I went to the boys school until june'85. The teachers I recall having were Ms. Hannon, Ms O'Reilly, Ms. Costello, Fitzy, Mick Deely, Mr Byrne or Burns?. We had a pretty good football team at under 11. I remember playing Two mile house in a final in the county grounds and it felt like the whole of the camp used to come to watch our games. We played in the Republic of Ireland Jerseys and trained indoors in our slippers with Burnsy and Doolin.
Used to have leagues during lunchtime. We had some tasty footballers around then.
I remember one day Ciaran Fitzgearld (Irish captain mid eighties) was playing rugby on the pitch beside the school and we were let out of class to watch and get autographs. I think it was the triple crown year.
Great school and great memories.
Hi Derek, Long time no see!! I too remember the football game against two mile house. I remember also a game against clane where we had to hunt the cows off the pitch before we could get a game!!! I think I have an old photo somewhere back home of Fitzgearld playing on the Gym Field.
Post by Matt McNamara on Dec 14, 2009 17:56:00 GMT
I am afraid my old gray matter does not go back that far. The only lads I remember from Maddenstown were Donal Gilman and I think his name was Martin Kelly (Blackey). If you went to school with them, well we must have been in the same class.
Good to hear from you
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Post by james mcguire on Dec 14, 2009 19:56:56 GMT
hi matt sorry took so long to get back, looks like you were 1,2 years below me i know donal gilman well used to live just behind my house.his dad used to run the hurling team think it was,nt to bad either ;D great site enjoy browsing through it, keep up the good work james.
hello all, my name is Thomas brown and i remember starting there in the school in 1972-1973. My dad was in the army in the curragh and his name was Richard brown. i made my first holy Communion in st. Brigid's Church and i am struggling to remember the lads in my class. but i do remember one friend i had and his name was Sean Lenard and his dad was in the army at the same time my dad was. does anyone know Sean Lenard as i would like to see him again. do any of you remember me or know of me? i do remember one other incident in the school yard, i was playing on the school gates and everybody was opening and closing the gates and i had my thumb got jammed between the 2 gates when they were closed and it broke my nail which was pretty painfully at the time. love to hear from any of you and does anyone know if there records of the pupils in the school
1 of my earliest memories of the ol school was little steven wheelan hiding behind those old big electric radiators in the hall ways dossing out of class hahahahaha. And can i ask ? did n e 1 actually ever use those outside toilets ? errrrrr and live to tell da tale.......
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Jul 23, 2010 21:54:42 GMT
Does anyone remember when they stopped using the huts, there were four in all I think, two for the boys and two for the girls.
School toilets what is it about them, there is a distinctive smell about them, even now when I collect the grandchildren from school and pass the toilets that same smell is there, no dirt visible, but that aroma is always the same.
I remember doing the primary cert in the top right hand hut as you look up to Ceannt Bob Forde was the overseer on that occasion and some bright spark decided to lock the door with him outside jaysus he went mad red then purple then the big boot sent the door flying then the helicoptor as the leather thought it was a window wiper swish swish any way passed the primary The toilets eau de cologne might describe them a particular stale smelly welly of rank u ryan even though the toilets were clean to the eye
Keep safe, keep well and keep your sense of humour. remember our wants are many, but our needs are few.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Jul 23, 2010 22:55:06 GMT
Can remember when we moved up to the new school, thought we had died and gone to heaven, there was a radiator in the toilets, used to spend sus hanging out of it in winter and to hell with the smell. There was a smell of turf smoke, chalk and wet coats always in the huts, but once the pot bellies were well full with fuel as far as I can remember they were quite warm. Mind you our hands were never cold for long, sparking after a slapping.
Thats true Rose, the wet overcoats would not have been as used to the weekly wash as other clothes so they had an aroma of their own while drying out. oops sorrry Rose assumng we had an overcoat and you are right once again the teachers were not slapping us to punish us but were giving us some central heating pity they could not tell the difference between winter and summer
hi all i remember my first day at school i could not reach the peg to hang my coat up so i started crying the techer was not pleased when i came home at lunch time i told me mam the techer said i diden't have to go back anymore never did like it i think it done me more damage then good kathyo