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Senior Boys Hockey

2019/03/22 22:03:28
The Senior Boys played Midstream School SA, a South African touring team, today, Friday. A game of two halves...BGS up 3-0 at half time but final result 3-3..nice to play a team that had traveled a long way and interesting to talk to players and coaches from the other side of the Equator...their season is just starting while ours is ending..they weren't used to the rain and the "cold" ....

Parent Talk

2019/03/22 21:53:44
Join parents for talk by Jigsaw the 'National Centre of Youth Mental Health' Tues 26 March at 7.30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre. Tea & Coffee to follow.


2019/03/22 21:51:12
In light of the many student who have completed the ECDL, the BGS ICT Dept has enhanced the TY curriculum to enable students to learning more about HTML, CSS and the use of data in ICT.

All courses are done online and are free. Four of the courses are predetermined by the ICT Dept and once completed, students have the unique opportunity to complete a course of their choice. All of the information is available through the 2018-2019 TY ECDL Google classroom group. (Students can join by using the code: n57aful.)

We believe that these courses will help students to learn fundamental skills in vital aspects of ICT and will have a positive impact on their career.

Students should complete all courses before the end of the 2018-2019 academic year

Kind regards,

On behalf of the ICT Dept.
T Collins
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HPV vaccines

2019/03/22 21:47:02
There are free catch up clinics for students still in secondary school.
Parents need to phone and make an appointment. There is a delay as they have a back log but once they have your details they will call you for an appointment, it could be a few weeks/months. The number is
021 492 3840/3281

Sailing: Munster Schools Team Racing

2019/03/22 16:58:50
Our sailing team took part in the Munster Schools Team Racing competition yesterday at Baltimore Sailing Club.
The team competed well and are looking forward to second day of the competition next week.

Hope Foundation trip.

2019/03/22 14:03:58
Best wishes to TY students Amy O’Reilly, Katie Boyle, David Hall, Stephanie French, Elspeth McIntosh and leaders Anne Skuse and Will Bartley as they start their one week trip to Kolkata with the Hope Foundation, a charity working with street and slum children.

2019/03/22 08:15:11
The Junior B girls had a league fixture away to Colaiste Muire Cobh on Thursday. The girls came away with a 2-2 draw with Muirinn Quinn scoring both goals. Focus now turns to their two final league matches to culminate their season.

Girls Hockey

2019/03/21 18:47:10

The Junior A girls finished on a high today in their final league game v Villiers. They drew 1-1 in the away leg of the playoff but having won at home previously put them above Villiers in the final standings. With a team made up of some seniors, minors and juniors there was no opportunity to train together but the girls played some excellent hockey throughout the year. Well done.

Peace Garden

2019/03/20 12:35:35
Look what turned up overnight.... thanks to the Woodwork department and 1st years for the Fairy door; there are 10 doors dotted around, see can you find them.....

Cheltenham Connections.

2019/03/19 09:06:36
Past pupil Cassandra Giles, a veterinary nurse, works at Willie Mullins yard in Co.Carlow. she looks after and rides out the horse Eglantine du Seuil that won the mares' novices hurdle race on Thursday. Cass is thrilled to be part of a team to prep a winner at Cheltenham.

Model United Nations - Final Report

2019/03/19 09:03:11
Bandon Grammar picked up two specific awards and succeed in passing a resolution that was adopted by all other countries. In a hotly contested field, schools from Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and three from Ireland fiercely debated on real contemporary issues including LGBT rights;Health and Human Rights in Refugee camps; Climate change and the Financial development of less economically developed countries.

Adrian Wood succeeded in passing a resolution on "Genoicide in Mynamar" while representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Cathal Brennan, representing Yemen, was awarded best Delegate of the GA1 countries, while Mary Linzel was awarded best Delegate of the GA4 countries while representing Italy. Both students were recognized for their insights and contributions into the respective challenges their countries faced and for offering solutions towards resolutions.

Charlotte Jennings and Sophie Wetz always had an uphill battle while representing Lebanon and Bolivia respectively, but both students contributed to amendments and resolutions. Similarly Oisin Brown was outstanding in his representations on behalf of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.A terrific outcome when considering how many of these schools have larger student bodies. A real testament to the hard work of our students! Well done to all.

Spanish cooking today with Form 4

2019/03/14 15:22:41

Laura Nicholson places 3rd in All Ireland Schools Cross Country

2019/03/12 10:51:50

Congratulations to Laura Nicholson on a fantastic performance in placing third at the All Ireland Schools Senior Cross Country this past weekend in Clongowes Wood.

Laura has also accepted a scholarship to Temple University in Philadelphia for next year:

The Following is an extract from the Southern Star:

Laura Nicholson is on the fast track to the very top.

The rising Bandon Athletic Club star was crowned the 2017 West Cork Youth Sports Star of the Year in January in recognition of her exploits in that year – and good news travels fast after Temple University in Philadelphia added Laura to their ranks for the 2019-2020 season.

The university’s women’s cross country and track and field programme has captured the Bandon teenager’s signature and she will link up with the Philadelphia outfit next year.

It’s further evidence that Laura (18) is destined for great things.

‘We are very excited to have Laura join our programme,’ explained Temple University’s head track and field coach Elvis Forde.

‘Not only is she excellent on the track, but her cross-country pedigree will surely help us continue to develop our programme to the level we want it to be.

‘James (Snyder, head cross-country coach) has done a fantastic job recruiting at the international level to help our programme reach the next tier, and Laura will be a crucial addition next year as we continue to ascend up the ladder both at the conference and NCAA level.

Junior trip to Ireland v France

2019/03/11 18:59:41
Mr. Bradfield and Mr. C. Collins took a group of Junior students to Ireland v France in the 6 Nations this past weekend.
Despite some shocking weather conditions a great time was had by all and they enjoyed a great Irish victory.

Form 6 Reports

2019/03/11 16:17:19
Form 6 pre LC reports now online, go to Parent Portal to view. Any problems logging in email

Model United Nations trip to Brussels

2019/03/10 13:18:12
Having thoroughly enjoyed their week in Brussels, our students taking part in the Brussels Model United Nations returned home in the early hours of Saturday morning. The students stayed with host families for the week and some students left very lonesome for their families. In between lobbying, amending and debating the group managed to squeeze in some sightseeing.

A fantastic and educational week was had by all. Many thanks to Mr. Kelly and Ms. Williams who organised and looked after the students on the trip.

Culinary Division

2019/03/08 13:51:59
French Day at BGS......

5th Yr French Trip

2019/03/07 19:01:43
Culture vultures


2019/03/07 10:45:01
Photo Gallery from yesterdays epic semi final v PBC

5th Yr French Trip

2019/03/07 09:28:50
Another very busy day in Paris for our Form 5 Frenchies. Our day started with a metro trip to school...beside Notre time to explore the area and then a trip to Versailles Palace for the afternoon. Then it was back into the city for dinner in a fabulous creperie near Saint Germain des Près. And finally a bunch of very tired students made their way back to their hotel, tired but buzzing with excitement and enjoyment.

BGS - Best supporters in the land!

2019/03/07 08:04:18

English corridor coming along nicely.

2019/03/06 17:12:19
Students and teachers have been busy taking photos and writing captions. Hopefully we can encourage as many people as possible to read.

Rugby Senior Cup BGS 18-19 PBC match report

2019/03/06 17:01:49
Official match report

Under 16 Girls rugby victory v Kinsale Community School

2019/03/06 14:15:08
Today the Under 16 girls played Kinsale Community School in Kinsale Rugby Club and won their match. 

They are then heading to Irish Independence Park to watch the Senior Cup semifinal v Pres

Ash Wednesday

2019/03/06 10:27:18
A service to mark the beginning of lent was held in the school chapel at 8. 30 this morning.

Paris Trip

2019/03/06 10:24:59
Busy first day for our fifth years. We went up the Eiffel Tower, then a night-time boat trip on the seine tower Paris in lights and finished it off with a meal on the Champs-Elysées.

Munster Schools Indoor Athletics

2019/03/05 17:45:27
It was a very successful day out in Nenagh Olympic Stadium today for BGS Athletes. 37 students took part in events ranging from 1200 meters, long jump and relay. The later being the most rewarding in term of achievements. The Intermediate girls teams composed of Stacey Komolafe, Madison Daly, Kate O Neil and Ciara Lynch took bronze in a fiercely competitive 4X200. 

The Junior boys team of Josh Hamilton Foot, Andrew Kevane, Peter Symington and Fionn Merrit won their 4X200. This sets them up for a great outdoor season ahead. 

Many other students achieved some PBs with sisters Emile, Alex and Vicki Good getting to the semi finals in their respective events. Dylan   Roberts fought hard in his 60m final to end up 7th fastest student in Munster this season. 

A special thank you to Ms Copithorne and Liz Coomey for their continued support. 

Model United Nations Day 1

2019/03/05 17:42:06
Mr. Kelly and Ms. Williams have travelled to Brussels this week for the Model United Nations. The students involved are Charlotte Jennings, Sophie Wetz, Cathal Brennan, Oisin Brown, Mary Linzel and Adrian Wood.

Students spent day one writing resolutions and lobbying for support and preparing for the week ahead.

Pre JC Reports

2019/03/05 16:27:12
3rd Yr Pre JC Reports now online. Go to Parent Portal to view. Any problems logging in contact

7 day boarding paintballing

2019/03/04 13:48:23
7 day boarding paintballing in Funmanway at the weekend.

Form 1 Girls Hockey v’s High School Dublin

2019/03/02 21:44:03
Our first year girls were in action again on Friday 1st of March at home against High School Dublin. We had 4 teams involved (40 girls). Some superb performances from all of our girls both defensively and offensively. There were several well worked team goals scored also, which were finished off by Frankie O’ Brien (x4), Chloe Smith (x3), Anicka Ellis and Ella Murphy. Well done to all and thanks to High School Dublin for travelling to BGS.

Girls Junior B Hockey BGS 2-0 Mt. Mercy

2019/03/02 20:02:07
Well done to the Junior B Girls on winning their latest league match against Mt.Mercy at home on Friday. The final score was 2-0 with goals from Aisling Moran and Muirinn Quinn. A great team performance by everyone.

Basketball Action

2019/03/01 09:00:46
This weeks action saw a host of games; Our First Years lost out in a good game v Beara while our Second Years won 19 - 6 against the same opposition.

On Thursday we took on Schull in two games with our First Years losing 25 - 13 while the Second years won 35 - 12.

Well done to all players and coaches on an exciting season so far.

PHOTO GALLERY - Action from the Minor A & Junior A Girls Hockey

2019/02/28 14:46:56

PHOTO GALLERY Junior Cup Quarter Final v Crescent

2019/02/28 10:48:33

Junior Cup Quarter Final BGS 8-20 Crescent Match Report

2019/02/27 18:48:03

PHOTO GALLERY Rugby Senior Cup BGS 31-14 Glenstal

2019/02/27 10:00:09

Senior Cup Quarter Final BGS 31 -14 Glenstal - Match Report

2019/02/26 18:35:21
Official Munster Rugby Match Report

Peace Garden

2019/02/26 16:59:49
Audrey and her merry band of TY students doing some painting and landscaping to provide a lovely space for students to enjoy.

Transition year survival course.

2019/02/26 12:08:11
The TY students show off their skills in shelter building, fire building and safety, cooking, water filtration, knots and lashings and field engineering.

Senior Rugby

2019/02/26 08:56:30
Be advised - if pupils organise group travel to Limerick for SC rugby match, it could result in BGS being thrown out of all comps this year. Serious school sanctions will be imposed on pupils ignoring this directive.

Senior Rugby Replay - Thomond Park 26th Feb

2019/02/25 17:21:52
Due to a smoke device incident at the last match the IRFU Munster Branch has banned school supporters from the BGS v Glenstal game tomorrow.

We are disappointed that a small group of unidentified supporters let down the school and team by involvement.

Consequences were made very clear to pupils previous to games and there was close staff supervision. The Munster Branch has our full support in stopping potentially dangerous and unsporting behaviour relating to cup matches. It has no place in any sport.

We wish our players the very best of luck in the replayed game at Thomond Park.

Hockey: Mark Collins captains Irish U16s

2019/02/21 07:58:46
Congratulations to our very own Mark Collins who captained the Irish U16 team against England yesterday. A huge achievement for Mark but a well deserved one given his form and talent.

Darren Sweetnam article in Irish Examiner

2019/02/20 12:29:03

Hockey: 4 BGS Students in Ireland squads v England

2019/02/18 12:08:10
In a remarkable achievement BGS has 3 boys, Mark Collins, Karl Smyth and Ian Perrott representing Ireland v England at the British Olympic training camp at Lilleshall, near Birmingham.
They play the English team on Wed, Thu and Fri.

Rebecca Kingston is a member of the girls U18 team representing Ireland at the same series.

Congratulations to all and best of luck for the series.

U19 Tennis team lose out in Munster Shield Final

2019/02/15 20:39:36
Hard luck to the BGS Boys Tennis Team who were beaten by CBC today in the Munster U19 Shield Competition in Rushbrooke Tennis Club.

Bandon got off to a difficult start losing both singles before Anton Frank & Hugo Seigne salvaged a point with a hard fought win, taking their doubles match in a championship tie break.

2-1 down with 2 matches to play, the remainng doubles matches began. Eoin and Anton lost 6/3, 7/5 while Thomas and Hugo lost 6/3, 6/4 against a strong Christians combination. It was a brilliant campaign and the team played consistently well over the few matches.

Munster Cross Country

2019/02/15 18:40:27
Clodagh Pascual O Tuama Form 4 and Laura Nicholson Form 6 participated in the Intermediate and Senior Schools cross country today in W.I.T sports grounds. Both battled hard with Clodagh coming in the top 30 and Laura winning her race to qualify for the All Ireland schools cross country on March 9th. Best of luck to Laura. 

After mid term break attention turns to track and field. Anyone interested training is every Monday and Tuesday at 4.15 on the new AstroTurf. 

BGS 15-15 Glenstal Photo Gallery

2019/02/15 07:56:47

Rugby Senior Cup Quarter Final BGS 15-15 Glenstal

2019/02/13 20:04:13
Full official match report from Munster Rugby here

Replay to take place on 26th February at 3:30 pm in Thomond Park

West Cork School's Mental Health Awareness Day

2019/02/12 11:31:24
Students from Bandon Grammar School attend the West Cork School’s Mental Health Awareness Day chat with the Minister with responsibility for Mental Health Jim Daly.

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