Oct 21 2016

Basketball v Rosscarbery

Our Junior and Senior Basketball teams took on Rosscarbery in two extremely entertaining matches and despite some excellent performances both lost out narrowly.


Oct 21 2016

Junk Kouture Visit

Many thanks to Junk Kouture’s logistics manager Sara Ryan who visted the Art Department at B.G.S yesterday. Sara kindly took time out of her busy schedule to hold a two hour workshop for all our budding designers. Sara inspired and motivated all transition year teams in how to collect, build with recycled material and more importantly how to work as a team. Many thanks to Junk Kouture for visiting the school, with about 2000 entries expected this year for a 100 coveted places, the competition is gonna be intense this year. Best of Luck to all!


Oct 21 2016


The current dispute between the Department of Education and Skills and the ASTI union has resulted in all secondary schools including BGS being served with strike notice for Thursday 27th October. The school will therefore be closed on that day, no school buses will run and there will be no lessons.


Boarder pupils may remain and will be cared for by staff throughout the day.  Any parents who wish to collect boarders for the day may do so using the usual leave out arrangement preferably after study on Wednesday night. We expect most boarders will remain to study and return home as usual on Friday evening.


School resumes on Friday morning 28th October as normal and the Prize Day  ceremony will take place between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. as planned.


The Board of Management and I much regret the necessity to close on that day.


Ian F. Coombes

Sec. Board of Management

20th October 2016

Oct 18 2016

Prize Day 2016 – Details


Oct 16 2016

Hockey: Senior & Junior Girls v Scoil Mhuire

Well done to our Senior A girls who recorded our first win on the new hockey surface with a 6-0 triumph over Scoil Mhuire. The honour of the first goal on the new surface went to Lily Carey and the rest of the goals came from Amy Buttimer, Ella Nicholson, Katie Desmond, Moira Barrett and Alison Hathaway.

Our Junior girls also played against the same opposition but unfortunately lost out 2-0.

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Oct 16 2016

Rugby Update – McCarthy Cup & 1st years v Ard Scoil Rís

Our McCarthy Cup and First Year teams took on Ard Scoil this past Thursday at home.

The McCarthy Cup team recorded an excellent 26-12 victory with two tries from Harry Hall and one each from Soren Minihane and Paul Jackson as well as some excellent performances from Ethan Greene and Niall Beamish.



 In the First Year game the final score was 24-14 to BGS.
IT was a tough, bruising yet very fast game with great commitment shown by new and experienced players alike.
Worthy of special mentions include:
Henry Obialor for catching some great high kicks
JayC Van der Westhuizen for some great tackling.
Jeff Williams for strong running
Jules Sonnes for fast passing
David O’Donovan made some great breaks and Mark Collins with 2 tries.
Great to see a team settling into patterns of play and working hard for each other.

Oct 12 2016

Form 6 Ag Science Trip to Glenilen Farm – Photo Gallery


Oct 12 2016

Creative Engagements

Well done to Theo Dillon and Connell O’Herlihy for presenting the Creative Engagements art project with teacher Mr Twomey,  at the Irish Museum of Modern art today in Dublin.

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Oct 10 2016

Senior Rugby: BGS 26-22 Rockwell

Our Senior boys recorded an excellent 26-22 win over Rockwell last week. In an entertaining game BGS had the advantage in the first half and built up a good lead by half time. Rockwell made a great contest of the match in the second half but BGS prevailed by 4 points in the end. Well done lads!



Oct 05 2016

Hockey Inter Pros

We have had a number of students partake or been selected for the Munster Interpro teams over the last few weeks.

Jenny Buttimer and Katie Desmond were selected for the U21 team and played well in the competition held early in September. They were joined in the squad by BGS alumni Kate Murphy, Saoirse O’Leary, Rachel Desmond, Ingrid Burns, Laura Buttimer and Aoife Roche.

At U18 level Amy Buttimer has been selected for the competition at the end of October.

Finally at U16 level Rebecca Kingston has been selected as team captain.

For the boys at U18 level Callum Crowley, Tristan Walsh, Eoin Nyhan and Ross Smyth were all selected  while at U21 level Callum Crowley and Conor Robinson were joined by ex BGS pupils Julian Dale, Matthew Jennings, Ben Keoghan O’Keefe, David Jennings, Colin Kingston and Mark Kingston.

Well done to all involved.

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