he is so defensive about the staff
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gaggy on December 15, 2012, 10:13:04 PM
i left in 1968 my friends where some of the hardest from the market and the strand.teachers did not scare us but we respected them.you people who say you where beat by your teacher boo hoo get a [censored] life.
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on December 15, 2012, 10:50:51 PM
Sj,you are not taking in what I'm saying,how long did you teach at the school. :)

I am listening  ;) ....and I don't smoke dope?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 15, 2012, 11:01:07 PM
Hi gaggy,that's why they didn't  go near you,john Callaghan  from joy st,the teachers didn't. Go near him. Sj------ calm down my dear,put your cane away :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on December 15, 2012, 11:09:49 PM
Hi gaggy,that's why they didn't  go near you,john Callaghan  from joy st,the teachers didn't. Go near him. Sj------ calm down my dear,put your cane away :)

I never taught at a school.   but I did take the opportunities presented to me  :)   and I never blamed other people for my mistakes as I could see the big picture.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 15, 2012, 11:14:26 PM
Yes your right sj ,my mistake was to go the school and reply to you  :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: sj on December 16, 2012, 05:43:27 AM
i left in 1968 my friends where some of the hardest from the market and the strand.teachers did not scare us but we respected them.you people who say you where beat by your teacher boo hoo get a [censored] life.

Hello Gaggy,

Well said.  I suppose that a lot of life is down to respect.  Happy Christmas to you all :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 16, 2012, 08:14:59 AM
i left in 1968 my friends where some of the hardest from the market and the strand.teachers did not scare us but we respected them.you people who say you where beat by your teacher boo hoo get a [censored] life.
gaggy, who were these "hardmen" you went to school with
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 16, 2012, 12:30:09 PM
Roadhog,he's  talking about silver mc kee and willie rea lol
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 16, 2012, 12:50:37 PM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc152/lmmcm8/img040.jpg)
can anyone put names on this,joe doran is in back row last right,cormac mc artt,bottom left
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 16, 2012, 08:10:49 PM
the photos not that clear Marty, the lad with the ball is Mickey Brady from the market, school boy international. I think he went to Preston north end, but didnt make it
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gaggy on December 16, 2012, 09:56:07 PM
sj one is in the photo you posted cormac mc artt  my comrades joey surgenor and martin angler ( big minny) who have passed away.these are 3 who where in my class to name on this or any site anyone without there permission i would not do.i have to say sorry hardmen was a bit of a stretch when you were only 15 in 1968. but history speaks for it's self the class of 68 produced Irish hero's.st agustines made us what we are in them days our areas were we lived people could be secure look what we have today in my beloved markets and short strand kids who think its a laugh to ruin peoples lives.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 16, 2012, 10:19:35 PM
Hi gaggy,first of all I salute you,and your service to our country,but you came from a district that had an enormous  pride in what it represented ,as did the short strand,you give the school an identity.can you send me a pm and let me know the rest of the lads in the photo,did you know the mc cullough s  from new bond st
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Post by: gaggy on December 16, 2012, 10:28:54 PM
Hi gaggy,first of all I salute you,and your service to our country,but you came from a district that had an enormous  pride in what it represented ,as did the short strand,you give the school an identity.can you send me a pm and let me know the rest of the lads in the photo,did you know the mc cullough s  from new bond st
they lived in bond st.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 17, 2012, 07:18:16 AM
gaggy, which boy is Joey
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: gaggy on December 17, 2012, 09:28:02 AM
gaggy, which boy is Joey
only cormac is in the photo i mention joey and martin as some of the great lads in our year.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Dub on December 17, 2012, 07:22:35 PM
the photos not that clear Marty, the lad with the ball is Mickey Brady from the market, school boy international. I think he went to Preston north end, but didnt make it
Michael Brady came from McAuley Street, I used to live a few doors from him over in  in Norton Street.  I met Michael in Dublin some years ago.  He was a very successful in  business.  At that time he was manager for an American Multinational which had an office  in Dublin.   He had a great way with him, but he didn't forget his roots.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All the best, Dub.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on December 21, 2012, 12:38:57 AM
Micky, came from Keegan street.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on December 21, 2012, 07:54:30 AM
what about ye REP, thought your computer was broke havent heard from ya in ages
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on December 21, 2012, 09:32:02 AM
 
Still here so far Roadhog, Micky Brady is my cousin. Happy Christmas to all here.  I have met Dan McCann and his wife on many occasions since I left school and you would never believe how nice a guy he is outside of the school environment.
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mills and Boon on December 21, 2012, 12:11:32 PM
Sorry REP1. Micky and his brother Crocket, after Davey Crocket, Brady lived in McAuley street.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: johnnyjet on January 08, 2013, 10:24:37 PM
anyone remember what you called the albino lad who was at the school late 60s early 70s ?
think his name was adrian king
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eirefan on January 09, 2013, 03:25:33 AM
I thnk you mean Stephen King. Sadly Stephen passed away a number of years ago.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: pds on January 17, 2013, 03:42:27 PM
Hi
Sorry to jump in but i stumbled upon this Forum by chance today.
 
My Dad is Seamus (Sam) who was vice-Principal and Principal for many years.He always talks about his years in the School and remains in contact with some of the teachers.
 
Dad is 76 now but very fit and well.
 
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him and to show him any photos.
 
Many Thanks
 
Claire
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on January 17, 2013, 06:49:44 PM
Hi Claire if you go back in the forum,you will find lots of photos ,think there might be one of your dad,remember your father well did he teach maths?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on January 17, 2013, 06:55:03 PM
Marty, wheres the photos you were sending me
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on January 17, 2013, 07:01:14 PM
Looking for them now,sorry about that Roadhog
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on January 17, 2013, 07:49:54 PM
i remember "Big Sam" the vice well, strict but fair and kept the dinner queue in some sort of line as he slapped his strap against his leg. had four of him once or twice.  Blinkey Dolan was the head then.
 73,74ish
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Post by: SWLRADIO on January 18, 2013, 09:29:46 AM
 Hi Claire
 
I met your father a numbers of years ago, while he was out shopping in Bangor
We had a good chat
It was quite strange, because I hadn’t seen any of my past teachers for over thirty years and in that week, I also met Mr Loughran, who responded to my greeting with “ Now that’s a voice from the past”
Great to see them both……………
Hey thebell.  a great description, I remember the dinner line well :)

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Post by: olelad on January 18, 2013, 03:34:01 PM
i remember "Big Sam" the vice well, strict but fair and kept the dinner queue in some sort of line as he slapped his strap against his leg. had four of him once or twice.  Blinkey Dolan was the head then.
 73,74ish

wasnt to many argued with him either
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on February 03, 2013, 10:19:28 PM

wasnt to many argued with him either

wasnt there a teacher called trampas

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mills and Boon on February 04, 2013, 12:59:41 PM
Phil Sherridan was called Trampas. Last I heard he owned the Rose and Crown on the Ormeau Rd.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: thebell on February 08, 2013, 11:28:27 PM
Phil Sherridan was called Trampas. Last I heard he owned the Rose and Crown on the Ormeau Rd.
well remembered, thats the fella, havnt been in the rosie for years. or the hatfield next door.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SWLRADIO on February 09, 2013, 05:44:08 PM
 

From what I Can remember, the name “Trampas” came about because some of the boys assumed he looked like “Doug" McClure, the cowboy from the Virginian :-\
 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Alphon on March 18, 2013, 07:57:14 AM
Claire,

I knew your Dad well since I took maths with him up to A-level. My family still meet him generally after mass because my sister Pauline taught for a while at St.Augs before it closed down. Glad to here he is doing well. I do not have any photos from my period (1970-77) as this seems to be a sort of black hole. I remember we had class photos on the entrance wall but I do not know what became of them. The photos bring back memories because my ole boy had my hair cut (under protest) for them. I was in G3/4 (Bosco) with Kevin Carson, Denis Sheridan, Mapcolm Sefton, Tony Turley etc etc etc.

regards,

Joe

Title: Re: Joe Fitzpatrick pupil at St Augustine's from 1967
Post by: Alphon on March 18, 2013, 12:37:51 PM
Would anybody on this thread have been friendly with my uncle, Joe Fitzpatrick? I think he went to St Augustine's in 1967.  He was from Cooke St on the Ormeau Road and before St A's he went to primary school at St Malachy's CB from 1959.  He was killed during the troubles and I'm trying to find out what he was like, and hoping to write something about him. Would love to hear from anyone who was friendly with him. Thank you!

I knew your uncle well. We were mates although Joe was older than me. I lived in 52 Cooke Street just across the street from his house. Use to spend a lot of time there because he had much more toys than me. I later helped him with the greyhounds and he nearly killed me on a motorbike. I remember well the morning he was shoot, heard the gun but did not know until later it was Joe. Was just about to get up for the Gusties school bus that morning. About your uncle and grandfather do you know RTE made a documentary about Cooke street in 1976. You will see a number of your family interviewed and it would be a great starting point if you want to get into the background of the Lower Ormeau Road at that time. You might make inquiries to RTE, they may be able to send you a CD.

regards,

Joe (YEA we both were Joe).

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Alphon on March 18, 2013, 03:48:02 PM

To set the records straight he played for Tyrone at county level not Fermanagh. Remember him scoring a late winning goal for Tyrone in an Ulster semi-final in Clones. He was playing full-forward that day. Bit of a man for the night-life (what there was of it in those days). Probably spent many a late night in the Celebrity club in Royal Avenue.

it was also in my mind that mcilhatton played gaelic at county level,but wasnt too sure after all these yrs, any idea who he played for?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: newcastle on March 21, 2013, 12:50:11 PM
Hi

My memory was getting the bus home and putting the seats up against the window as we passed Lisnasharragh Estate. As if that was not bad enough then got bus to Ballybeen :D
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on March 31, 2013, 09:42:18 AM
Remember Sam Donnelly well.
Scared the life out of us on first sight.
The only man to have a crew cut in the late 60's / early 70's when everyone else was growing their hair long.
We thought he would have the Clint Eastwood / Dirty Harry approach to teaching.
Turned out he was a great teacher who was always interested in his pupils doing well.
He kept an interest in past pupils long after they had left the school, and would always stop for a chat when out walking.
a gentleman and a scholar !!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: eirefan on March 31, 2013, 10:08:25 AM
I couldn't agree more with what you. For many years after leaving school I would bump into him at mass on Sunday mornings and he always had time to stop and talk. He frightened the crap out of me when I started school but soon came to realise that he was a fair man and one hell of a teacher. I was told recently that he has moved to Ballyhackamore.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: anamcara01 on March 31, 2013, 10:11:24 AM
I met him in the four Winds Bar about two years ago and was heartening to see him, he is a good human being that cared about the lads in st augustines and he will always be much appreciated by the pupils of st augustines who he helped in education and beyond the gates of the school, fraternal easter greetings to all past pupils of st augustines and to the forum members.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on April 03, 2013, 08:15:10 PM
Bill was asking about football players in the 67-72 era during his time at St. Augustines.

Goalkeepers were Kieran O'Hagan, Shane Mc Cann and Sammy Stopford.
Raymond Brennan was full back, Gerry O'Donnell and Joe Allsopp were centre backs.
Seamus Young played mid field.

Others in the year were , in no particular order , Jackie Mc Ilhone, Paul Short, Mattsy Gilbride, Dessie Armstrong, Sean Dempsey, Kevin Hoey, Gerard Kelly, Gerard Rooney, Gerry Sloan,
Packy Stevenson, Joe Mallon, Paul Mc Ardle , Geezer Mc Gee, Paddy Mc Shane , Paddy Thomas, Peachy Mc Dermott, Craig Estle, Danny Mc Coy , Toastie Mc Coy, Danny Gillis, Sean Watterson, Gerard Mullan, Jock Mc Gregor, Patsie O'Neill, Paddy Duffin, Tom Hannity, Tom Donnelly, Brian Harvey, Brian Graham , Jim Hawkins, Jim Carlin, Jim Mc Guckin, Jim Murtagh,Harry Pye, Willie Jones.

Others who joined were Kipper Kerr, Felix Mooney , Brendan Sheridan, Bernard Dorrian, Gerard Hughes, Noel Bradley.

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Post by: road hog on April 04, 2013, 07:51:21 AM
You must have some memory bjay
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Post by: road hog on April 04, 2013, 08:37:21 AM
What class where you in bjay
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Post by: bjay on April 04, 2013, 08:12:33 PM
Roadhog,

Truly, truly, sorry - can't remember the class.
The memory.like everything else, has been a victim of time.
Might have been S1, but I can't be sure.
 ;)
 :P [size=78%] [/size] :)
Do you know any of the aforementioned folk ?

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Post by: road hog on April 05, 2013, 07:51:44 AM
bjay, I know the most of them. There are some lads you forgot about. Seanie O Niell, Jim Ferris, Rickie Mc Cusker, Gerard Mc Callion, Terry Smith, Bill Mc Clean. All played football.
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Post by: road hog on April 05, 2013, 07:56:52 AM
Hi

My memory was getting the bus home and putting the seats up against the window as we passed Lisnasharragh Estate. As if that was not bad enough then got bus to Ballybeen :D
newcastle, that must have been scary. Wearing a gussies uniform in Ballybeen, your a hero
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Post by: bjay on April 06, 2013, 08:29:14 AM
Roadhog,

Other names I seem to recall of the '67 intake were  - Tierney, Benstead and Mc Gloin from the Strand, Toland from Clonduff,  Dawson from Willowfield.
From the Markets I remember Kevin Mc Grady - thankfully he didn't remember me !
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Post by: Bill Murray on April 06, 2013, 12:34:24 PM
Bjay, I was in B1 when I first started St Augustines and then moved into S1 after the Christmas exams. I remember most of the names you have mentioned. I have an old school photo of S1 but don,t know how to post it on the Forum....Bill.
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Post by: bjay on April 06, 2013, 05:37:25 PM
Roadhog,

Someone told me Gerard Kelly had died.
If true it is very sad, he was a good guy.

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Post by: newcastle on April 06, 2013, 06:17:26 PM
newcastle, that must have been scary. Wearing a gussies uniform in Ballybeen, your a hero

I know I was a legend!! Left in 1973 hardboard too expensive :D
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Post by: road hog on April 06, 2013, 07:06:06 PM
newcastle, you wernt living in Ballybeen in 73? you are a hero
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Post by: road hog on April 06, 2013, 07:10:33 PM
bjay, Gerard Kelly is dead, nice fella as I can remember. The other boys I remember except Mc Gloin, I cant recall him. Freddie Toland from Clonduff joined the paras. Do you remember Jim murtagh and Roboert Gray from that area.
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Post by: bjay on April 07, 2013, 08:53:46 AM
Roadhog,

Remember Jim Murtagh well.
The family had to leave Braniel in '71, like so many others in East Belfast.
Apparently he  later lost a leg in an accident.
Gerard Kelly came from Clonduff, as did Paul Fullerton.

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Post by: bjay on April 07, 2013, 07:00:56 PM
Don't tell Hairy Dan a past pupil joined the paras.
A number of soldiers once arrived at the school on a goodwill visit.
Hairy Dan chased them off the premises.
No goodwill for paras when it came to Hairy Dan !
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Post by: road hog on April 07, 2013, 08:47:43 PM
Dont remember Paul Fullerton bjay, but I can believe that about Dan Mc Cann.
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Post by: marty1953 on April 08, 2013, 09:03:11 PM
Paul Fullerton. Was from tullyard way,Gerard Kelly lived in clonduff drive,tullyard  was the next st too clonduff,two brothers from clonduff also joined the paras,they lived across  the street from Fred toland..when I was at gusties they won the schools cup..joe doran,martin shields,jamesy cardwell,mario Crawford .sid Boyle ,billy Cathcart  think Eddie Connor  was in the side.
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Post by: bjay on April 13, 2013, 05:33:13 PM
Bill,

I think you replaced Hugh Kerr in S1.
He came from Taughmonagh.
Weren't many families at the school from Taughmonagh.
Wonder where they went in the 70' s ?
I suspect they didn't stay in that particular locality too long.
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Post by: olelad on April 15, 2013, 11:09:56 AM
Don't tell Hairy Dan a past pupil joined the paras.
A number of soldiers once arrived at the school on a goodwill visit.
Hairy Dan chased them off the premises.
No goodwill for paras when it came to Hairy Dan !

while in mr mcmullens class which i seem to remember been in the portacabins stuck dead centre in the school waste ground ! remember that one guys ? two ex pupils arrive in. seemed they was from the markets and had joined the brits. the guys from the markets in our class knew them and didnt mix there words. think they stuck it through the whole period.  :o
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Post by: road hog on April 15, 2013, 09:08:50 PM
[censored] olelad, can you remember their names ? I cant recall any markets lads joining the brits, but I could be wrong.
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Post by: olelad on April 16, 2013, 04:27:06 PM
[censored] olelad, can you remember their names ? I cant recall any markets lads joining the brits, but I could be wrong.

now m8 i might be wrong here. sorry to all markets if i am. but i seem to remember the lads from markets in class giving it loads to them and as far i could make out they seemed to knew them ?! now this was 72 so many moons ago.

it could have these guys just happened to drop into see mr mcmullen and ran into our class and markets guys give them loads. wonder would it have been clonduff guys ?
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Post by: road hog on April 16, 2013, 07:42:51 PM
 olelad, Could have been the "clonduff" guys. Where you at the Lourdes fund raiser in St Anthonys hall the other week?
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Post by: olelad on April 16, 2013, 08:51:09 PM
olelad, Could have been the "clonduff" guys. Where you at the Lourdes fund raiser in St Anthonys hall the other week?

wasnt there m8 was you ? if so was there agood turn out ?
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Post by: road hog on April 17, 2013, 07:31:46 AM
olelad, meself and my m8 trained the Lurgan boxers. They raised 7 grand, well supported, good cause
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Post by: Irishannie50 on April 17, 2013, 01:14:45 PM
I went to St Monica's and it was run by nuns and they were not nice at all The Head Nun was the worst I was in her office every week getting the cane. could not wait to leave school the only good thing were the friends I made
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Post by: crossybelfast on April 17, 2013, 01:38:12 PM
hi irishannie the infamous sister bernadena, my sisters went to st monicas and they could tell you some stories, i think theres a thread on here for st .monicas
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Post by: marty1953 on April 17, 2013, 04:02:51 PM
Sister bernadena  taught at st ants,mother Marius  was head at st Monica's
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Post by: marty1953 on April 17, 2013, 04:09:31 PM
Hi Roadhog ,didn't  know you liked boxing,here's  a question for you ,...who was the 5 men too beat the great Ali....and no googling the answer
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Post by: bjay on April 17, 2013, 07:28:57 PM
Irishannie,

Wasn't only the nuns who were tough in St. Monica's.
Some of the girls would have knocked your melt in very quickly.   :) ;) :(
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Post by: road hog on April 17, 2013, 09:24:57 PM
Hi Roadhog ,didn't  know you liked boxing,here's  a question for you ,...who was the 5 men too beat the great Ali....and no googling the answer
Hi marty, I didnt google. Frazer, spinx, shavers and Holmes, I think ?
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Post by: marty1953 on April 17, 2013, 09:41:51 PM
Hi Roadhog ,you  named  four,it was  5 and ernie shavers was wrong
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Post by: Irishannie50 on April 17, 2013, 11:56:25 PM
Hi bjay youright some of the girls would have killed you in a heart beat. I was lucky to have stayed out of there way And Mother Marius was one mean nun lol
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Post by: road hog on April 18, 2013, 06:47:58 AM
Hi Roadhog ,you  named  four,it was  5 and ernie shavers was wrong
Right marty, heres another try. Frazer, Spinx, Norton, Holmes, thats all I can think of without cheating. There were two spinx brothers, did they both beat him?
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Post by: road hog on April 18, 2013, 06:51:36 AM
bjay, irishannie, there were some brutes went to St Monicas alright
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Post by: marty1953 on April 18, 2013, 09:17:38 AM
Here's the answer Roadhog ,Frazer,norton,spinks,Holmes ,berback...yeah was two brothers...Michael spinks,Leon spinks...Leon beat Ali  and Michael  was ko 1st round v Tyson .in fairness he beat parry Holmes.
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Post by: bjay on April 18, 2013, 01:42:59 PM
The Vice would walk towards the Ravenhill Road gate at 9 am or so.
He would stop outside St. Monicas and slap the latecomers, to the great delight of the St. Monica's girls.
Some girls would be shouting out the windows,cheering him on, as he slapped the wretched latecomers.
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Post by: road hog on April 18, 2013, 04:21:13 PM
Here's the answer Roadhog ,Frazer,norton,spinks,Holmes ,berback...yeah was two brothers...Michael spinks,Leon spinks...Leon beat Ali  and Michael  was ko 1st round v Tyson .in fairness he beat parry Holmes.
good one marty, I wouldnt have got Berback
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Post by: road hog on April 18, 2013, 04:22:15 PM
The Vice would walk towards the Ravenhill Road gate at 9 am or so.
He would stop outside St. Monicas and slap the latecomers, to the great delight of the St. Monica's girls.
Some girls would be shouting out the windows,cheering him on, as he slapped the wretched latecomers.
It was like throwing Christians to the lions.[size=78%] [/size]
bjay, he was a malignent, vicious bstard
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Post by: marty1953 on April 18, 2013, 05:43:47 PM
Yep ,was one off the kids got slapped at the gates,lucky for us we came in the back gate,and only used the front gate every so often,and yes he was a man who took enjoyment  from beating kids..we all recall his inspections in 1 st year ....shoes,hair,uniform,note from your parent in envelope !
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Post by: bjay on April 18, 2013, 06:00:39 PM
The vice used to get me by the locks and pull me out of the chair to my feet.
He would say about long hair -  " saving it up, get it invested".  He thought it was funny, but for some reason it never appealed to my sense of humour.  Then the strap came out.  Still and all it toughened us up - no pain, no gain
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Post by: bjay on April 22, 2013, 06:20:17 PM
Roadhog,  Dickie Martin was a History teacher although he took Library Studies as well.  His room was beside Brian Hamill's and Basher Cunningham's.
His great passion was for his guitar and he used to entertain the pupils given half a chance.  The History teachers were a good bunch.
Brennan was another good guy.  He would take us on "trips to the museum".  For some reason we never got farther than Ulster "71 - him to the beer tent and us to the amusements.  Anyone remember Ulster "71?

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Post by: road hog on April 22, 2013, 07:57:38 PM
bjay, Brian Hamill and Brendan Cunningham were great blokes, Dickie Martin was a great bloke too, but he taught us nothing. Thats right about him teaching library studies, you know, that was a load of crap, I recon the principle told him to teach that, just to keep him in a job. As for Mr Brennan, Im not sure of him, in 71 I was making my fortune as a heating engineer. LOL
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Post by: bjay on April 22, 2013, 08:35:17 PM
Roadhog,  Library Studies was brill.  After 2 weeks of it Dickie was as bored as we were, so it became free class.
Last period, Friday afternoon, before home time and the start of the weekend.  After a week of Twitchy O'Rawe, Artie Mc Gongigal, Mallon and the crazy woodwork teacher, it was magic to have a class like Dickie's, with a wee song or two thrown in free.
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Post by: daisy13 on April 24, 2013, 06:55:53 PM
hi guys im new to this, does anyone remember Brendan Flynn who went to st agusts from 1963 onwards?
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Post by: marty1953 on April 24, 2013, 08:17:54 PM
Roadhog, don't  recall dickie martin,what years was there..o'rawe was hilarious  up and down  the aisle ,cocking his ear,trying too hear if you, played a bum note.
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Post by: bjay on April 24, 2013, 08:55:31 PM
Knew a Harry Flynn at the school, from the Markets, Verner Street.
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Post by: daisy13 on April 24, 2013, 09:01:20 PM
 hi bjay, no my dad Brendan flynn was from Andersonstown but went to st Augustines. do you remember a pe teacher called mc cann

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Post by: bjay on April 24, 2013, 09:11:56 PM
Daisy,  The school opened in '63.  At that time there were few secondary schools in West Belfast so the pupils from that locality were bussed in.
As new schools opened in the west that practice stopped. It was a wee bit before my time. I am sure some of the earlier guys will recollect.
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Post by: road hog on April 24, 2013, 09:21:51 PM
Roadhog, don't  recall dickie martin,what years was there..o'rawe was hilarious  up and down  the aisle ,cocking his ear,trying too hear if you, played a bum note.
I was there from 67 to 71, he was there all that time marty. Dont know if he was there before or after. As bjay said, he didnt teach anything but library studies, a load of dung, done more guitar playing than teaching, but a right bloke as I remember
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Post by: road hog on April 24, 2013, 09:25:52 PM
hi bjay, no my dad Brendan flynn was from Andersonstown but went to st Augustines. do you remember a pe teacher called mc cann
daisy13, I remember a pe teacher named Mc Cann alright. He didnt do much, just threw a ball into the gym, and every man for himself. I think he left and was replaced by Mc Ilhatton
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Post by: daisy13 on April 24, 2013, 09:33:14 PM
thanks road hog, heard he was a bad bad b...ard
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Post by: daisy13 on April 24, 2013, 09:40:12 PM
id say hes well dead by now tho
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Post by: bjay on April 24, 2013, 09:42:13 PM
Roadhog,  I think we all remember a PE teacher called Mallon.   i can't recall the name of the crazy woodwork teacher.   He had a bin for sawdust.   He used to chuck pupils that displeased him into it.  SlamDunk kids like basketballs into his bin.
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Post by: marty1953 on April 24, 2013, 11:06:25 PM
Bjay,basher Cunningham ,took us in 1 st form(Brendan) good guy.mallon the p.e. teacher did'nt give a toss,if you wanted too get out off p.e. show him a note ,he might give you  a kick in the ass , then he just cleared off,every so often he would stick his head in shout something...gone again
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Post by: road hog on April 25, 2013, 07:31:33 AM
marty, bjay, daisy13, Mallon was his name, I thought it was Mc Cann. He was replaced by Sean Mc Ilhatton, a abad btd is right. Tyone GAA player. Ive grown to find out that most Tyrone people are like that, chips on their shoulders, not very likeable.
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Post by: sonnyboy on April 25, 2013, 05:00:51 PM
daisy 13 I remember your dad Brendan think we were in the same class think he came from The Holy Child school All the kids from Andytown traveled from there in a double decker bus Think my form teacher MrO Rielly traveled with them
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Post by: bjay on April 25, 2013, 05:22:16 PM
Daisy,  the name and your description of the teacher sounds like the one and only, "Hairy Dan" McCann.
A controversial figure, a few swore by him but most swore at him.
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Post by: olelad on April 25, 2013, 06:51:19 PM
marty, bjay, daisy13, Mallon was his name, I thought it was Mc Cann. He was replaced by Sean Mc Ilhatton, a abad btd is right. Tyone GAA player. Ive grown to find out that most Tyrone people are like that, chips on their shoulders, not very likeable.

god help us all ! youve been living in armagh to long mucker  :D
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Post by: road hog on April 25, 2013, 06:56:09 PM
I know olelad, Ive been to matches all over Ireland, Kerry, Cork, Galway, Dublin, every where and I have never met a bunch of
as. .les like Tyrone men
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Post by: bjay on April 25, 2013, 06:59:04 PM
I find Tyrone folk well balanced  -  the have a chip on both shoulders :P :(
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Post by: road hog on April 25, 2013, 08:43:49 PM
Thanks for your support bjay, I knew I wasnt the only person who thought like that. Ya see olelad :P
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Post by: olelad on April 25, 2013, 09:17:20 PM
tyrone best county there is lads. find the folk top notch. sure it wasnt those derry folk with the large chip on there shoulders ?  :D
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Post by: road hog on April 26, 2013, 06:55:23 AM
olelad, you must be married to a Tyrone woman and your afraid of saying anything bad about them. the last man I heard talking like that about Tyrone was Micky Harte
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Post by: olelad on April 26, 2013, 01:22:30 PM
olelad, you must be married to a Tyrone woman and your afraid of saying anything bad about them. the last man I heard talking like that about Tyrone was Micky Harte

married tp an armagh lass. but very much respect tyrone folk and there great football team  :)
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Post by: daisy13 on April 26, 2013, 02:12:08 PM
daisy 13 I remember your dad Brendan think we were in the same class think he came from The Holy Child school All the kids from Andytown traveled from there in a double decker bus Think my form teacher MrO Rielly traveled with them

yes thats him indeed sonnyboy, unfortunately dad passed away suddenly July 08 at 56  :(
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Post by: daisy13 on April 26, 2013, 02:15:45 PM
Daisy,  the name and your description of the teacher sounds like the one and only, "Hairy Dan" McCann.
A controversial figure, a few swore by him but most swore at him.

would he have taught pe also bjay, suppose he would be dead now too?
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Post by: marty1953 on April 26, 2013, 02:20:37 PM
Someone mentioned the woodwork teacher,he was called coyle,and yes he was a bit nutty don't  recall the bin filled with sawdust,think the metalwork  teacher was called  MR Orr  played rugby.
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Post by: olelad on April 26, 2013, 03:21:30 PM
not sure how many woodwork teachers was at the school but the one i had between 69/72 was the best of the lot of them at the joint. cant remember this name tho. ???
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Post by: My Granny on April 26, 2013, 07:48:13 PM
Think the woodwork teacher was called Feely and Mullan was metalwork
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Post by: road hog on April 26, 2013, 08:48:36 PM
There was a metal work teacher there at the time, cant remember his name, but he stopped that and taught religion , then left to teach Theology at St Marys college on the falls, was it Mr Beckett ?
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Post by: bjay on April 26, 2013, 09:35:35 PM
Daisy,  Mr. McCann was a tech.drawing teacher.  He was from West Belfast originally.  Everyone who went through the school knew of him, either by experience or reputation.
Mr. Kerr was the metal worker teacher big into religion.  I heard he had died relatively young.  He was a very decent man.
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Post by: weirdo on April 27, 2013, 08:56:53 AM
does anyone remember a teacher called Frank Burns would be in the 60s 70s.? I served in the Navy with him

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Post by: sonnyboy on April 27, 2013, 10:14:13 AM
Daisy13 so sorry to hear about your dad   Did he work as an electrician?
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Post by: olelad on April 27, 2013, 01:00:59 PM
Think the woodwork teacher was called Feely and Mullan was metalwork

feely.  thin guy with glasses. decent enough bloke. cheers for that
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Post by: daisy13 on April 28, 2013, 05:42:14 PM
Daisy13 so sorry to hear about your dad   Did he work as an electrician?

he did indeed all his life  :)  and thankyou
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Post by: bjay on May 05, 2013, 11:41:39 AM
Roadhog,

Traversari's in Cromac Street was a particular favourite.

A classsic Italian supper saloon.
The son was a couple of years ahead of our year at Gusties.
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Post by: marty1953 on May 05, 2013, 12:19:30 PM
Dominic  was his name,in my class at gusties....liked his food
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Post by: bjay on May 05, 2013, 02:19:56 PM
Yes, he gave the impression of a guy that liked a pastie or three !!
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Post by: marty1953 on May 05, 2013, 02:51:41 PM
Along withy bowl of ice cream,had fair/ blonde hair if memory serves me right,wonder where he is now
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Post by: bjay on May 05, 2013, 04:53:33 PM
Marty,  there was a guy in your year from around Willowholme , near the cinema.  Had a motor bike at about fifteen years old.
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Post by: marty1953 on May 05, 2013, 05:09:14 PM
Tony divine.?
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Post by: bjay on May 05, 2013, 06:51:35 PM
The very man.  Wonder what happened to that family.  Suspect they had to leave in the 70's.
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Post by: marty1953 on May 05, 2013, 09:07:03 PM
He  moved too t brook married a girl from the east..Lisa Walsh ...childhood sweethearts
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Post by: road hog on May 06, 2013, 07:41:27 AM
With all the bother around that time, and movement of people, its a wonder gussies didnt get torched
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Post by: SWLRADIO on May 06, 2013, 08:54:36 AM
 Hi road hog
 
I seem to remember one of the woodwork or metalwork classrooms was destroyed in a fire around 1974.
I can’t be sure of the dates, too many birthdays since then. 
 
SWL-RADIO
 
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Post by: bjay on May 06, 2013, 09:32:33 AM
The hovercraft was torched in "72.  However things have changed in South / East Belfast.
St. Joe's and Aquinas are bunged, as is St .Michaels' primary on the Ravenhill Road.  Bredadgh GAC use Cherryvale pitches beside the old school.
In terms of membership they are reputed to be the biggest club in Ireland.
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 09, 2013, 09:55:10 PM
does anyone remember a teacher called Frank Burns would be in the 60s 70s.? I served in the Navy with him

yes he was my form teacher worked on mine sweeper , black hair and beard i think a very decent human being what ever happened to him
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Post by: olelad on May 10, 2013, 10:40:52 PM
The hovercraft was torched in "72.  However things have changed in South / East Belfast.
St. Joe's and Aquinas are bunged, as is St .Michaels' primary on the Ravenhill Road.  Bredadgh GAC use Cherryvale pitches beside the old school.
In terms of membership they are reputed to be the biggest club in Ireland.

thats right. it was kept out the back in a lock up. right mess it was.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 10, 2013, 10:43:27 PM
With all the bother around that time, and movement of people, its a wonder gussies didnt get torched

think someone else mentioned this but there wasnt a week that went by when someone was missing from class having had to move else where. no wonder theres sob all about the school of the era 70/74.
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Post by: SWLRADIO on May 11, 2013, 03:34:14 PM
 Does anyone remember the Drama Classes that were part of your school timetable in the 70s?
We were made to wear black T-Shirts, bottoms and black Gutties.
Then the teacher would play music and when it stopped you had to morph into a tree, horse or something daft!! ???
 
I mean to say, what was that about!!

 I hated it.LOL ::)
 
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Post by: olelad on May 11, 2013, 09:51:32 PM
Does anyone remember the Drama Classes that were part of your school timetable in the 70s?
We were made to wear black T-Shirts, bottoms and black Gutties.
Then the teacher would play music and when it stopped you had to morph into a tree, horse or something daft!! ???
 
I mean to say, what was that about!!

 I hated it.LOL ::)

bloody ell m8  :D
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Post by: Alphon on May 12, 2013, 02:25:56 PM

Yea, I remember Drama classes (the men in black). I was sent to Carrickfergus as part of a gusties team (believe it or not) to a mime drama competition. I think the theme was landing on the moon and meeting a monster that we zapped. I think we may even have got a prize. I can't remember who was the teacher in charge but I do remember my ma searching for black gutties and the music.

Does anyone remember the Drama Classes that were part of your school timetable in the 70s?
We were made to wear black T-Shirts, bottoms and black Gutties.
Then the teacher would play music and when it stopped you had to morph into a tree, horse or something daft!! ???
 
I mean to say, what was that about!!

 I hated it.LOL ::)
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Post by: SWLRADIO on May 12, 2013, 05:01:02 PM
 Hi Olelad and Alphon
 
I was trying to remember who taught Drama, but I failed miserably ::)

 
 
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 12, 2013, 05:15:51 PM
it was a lady blonde hair thin , her name alludes me but was not missmurray, miss agnew , miss devine , miss fulton or the really hot busty English teacher miss smith .
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Post by: SWLRADIO on May 12, 2013, 05:50:41 PM
 anamcara01, how can you remember all those names :o

 I don’t remember any of those teachers.
 
I remember an Art teacher, I think she lived around the Stranmillis area, but again can’t remember her name :D
 
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 12, 2013, 05:55:57 PM
mrs maynes taught drama as well but she came to work after the other lady had left ...I can see her face even to this day , but I cant remember it at the moment , as for remembering their names well I liked most of the teachers found them decent people and they treated me well therefore my memories are happy , most if not all the guys I went to school with were good people as well and I cant really talk in a negative fashion about any one as we all have our own individualistic faults .
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Post by: Alphon on May 12, 2013, 06:16:09 PM

Most of these names ring no bell for me. What years are we talking about? I arrived from St.Colmans in 1970 and left in 77. Like yourself I found most of the teachers decent enough despite the fact that they had to deal with the madness of teaching in Belfast in the early 70s. I remember the Loyalist workers strike and heating the science labs with the Bunsen burners and the pandemonium when news came thru that Stormont had collapsed. We were cuing outside French  class on the 1st floor at the very end of the corridor that day. I think the French teacher was Fleetwood or something like that. [size=78%]Despite the fact that I remember the drama classes the teacher involved remains a black hole in my mind.[/size]

mrs maynes taught drama as well but she came to work after the other lady had left ...I can see her face even to this day , but I cant remember it at the moment , as for remembering their names well I liked most of the teachers found them decent people and they treated me well therefore my memories are happy , most if not all the guys I went to school with were good people as well and I cant really talk in a negative fashion about any one as we all have our own individualistic faults .
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Post by: SWLRADIO on May 12, 2013, 06:20:59 PM
 I'm pleased that you have happy memories of Gustie’s
However, I’m very glad that none of my children had to attend that school and that they were blessed with attending respectable educational establishments, where education actually mattered.
 
Nevertheless, I do agree with most of your sentiments.
 
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 12, 2013, 07:41:12 PM
I also arrived from st colmans as did my elder brother and my cousins as well in the 1970's I believe and I think our experiences were positive, there was good and bad , pupils and teachers ..however for me it was a good experience      that drama teachers name is swimming in my head at present was it mrs smylie    . just need to catch it in my thought process it will come in good time
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Post by: bjay on May 12, 2013, 07:57:40 PM
Davey Smylie was a metalwork teacher.   I have known him for more years than I care to remember.    Lived in Haywood Avenue.    First pupil back to Gustie's as a teacher.    He was a bit of a raker in his day, but the best of a lad.   Now practices as a poet -   where did he get that bull****  from?   Warm Regards Davey wherever you are. :P :( :-*
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Post by: Belfast Born on May 12, 2013, 07:59:02 PM
Most of the lady teachers I dont recognise , the ladies i remember are:
 
Mrs Smith, taught class 1S out in the annex block, had huge juggs and we used to joke that her husband had to put his boot in the middle of her back as he struggled to close her bra for her.
MissMcAuley, she was a honey, long brunette hair, slim and quite young. She taught science and I remember she asked the class a question whilst she was writing on the blackboard with her back to the class and that question was answered with a thumping great fart. ....hilarious
Mrs Agnew, taught french on the 2nd floor , always wore tight trousers and had a huge [censored]. She couldnt have not known about it and we boys sat transfixed by it.
Mrs Maynes, taught english and drama. I couldnt act for toffee and I failed drama every single year, the fact I made no effort whatsoever might have had something to do with this.
 
 
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Post by: SWLRADIO on May 13, 2013, 08:19:38 AM
 I remember David Smylie well.
However, I have no recollection of the other teachers named.
I was at Gustie’s  from  1971-1976
 
 
 
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Post by: anamcara01 on May 13, 2013, 10:05:24 AM
missmurray, French teacher blonde hair in 40's in the 1970's
 
 miss agnew , taught French as well became mrs brown  1980s early years
 miss devine , red headed girl taught mathematics in 1980s early peiod
 miss fulton  taught science was 1976 class form teacher of 1f   dark hair and a bit heavy
 
miss smith  blonde hair lived about st judes ave , big breasts was a lovely person and had blonde hair
 
mrs maynes thin blonde haired woman drama and English was a lovely person
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Post by: Belfast Born on May 13, 2013, 12:18:29 PM
I'm pleased that you have happy memories of Gustie’s
However, I’m very glad that none of my children had to attend that school and that they were blessed with attending respectable educational establishments, where education actually mattered.
 
Nevertheless, I do agree with most of your sentiments.

I can totally understand what you are saying here, my 14 year old girl attends a grammar school and my fingers are crossed my 11 year old girl is going to go to the same school, I would never in my wildest dreams chose to send any children of mine regardless of their ability or sex to a school like gusties was. There were the odd rays of shining light within those 4 walls but when my 5 years were up I ran out the front gates and never looked back. I have cycled past the front gates often and it makes my blood run cold when I remember my time there.
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Post by: artyfax on May 19, 2013, 11:29:26 AM
hi bjay, no my dad Brendan flynn was from Andersonstown but went to st Augustines. do you remember a pe teacher called mc cann
Daisy if its the same Brendan Flynn I knew he was in the same class as myself. If I remember correctly he was bused across from Andersonstown with a couple of others  ? Gilmartin and Brendy Fitzinmmons.     
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Post by: artyfax on May 19, 2013, 11:39:36 AM
does anyone remember a teacher called Frank Burns would be in the 60s 70s.? I served in the Navy with him
There was a Dominic Burns ,English teacher, in the 60s
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Post by: artyfax on May 19, 2013, 11:45:12 AM

would he have taught pe also bjay, suppose he would be dead now too?
Daisy Mr Mc Cann is still alive and well. I met him in Sainburys supermarket a few weeks ago.Now in his eighties I believe.
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Post by: artyfax on May 19, 2013, 11:57:45 AM

would he have taught pe also bjay, suppose he would be dead now too?
Sorry to hear your dad passed away at age 56. Strange how not having seen your dad from schools ,that I can now get a mental picture of what he looked liked, triggered by reading your thread.
Amazing how the mind can store memories only to be recalled by others actions.
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Post by: Belfast Born on June 13, 2013, 11:49:38 PM
What teacher nicknames do you remember, fill in any ive forgotten
 
Mr Dolan....Blinky
Mr Donnelly....Sam
Mr Mullan. .Daweed
MrMcNally. .Cocobeen
Mr Casey. ?
Miss Agnew. ?
Mr O`Cleary-Clarke. .Basil
Mr Meenahan. .? (we called him Vincey but it wasn't used schoolwide)
Mr Morgan. .Spoof
Mr Carey.....The Mad Monk
Mrs Maynes. .Ma Maynes
Mr Donal McCann. ..Turkey
Mr Campbell. ?
Mr Conlon. .Gerry Cool
Mr Kennedy. ?
Mrs Smith.  ?
Mr Niblock. .Big Neb
Mr Smylie. ..?
Mr McGrillen. ...?
Mr O`Donnell. ..Ringo
Mr Dan McCann. .Hairy Dan
Mr McMillen. ....Humpy
Mr Westland. ...?
Mr McNeill. ....Budgie
Mr McElhatton.  ?
Mr Loughran. ..?
Mr Coogan. ...?
Mr White  ..?  can still smell his [censored] cigars !!
 
That's my lot anybody able to remember nicknames or can add teachers Im not aware of ?
 
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Post by: newcastle on June 14, 2013, 12:08:01 AM


I was taught drama by a nut called Logue
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Post by: bjay on June 14, 2013, 05:32:56 PM
Dickie Martin,  Basher Cunningham,  Nippy Norton,  Hooky O'Rawe,  Twitchy O'Rawe,  Bernie the Volt,  Sticky Maguire,  Fuzz McCloskey,  Artie McGonigal
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Post by: Belfast Born on June 14, 2013, 06:41:24 PM
I forgot Mr McKenna.  .he was known as Louis
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Post by: bjay on June 16, 2013, 04:38:50 PM
Bulldog Madden :P
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Post by: BOOZEHOUND on June 27, 2013, 11:12:20 PM
Westland was Big Mick, wasn't he?
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Post by: My Granny on June 29, 2013, 08:07:46 PM
Obviously Savio  
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Post by: Chalkie on June 29, 2013, 10:49:27 PM
Savio?
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Post by: sonnyboy on June 29, 2013, 11:28:59 PM
When i went to St Agustines the house names were called after islands i was in Arren and the only other 1 i can remember is Rathlin  Can any one name the other 2
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Post by: bjay on June 30, 2013, 07:27:52 AM
Savio, Bosco, Aquinas in my day :P .
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Post by: Chalkie on June 30, 2013, 08:54:46 AM
Islands?  Surely not.  The houses were named after Saints when I was at Gustie's - Aquinas - Saint Thomas Aquinas, Bosco - Saint John Bosco, Savio - Saint Dominic Savio.  I am sure there is a fourth but I just do not remember the Saint's name.  Anyone know?
 >:D   
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Post by: gaggy on June 30, 2013, 09:37:48 AM
Arran Achill Rathlin and Tory I was in Arran 1964-68.
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Post by: Chalkie on June 30, 2013, 10:24:54 AM
Ok got you.  The Houses were named after Saints in the 70s.
 >:D
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Post by: bjay on June 30, 2013, 10:39:38 AM
I started in '67 as did the legend that is Roadhog.  It was Savio, Aquinas, and Bosco then.  The Summer of Love :P
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Post by: Chalkie on June 30, 2013, 10:44:31 AM
A good year as United were Champions that summer.
 >:D
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Post by: bjay on June 30, 2013, 10:54:00 AM
  and Celtic did even better by becoming the first British, and indeed Northern European club, to win the European Cup and the first to do it with all players from their home country. :P
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Post by: Chalkie on June 30, 2013, 11:12:10 AM
Oh I know and we won it the following year.  I know all about Celtic as I wrote The Hoops Quiz Book with a Foreword by Jim Craig and The Celtic Miscellany with a Foreword from the late, great Jimmy Johnstone. [/font]
I also wrote the following e-books – 101 Things You May Knot have Known About Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Celtic The Ultimate Quiz Book For All Bhoys (plus The Old Firm Quiz Book).[/font]
  >:D
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Post by: bjay on June 30, 2013, 11:32:39 AM
In the '67 season Celtic beat Man U 4-1.  Utd  then went on to be English Champions, whilst Celtic went on to be European Champions, winning every competition they entered  :( .
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Post by: Chalkie on June 30, 2013, 11:43:56 AM
 It was 6 August 1966 in a friendly at Parkhead.  Apart from the Glasgow Cup, Scottish Championship, Scottish FA Cup, Scottish League Cup and the European Cup, Celtic also won BBC TV’s Quizball Trophy in 1967.
  >:D
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Post by: Belfast Born on June 30, 2013, 01:14:31 PM
How was the bullying during your time at Gusties ?
 
There wasn't so much in the G or R streams but it was rife in the dunderhead T and C streams. The "safe" path to the back fields was down past spoofs English room and out that way, if you were crazy enough to head out via smylie`s woodwork room then you needed life insurance in case you didn't make it as far as the back doors. You daren't go to the teachers and tell them when you got a boot up the backside because you would have got filled in. There was one shameful incident when a hood from the markets area fancied himself as a big man in front of a guy from the knockbreda area and got a full on punch in the face which shut him up  rapidly. Same spineless wee toe rag went running back home and would you believe it the very next day this related pot bellied , standing outside the bookies layabout aged about 40 ventured into the school to beat the tripe out of the kid who flattened the markets mouthpiece. Needless to say knockbreda guy legged it and that fat slob was out of puff by the time he got to the assembly hall doors  :D
 
Beggars belief that an incident like this could happen in a school doesn't it  :o
 
Usually if a kid goes home whingeing to his family that he acted the big lad and got decked, his dad woulda give him something to whinge about !! Unsurprisingly behind every slobbering bully façade lies a quivering coward and Gusties had more than their fair share of those. You lot got any good bullying stories that are Gusties related to share ?
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Post by: Chalkie on June 30, 2013, 01:28:18 PM
To be honest it existed but it either wasn't that bad or else I have erased it from my memory.  And you are right the bullies were cowards but sure what have they got to show for their bullying today?  More than likely nothing because they would rather pick on a weaker kid than pick up a text book.  What years were you there?
 >:D
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Post by: olelad on July 03, 2013, 10:10:24 PM
it was there alright no doubt about it. i fell foul of it when in 3rd year. alot of guys got ell and because of it bounded of school rather than take the hassel. one story when played a footie match down the pitch nearest back gate leading to cregagh rd. a bloke who was bullied missed aclear shot on goal. his team lost and 4 team mates ! lifted him and threw him into neetles. just one of many storys in the school at the time. 69/72 era
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Post by: Chalkie on July 06, 2013, 09:19:33 AM
Do you remember the Lemonade Man?
 The Lemonade Man
I always looked forward to Friday teatime because that is when the Lemonade Man came into the Short Strand.  He owned a lorry and on the back of it crate upon crate of tasty bottles of lemonade were stacked high.  They were all the same brand, Maine, but the flavours were amazing: American Cola, Cloudy Limeade, Cream Soda (my personal favourite, yummy!), Brown Lemonade, Pineappleade, Raspberryade (my least favourite), Appledrink, Root Ginger Brew, Sarsparilla and Attaboy.  Now tell me where else except Belfast would you find a bottle of Attaboy?  Attaboy is a mixture of two Scottish fizzy drinks, Irn Bru and Red Kola.  The Lemonade Man still visits the Short Strand today to take orders and collect the glass bottles.  Kali Water is also made by Maine and is one of my Mum’s favourites.  The Lemonade Man’s lorry was never hi-jacked because everyone knew that he wouldn’t come back into our area if it was and besides, we loved our lemonade too much!   
I love ordering a vodka and white for someone (not my preferred tipple) at any bar in Manchester just to see the different reactions on the face of the bar staff when I say “Can I have a vodka and white lemonade please?”  Some would answer “Is there any other kind?”  “Yeah, there’s brown lemonade” I reply and then I end up having to bring them a bottle of brown lemonade the next time I am over because they want me to prove it really does exist and they want to taste it.   Personally speaking I much prefer brown lemonade to white.
 >:D
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Post by: daisy13 on July 14, 2013, 01:57:24 PM
Daisy if its the same Brendan Flynn I knew he was in the same class as myself. If I remember correctly he was bused across from Andersonstown with a couple of others  ? Gilmartin and Brendy Fitzinmmons.   

Hi artyfax just seen ur replies now. Yes thats my dad. Hes five years passed tomorrow :-(

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Post by: artyfax on July 14, 2013, 02:55:56 PM
Hi Daisy from what I recall of your dad he was a quiet, unassuming, nice character. St Augustine's being a new school and coming from Anderstonstown, and myself from the Falls, it felt a bit intimidating as the majority of pupils were from the Strand and the Markets. After getting to know a lot of the guys it wasn't as bad as we initially thought it would be. It's sad your dad passed away so young but in a nice way he has helped me recall some old memories. Keep you head high I'm sure your dad would like you to do that. All  the best for now
   
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Post by: daisy13 on July 14, 2013, 04:26:34 PM
Hi Daisy from what I recall of your dad he was a quiet, unassuming, nice character. St Augustine's being a new school and coming from Anderstonstown, and myself from the Falls, it felt a bit intimidating as the majority of pupils were from the Strand and the Markets. After getting to know a lot of the guys it wasn't as bad as we initially thought it would be. It's sad your dad passed away so young but in a nice way he has helped me recall some old memories. Keep you head high I'm sure your dad would like you to do that. All  the best for now
   
Thankyou for ur kind words :-)
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Post by: olelad on July 14, 2013, 06:54:57 PM
out of interest how many kept there gusties badge and tie
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Post by: Chalkie on July 14, 2013, 08:11:37 PM
The old red, white & black.  United!
 >:D
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Post by: Belfast Born on July 17, 2013, 08:58:57 PM
out of interest how many kept there gusties badge and tie

walked out onto ravenhill road on last day
got home and took tie off
took scissors out of kitchen drawer
cut that b*astard tie into about 5 pieces
threw it in the bin
never looked back
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Post by: sonnyboy on July 17, 2013, 10:00:36 PM
Snap Same here

walked out onto ravenhill road on last day
got home and took tie off
took scissors out of kitchen drawer
cut that b*astard tie into about 5 pieces
threw it in the bin
never looked back
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Post by: anamcara01 on July 22, 2013, 06:44:55 PM

walked out onto ravenhill road on last day
got home and took tie off
took scissors out of kitchen drawer
cut that b*astard tie into about 5 pieces
threw it in the bin
never looked back

I have them framed in a holder and they look well also have a silver embroidered one of the badge with my university degree
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Post by: marty1953 on July 28, 2013, 11:47:31 PM
What year did gusties close?did it function as Aquinas Grammar School,and then knocked down?
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Post by: Belfast Born on July 29, 2013, 06:45:54 PM
was in Cherryville playing fields recently and went over to the  fence to gaze onto the school grounds for the 1st time in about 25 yrs and boy have things changed  :o
 
its all gone, but the gate where the big leds sold fegs down the back fields on the right hand side is still there, the steep grassy bank which shielded these entrepreneurs from the view of teachers is vastly reduced though. looking over at what used to be Saint Mons and remembering the "girls" looking out the windows whilst the gusties hoods marched up the path going "woof" "woof" "woof" at them brought a lot back to me. gazing up that driveway made my blood turn cold and I remember the sense of joy as I sped out the gates for the very last time and never looked backwards.
 
 
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Post by: bjay on July 29, 2013, 06:59:51 PM
Marty,

The old school served as Aquinas for several years until the new Aquinas was built on the bottom football pitches.....some of the Aquinas teachers say they preferred the old Gusties building which had a staff room with a full sized snooker table.
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Post by: thechinaclogs on August 15, 2013, 12:13:12 PM
Hello Baptista
Did you ever post this pic?  Would love to see it.  Squigsy is I think Peter McGuigan who was a good friend of my uncle (Fitzpatrick RIP) and died last year.
All the best.
 
Stumbled on this site a few days ago. Was at St. Augustines for 3 years from Sept 1971 to June 1974.
Its amazing how much you forget and reading the posts rekindles memories, many which were pleasant and which have been long since forgotten. 
I noticed a few photos on the site but none from that particular era in the early 70's. I have a school photo of a Football Team (soccer) from 1974 which includes 'Doc' White, 'Squigsy' McGuigan, 'Big D' McCloskey to name but a few. As someone previously posted, we were part of 'a forgotten era'. I will have a look for the photo over the next few weeks and hopefully post it to site. It may generate a bit of interest and stir a few memories as well as putting faces to a few names.
 
     
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Post by: bjay on August 18, 2013, 04:54:05 PM
Sorry to hear about Peter Mc Guigan.  We were in the same class in primary school for a while , and he was in the  the year below at 'Gusties, '68 intake.  He did more than his fair share of messing about at school.  After torturing the teachers as a pupil he became one himself. :P
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Post by: thechinaclogs on August 19, 2013, 10:03:40 AM
Yes he died suddenly almost a year ago. Spoke to his wife recently who sent me his obit from the Irish News, but can't seem to upload it here :-\ .
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Post by: bridge ender on September 17, 2013, 12:47:02 AM
hi all just moving thread up the list
 
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Post by: Mills and Boon on September 18, 2013, 02:37:54 PM
Marty,

The old school served as Aquinas for several years until the new Aquinas was built on the bottom football pitches.....some of the Aquinas teachers say they preferred the old Gusties building which had a staff room with a full sized snooker table.

As far as I know the snooker table was given to the staff by the first principal Vincent McKeown. Snooker had gone out of fashion in the 1960s and were dirt cheap. I remember a programme on TV where snooker tables and pianos got smashed by teams using sledge hammers. The quickest team won. The top floor of the top floor of the Pavilion (big house)  had a number of snooker tables which the Keenan's never used. Now  its a pool room .The snooker table was long gone before Aquinas opened.
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Post by: bjay on October 10, 2013, 07:20:46 PM
St. Augustines opened for business 50 years ago last month.
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Post by: SWLRADIO on October 11, 2013, 08:30:55 PM
 What type of business!!
It certainly wasn’t the education business
 
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Post by: bjay on October 12, 2013, 05:24:25 PM
The first principal Vincent McGeown was fond of saying " the school was full of Teeves and Tugs"   he wasn't far wrong :P .
Wonder  where his snooker table ended up - did some " Teeve "  tea - leave it ??

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Post by: bjay on October 12, 2013, 07:32:00 PM
Teeves and Tugs translated as " thieves and thugs"... he was a Free Stater after all !!! :)
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Post by: tefal on October 13, 2013, 03:14:17 PM
I was the first intake I didn't know it was demolished. Remember an English teacher called Mr Grew who used the blackboard light as a bell before he caned you. round 1,2,3etc
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Post by: tefal on October 13, 2013, 03:59:02 PM
Vice princepal slapping you on the Ravenhill Road for being 1 min.late.happy days :P
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Post by: crossybelfast on October 21, 2013, 02:29:05 PM
yeah tefal, mr grew drove a scooter and parked outside the class and climbed in through the window.
                                                                                                                                   
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Post by: marty1953 on October 21, 2013, 06:53:06 PM
He used too line people up and wait until the girls came out to play netball,then slap you in front of them
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Post by: tefal on October 22, 2013, 04:04:34 PM
We studied 3 books for junior Poems of Spirit and Acion, Julius Ceasar, and some other about Africa collecting zoo animals(( does anyonr remember the name ot it).Mr Grew would leave the class for 5 mins saying learn name and Author of poems,when he returned go round the class one by one asking  if you did'nt know you got one slap if you were lucky and answered correctly he went round again untill everyone received a slap
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Post by: tefal on October 22, 2013, 04:17:47 PM
Who was the Teacher who made you stand in the doorway with your finger tips just showing and slap you by running the cane down the door surrond making sure he got your tips. do you think it was not for disapline but enjoyment.
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Post by: Mills and Boon on October 23, 2013, 05:57:30 PM
Never taught by "daddy Grew". though I remember his striped socks and scooter. We had a teacher called Burns who we tortured . I feel sorry for the poor man now. The book was by Gerald Durrell. Think it was called Encounters with Animals. Perhaps there was a joke at our expense in there someplace.
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Post by: bjay on October 23, 2013, 07:11:49 PM
One of the best, and arguably the very best, english teachers was Vincent Meenahan, who achieved legendary status by being photographed with George Best. A few more teachers like him would not have gone amiss.
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Post by: marty1953 on October 23, 2013, 07:18:08 PM
Yes a lovely man,a lot of people speak very highly about him,we had Daddy Grew,and I think mr Fox
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Post by: SWLRADIO on October 24, 2013, 09:47:48 AM
One of the best, and arguably the very best, english teachers was Vincent Meenahan, who achieved legendary status by being photographed with George Best. A few more teachers like him would not have gone amiss.

 Vincent Meenahan taught English
Around 1975 he took us to the Folk Museum at Cultra and of course the inevitable happened.
Some of our less sociable pupils, of which there were many, performed some their usual stunts.
And once back at Gustie’s the strap came out.
I refused the punishment as I wasn’t involved, so Vincent sent me to Mr Dolan, who in-turn suspended me for a two day period.
When I returned to St Trinian’s, sorry St Agustine's although sometimes I wonder, Vincent made sure I took the punishment two on each hand.
What a pleasant educational establishment with the best educators the church could buy.
 
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Post by: tefal on October 24, 2013, 11:59:03 AM
Your lucky SWLRADIO we usualy got six on each hand
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Post by: marty1953 on October 24, 2013, 01:50:16 PM
Hi Swlradio ,look at page 62,I got a  severe telling off for saying the School was a reform school dressed. Up as a sec mod :)
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Post by: SWLRADIO on October 24, 2013, 03:56:09 PM
 Well Marty1953
 
That was your opinion and your personal experience and fortunately for us, this is a democracy.
Therefore, you are entitled to state what you like regarding St Agustine’s, within reason.
And your post on page 62 reflects my position and no doubt others on this forum regarding our time at Gustie’s.
 
 
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Post by: olelad on October 25, 2013, 12:29:19 PM

 Vincent Meenahan taught English
Around 1975 he took us to the Folk Museum at Cultra and of course the inevitable happened.
Some of our less sociable pupils, of which there were many, performed some their usual stunts.
And once back at Gustie’s the strap came out.
I refused the punishment as I wasn’t involved, so Vincent sent me to Mr Dolan, who in-turn suspended me for a two day period.
When I returned to St Trinian’s, sorry St Agustine's although sometimes I wonder, Vincent made sure I took the punishment two on each hand.
What a pleasant educational establishment with the best educators the church could buy.

gusties was a nightmare for bullying no doubt about it. i seen it and was on the wrong end of it in my last year there. the teachers dished out whatever but never got to grips with anything. at the st anthonys reunion everyone agreed it was a [censored] 70s anyway. maybe it improved later years.
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Post by: SWLRADIO on October 25, 2013, 02:44:45 PM
 Olelad
 
I have to agree 100%
All my memories are unfortunately negative, relating to my years at Gustie’s
I’m glad that my children went to proper educational establishments, although not in the Belfast area.
Perhaps it was endemic in the 1970s that schools were immersed in bullying and the teaching quality in some was below standard.
 Fortunately I have not had to engage such behaviour in the thirty years of being a parent.
 
 
 
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Post by: Belfast Born on November 02, 2013, 01:44:48 PM
Gotta agree that the bullying in Gusties was shocking. When it came the streaming of the classes The T and especially the C classes were full of knuckleheads who probably couldn't tie their shoelaces without help, and what a distraction they were to those who were there to learn.
Gusties failed miserably because there were more pupils who didn't give a damn than pupils who were there to learn and as to its closure.  ...I say good riddance.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on November 02, 2013, 06:33:15 PM
A school of Hard Knocks but if you could make it there , you could make it anywhere.  A survival course for life, to some extent.              Think some folk need to toughen up. :P
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Post by: road hog on November 03, 2013, 07:28:33 AM
Funny enough bjay, I liked the place
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Post by: bjay on November 03, 2013, 12:44:53 PM
All the bullying, sarcasm and snide remarks was a good preparation for married life. :) :D
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Post by: jc67 on November 16, 2013, 10:59:32 PM
I think some of you boys should have went to monicas or maybe not. I went to st A's between 67 and 73 and it was some education in life.But have very happen memories of the school and given what was happening outside it did alright.
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Post by: eirefan on November 30, 2013, 01:31:32 AM
Does anyone remember a Paul Campbell, I think he left in 76. I often wondered what became of him.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Woman on November 30, 2013, 09:57:13 AM
I think some of you boys should have went to monicas or maybe not. I went to st A's between 67 and 73 and it was some education in life.But have very happen memories of the school and given what was happening outside it did alright.
And some of the girls maybe should've went to st augustines  :)
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Post by: Mollydolly on November 30, 2013, 11:40:51 AM
And some of the girls maybe should've went to st augustines  :)
Hi, Molly Rose, went to St. Monicas between 1960 and 1964. We had to wait for all the St Agustine's boys to leave first before we were let loose. Somehow I don't think we were trusted.  No wonder we didn't have catholic mixed schools. I knew Francis Bell from St. Agustines who also had some brothers and a sister called Dolores. They lived in Delhi street, I lived in Delhi Parade.
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Post by: Belfast Woman on November 30, 2013, 11:49:42 AM
I went st monica's 79 till 84 all my brothers went to st augustines,im ormeau rd as well  :)
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Post by: Mollydolly on November 30, 2013, 03:45:45 PM
I went st monica's 79 till 84 all my brothers went to st augustines,im ormeau rd as well  :)
You went there much later than me so all the teachers would be different. I was already in England when you were there. My son is now 36
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Belfast Woman on December 01, 2013, 10:36:00 AM
You went there much later than me so all the teachers would be different. I was already in England when you were there. My son is now 36

That's the story of my life LOL,anyway there is a st monica's thread somewhere,i don't post on it,its before my time.
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Post by: anamcara01 on December 01, 2013, 12:24:26 PM
girls didindeed attend st augustines and vice versa , biology and chemistry A levels were jointed studied in st augustines, girls attending were , ill not mention their first names , o reilly , rocks , mcerlean , McHugh I think and another girl maybe her name eludes me .
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Leftback on February 17, 2014, 09:19:30 PM
Howdo there my old school friends...i was in St Disgusties from 72-78. I remember my first year teacher Miss Milligan, always wore short skirts and boots. its a wonder we learnt anything at all!!
Anyone know what happened to Neil Devlin?
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Post by: cloudylime on May 12, 2014, 07:53:07 AM
The Maine Man still delivers to homes round Belfast and Northern Ireland, with favourite flavours such as Cloudy Lime, Splice, Brown Lemonade, American Cream Soda, Sarsaparilla and even Attaboy!

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Post by: stranmillis v on November 02, 2014, 12:24:35 AM
well just found the site I attended the school sept 68 - Easter 72 I was in b1 but because there was 41 in the class last 5 on register one was me were moved to s1 then s3 s5 not sure of last year perhaps it was c1?
I remember a lot of old things mentioned in those years I remember willie norwood from walmer st henry Armstrong Kimberly st Brendan mc mullan think he was from cregagh or rosetta Brendan Dunlop same area soupy (yes) Campbell and wee Higgins from the strand paul mc conkey irish dancer from new bond st Stephen king as mentioned the albino sorry to hear of his passing, also Vincent daigian and Vincent lagdan I think they were called Stephen Pollock frank foster a big lad whose name escapes me but nickname was big sally (apologies) dennis mc cann Brendan king from donnybrook st lisburn rd and I remember the cousins from tin town as well I also attended st brides Malone road not to many former p7 classmates came with me to st agustines I think Brendan and perhaps aguy called micheal morris and kevin brennan moved
I remember Michael brennan the teacher lovely guy being killed he was actually living in a flat in claremount st at the time, well that's enough from me for now, im sure more names will pop into mind. ???
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on November 02, 2014, 05:00:19 PM
Willie Norwood went to London in the early 70's.  Henry Armstrong takes to with Rosario - a good footballing side not like the hatchet men of Aquinas based in your neck of the woods. :P Brennan's were big into football and  the Aquinas club.
Others I  recall are Peter McGuigan, Maxie, Eddie Hunter,Brendan Lynch,  Freddie O'Neill, Sean McGloin, John Duffin, Stephen McRandall, McCrory from the Strand, and Dornan from the Markets - think they were all "68 folk.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stranmillis v on November 02, 2014, 05:28:51 PM
Gerald turley, Peter Davison I think he was called had no homework done in French told to stand up at front of class and he let rip with a fa4t the class roared he was threw out, Peter Walsh I also recall and the george's john and Eddie tony mc intyre lower ormo terry Clinton another, I'm sure more will crop into mind.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 02, 2014, 06:26:55 PM
Has any of you "Nazi" hunters traced the wherabouts of big Madden yet?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on November 02, 2014, 07:21:01 PM
Roadhog,  1 or 2 years ,or so, into our "sentence" he left the reformatory, sorry I meant school.    He would be in his 80's  now, if he is still knocking about.   One scary dude.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 03, 2014, 06:51:23 AM
Didnt know that, bjay. Alot of them moved on when the troubles took hold. I know of a few who went to Australia
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Post by: Belfast Woman on November 03, 2014, 08:17:17 AM
Gerald turley, Peter Davison I think he was called had no homework done in French told to stand up at front of class and he let rip with a fa4t the class roared he was threw out, Peter Walsh I also recall and the george's john and Eddie tony mc intyre lower ormo terry Clinton another, I'm sure more will crop into mind.

Terry still lives on the Ormo Rd,you can find him on fb
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on November 04, 2014, 09:50:22 PM
I recall Tommy Connolly from Stranmillis - he came from Sandhurst and may have started in '68.

 
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Post by: stranmillis v on November 04, 2014, 10:57:27 PM
I recall Tommy Connolly from Stranmillis - he came from Sandhurst and may have started in '68.

correct we walked together to school, think he has passed away.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on November 05, 2014, 03:05:29 PM
I heard Tommy died before his time.   I used to run into him in the Club Bar around '76-'79.   I think he was at  St Josephs teacher training college at the time.                  His buddy at that time was Peter Woods ,who was also at the school I believe.  Two good guys.
Seem to remember a bomb was placed outside a house in Stranmillis, and that it was Tommy's house that was targeted. The family may have moved away afterwards.
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Post by: stranmillis v on November 05, 2014, 03:20:47 PM
yes that's correct his dog rebel died in the attack, they did move away, sadly he was knocked down and killed I believe in may st an ormo bread van came through the lights if I recall correctly?
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Post by: olelad on November 08, 2014, 12:09:24 PM
i remember gerard turley from primary school
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Post by: citybloke on November 08, 2014, 02:00:00 PM
Did Gerard Turley live in Thompson Street
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on November 08, 2014, 03:47:13 PM
Stranmillis V,  I think Jim Clinton was also in your year at the school.   Jim stood as a candidate for election.         Gerard Carr who was the year ahead also stood as a political candidate.        I wonder how many political figures emerged from the hallowed gates of St. Augustines ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stranmillis v on November 08, 2014, 03:53:46 PM
Did Gerard Turley live in Thompson Street

Think Gerard used to live on the front of the ravenhill road but like a lot off people at that time had to move, but to where I don't know.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on November 08, 2014, 06:10:08 PM
Gerard Turley lived on the RavenhiilRd., between the Temple of Doom and the petrol station, facing the golf course.

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Post by: stranmillis v on November 08, 2014, 06:19:45 PM
yes still think there is a house missing there, a hoarding of sorts in the area.
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Post by: olelad on November 10, 2014, 01:59:25 PM
correctet
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SWLRADIO on November 12, 2014, 01:51:46 PM
Michael Brennan

History Teacher, St Augustine's S.C.

40th Anniversary of his passing, November 13th 1974
How time passes so quickly

Rest in Peace Michael

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Post by: stranmillis v on November 12, 2014, 03:19:20 PM
Good god is it really 40 years...R.I.P.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on November 13, 2014, 08:05:28 PM
Stran,  recall a young man from Cafe Montmarte from your neck of the woods at the school - D'agustino ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stranmillis v on November 14, 2014, 06:45:02 PM
his father and mother vincent & Lucy owned it.
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Post by: harryfitz on November 16, 2014, 01:23:47 PM
i have three programs from 1963,how do i put them on

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Post by: Margana on November 28, 2014, 06:21:22 PM
I posted away back early in this thread and although I didn't go to St Augustines, living in the Short Strand, I knew quite a few who did. Having read through the pages, I noticed a few names that I was familiar with.
I attended Hardinge Street between Sep 1965 and June 1970 so the people I went about with and knew would have started St Augustines between 63 to 68. In no particular order:
Colin Benstead (Twinbrook?), John and Jimmy George (Killough), Tony and Vincent Quinn (Downpatrick), Alec (Sid) Boyle (was in Downpatrick, now elsewhere), Tommy Bateson (Belfast), Danny McDonnell RIP (Four Winds)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Margana on November 28, 2014, 06:26:24 PM
I also noticed a post about the McCluskeys with the odd names. I went to Oxford Street PS and they attended that school first.
The eldest boy, who was my age, was called Linus and the others were Cleetus, Cosmos and Damian.
I often wondered where these names came from and a year or two ago, while at Mass, there was a reading which mentioned the names Linus and Cleetus so they came from the Bible. I think someone mentioned that they were named after popes, so there could be some truth in that.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 29, 2014, 08:01:24 AM
Margana, I knew quite a lot of short strand guys that attended Hardinge st . Alan Hughes, Paul Anderson. There is bound to be a lot more, but my ould head wont remember.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Margana on November 29, 2014, 03:02:38 PM
Margana, I knew quite a lot of short strand guys that attended Hardinge st . Alan Hughes, Paul Anderson. There is bound to be a lot more, but my ould head wont remember.

Paul Anderson was in my year but in a different class. Alan Hughes was a year or two older. Bobby McMahon also attended.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 29, 2014, 06:36:15 PM
Yes Margana, remember Bobby Mc Mahon alright. Does Dessie Thompson and Jimmy Lavery attend ?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Margana on November 29, 2014, 08:06:42 PM
Yes Margana, remember Bobby Mc Mahon alright. Does Dessie Thompson and Jimmy Lavery attend ?

Yes, I remember Dessie Thompson from the Mountpottinger Road but not Jimmy Lavery. Raymond Bateson and Soapy Price also attended although they were a few years older than me.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on November 29, 2014, 09:41:27 PM
I remember Raymond and soapy well. Dont know where Rammy is now, soapy went to Australia
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on December 09, 2014, 11:54:28 PM
Just looking at some threads,The teacher Mr Brennan what happened too him
I remember a teacher being attacked and fatally injured ,after a schools rugby match in a Bar on the Woodstock Rd ? 
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stranmillis v on December 10, 2014, 02:45:05 AM
Michael was shot through a window of a youth club top of ormeau road.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: buttercup on December 10, 2014, 03:28:16 AM
I posted away back early in this thread and although I didn't go to St Augustines, living in the Short Strand, I knew quite a few who did. Having read through the pages, I noticed a few names that I was familiar with.
I attended Hardinge Street between Sep 1965 and June 1970 so the people I went about with and knew would have started St Augustines between 63 to 68. In no particular order:
Colin Benstead (Twinbrook?), John and Jimmy George (Killough), Tony and Vincent Quinn (Downpatrick), Alec (Sid) Boyle (was in Downpatrick, now elsewhere), Tommy Bateson (Belfast), Danny McDonnell RIP (Four Winds)
I knew Danny Mc Donnell from Kilmood Street he was good friends with Sean Mc Grattan from Beechfield Street , I also knew Jimmy George , he was married to Imelda Rooney from the Kashmir Road , we all used to go to the Dunbar .
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Margana on December 10, 2014, 11:44:53 PM
I knew Danny Mc Donnell from Kilmood Street he was good friends with Sean Mc Grattan from Beechfield Street , I also knew Jimmy George , he was married to Imelda Rooney from the Kashmir Road , we all used to go to the Dunbar .

My brother, Francie Monaghan was friends with Sean McGrattan and Danny McDonnell and also went to The Dunbar.
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Post by: Blanes on January 02, 2015, 03:20:43 PM
Just discovered this site, went to St Augustine's in late 60s , I remember a lot of faces in the old photos. Always looking for an old Friend called George Moore, does anyone remember him. Love to get some feedback.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stranmillis v on January 02, 2015, 03:55:14 PM
where from? may help you find him.
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Post by: sonnyboy on January 02, 2015, 05:10:27 PM
Just discovered this site, went to St Augustine's in late 60s , I remember a lot of faces in the old photos. Always looking for an old Friend called George Moore, does anyone remember him. Love to get some feedback.     Would that be George Moore from Windsor Road off the Lisburn Rd
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Blanes on January 02, 2015, 05:23:32 PM
Myself and George Moore lived of the Lisburn Rd, I have been living in Australia since 87. Lost contact with George about 1975
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Post by: Blanes on January 02, 2015, 05:28:22 PM
yep that's him, he lived at 58 Windsor Rd, I lived in Great Northern St, at bottom Lower Windsor Ave beside the bridge.
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Post by: Blanes on January 02, 2015, 06:14:22 PM
If I remember correctly, the go kart was a project of mister Kerr the metalwork teacher.
my brother and Chris McHale built that go cart. I learnt to drive in that cart.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Blanes on January 02, 2015, 06:24:03 PM
YOUR RIGHT, BUFFALO I REMEMBER THE HOVERCRAFT AISO
just reading through all the old entries. Yes it was my bro and Chris also built the hovercraft , it just about completed all the trials and about to enter a comp when some [censored] broke into the shed and burnt the lot down.i do believe I still have the plans of that craft somewhere.
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Post by: sonnyboy on January 02, 2015, 07:48:52 PM
Stephen its Gerald
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Post by: Blanes on January 02, 2015, 07:55:21 PM
Is that Gerald Mc G
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Post by: sonnyboy on January 02, 2015, 08:13:22 PM
No Gerald N Check out Donegall Rd thread Some posts about the bakery
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Post by: Blanes on January 03, 2015, 01:11:08 AM
No Gerald N Check out Donegall Rd thread Some posts about the bakery
Well Hello, good to hear from you. I am new to this so I will check it out. Really enjoyed reading all the comments. Happy new year.

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Post by: Margana on January 03, 2015, 11:01:56 PM
yep that's him, he lived at 58 Windsor Rd, I lived in Great Northern St, at bottom Lower Windsor Ave beside the bridge.

A heck of a distance to travel to St Augustines from there. I'm sure that you didn't live in those streets through the 70's.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Blanes on January 04, 2015, 01:12:35 AM
A heck of a distance to travel to St Augustines from there. I'm sure that you didn't live in those streets through the 70's.
sure did, we use to cycle across, cut through the botanic gardens or down Ridgeway street over the Lagan and up through sunny side street. Happy memories.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stranmillis v on January 05, 2015, 04:18:50 PM
Myself and George Moore lived of the Lisburn Rd, I have been living in Australia since 87. Lost contact with George about 1975

did George moore have a sister?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Blanes on January 05, 2015, 08:14:32 PM
did George moore have a sister?
yes he did, I think her name was Elaine ( could be wrong , not sure) also 2 brothers , oldest called Terence youngest not sure of his name.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mitch 2 on March 22, 2015, 01:23:48 AM
Hi guys,
Just discovered the forum, read the first forty pages and they certainly brought back memories, not many good ones among them.We lived in Ballyhackamore which was a tough place for Catholics, the tartan gangs regularly attacked the school bus and the pupils when they got off, the RUC didn't protect us and my father went to St Augustine's and asked the principal Vincent Mc Geown if he would put hurling on to the school timetable so my older brother and I could carry hurleys to protect ourselves and the rest of the lads that lived in The Hack. Mr mc Geown told us to carry a sliothar in case the cops tried to prosecute us for carrying an offensive weapon, the sticks were a great deterrent and we had little trouble getting home from theron.
There were six boys in our house and we all went to Gustie's, probably from around 1968.
I still remember the roll call in third year:

Bennett,Mc Gonnell,Mc Cracken,Mc Cullough,Mc Grady,Mc Guiness,Mc Mahon,Mallon,Milligan,Morris,Morrison,Murdoch,Murray,Quinn,Quinn,Rodgers,Rooney,Rowan,Scanlon,
Sharvin,Sloan,Sturgeon,Taylor,Thomas,Travers,Turner,Ward,Watson,Wisdom.
Three lads were added to our class after the start of the year: Conway,Houston &Lynch.

My brothers and I all played on the school Gaelic team, I think Mr Fox was the teacher who took us.

We eventually got out of Belfast when we left school.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mitch 2 on March 24, 2015, 09:09:46 PM
A few incidents that I remember clearly during my time in Gustie's:

The day a pupil burst in to Carey's class and shouted"thanks very much you ????er," apparently Carey had reported him for some misdemeanour and he got suspended by O'Connell. Carey chased him down the corridor, he appeared back about 5 minutes all annoyed and in a more foul mood than usual. The next thing a big stone shattered one of the large widows that had a Roman painting, we run over to the window and the guy who had fu???d Carey off earlier was standing in the car park below giving the fingers to Carey and shouting obscenities at him. Carey went ballistic and ran down the corridor, we loved every minute of it, for weeks afterwards we told the story to the rest of the school.
Carey had a real attitude, he thought everyone was below him, I detested his classes and the way he made little of us.

More to follow when I get time.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Brian Mag on May 14, 2015, 09:10:08 AM
Hello
I went to St Augustines from 69 until 73 (1st, 2nd & 3rd year). I was in S1/S2/S3. Our form teacher was an English teacher called Mr.Andrews (Chinky). Some names of people in my class were: Butler, Huston, McGreevy, McManus, McClinton McCann, McGuigan, McFall, McCabe, McNally, McVeigh, McCarney, McGuinness, McLaughlin, Marks, Quinn, Rea, Riley, Reynolds, Semple, White and Vaugh!
I'd be interested to hear from anyone who was around then.
Teachers I remember were Westland and Byrne both French teachers and McCann Science. 'Twitchy' Leonard the music teacher.
Pls take the time to post if you were in my class.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on May 14, 2015, 05:45:43 PM
Hello
I went to St Augustines from 69 until 73 (1st, 2nd & 3rd year). I was in S1/S2/S3. Our form teacher was an English teacher called Mr.Andrews (Chinky). Some names of people in my class were: Butler, Huston, McGreevy, McManus, McClinton McCann, McGuigan, McFall, McCabe, McNally, McVeigh, McCarney, McGuinness, McLaughlin, Marks, Quinn, Rea, Riley, Reynolds, Semple, White and Vaugh!
I'd be interested to hear from anyone who was around then.
Teachers I remember were Westland and Byrne both French teachers and McCann Science. 'Twitchy' Leonard the music teacher.
Pls take the time to post if you were in my class.

I went to gusties same time as you. Robert semple I I know. I was in b2, b4 and b6,
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Post by: MarkBel on September 30, 2015, 06:51:02 PM

hi. .i was in B1, B3, B5 from '69-73. ...Bob "Twitch" Leonard ended up at the Assumption in Ballynahinch...sadly passed away several years back.
names i remember Jordan, Higgins, Bell, Gough, Kays, Crane, Knocker, Mahon, Christian, Briggs, Gracey, Williams, Firth, Fitzsimmons.....its been a while.....for all its faults (dodging the bullies in the playground during break :) .the odd hammering from Mr Burns, O'Connell, Westland and Skippy Walsh i still have good memories
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on September 30, 2015, 07:26:59 PM
That's sad about Bob Leonard. He taught music, found him a nice bloke. I think he may have been glad to leave Guzzies. The Assumption would have suited his mild manner more than the nut house.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: MarkBel on September 30, 2015, 07:47:38 PM
any of you attend the school between 69 and 72 ??

me! .B1,B3,B5. ..first email teacher was a blonde who taught English. .Mr Fay or Fahey? was her minder; we were warned
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: road hog on October 01, 2015, 10:26:42 AM
I left in 71, Mr Fay would be right, taught English, scuffy bloke. There were no women teachers when I was there.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on October 01, 2015, 08:14:35 PM
Roadhog,  lady teachers came in '72....as you were leaving they were arriving.  Isn't that just the way it goes  :) .
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Post by: road hog on October 03, 2015, 06:38:08 AM
I can imagine giving one of them cheek, the vice would have had a field day.
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Post by: bjay on October 03, 2015, 05:29:38 PM
Mr McGeown left the same time as you. The Vice got a job in St Joseph's teacher training college and had to give 3 months notice over the summer, so he came back for one month, September '71, then was gone before the lady teachers arrived. I suspect they would not have got across the door in his day.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on October 03, 2015, 10:02:25 PM
Mr McGeown left the same time as you. The Vice got a job in St Joseph's teacher training college and had to give 3 months notice over the summer, so he came back for one month, September '71, then was gone before the lady teachers arrived. I suspect they would not have got across the door in his day.

I remember them starting
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Post by: Mitch 2 on October 16, 2015, 10:37:24 PM
I remember the first female teacher starting, I think she was Miss Hanlon or O'Hanlon and was possibly from Downpatrick, there was also a French teacher possibly called Mrs Hart, lovely woman who had her work cut out trying to teach us lot.
Anyone remember the first anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a mass walkout was planned immediately after lunch, the whole school gathering to go and heading down the corridors to the front entrance, word had leaked out and we were met with a row of teachers blocking the doors with the Vice in the middle. The teachers had also blocked the driveway and a stand off ensued, O'Connell tried to bully us to go back to our classes but no one moved. Eventually Fr Mullan arrived, he stood on one of the high wooden stools from the science / art rooms and pleaded with us to return to the classes. Eventually a compromise was reached and some of the older pupils were allowed out, we marched down the Ormeau Road and in to town with a car load of teachers behind us and met with a lot of other pupils from catholic schools, we made a bit of a nuisance of ourselves in town, disrupting traffic etc but the RUC didn't bother us as the TVs cameras were about.
The principal sent letter home to our parents to probably try and cause a bit of trouble, we had already told our parents and my Da said he would have given us a hiding if hadn't of went as he he was a big supporter of the Civil Rights movement.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on October 17, 2015, 02:47:19 PM
I don't remember that at all  ???
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: newcastle on October 19, 2015, 01:21:11 PM
I was at the school from 71-73 I lived in Ballybeen and wearing the uniform attracted a lot of unwanted attention.

The Knock Road bus was a joke. Seats up against the windows passing Lisnasharragh as there was always a mob at the play area with loads of bricks.

Some of the teachers I recall were Rocks social studies, Brannigan maths, Smith Enlish and Fulton and McElhatton PE.

We eventually were persuaded to leave Ballybeen as we could not hold out to hardboard for the Windows :D

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mitch 2 on October 19, 2015, 08:26:31 PM
NEWCASTLE, you and your family were fortunate to get out of Ballybeen, it along with tullycarnet were dangerous places for Catholics, we travelled on the knock rd bus, as you say it was regularly attacked, had to protect ourselves with the seats against the Windows to stop the flying glass.
The bus used to go from school down the Ravenhill Road, turn right up the newtowards road through Hollywood Arches etc, it was regularly attacked at Templemore Avenue as the traffic was always slow along the road, a lot more windows were stoned in, again we used the seats as protection. After a while the route was changed to Knock Road where as you say it was still attacked.
The RUC didn't do anything to protect the bus.
On a different note, I was at mass in St Colmcille's yesterday for an anniversary mass, a guy came over to me afterwards and asked if I ever went to Gustie's, turned out he taught me woodwork, Mr O' Hare, One of the more pleasant teachers in the school. We had the craic about some of the old times, enjoying his retirement.
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Post by: newcastle on October 20, 2015, 09:55:46 AM
Yes I remember the Knock Road bus journey. Then when I got off the bus I had to wait for a Dundonald blue bus. You always got the usual names shouted at you.

Then I got off the bus and walked through Ballybeen!! Mad or what?
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Post by: Mitch 2 on October 22, 2015, 11:32:19 PM
NEWCASTLE. You deserve a medal for surviving the walk through Ballybeen, we lived in Ballyhackamore which was no picnic either but not as bad as what yous guys endured. I knew a guy Jim Nelson from Ballybeen, went to Gustie's too, did you know him?
I went to the government training centre in Dundonald after I left school, it was a real bad place for Catholics too, I was in it when the Miami showband were attacked and most of them murdered by loyalists/ UDR, the gloating at the time from the bigots was sickening.
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Post by: newcastle on October 25, 2015, 10:41:45 AM
Mitch I didn't know Jim Nelson Ballybeen was a very large estate, however, everyone seemed to know us unfortunately.
I remember a McFarland from Ballyhackamore who used to beat up some of the lads from my primary St Joseph's. He was a nasty piece of work driven by pure hatred towards literally children.

I was in Dundonald recently and took a drive to Campsie and noticed our old house was very run down with a flag at the front and back.
Contrast that when my late parents had its spick and span with a lovely garden with roses etc.

From school I remember Paul Fisher, Laurence Kerr, Jackie Winchester, James Norwood
Did you know any of them?
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Post by: Mitch 2 on October 29, 2015, 10:33:27 PM
I remember Mc Farlane's name alright but it is a bit hazy at this stage, didn't know any of the lads you mention so I must have been a few years after you.
Newcastle a much quieter place than Ballybeen?
Back to Gustie's, did you go to any of the school reunion's? I went to one in the Conway hotel a good few years ago, I got absolutely plastered at it but was great to meet up with a good few of the lads I went to school with. It was tinged with sadness too as some of them didn't make it through the troubles which was sad. Bad times!
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Post by: willieholden on November 20, 2015, 01:15:17 AM
Hi My name is Willie Holden went to St Augustines 1964-1968 I lived on the ormo now live in Canada
my brother Paul went there too and my younger brother Anthony as well I hated the school mitched
more often than went lol
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Post by: bjay on November 20, 2015, 11:50:57 AM
From Elgin Street.  .near Herbie's Cash and Carry?
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Post by: willieholden on November 20, 2015, 02:14:36 PM
Hi Bjay
            yes just down the street from herbies cash and carry hes my older brother
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Post by: willieholden on November 20, 2015, 03:43:02 PM
is this my kid brother lol   (bjay maybe bluejay toronto lol)
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Post by: bjay on November 20, 2015, 05:53:54 PM
Willie,   Don't suppose you get round that neck of the woods much these days.           Where Stewart's builders yard was is Dunne's stores car park.         Remember that fool McC***dy set it on fire and tried to put it out by p*ssing on it.        Where  Baird's car showroom was is now Dunnes stores, a supermarket.   The Gaumont shop and the wee shop in Agra Street are long gone.
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Post by: willieholden on November 20, 2015, 06:41:54 PM
Hi Bjay
          sent you a message just remembered Eddie did not pi## on the fire he run in the house back and
forward getting mouth fulls of water lol
                                                             Willie
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Post by: newcastle on November 26, 2015, 11:28:57 AM
Hi My name is Willie Holden went to St Augustines 1964-1968 I lived on the ormo now live in Canada
my brother Paul went there too and my younger brother Anthony as well I hated the school mitched
more often than went lol

No I did not attend any of the reunions. Years after leaving Ballybeen I was working in East Belfast and become friendly with people from Ballybeen lol.
They were decent people not like the scum that terrorised my sick mother by throwing bricks at her when she ventured out to go to the shops.
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Post by: REP1 on December 06, 2015, 10:08:13 AM

Paul Graham was killed at the railing of a school on the bend of the Beersbridge Road, late seventies. I went to his wake felt so sorry for his father and mother, his dad was a lovely guy who as also suffering a stroke at the Time. Paul was a nice guy.
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Post by: REP1 on December 06, 2015, 12:09:38 PM
There was a metal work teacher there at the time, cant remember his name, but he stopped that and taught religion , then left to teach Theology at St Marys college on the falls, was it Mr Beckett ?
Mr Kerr
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Post by: Mitch 2 on December 08, 2015, 10:59:19 PM

Paul Graham was killed at the railing of a school on the bend of the Beersbridge Road, late seventies. I went to his wake felt so sorry for his father and mother, his dad was a lovely guy who as also suffering a stroke at the Time. Paul was a nice guy.

Beersbridge Road was a dangerous place, wouldn't have been too many Catholics living at the lower end of it, bunch of grapes bar was on it which was notorious.
My brothers and I played for the Ballyhackamore Gaelic team, pitch was in dundonald, posts were cut down, glass spread on the pitch etc. Club eventually folded.
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Post by: REP1 on December 08, 2015, 11:31:00 PM
Paul Graham was killed at the railing of a school on the bend of the Beersbridge Road, late seventies. I went to his wake felt so sorry for his father and mother, his dad was a lovely guy who as also suffering a stroke at the Time. Paul was a nice guy.

Beersbridge Road was a dangerous place, wouldn't have been too many Catholics living at the lower end of it, bunch of grapes bar was on it which was notorious.
My brothers and I played for the Ballyhackamore Gaelic team, pitch was in dundonald, posts were cut down, glass spread on the pitch etc. Club eventually folded.
At the time Paul was living in Madrid street.
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Post by: dibbs on January 03, 2016, 08:43:22 PM
Hi
I knew Vera and Paula O'Hare.  Worked with them at Cregagh Pharmacy and we used to go to Wally's Barn I think it was called.
Went to St Monica's 68-72.  Remember Claire Keown, Janet Dawson, Irene Donnelly, Geraldine Gibney and Jackie Leitch from St Augustines.
Siobhan McDonald
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Post by: road hog on January 07, 2016, 04:52:27 PM
Do any of my fellow Guzzie  collegians know if anyone who attended there, ever became famous?
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Post by: bjay on January 07, 2016, 06:59:52 PM
Terry George from the Strand won an Oscar ;)
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Post by: road hog on January 08, 2016, 06:44:13 PM
Did he go to Guzzies, bjay <
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Post by: olelad on January 09, 2016, 08:48:25 AM
Did he go to Guzzies, bjay <

if he did he won an ocsar  :)
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Post by: bjay on January 09, 2016, 11:14:59 AM
Read somewhere he went to the school, but I couldn't swear on it.  However it is nice to think The Vice, Madden and Hairy Dan could have inspired a poor working class boy, spurred him on to greater things.     Would make a film script in its own right.  Clint Eastwood as The Vice , Arnie as Madden.
Who could play Hairy Dan ?
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Post by: olelad on January 09, 2016, 11:27:58 AM
Read somewhere he went to the school, but I couldn't swear on it.  However it is nice to think The Vice, Madden and Hairy Dan could have inspired a poor working class boy, spurred him on to greater things.     Would make a film script in its own right.  Clint Eastwood as The Vice , Arnie as Madden.
Who could play Hairy Dan ?

ok m8 you got the job.
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Post by: stranmillis v on January 09, 2016, 12:37:56 PM

Who could play Hairy Dan ?

bruce willis  :D
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Post by: bjay on January 11, 2016, 04:26:17 PM
Did Peter Lavery go to the school ? If so he must be the richest past pupil, or is he ???
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Post by: road hog on January 11, 2016, 06:47:25 PM
Good one bjay
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Post by: Brooklyny on February 10, 2016, 12:53:29 AM
David Holmes  (dj) went early 80's
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Post by: olelad on May 26, 2016, 03:39:18 PM
does anyone remember a lad called ken sheppard ? he lived in edinburgh street of the lisburn road.
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Post by: olelad on June 03, 2016, 01:33:41 PM
does anyone remember a lad called ken sheppard ? he lived in edinburgh street of the lisburn road.

not sure if that is the guys name or not ??? anyone got any idea was there anyone called sheppard who lived in edinburgh st around 1970 ?
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Post by: road hog on June 03, 2016, 08:35:18 PM
olelad, was his name Keith ?
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Post by: olelad on June 05, 2016, 11:35:40 PM
olelad, was his name Keith ?

kenneth i think

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Post by: teragram on June 11, 2017, 09:36:05 AM
can anyone remember Tommy Young.Would have been there mid sixties.Used to live on Zetland St. then moved to Belvoir Park.
           

I remember Tommy Young and his sisters Mary and Edith. they moved from Zetland St to Belvior and then moved to Chesterield around 1973 and are probably still living there.
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Post by: bjay on June 11, 2017, 04:07:32 PM
I knocked about with Tommy Young when he loved in Zetland Street. The family moved to Belvoir in 1966, if my memory serves me well.
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Post by: bjay on August 30, 2017, 08:19:51 PM
50 years ago this week started St Augustines.  ..the first in a long line of mistakes.  School of hard knocks or what ???
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Post by: stranmillis v on August 30, 2017, 08:38:14 PM
50 years ago this week started St Augustines.  ..the first in a long line of mistakes.  School of hard knocks or what ???

not sure think it`s 50 for me as well?
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Post by: olelad on August 30, 2017, 09:28:25 PM
50 years ago this week started St Augustines.  ..the first in a long line of mistakes.  School of hard knocks or what ???

true  :)
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Post by: Belfast Woman1 on August 31, 2017, 12:51:43 AM
All my brothers went to this school from 1975ish on eldest brother Michael left june 1980 was shot dead month later
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Post by: bjay on August 31, 2017, 06:46:51 PM
SV  - You were the year later, I believe.   Eddie Hunter, Willie Norwood and Stephen McRandall were in your year.  Still see Eddie about. He looks well on it, and recently took early retirement from NIHE.   Haven't seen Stephen in years. Willie went to London in 1972 and I don't think he ever came back.     Best regards to Raymie.
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Post by: stranmillis v on August 31, 2017, 07:36:02 PM
good to know I'm still young.
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Post by: Ger1 on September 08, 2017, 05:17:07 AM
Hello
I went to St Augustines from 69 until 73 (1st, 2nd & 3rd year). I was in S1/S2/S3. Our form teacher was an English teacher called Mr.Andrews (Chinky). Some names of people in my class were: Butler, Huston, McGreevy, McManus, McClinton McCann, McGuigan, McFall, McCabe, McNally, McVeigh, McCarney, McGuinness, McLaughlin, Marks, Quinn, Rea, Riley, Reynolds, Semple, White and Vaugh!
I'd be interested to hear from anyone who was around then.
Teachers I remember were Westland and Byrne both French teachers and McCann Science. 'Twitchy' Leonard the music teacher.
Pls take the time to post if you were in my class.
Hi Brian...just came across this thread and it has brought back some memories reading the posts. Couldn't believe I had to wait until page 80 to see someone from my class post. Remember all those classmates particularly Junior McManus, Frankie Rea and Frankie McNally because they played in the school team with me. Some great memories and some not so good.
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Post by: bjay on September 08, 2017, 07:39:21 PM
Ger 1  You started a couple of years after we started, but I knew some of your contemporaries.  Still see Frankie Rea about the Ormeau Road and Frankie McNally about the town. Haven't seen Junior McManus or Gerard McClinton in years.  Sam Fitzsimmons is still knocking about and looks well on it for a man nearing his free bus pass. Squiggy McGuigan sadly died a few years back.
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Post by: Margana on September 08, 2017, 10:01:36 PM

Ger 1  You started a couple of years after we started, but I knew some of your contemporaries.  Still see Frankie Rea about the Ormeau Road and Frankie McNally about the town. Haven't seen Junior McManus or Gerard McClinton in years.  Sam Fitzsimmons is still knocking about and looks well on it for a man nearing his free bus pass. Squiggy McGuigan sadly died a few years back.

While I didn't go to St Agustines, I knew many who did and it also happens that Junior McManus is my cousin. I can confirm that he is alive and kicking as they say. I'm not sure where he lives but I will find out.
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Post by: Béarla Feirste on February 11, 2018, 06:46:36 AM
Looks like I’m late by a year or two for posting here but in case there’s anybody lurking about I started the school in Aug/Sept 1967. Was in S1, S3 and S5 then the classes changed to G something after that. I never missed a day for the first three years and still have the Certificate of Merit for attendance somewhere. After that I discovered the joys of going on the beak. I loved the school and most of the teachers were sound. Fav subject History with Mr Cunningham.
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Post by: bjay on February 11, 2018, 05:14:22 PM
A Chara.   I also started in September 1967 in SI.    Brian Hamill was the form teacher.        I suspect I held the record for mitching in the school.     From St Anthony's were             N***er Fitzpatrick, Paul Fullerton, Packie Stevenson.     Shughie Magee, Gerard Carr and Paddy McShane were from St Colman's.    Peter Shields and Tonino Crawford were from Ballyhackamore.         Jim Carlin, Shane McCann and Paul Short were from St Bernards.  Seamus Young and Harry Pye were from Oxford street.
From Rosario were Sean Dempsey, Danny McCoy, Dessie Armstrong, Brian Graham, Kevin Hoey.    Don Morrison and Johnny Martin were from St Brides.   I am sure i will recall some other names in due course although I am getting more and more senile as the years flash by .
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Post by: Béarla Feirste on February 11, 2018, 07:09:35 PM
Same class, that’s me, Fitzpatrick, inherited the now political incorrect nickname N#£&*r from my older bros who were both of a duskier complexion than me. I’m trying to work out who you are. I’ve seen Peter Shields in recent years, see Johnny Martin regularly. Send me your initials and I’ll know exactly who you are. The only teachers I can remember not liking were Mallon the PE teacher and Westland who I thought was a bit childish - all that ‘five-fingered flick’ etc that he used to describe his strap strokes with. About 20 years ago I bumped into Fuzz McCluskey the maths teacher in Dublin. Had a short conversation with him, he hadn’t changed a bit. He was lecturing in St Patrick’s College, Dromcondra. Then about 24 years ago I bumped into The Vice in the Royal. He was some enforcer but I liked him. I remember the day he slapped the entire class for some messing about at the Ormeau Baths - great days, the best of times.
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Post by: bjay on February 11, 2018, 07:41:51 PM
Mally Joe was another St Anthonys boy in the class.  Gerard Kelly from Clonduff died far too young I understand.  John Hanvey was another Ballyhack guy. Brennan was from St Brides as was Gerard Duffy and Brendan Wright. I always vowed to kick Fuzz in the Henry's if I ever met him again.   Kipper Kerr, Bernard Dorrian, Gerard hughes and Brendan Sheridan joined us later in the school for scandal.
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Post by: Béarla Feirste on February 11, 2018, 08:20:48 PM
Sry to hear about Gerard Kelly. I remember him singing Big Rock Candy Mountains in 1st year Music class. I bumped into Joe Mallon two weeks ago. He has just retired from some haulage firm or something. He’s another one who has been drinking out of the fountain of youth. Hasn’t changed a bit. They were all great lads in that class. John Harvey was a really nice lad and was it ‘Danny’ McCoy, great chess player? He passed about 24 O Levels. Do you remember Kevin Mullen? I worked with Kevin in the Europa in the early 70s and we were the best of mates. I lost contact with him. Would love to meet up with him again. We had some laughs. Big Sheridan was a geg. Send me an email and tell me who you are. I could be talking to some shake down artist from the nether regions of Vladivostok here - joke!
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Post by: bjay on February 12, 2018, 06:45:48 PM
Mullan's lived up Stirling Road as I recall.  Gary McAlorum was from Bloomfield and Paul McArdle from Castlereagh Road direction. Craig Estall was the english chap from Ballybeen-stayed a  year and I think he got into St Pat's. Few from the Strand in the class; Billy Murray joined later.   Hugh Kerr was from Taughmonagh.    Wonder what they are doing now ???
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Post by: Béarla Feirste on February 12, 2018, 07:06:19 PM
Aye Kevin was from Sterling Rd/Ave. Billy Murray was a clever fella. The fella McCoy the chess player was called Doc after Bones McCoy in Star Trek. Was talking to John Martin there and he was tal[size=78%]King to Gerard Kelly a few years ago in Ballycastle, he was telling Johnny he was going to retire from the fire service. He must have died some time after that. Paul Short died some time in the 70s or early eighties. He was as hard as but a decent guy. There was a documentary on TG4 a couple of years ago about 4 past pupils from St Malachy’s. It’s interesting for us because they used old footage from the time RTÉ did a documentary from St Augustine’s. They show footage of our class in the audio-visual room doing French. I’m not in it but you can see quite a few others. You can get it on YouTube and it’s called Daichead Bliain Ag Fás - forty years a growing. Have a look, you might see yourself. My typing started to go dead small there for some unknown reason [censored]. [/size]
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Post by: olelad on February 17, 2018, 10:52:15 PM
Same class, that’s me, Fitzpatrick, inherited the now political incorrect nickname N#£&*r from my older bros who were both of a duskier complexion than me. I’m trying to work out who you are. I’ve seen Peter Shields in recent years, see Johnny Martin regularly. Send me your initials and I’ll know exactly who you are. The only teachers I can remember not liking were Mallon the PE teacher and Westland who I thought was a bit childish - all that ‘five-fingered flick’ etc that he used to describe his strap strokes with. About 20 years ago I bumped into Fuzz McCluskey the maths teacher in Dublin. Had a short conversation with him, he hadn’t changed a bit. He was lecturing in St Patrick’s College, Dromcondra. Then about 24 years ago I bumped into The Vice in the Royal. He was some enforcer but I liked him. I remember the day he slapped the entire class for some messing about at the Ormeau Baths - great days, the best of times.

did you live around ravenhill ave/carlingford st area ????
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Béarla Feirste on February 18, 2018, 06:01:25 AM
We lived in Ravenhill Gardens Olelad. Left in ‘72. So many people who left St Anthony’s parish and it doesn’t even warrant a footnote in the history of this city
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Post by: olelad on February 18, 2018, 08:51:36 AM
We lived in Ravenhill Gardens Olelad. Left in ‘72. So many people who left St Anthony’s parish and it doesn’t even warrant a footnote in the history of this city

i lived not that far away from you. woodstock rd. think i remember a younger brother ? sorry if you havent got a younger bro. might be mixed up. it goes with age :D   yeah your right about the footnote. we was put out in 72 .
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Post by: Béarla Feirste on February 18, 2018, 11:10:16 AM
Aye, younger bro is called Harry, he’s about 4 or 5 years younger than me. Went to St Anthony’s, started St Augustine’s about 71 or ‘72.
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Post by: bjay on February 18, 2018, 04:49:02 PM
And a sister. Saw her in a school play in St Monica's back in the day. Wizard of Oz i seem to recall. Quite good looking, not at all like you  :P
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on February 18, 2018, 08:16:36 PM
Aye, younger bro is called Harry, he’s about 4 or 5 years younger than me. Went to St Anthony’s, started St Augustine’s about 71 or ‘72.

thats the one. i started gusties in 69 so was afew years older than him. didnt know him that well. he knocked about with afew lads who lived near me.

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Post by: Béarla Feirste on February 18, 2018, 08:28:26 PM
Ha ha, you got that one right Bjay. Yeah, I remember that play, she was the lion, ‘if I only had the noive’  The lion must have been from New York. She’s over forty years in America, still there.
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Post by: bjay on February 18, 2018, 08:43:13 PM
And Noel the boxer. .I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told, as the song goes . How the hell is he ???
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Post by: Béarla Feirste on February 18, 2018, 09:24:30 PM
He’s hanging on in. Not in the best of health and as fat as a fool (like myself). He’s been up in Twinklebrook since ‘73. Just him, the pigeons and his grandson now. The wee lad’s about twelve and is a good wee boxer himself

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Post by: audikez on March 11, 2018, 10:51:43 PM
hiya guys

went to St Augustines from 64 to 69 was in S1 with Alex Crossan Jimmy Stitt Danny McKnight Paul Conlon Peter Quinn (i think) Chris Scott Freddie Toland and a few more whom i can't remember, i knew guys from other classes Buff Faloon Tony Quinn Paul McHugh (brilliant swimmer) Gerard Caulfield Herbie and Dennis from Maryville st Paddy Duffin Danny McCoy and lots more great lads.
Came originally from Rosario and lived in Walmer st , played in the A team with Alex Crossan Eddie Conner Dessie Brennan Jonty McIlhone and Billy Cathcart, it would be great to chat to some of these lads again.
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Post by: sonnyboy on March 11, 2018, 11:00:26 PM
Does any one know any thing about the VP O Connell?
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Post by: liam nolan on March 16, 2018, 01:20:42 AM
is  there anyone about that was in st. augustines boys club which was opposite the orange hall in great victoria street  this was round about 1958-59 paddy cunningham ran the club
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Post by: REP1 on March 26, 2018, 06:42:55 PM
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Post by: REP1 on March 26, 2018, 06:44:07 PM
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Post by: REP1 on March 26, 2018, 06:45:03 PM
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Post by: bjay on March 26, 2018, 07:53:33 PM
Hi REP 1,   Whose yer man ?
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Post by: REP1 on March 26, 2018, 09:28:21 PM

Hi REP 1,   Whose yer man ?

I Don't know the guy on the left the one on the right is Mr Conlon.
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Post by: REP1 on March 26, 2018, 09:29:49 PM

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Mr Westland

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Post by: REP1 on March 26, 2018, 09:32:14 PM
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Mr McElhatton Mr Carey
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Post by: bjay on March 27, 2018, 08:38:45 PM
I recognise Mr McElhatton the PE teacher....wouldn't have recognised Mr Westland.  The chap with the beard maybe Mr Morgan, an english teacher .
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Post by: LGAC on April 28, 2018, 12:11:25 AM
That’s right. Guy on left was “Spoofer” Morgan. Once tried to tell us he cycled across Irish Sea on bike with inflatable tyres.
Title: Re: st augustines boys club
Post by: derdrei on April 28, 2018, 09:15:28 AM
is  there anyone about that was in st. augustines boys club which was opposite the orange hall in great victoria street  this was round about 1958-59 paddy cunningham ran the club
liam do you have a mam or Nan called kathleen.
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Post by: marty1953 on October 03, 2018, 05:47:01 PM
hi,have not posted in awhile,does anyone remember Brendan Sturgeon at st augustines
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Post by: danso on October 03, 2018, 11:30:27 PM
Brendan was burried this morning rip
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Post by: Margana on October 04, 2018, 12:32:55 AM
hi,have not posted in awhile,does anyone remember Brendan Sturgeon at st augustines


I went to Hardinge Street and was friendly with Pat Sturgeon. His brother Philip was also at the school. Were these brothers of Brendan?
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Post by: marty1953 on October 04, 2018, 07:48:09 PM
no,his brothers were,Malachy[rip],Seamus,who lives in Crossgar.
Brendan was a lovely person.
dont think he got over his wifes death.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on October 04, 2018, 08:08:00 PM
replying to Sonnyboy,the vice,was a lecturer in the old ranch,long gone.
its now ST Genevieves.
getting back to the point made by BEARLA FEIRSTE,hes correct ,airbrushed from history.
The mass intimidation of theCatholic population of east belfast,would make a great film
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on October 06, 2018, 11:14:55 PM
replying to Sonnyboy,the vice,was a lecturer in the old ranch,long gone.
its now ST Genevieves.
getting back to the point made by BEARLA FEIRSTE,hes correct ,airbrushed from history.
The mass intimidation of theCatholic population of east belfast,would make a great film


I was part of those put out back then r story should be told !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on October 08, 2018, 12:25:50 PM
but the story will never be told.
even during the anniversary of St Anthony's the PP,was very guarded in his remarks.
on an other note,what year was Tiny Kerr at St Augustine's ,somebody said he wrote a book or became very successful
in the business world.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on October 08, 2018, 03:05:22 PM
Tiny started around 1963 when the school opened, although he was not a first year I think.
He was from West Belfast.  Him and a number of others were bussed in due to the lack of schools in the West at that time. His father had a prosperous building firm based in La Salle Drive.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on October 09, 2018, 09:44:57 AM
always thought Tiny was from South/East Belfast.
my wife got chatting to the present Mrs Kerr ,she was saying hes 70 soon ,they were heading off to Italy.
He was at Gusties the same time as Brendan Sturgeon[rip].
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on October 09, 2018, 11:35:21 PM
but the story will never be told.
even during the anniversary of St Anthony's the PP,was very guarded in his remarks.
on an other note,what year was Tiny Kerr at St Augustine's ,somebody said he wrote a book or became very successful
in the business world.


the pp never lived there back in the 70s so he knows sod all about it (apart from whats hes read/told) its up to someone who lived back in the parish in the 70s who be best to write about it.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on October 10, 2018, 09:29:50 PM

Marty, please note post from 2009 I came across.

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« Reply #283 on: September 07, 2009, 09:14:37 AM »

 Tiny Kerr.  His name was Patrick & he was one of the first prefects, along with Michael May. I started St Augustine's at the same time as him in '63.  He was a big [censored] who didn't mind shoving his weight about, but I actually got on very well with him later on.  His dad owned Kerr Constriction, I think they were based in La Salle Drive.  Tiny was a good athlete & at the sports days lifted the "Senior Victor Ludorum" prize for top athlete.

Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: marty1953 on October 11, 2018, 06:13:00 PM
Hi Olelad,I know the PP wasn’t there during that terrible time.
But he glossed over it.
I wasn’t alive during the war,but still have an opinion on it .
Maybe he felt wasn’t time or place.
Just felt it might have been an acknowledgment too the suffering that went before him.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on October 11, 2018, 10:57:40 PM
Hi Olelad,I know the PP wasn’t there during that terrible time.
But he glossed over it.
I wasn’t alive during the war,but still have an opinion on it .
Maybe he felt wasn’t time or place.
Just felt it might have been an acknowledgment too the suffering that went before him.


its like all opinions you either can take them or leave them. none of the priests are alive who were there back in the day. maybe someone will surprise us and come out with a book about what happened/
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: SK on December 01, 2018, 10:15:40 PM
Mr McElhatton Mr Carey
REP1, are those stills from a video made by McCann the science teacher? I think didn't he film a dinner for pupils in the canteen? Possibly a dinner for the 25th anniversary of the school opening?

Is the film online somewhere?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: REP1 on December 03, 2018, 03:45:26 PM
Hi SK, and welcome to the forum. Re the photos I haven't a clue but they do look like they from a video capture.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Mitch 2 on July 19, 2019, 08:48:05 PM
 Tiny Kerr.  His name was Patrick & he was one of the first prefects, along with Michael May. I started St Augustine's at the same time as him in '63.  He was a big [censored] who didn't mind shoving his weight about, but I actually got on very well with him later on.  His dad owned Kerr Constriction, I think they were based in La Salle Drive.  Tiny was a good athlete & at the sports days lifted the "Senior Victor Ludorum" prize for top athlete.

I served my time in Peter Woods Builders at knockbreda after I left Gusties and worked for P.F Kerr Builder’s in La Salle Drive for a while,P F had died suddenly and his three sons, Brian,Pat & John were running the firm, sadly they went out of business a few years later.
I went on to set up my own firm in Co.Down, We done OK and are still going.
I met a guy John Dougall a few years back who also went to Gusties, supplied a lot of curtains, bedding etc on a couple of big jobs we did, Another guy Mark Carroll ex Gusties too did a bit of painting for us recently,Two good lads,
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on July 20, 2019, 08:19:02 PM
Knew a guy who was at Gusties with Tiny and Michael May in '63 named John Graham. He was later a teacher and taught in Holy Trinity for some years and later St.Marys in Divis Street.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: olelad on August 21, 2019, 10:58:09 PM
anyone remember the school running a table tennis comp in the school. must have been when I was in 2nd year so that was 70/71 ? they might have run others but that's the one im on about !!!! wonder who won it. I got beat in the 1st round by a first year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Brendan sheridan on September 20, 2019, 09:07:29 AM
Hi,
My name is Brendan Sheridan I was at St.Augustines in the 70s same class as Jackie Fitzpatrick, Paul Short didn't do a lot of work but had a good time.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Chalkie on September 20, 2019, 03:45:18 PM

I went to St Augustines from 1974-80.

Blinky & Sam!

John White
ex Short Strand
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on September 20, 2019, 06:43:54 PM
  . and became a UTD. fan.   where did it all go wrong?
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: stranmillis v on September 20, 2019, 06:48:03 PM
  . and became a UTD. fan.   where did it all go wrong?

nothing wrong with that, he's one of the better ones then.
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: Brendan sheridan on September 22, 2019, 12:55:09 PM
Hi.
My name is Brendan Sheridan I was in the same class as Jackie Fitzpatrick and Paul Short some class
Title: Re: st augustines
Post by: bjay on September 22, 2019, 04:28:42 PM
I have a picture of the History Club with you, Gerard Carr, Dessie Armstrong, Shane McCann  in the back row.
[size=78%]I remember you hiding the attendance register under the front door mat.[/size]