Sep 27 2016

Conor Hourihane selected for Irish Squad

Congratulations to past pupil Conor Hourihane on being selected in Martin O’Neill’s latest Republic of Ireland Squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Georgia at home and Moldova away.

Conor is captain of Barnsley in the Championship and has had a fantastic start to the season. He was named Championship player of the month for August. Conor has previously turned out for Ireland at underage levels and now makes the move to the senior setup.

All at Bandon Grammar wish him well and look forward to watching his future expoits.


Sep 27 2016

Long Weekend Arrangements

  • School ends after activities on Thursday evening at 5.30 p.m.
  • Boarders sign out in the Resident Staffroom to teacher-on-duty – Mrs Galvin
  • Closed this weekend
  • Reopening from 8.00 p.m. on Sunday 2nd Oct for Boarders

Sep 27 2016

Recycling Collection – Deadline 18th October

Clothes, Duvets, Curtains etc Recycling Collection deadline – 18th October.

Bring as much as you can over the next few weeks to Room 104 – Mrs Redmond’s Room.  Label the bags with your name and the name of your tutor.

There will be a prize for the tutor group that brings the heaviest load !  Money raised will go to charity.recycling-sign

Sep 27 2016

Rugby Update

There was two excellent matches played in BGS Wednesday last. The U.16’s played really well v Ard Scoil Ris before losing 20– 17.

Our Bowen Shield team enjoyed a fine win over Castletroycollege. 36 – 7.

This week our U14s take part in a Blitz in Midleton on Wednesday and our McCarthy Cup team take on St. Clement’s at home on Wednesday at 2:30PM.

Sep 26 2016

Nathan Holding wins Gold at National Senior Lifesaving Championships

Well done to Nathan Holding who continued his superb performances this year by winning gold in the 20 Beach Flags event this past Saturday in the National Senior Lifesaving Championships held at Clonea beach near Dungarvan.

He was also presented with a momento by the Irish Sports Commission / Irish Water Safety during a special dinner held that night in Tramore for his selection as part of the Life Saving Ireland team that competed in the Netherlands recently. ​


Sep 20 2016

MacAllisters 2nd in All Ireland Inter Schools Sailing

Rory and Oisin MacAllister represented Bandon Grammar at the All Ireland Inter Schools Sailing Championship at Sutton Dinghy Club at the weekend.

Athe the end of day one the lads were leading after a  after a 1st and 2nd place, but weak winds meant a shortened race on day two and the lads finished in  7th place.

Rory and Oisin claimed second spot overall in a fantastic performance. Well done!


Sep 14 2016

Junior Cert Results Photo Gallery

Well done to all this year’s Transition Year Students on an excellent set of results!

Sep 08 2016

Eoin Nyhan – Irish U16 Boys Hockey – Photos

Eoin Nyhan did tremendously well to be selected for the Ireland U16 boys team this Summer and did well in all his games. He was joined by team manager Mr. Bartley of Bandon Grammar. Well done!

Sep 05 2016

Cappanalea 2016

The annual trip to The Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre takes place shortly, with all students travelling over a two week period. This is the 25th year we have visited the Centre and it has always proved to be one of the major highlights of any pupils time in BGS. The first group of 60 students will head off on Monday September 26th, with the bus departing school at 9.15am and returning to BGS for 3.45pm on Friday the 30th. Please note that the school is closed that day and normal buses will not be running from the school.
Week 2 will see another 60 head to Kerry on Monday October 3rd (again departing at 9.15am) and back in school on Friday October 7th at 3.45pm. Pupils will be informed in school which week they travel on, if there is an issue please contact Mr Warren.
For those unfamiliar with Cappanalea, the pupils will take part in what is called The Explore Course, which involves 3 days of preparation and training before undertaking an overnight hike and camping expedition under the supervision of an instructor. The activities involved include canoeing, campcraft, abseiling, navigation, first aid, route planning, team challenges and much more. A list of equipment and clothing required for the trip is included below, which is also attached to a letter all pupils receive in school.
For further details please contact Mr Warren in school or email

What to bring (as recommended on Cappanalea’s website!)

Not used to the great outdoors and not sure what to bring? We are a very well stocked centre but there are certainly a few things that you can bring yourself to make your life a bit more comfortable.

  • Old Warm clothing: Old is an important word here. Its quite possible you may get just a little bit of mud on your clothes. Tracksuits and fleece are always a good bet. They will keep you much warmer than jeans and other heavy natural fibers and they dry out quickly too.
  • Swimming togs: Or at least something you don’t mind getting wet. We will provide wetsuits but it’s always nicer for you if you have a long sleeved top to wear underneath as this keeps you a little warmer. A towel is also handy for when we get off the water.
  • Heavy socks: Lots of socks. Nothing nicer than putting on a nice warm dry pair.
  • Footwear: If possible, a pair of sturdy walking boots are ideal to bring. If you don’t have any, a pair of runners is fine. A pair of wellingtons work too if you don’t have boots. Best to bring two pairs of runners – an old pair for water-based activities and one to keep dry. Also, open-toe shoes are not appropriate for our activities.
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers: Unfortunately the Irish weather isn’t very dependable so something to keep you dry is very useful. We have a supply of jackets and waterproof trousers here but your own may be a bit more comfortable.
  • Woolly Hat and Gloves: You may not use these, but you will be delighted that you brought them if it gets a bit cold outside.
  • Evening Time: You will need a change of dry clothes and shoes for the evening time.
  • Plastic Bags: As you may have a lot of wet gear at the end of your stay, it is best to bring spare plastic bags to put this gear in when you are packing to go home.
  • Other items: Torch, batteries, Flask
  • Sleeping bag: Required for all courses which involve camping – including EXPLORE Course

Aug 31 2016

First Assembly & Prefects

Our first Assembly of the year took place on Tuesday Morning. Mr. Coombes welcomed all our students to school and went through a list of their amazing achievements from the past Summer, many of which can be found in the archive section of our website at Rev. McCarthy had some inspirational words for us to get the year off to a great start and all our mentors were presented with their badges.

Our prefects were then presented with their green ties for the year and we wish them all the best in their roles.

Best wishes to all our students for the coming school year, we look forward to celebrating all your successes and helping you through all the challenges you face.


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