St. Paul's CBS Secondary School

North Brunswick St

Dublin 7

Past Pupils

Jhinny Giles-present

Johnny Giles was raised in Ormond Square just around the corner from the school. He was a professional footballer most notably with “Super Leeds” United in the 1960s and 1970s with whom he won a lot of trophies including two Division One League Titles, two UEFA (Fairs) Cups and an FA cup. Johnny also played international football for Ireland winning 59 caps and for a time was their player-manager. He is currently a football analyst with RTE Sport.

Jhinny Giles-past

Finbarr Flood-present

Finbarr Flood was born in Dublin’s Oxmantown Road in 1938. From his roots in inner city Dublin through to his contacts with many of the principal players in Irish public life, Finbarr Flood has garnered and retained great respect in his many fields of activity, including in his long career in Guinness, his chairmanship of the Labour Court and his sporting success as a professional footballer.

Finbarr Flood joined Guinness as a messenger boy at the age of 14, while developing a parallel career as a talented footballer. His astute reading of the game of commerce and the changing technological environment saw him move up through the ranks in Guinness until in 1989 he was appointed Managing Director. In 1994. After retiring from he was appointed Deputy and later Chairman of the Labour Court, where he was associated with the resolution of many high-profile disputes. On retirement from the Court, he went on to write his auto-biography “In Full Flood” which was published in 2006. His association with football continued throughout, and in 2007 he was appointed Chairman of Shelbourne . He also chaired the Regeneration Boards at Fatima Mansions and at St. Michael’s in Inchicore, and was the first Chair of the Grangegorman ‘Labour and Learning Forum’ established in his native Dublin 7.

Finbarr Flood-past

Playwright and author Brendan Behan was born in Holles Street, Dublin in February 1923. A write in both Irish and English some of his notable works include The Quare Fellow, The Hostage and Borstal Boy. Behan’s uncle was Peadar Kearney [q.v.], author of “The Soldier’s Song” which was translated as “Amhrán na bhFiann” by Liam Ó Rinn. More on the life of Brendan Behan can be found here

Noel King-present

Noel King was born in Dublin in 1956. He had a long and distinguished career as a professional footballer and manager in the League of Ireland winning League Titles and FAI Cups as both player and manager. From 2000 up to 2010 Noel was manager of the Ireland Women’s football team. He was then appointed manager of the Ireland U21 football team and he continues to hold that position. In 2013 Noel also had the honour of serving as the interim manager of the Ireland Senior Football team leading them in two matches against Germany and Kazakhstan.

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