Feb 27 2015

Irish Youth Parliament

Congratulations to Pippa Ryan, Emma Young and Lucy Fitzgerald on being selected to take part in the Irish Youth Parliament in Dublin following their success at the Cork Youth Parliament held at Mount Mercy College recently.

Feb 27 2015

First Year Girls Hockey

Congratulations to our First Year Girls A team who progressed to the next round of the cup yesterday with a 1-0 win over St. Angela’s with the goal coming from Michelle Love.

Our B team also secured a 0-0 draw in the league against the same opposition in a hard fought match.

Well done to all involved.

Feb 27 2015

Mungret Cup & Mungret Shield Finals

The Mungret Cup and Mungret Shield Finals will take place on Thursday, March 5th at CBC Sports Grounds.

The Shield Final will kick off at 1 PM and the Mungret Cup Final itself will kick off at 2:30 PM.

Students who wish to attend the match as supporters need to bring €3 to purchase their ticket this Monday, March 2nd.

Feb 27 2015

Board of Management Report 11th February

Click for the minutes of the Board of Management Report from 11th February 2015.

Feb 26 2015

West Cork Animal Welfare visit BGS

Allie Wrixon and Katy Burgess (a past pupil) came to the school on Tuesday 24th

February to give a presentation to Transition Years and to collect a cheque from

Georgina Deane and Heidi Hosford, last year’s Transition Years.

The West Cork Animal Welfare Group was founded in May 1999 in response to a

desperate need to help unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused animals in

West Cork.


About West Cork Animal Welfare

We formed a Limited Company and obtained Charitable status in 2001 and the

group is still run today by a few dedicated individuals who were involved in setting

up the charity and who work voluntarily so any funds raised and donated go directly

to the upkeep of the animals in our care. Our present facilities near Rosscarbery in

County Cork were purpose built in 1995 and can accommodate up to 50 dogs and

puppies. We re-home an average of 360 dogs and puppies a year from our kennels

and many more that we don’t have space for in the kennels via our website.

Although we don’t have purpose built facilities for cats we care for a few at our

rescue centre but most of our cats and kittens are looked after by fosterers who live


Our aim is

“To promote and encourage the welfare and protection of animals.”

We hope to do this by:

providing shelter and treatment for neglected, abandoned, unwanted and abused

animals until they are ready to be re-homed promoting the benefits of neutering and

spaying attending schools, colleges and other organisations to educate and advise

promoting the benefits of vaccination and regular worming to reduce the spread of

disease liaising with veterinary surgeons, councils, Gardai, other welfare

organisations and official bodies investigating reports of cruelty with the co-operation

of the Gardai


We have a non-destruction policy and no animal is put down unless incurably sick.

Every animal in our care is provided with the necessary treatment and is sheltered

until fit enough to be re-homed. We have a few long term dogs who are difficult to

re-home and to help with the ongoing expenses of these dogs we have a

sponsorship scheme.


All adult dogs and cats are neutered, vaccinated and wormed before they are re-

homed, puppies and kittens who are too young to be neutered are vaccinated and

wormed before being re-homed.


Bandon Grammar school talk

Feb 26 2015

Silicon Docks – Edited by past pupil Pamela Newenham

Congratulations to past pupil Pamela Newenham on the success of the book ‘Silicon Docks, The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech Hub’ which she is the editor of.

is a business journalist with The Irish Times specializing in the areas of technology, innovation, start-ups and entrepreneurship. She has previously written for the Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Food & Wine magazine and NUI Maynooth’s Research magazine among other publications.

You can follow her on twitter @PamIrishTimes



Feb 26 2015

Munster Cross Country Championships Photos

Feb 26 2015

McCarthy Cup Final Photos

Some photos from the McCarthy cup final win against St. Clements. The boys will be presented by their medals by Bertie Smith next week.

Feb 25 2015

Junk Kouture Semi Finalists

4 of our Junk Kouture teams. Black Brollerina, Tintanium, Coffee Comb and Lady Libation are through to the semi-finals in the University Concert Hall, Limerick on Friday 13th March.
The online vote, which will make up 10% of their result on this date, begins today. Each person is entitled to 5 votes; 1 every 24 hours beginning today and ending this Friday. The link to vote from is below:

Feb 18 2015

Ski Trip – Ehrwald 2015

Our annual ski trip took place recently with 96 students making the journey to beautiful Ehrwald, Austria.

A fantastic time was had by all and this was helped by perfect skiing conditions which meant our beginners all progressed at an amazing rate, in fact one of our instructors who has been taking groups for 30 years reckoned that it was the best group of beginners he had ever seen.

Our hotel was fantastically located right on the slopes and we were extremely well looked after by all the staff but a special thanks is due to Danielle and Mido who did a fantastic job.

Additionally all of our skiers experienced two different skiing areas over the course of the week.

In addition to this the evening activities included target shooting, Lermoos Ski Show, swimming, pizza evening and medal presentation. An action packed week which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to all the staff who looked after the students over the week but especially to Mr. Warren who has put a phenomenal amount of time into organising this trip and making it as accessible as possible to as many people as possible as well as ensuring it was a fantastic skiing trip for all involved.

Enjoy the photos!

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