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Senior Cricket team lose out v Combined Schools

2019/04/26 07:47:32
The senior team lost out to a talented Cork Combined Schools side this week. We were missing a couple of players but managed to get hold of two players from Christian's who have dropped out of the senior competition. We batted first and made 89 for 9 wickets off our twenty overs. 

Top scores were 26 from Freddie Froggatt on loan from CBC and 18 from Jack Buss. 

CCS knocked off the runs in eight overs without losing a wicket. One major bright spot was a second full senior match for 2nd year Megan Collinson who we reck0on is the first girl to play in the current version of the senior schools championship

Jack Crowley kicks 3 conversions as Ireland U19 defeat France

2019/04/17 17:04:58
A fantastic performance from Jack Crowley for the Ireland U19s in a last gasp comeback victory over France.

Full report at

Bandon RFC U16s crowned All Ireland Champions

2019/04/14 14:12:22
Congrats to Bandon RFC who were crowned U16 All-Ireland Champions yesterday after defeating Gorey RFC in the final 27-16. BGS students Shane Hathaway, Jay C Westhuizen, Jeff Williams, Mark Collins and Daniel McGarvey all featured. Part of the coaching team was made up of our own Trevor Collins and Santiago Quaranta.

Rebecca Kingston part of Cork C of I Irish Hockey Trophy winning side.

2019/04/14 12:45:27
Well done to Rebecca Kingston who was part of the Cork Church of Ireland team who claimed the Irish Hockey Trophy yesterday.

Read the full report here

Junior Girls Hockey

2019/04/13 08:36:54
Hard luck to the girls junior B team who lost out to Coláiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon in their league final yesterday in BGS. Although the final score might not reflect it, the girls put in a fine second half performance, playing some good hockey and most importantly never gave up.

Junior Rugby Tour update 2

2019/04/12 07:05:26
The U14 and u 15 teams played their final games today.  The U14 had a narrow defeat but showed some great character and heart through out the game.  

The u15 team were too strong winning by an impressive score.

The lads also fitted in a trip to Cardiff Castle.

The boys are all excited about returning home after building new friendships and relationships with their peers and staff members.

BGS Footballers into Lord Mayor's Cup Final

2019/04/11 15:25:00
Well done to our footballers who beat St Colmans Fermoy and Carrigaline CC today to progress to the Lord Mayor's Cup Final.
The final will take place after Easter against Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney.

Junior Rugby tour update

2019/04/11 06:25:05
After our first game against Porthcawl, both  the U14 and u15 teams came away with convincing victories.  

The U14 won 34-17 while the U15 won 24-7.

Both teams have a quick turn around with a tough game Vs Dinas Powys Thursday evening.

They even managed to squeeze in a game of mini golf!

Keep a close eye for more updates and photographs.

Concert Practice

2019/04/10 18:07:18
Practices for Concert:

Tomorrow ( Thursday) 11 20 in Music Rm

Tomorrow evening 7 30 - Clonakilty Community College ( an hr max)

Meeting at a Dunmore House at 6pm to rehearse. Please be ready to start at 6pm. Dress Code- all black clothes ( smart casual)

Boys Hockey, John Waring Tornament

2019/04/10 17:40:48
BGS Minors had a fantastic tournament. Glorious weather & superb facility’s at Friends School, Lisburn.
BGS 0 v Ashton 1
BGS 2 v Cookstown 1
BGS 0 v High School 1
BGS 0 v Banbridge 2
BGS 0 v Wesley 0
Congratulations to Banbridge who won the competition.
Thank you to our sponsors SO HOCKEY, The VAT Pratice & Aquilla Distribution Limited.
Well done to the Coaches Ross Smyth, Melvin Buttimer & Ashley Smyth.

Boys Hockey

2019/04/09 20:41:54
BGS Minor Boys night before the John Waring Tournament in Friends School, Lisburn. Dinner & team building session before team meeting. The John Waring is a tournament held for the Cup Finalists from the 3 Provinces each year...Good Luck in the matches tomorrow..

Junior Boys Rugby Tour to Wales

2019/04/09 16:06:51
The Junior Boys Rugby trip to Wales is well under way. The lads had their first training session this morning at Cardiff Arms Park and then a trip to The Millennium Stadium.

BGS students win County Cup with Bandon RFC

2019/04/09 15:09:30

BGS Students Josh Brady, Conor Heaney and Ciaran Roberts were part of the Bandon RFC J1 team who defeated Mallow on Sunday 7th April in the County Cup Final at Irish Independent Park. Well done ok a great achievement.

Form 4 Parent Teacher Meeting

2019/04/09 11:48:30
Reminder re meeting this evening in Sports Complex- 4.15-6.45pm.

3 past pupils named on Munster A squad for Cara Cup

2019/04/07 07:52:49
Past pupils Gavin Coombes, Luke Kingston and David Jennings have been named on the Munster A squad for the Cara Cup fixtures in Boston against the New England Free Jacks and Leinster A.

For full details on the tour visit

Moira Barrett and Justin Lucas honoured at The Opinion/Bandon Co-op awards

2019/04/05 21:41:28
Congratulations to Moira Barrett and Justin Lucas who were were presented with youth awards at The Opinion / Bandon Co-Op Award' tonight.

Moira has excelled in a variety of sports especially in camogie where she has won two All Irelands with Cork this past year.

Justin is a sailor of distinction and has had an amazing year including being named sailor of the month last April.

We look forward to hearing of their future endeavours.

Girls HPV Vaccinations

2019/04/05 14:38:09
Form I Girls HPV Vaccination letters. Girls have a letter in schoolbag for you. Please ask for it tonight.

Boys Hockey

2019/04/04 17:51:45
Senior A boys travelled to St Columbas College today for the second match of their Dublin trip. An even game which ended 1-1. Ethan Hamilton on the score sheet for Bandon with a stunning strike from the top of D.

Music Concert

2019/04/04 17:49:50
Practice for concert on at 7 30 next Thursday evening in Clonakilty Community College. Very important that all students involved attend this practice.

Boys Hockey

2019/04/03 17:16:08
1st yr boys beat Ashton 2-1 in their cup final yesterday. 2 goals scored by captain Sam Dale.
Well done to TY Coach Karl Smyth & Melvin Buttimer.

Boys Hockey

2019/04/03 17:14:30
The Senior A boys had an excellent start to their pre season tour today with a 1-0 win against Kilkenny College. BGS played a lovely passing game, maintaining possession for most of the game but Kilkenny’s GK made some fine saves denying them any more goals.
The team play St Columbas tomorrow morning in their second match at 11.30am.

Junior B Girls Hockey

2019/04/03 17:12:15
The Junior B girls were in league action again today, playing against Sacred Heart Clonakilty in BGS. Unfortunately, the result did not go their way with the final score ending in 0-3 defeat. However, the girls gave it their best against what was a strong Clonakility opposition.

James Dwyer named Junior Sailor of the month for March

2019/04/02 07:44:00
Well done to James Dwyer who has been named Junior Sailor of the month for March after his overall win at the British Spring Opens in Lymington recently.

Junior B Boys lose out in final v Midleton

2019/04/02 06:47:26
Well done to our Junior B lads who played really well in their final v Midleton yesterday. The score was 0-0 at half time but we conceded 3 in the 2nd half to lose 3-0 against a physically stronger Midleton College side. Captain Daniel Parker, Ayo George and Ori Issan in  goal were Bandon's stand out players.

Justin Lucas wins Optispring Regatta

2019/04/01 07:55:21
Well done to Justin Lucas won the International Optispring Regatta 2019 in the Netherlands by a nine point lead this past weekend.
Justin's star continues to rise with another fantastic performance!

Sailing - Munster Schools Team Racing

2019/03/31 07:00:35

There are a lot of sailors in Bandon Grammar and we decided to gather together and enter the first ever Bandon Grammar team into the Munster Schools Team Racing Championship in Schull. Once the word was out, we managed to create 2 teams of 6 sailors - 3 helms and 3 crews. With no coach, teacher or parent to give guidance or input we concluded that two A/B teams would be fairer than deciding on an A and a B, so skills were combined to give every sailor an even opportunity to achieve their best at the event.
There were 7 schools competing with 13 teams and we were up against schools that had been team racing in this competition for many years and had been training in preparation. We had some talented sailors in our teams but had never competed together in Team Racing, but we had all done a lot of fleet racing.
The difference is ...
... Fleet Racing is sailors in the same type of boat competing against each other on a course. Each boat has one goal and that is to win every race.
... Team Racing is very different, and your goal is to get the entire team over the line and in the process, there are intense tactics involved to block the other team.
Back to the racing. Day one of racing was in light winds and there were 52 races throughout the day. Bandon Grammar Team 1 performed well and won 4 out of 6 races, were in joint 1st and managed to get through to the Gold Fleet (the Gold fleet then goes through to the final races for extra points.)
On Day 2 on the 28th of March the racing was postponed initially due to a lack of wind. We also had the stressful task of trying to get a last-minute replacement the night before for Luke Franklin after he dislocated his wrist playing in a rugby match. The sailing commenced at 10:30 with extremely light winds this meant getting a good start was vital, as once you are behind with a poor start in light winds on a short course it is hard to get on top. Bandon pulled through a difficult day and came 5th in the Gold fleet of 8, while Bandon 2 came 2nd in the Silver fleet of 5.
Presentation Brothers College came 1st, Schull Sharks from Schull Community College came 2nd and Christian Brothers College came 3rd.
The top 7 teams in Gold make it through to the Nationals, which will be held in Schull over the 4th and 5th of May. We have all decided to get together in April for a day's coaching and pull together our best team of sailors to go head to head with the top teams from Leinster and Connaught in May.
We really want to thank Mr Coombes and Bandon Grammar for supporting us in helping to introduce sailing into the school and we are looking forward to May to compete again.

BGS students participating in the event
Oisin brown, Sacha Pavry, Tom Good, Tiernan Brown, Conor Aherne, Rob Carrol, Justin Lucas, Emily o Mahony, Dorothy Mathews, Rory Carrol, Luke franklin, Tiernan roe, Seraphina, Max Riome

Talent Night 2019

2019/03/31 07:00:08
The annual Talent Night took place this week . As usual there was a huge array of performances, from singers to musicians to comedians and much more.
The talent night is one of the most popular events in the school calendar and well done to all those brave enough to perform! A special mention should also be made for our audience who gave great encouragement to all acts on the night.
Of course the night would not happen without the hard work of Mr. Murphy who deserves a special mention for putting the show together.

Boarder trip to Farran Woods

2019/03/30 12:39:43
Our boarders recently visited beautiful Farran Woods on an excursion. They got to do the Zipit ziplining adventure through the trees and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

BGS wins 1st and 3rd place in the John Hooper Medal for Statistics

2019/03/30 00:30:26
Well done to Katrin Birk and Aisling Barry on winning first prize in the John Hooper Medal for Statistics. for their project entitled "A Statistical Analysis of the Accuracy of 5-Day Forecasts in Predicting Hot vs Cold Temperatures".

Additionally Elspeth McIntosh and Afiric Middleton Murphy placed third with their project "Dyslexia: Learning Difficulty or Hidden Talent?" .

A fantastic achievement for the girls in this national competition run by the CSO.

The winning entry now goes forward to represent Ireland in International Statistical Literacy Poster competition.

Cricket Season 2019

2019/03/29 15:38:02
The 2019 Cricket season is here!

Outdoor training starts on the 8th April & every Monday from 4pm on the Hockey Pitch.

Junior Blitz Championship- (1st to 3rd year pupils)
Five schools; BGS, Sextons CBS, Christians Cork, Villiers, Midleton College.
Three Blitz days;
4th April Bandon.
11th April Villiers, Limerick.
2nd May Midleton.

Senior Schools T20 Championship
Six schools; BGS, Sextons CBS, Christians Cork, Presentation Brothers, Midleton College, Cork Combined Schools.
First match 10th April away to Sexton’s at Adare

Boys Hockey

2019/03/29 14:58:13
Jnr B boys, captained by Daniel Parker, beat Ashton, 2-1, in the Cup semi final, both goals scored by Kasimir von Klitzing ....They play Midleton in the final next Monday..Good luck boys..

Boys Hockey

2019/03/29 14:43:17
BGS Minor B had a 1-0 win over Midleton today to win the Cup. Well done....

Music classes

2019/03/29 08:14:01
BGS is now offering a comprehensive extracurricular music program with Rob Foley. The program is made up of the following classes:

Junior Cycle Ukulele Class (Williams Building 207, Wednesday 12.40pm),

Senior Cycle Ukulele Class (Williams Building 207, Wednesday 1.20pm),

Intermediate Guitar (Music Room, Wednesday 7pm)

Junior Cycle Guitar Class (Williams Building 207, Thursday 12.40pm),

Senior Cycle Guitar Class (Williams Building 207, Thursday 1.20pm)

Each class runs weekly until the end of the year and costs €96 in total.

Ukuleles and guitars are available from Jeffers Of Bandon, who have kindly agreed to offer a discount to students taking part in the program.

Contact Rob Foley at 0872421978 for further details

Girls Rugby Blitz

2019/03/28 23:03:22
Our girls enjoyed another great day of rugby in CIT today as they took part in a blitz. Well done to all the girls and their coach Mr. Rae who had a great day in the sunshine.

Boys Rugby

2019/03/28 16:55:34
Two games yesterday, McCarthy Cup team beat Ard Scoil Ris 22-0...and The Bowen Shield team beat a touring South African Team 17-10...both matches played in glorious sunshine..

Conor Hourihane scores spectacular winner for Ireland v Georgia

2019/03/26 23:49:32
Past pupil Conor Hourihane scored a fantastic free kick for Ireland v Georgia in tonights European Championships qualifier to seal a vital 1-0 victory.
Congratulations from all at BGS.

BGS well represented as Bandon RFC win the John O'Driscoll Cup

2019/03/24 21:15:01
Well done to Bandon RFC who won the John 'Doc' O'Driscoll Cup today with an entertaining 32-20 win over Clonakilty. BGS had Josh Brady, Conor Heaney and Ciaran Roberts, who scored a try, all in the squad. The playing staff also included the one and only Mr. Murphy and the team was coached by Andre Human.

Commiserations to Mr. Deasy who lined up for Clonakilty.
This means Bandon go on to face Mallow in the County Cup Final.


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
Attachments area

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

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 [email protected]

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.

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

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

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