Jan 20 2017

Young Scientist Review

Last week 21 students from Bandon Grammar took part in the BY Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

The full list of BGS qualifiers and what their projects is available on this link.

The students had a fantastic time and learned loads from the exhibition.

Orla O’Sullivan, Laura Ryan and Amy O’Reilly highly commended in their category Social and Behavioural Sciences Junior Group with their project “How can we improve the mindfulness of young people in Ireland?”

Alex O’Connor placed third in his category Intermediate Individual in Biological and Ecological Sciences with his project “A comparison of foot biomechanics in sport playing and non-sport playing teens”

Gregory Tarr came 2nd in his junior individual category in biological and ecological sciences with project “A novel approach to growing nanochloropsis in a controlled environment and its subsequent ability to produce oil”

These were fantastic results and show the high standard of projects that are being produced in BGS. We continue to be among the top contributing schools at the exhibition year after year which is a testament to our fantastic Science department.

Many of our students gained excellent media exposure. Suzanne Bateman was interviewed on the Eoghan McDermott Show on 2FM. The interview is available here http://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rteradiowebpage.html#!rii=1:10671978:20524:16/01/2017 and is about 25 minutes into the show.

Many thanks to all involved especially the students, their parents and the BGS Science Department, particularly Ms. McCarthy and Ms. McGrath who accompanied the students to the RDS.

 

 

 

 

Jan 20 2017

Senior Cup: BGS 24 – 17 Castletroy (includes Photo Gallery)

In the Munster Senior Cup 1st round BGS took on Castletroy at Bandon RFC.

The game was a tense affair and Castletroy led 14-7 at half time. Bandon Grammar’s first half try coming from Colin Deane.

Early in the second half Castletroy increased their lead to 17-7.

In the final 11 minutes BGS produced a fantastic comeback with tries from Victor Lovell, Travis Coomey and Sean Hudson to snatch a fantastic victory.

Well done to all involved and we look forward to the next round.

 

 

Jan 20 2017

Junior Cup BGS 10 – 12 Castletroy (includes Photo Gallery)

Our Junior Cup team lost out to Castletroy in a close game at Bandon RFC today.

BGS led 7-0 at half time thanks to a try from skipper Jason Connolly that was converted by Rob O’Connor. Castletroy levelled the game early in the second half before BGS took a 10-7 lead through a Rob O’Connor penalty. Unfortunately 4 mins from the end Castletroy crossed the line for the winning try.

A hard fought game with an impressive team performance especially from Jason Connolly, Nick Greene, James O’Donovan and Sam Golden.

 

Jan 13 2017

Young Scientist Photo Gallery 2

Jan 12 2017

Diary of Events

 Click for DIARY OF EVENTS 2016-17 (PDF)

Jan 11 2017

Young Scientist 2017

At last, the booklets are bound and the posters are hanging!

Weeks of preparation by all our budding young scientists has paid off and today they finally settled into the RDS where they will present their projects to the public until Saturday evening. Some of our twelve projects have gained media attention already and RTE will be paying a visit to one of our own tomorrow.
The first round of judging went well this evening and all twenty one students are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to face the judges again tomorrow

Dec 12 2016

‘Christmas Unplugged’ Video & Photos

Our Christmas Unplugged Concert took place on Thursday, 8th December. The event organised by Ms, Callanan was a huge success with over 150 students taking part. The acts were many and varied including all our choirs who were excellent as usual as well as solo performances a huge variety of instruments and we even had a performance of ‘Fairytale of New York’ and a couple of highly entertaining comperes.

Below is a video our social media group headed by Erin O’Leary have produced of the night.

Well done to all involved.

Christmas Unplugged from Bandon Grammar on Vimeo.

We also have a photo gallery from the night!

Dec 09 2016

Bowen Shield Final BGS 8-25 Rockwell

BGS took on Rockwell on Wednesday, December 7th in the Bowen Shield Final at Clanwilliam RFC in Tipperary.

In a tense first hatlf BGS had the better of the exchanges and scored the only try of the half through Travis Coomey after a well worked lineout move. Unfortunately Rockwell kicked two penalties to lead 6-5 at half time.

Early in the second half Rockwell scored their first try to take an 11-5 lead. An Ethan Greene penalty from long range brought the score back to 11-8 and just as BGS looked to be getting up a head of steam Rockwell scored what was probably the decisive try. They added one more try to put a gloss on what was a hard earned victory.

Well done to the lads on getting to the final and congratulations to Rockwell on an excellent victory.

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Dec 08 2016

University Scholarships

Congratulation to :
Emma Young , T.C.D Entrance Exhibition
Alison Norman – UCD Entrance Scholarship
Lucy Fitzgerald – UCD Entrance Scholarship and Intel Scholarship for 4 years
Leon Collins Nagle – UCC Quercus Scholarship and Mary Ryan Scholarship for Languages
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Dec 06 2016

‘League Tables – Sums wrong again’

Once again the newspapers grossly distort college entry figures by failing to count the high number from BGS past pupils entering top courses in the UK and Continental Europe along with excluding other courses altogether.

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