Occasionally we feature a school year group from the past and wonder/reflect on what role in life each former pupil plays today. For the latter, we are heavily dependent on our readership. Please fill in the blanks below by emailing the answers to us.
Bannon, Damian Anthony – Civil Service
Baxenden, Daniel Theodore – Civil Service : (Newry Shamrocks Committee)
Coyle, Joseph Louis – Teacher
Cunningham, Matthew John
Donnan, Martin Christopher
Doyle, Raymond Hugh
Dunbar, John Gerard
Hourican, Michael Daniel – Nuclear Research, CERN, Switzerland
Hughes, Gervase John – Lecturer
Hurl, Francis Joseph *
Larkin, Patrick Gerard
Mc Ardle, Patrick James Anthony
Mc Cann, Kevin Patrick
Mc Caul, John Noel – Lecturer
Mc Creesh, Pius Gerard
Mc Evoy, Maurice Brendan
Mc Geough, Patrick Kieran – Social Worker
Mc Guigan, Louis John RIP
Mc Kevitt, Timothy Francis
Mc Parland, James Anthony
Mackin, Kenneth Francis – N&Mourne D Council
Maguire, Thomas Roger – Media
Malone, Declan Leonard RIP
Markey, John Plunkett – Teacher
O’Rourke, Francis Eugenio
Sweeney, Edmund Harold – School Principal
Taylor, William RIP
* On the above page you asked for members of the Donard 2 class 1971-72 to advise where they are now.
I am teaching in Blackrock College in Dublin, not a GAA stronghold like the the Abbey, more a rugby hotbed! After the Abbey, which my three elder brothers also attended, I studied in Maynooth, UUC, St Joseph’s Training College, QUB & NUI.
I taught in St Pat’s in Maghera and then on to Dublin, where I’m married with three adult children. My only claim to fame is that I taught Anthony Tohill in Maghera and Brian O’Driscoll in Blackrock, but not in sports!
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