If someone told me this man was a general in the Roman army It wouldn't baffle me. The man was and still is an absolute legend, from the way he talked about how inferior other races are to the panting on the rowing machine in the gym that could be heard from miles away. Slabbering about children in latin to stay incognito, the man had it all. he will be missed for years to come. He will have his revenge in this life or another.
Had him for rowing coach for 6 years, of all the teachers in inst Billy is the one I respect the most. The devotion he gave to coaching was second to none. The most important thing he taught me was to never ever give up, no matter what, and this has been imprinted in my mind and is used every day since; people nowadays just give up too easily, mentally and physically. You don't realize this until years after. One day I am going to shake this man's hand and thank him. A legend.
People were very unfair to him, his knowledge and ability to teach Classics is phenomenal. The only people who dislike him are people who aren't talented linguists or are scrotes.
great teacher.i was 19th out of 25 pupils last year in miss coles class im 6th this year in his class and now look forward to latin.
Excellent guy. I had him as a rowing coach for about 5 years and he was a real character. As eccentric as they come with a great sense of humour and real enthusiasm.
You can't compare him to Mr Marron, Bill is simply a legend
SOOOOOOO nice! He's the best rower alive...better than Mr marron (MCB)
just very very scary to junior school. dont think the mobils make this any less scary
Inspirational rowing coach - know's everything there is to know about the sport. Bill is one of the best people in the school. Rigourous teacher who considers others' opinions. Fun
An incredible teacher, easily one of the most intelligent people teaching at Inst. Admittedly he (like a lot of inst teachers) gets a lot sounder after third year.
I cant really understand him. He has a bad name but hes not actuallly that bad billy bennett will always b the best
He isn't great for the junior school, but Really hilarious at 4th form or higher. He has some really funny mannerisms and his love of Ben Hur is just funny.
I have a lot of time for this guy. He just gets on with his teaching and coaching.
legend, brill coach, hell of a funny man, very down to earth, doesnt get enough recognition
sound guy...bit hard to understand but still damn fine classics teacher and one damn hard rowing coach :/
Excellent coach who does not get the respect in inst that he gets all over ireland.
Not easy but seriously some of the funniest classes were in Fish's..great facial expressions as always
Legend in his own way, hard to hear what he says, but a good teacher and coach