Aug 29 2016

Arrangements Tuesday August 30th

Welcome back to BGS. Please note final locker allocation 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. Opening assembly 9:15 in Sports Complex. Blazers required.

Aug 28 2016

Ella Nicholson excels in International Exchange Tetrathlon 2016

Well done to Ella Nicholson on an excellent performance in The Irish Pony Club Senior International Exchange Tetrathlon 2016 held in Grove, Co Tipperary &  Tattersalls Co. Meath.

This exchange event takes place over a 2 wk period every second year and is hosted by one of the participating countries with this year’s event being held in Ireland.There were teams participating from Australia, New Zealand, USA and the United Kingdom.

Ella finished 10th nationally & 14th internationally,  with the team being placed 2nd nationally & 5th Internationally.
She was 5th in shooting discipline & was one of only 3 national clear rounds in the Riding Discipline.  An absolutely super result.

Aug 28 2016

First Day at School 2016-17 – Gallery

Aug 25 2016

Katie Boyle Rowing Success

BGS is delighted to  celebrate more rowing success with Katie Boyle having competed in the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships 2016 which was held in Ballyshannnon, Co.Donegal on 13th and 14th of August. Katie and her crew won a bronze medal in U14 girls and a bronze in the u16 girls categories. Katie rows with Callinafercy Rowing Club in Co.Kerry.

Katie has had a hugely successful year after a superb performance in in the Indoor Rowing Championships earlier in 2016.

Well done!



Aug 25 2016

Munster Rugby U16 Cadets

Well done to Jason Connolly, Nick Greene and Andrew Dale who took part in the Munster U16 Cadets Summer Skills and Development Programme with internal matches at Castletroy College.


Aug 25 2016

Nathan Holding selected for Ireland in Surf Lifesaving World Championships

Well done to Nathan Holding (Form VI) who has been selected for the Irish Junior team for the Surf Lifesaving World Championships that will be held in the Netherlands this September

Aug 25 2016

Afrika Byrne-Pessoa makes semi final of ‘The Soloist’

Well done to  Afrika Byrne-Pessoa on reaching the semifinal of ‘The Soloist’ competition which is run by the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland She was one of 52 semi finalists chosen from thousands of entries. The semi final & final were held in Dublin on August 14th.

This is a fantastic achievement for an extremely talented girl who has brought the house down at many school events with her fantastic voice. We look forward to more from Afrika in the future.

Aug 25 2016

Ciara Weldon success at All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships

Congratulations to Ciara Weldon (Form VI) on a fantastic performance for the Kilmacsimon Rowing Club at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships held in Donegal on the 13th and 14th of August.

This is the final and biggest Regatta of the year with over 2000 people from across the country competing.

Ciara was on the U18 and the Intermediate Ladies team who both successfully came through their heats to make it to the finals. Both teams excelled in the finals with the U18 team winning silver and the Intermediate team taking bronze.

Well done to Ciara and Kilmacsimon Rowing Club on a fantastic achievement.

Intermediate Ladies - Sinead Weldon - Jean Humphries - Ciara Weldon - Claire Cummins - Robery Farrissey





Aug 19 2016

Darren Sweetnam & Gavin Coombes star in Munster win over Zebre

Tonight was a huge night for BGS Rugby in Munster’s 17-0 win over Zebra at Waterford RSC. Darren Sweetnam turned in a huge performance, scoring 2 tries and earning the Man of the Match award.

Another great moment came 10 minutes from time when Gavin Coombes came off the bench to make his debut.

Well done to both of the lads and we look forward to further exploits.

Full report on Munster Website here

Munster v Zebre

Aug 18 2016

Leaving Cert 2016

Congratulations to the class of 2016 on very high achievement. The many fine performance are no surprise. This extremely talented group have excelled in academic pursuits including essay competitions, poetry, debating, music and choir throughout their exciting time at the school winning several national competitions. From Young Scientist to Junk Kouture they did it all. They have led the school to many sporting successes in hockey, rugby and athletics. They have shown leadership and strong comradeship now crowned with fine leaving certificates in the main, to carry them to third level.

Thankfully the media scare about high failure rates in mathematics did not feature and a record proportion of 49% of candidates took honours maths. The proportion achieving very high points scores in excess of 500 is up significantly on last year. Best wishes to all 100 members of the class of 2016 as they await course offers for CAO, UCAS and continental Europe.


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