School Re-Opening Dates 2018/2019
Monday 27th August: 1st Years Induction Day
Tuesday 28th August: Leaving Cert 2, LCA 2, Junior Certs & JCA 3 return
Wednesday 29th August: LC1, LCA1, 2nd Yrs & JCA 2 return
Monday 3rd September: TY Students return
Top Oil North Leinster Juvenile B Semi Final Result :Mountrath CS 1-22 Banagher College 2-8. Hard luck lads.
Our TYs will spent the day in Athlone in the Culinary Arts Dept in AIT. They cooked in all four AIT Kitchens with AIT Chefs. A guided tour of the AIT Campus followed in the afternoon.
Minor Camogie Leinster B Semi Final: Banagher College v Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Co Kilkenny in Banagher College at 1.15pm. Full time score- Banagher College : 4-9(21) Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown : 1-5(8)
Boxing: Best of luck to our three students, Labhaoise Glynn , Sinainn Glynn and Clodagh O’Meara who have all qualified to compete in the All Ireland Finals in their respective weight divisions.
Congratulations to Labhaoise Glynn Lusmagh on winning the Schoolgirls Cadets National title at the weekend. Labhaoise has now qualified to represent Ireland in Bulgaria in May. A fantastic achievement , well done.
Well done to TY Student Chloe Reilly who played with Galway in the All Ireland Minor A Camogie Final on Sat 28th v Cork in Nenagh.
Banagher College hosted the Offaly County Fleadh Cheoil this weekend. Well done to all who took part.
Our TYs heard Operation Transformation’s Karl Henry speaking about the importance of being active every day at today’s Healthfest in Dublin. They also heard 2FM’s Eoghan McDermott speaking about maintaining positive mental health.
First Year Boys Football Lge Semi Final in Ashbourne, Result : Banagher College 3-5. De Lacey College Ashbourne 5-6 Hard luck boys.
JCA Horticulture class received their certificate of participation in the SEAI one good idea competition.
Hard luck to our U-14 Ladies Footballers who lost out in the Leinster Blitz in Portlaoise today.
Our 3C Class are visited Kilmainham Gaol today as part of their CSPE Course.
Well done to our U-14 Ladies Footballers who bt Our Lady’s Bower 3-3 to 0-1 in Kinnegad & qualified for next Blitz on Tuesday April 24th.
Banagher College Juvenile Hurling team played Heywood CS in the North Leinster B Quarter Final in Banagher College.
Our TY students enjoyed a fantastic trip to Italy visiting Lake Garda, Venice, Verona, taking in all the sights.
Congrats to Mollie, Karen, Rita & Shauna who represented the LCA classes at the regional semi final of Ecounesco young environmental awards.
Congrats to past pupil, Mark Boylan, on being nominated for ‘Sports Writer of the Year’ at the 2018 National Student Media Awards for his work with the Racing Post. Best of luck to Mark at the Aviva Stadium representing the University of Limerick.
Past Pupil Michaela Keenaghan perfored at the Darkness Into Light Midlands Region 2018 launch night in Banagher College last night.
Galway All Ireland Senior Hurling Medal winner Conor Cooney addressed our pupils at today’s Bank of Ireland School Bank Launch.
Our LC1 Ag Science Class went on an Educational Trip to Gurteen Agricultural College today.
STEP UP FOR DOWN SYNDROME: Well done to all who participated on and helped to organize the awareness raising walk walk to raise funds for Offaly Down Syndrome yesterday. A special word of thanks to Gráinne and Ella for all their efforts to promote a very worthy cause.
Our EPAS Junior Ambassadors ran a very successful Table Quiz on Wednesday. # EPAS Ireland
16th March: SEAI- One Good Idea – Competition
The JCA horticulture class of Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna have progressed to Stage Two of the One Good Idea competition. It’s now time to launch our campaign. When people are buying fresh fruit and vegetables we want them to – STOP! THINK S.O.S.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge, chuir ár ndaltaí taispeántas rince ar siúl sa cheaintín inniu. Maith sibh!
Ms McNerney’s 2nd years enjoyed some Céilí dancing today mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge.
Winners of 1st year SnG poster competition were Maja, Megan and Paulina. Charlize de Jäger and Nicole Loughnane were winners of the 2nd year Poster competition for SnG.
2A Geog completed their Urban Functions of Banagher Task on March 16th.
Badminton: Some of our students competed in the U-14 Leinster Badminton Championships today.
Bank of Ireland Representatives spoke to 1st and 2nd year students about Banking this morning.
JCA2 and JCA3 presented their Food Miles Project to St Rynaghs Second Class today. Thanks to the 2nd class who played our games, planted seeds, read our poem and coloured our worksheet.
Microsoft Office Specialist: Well done to TY students receiving their Microsoft Office Specialist Certs in PowerPoint
1st Yr Leinster Gaelic Football League Result: Banagher College 11-5 Ardscoil Phádraig Granard 1-6. Well done boys.
2nd years about to enjoy some French croissants, pains au chocolat and brioche !
Our TY European Ambassadors presenting a PowerPoint to the second years about EPAS (European Parliament Ambassadors School Program).
Well done to our Minor Camogie Team who scored their second win in the Leinster Minor B Championship today. Next game v Castlecomer CS away.
Minor Camogie Leinster Championship: Banagher College played Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown in Banagher on Monday 26th February. Full time score Banagher College 6-03, Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown 3-00.
U14 Ladies Football: Banagher College played Fallen CS Forbade in a challenge game on 23 February.
We recommend that students check out studyclix.ie . We have negotiated a reduced sign on fee for any student interested.
6th Year HEAR & DEAR Applicants: DARE: Section A must be completed by March 1st 2018. HEAR: Complete all elements of the online HEAR application form by March 1. CAO sent an e-mail to all applicants on FEB 13th with some important information and reminders. Please check e-mails.
U17 Soccer West Leinster Final: Banagher College played Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa, Clara on 22 February. Final score Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa 2-1 Banagher College. On the 8th February they played Strokestown, winning 5-1.
Juvenile Badminton Championships: On the 22nd February some of players participated in the tournament that took place in Banagher College.
Juvenile Hurling: Banagher College played Mullingar CBS in the North Leinster B Championship on 21 February. Score Banagher College 2-7, Mullingar CBS 2-10.
Camogie: Congratulations to Louise Manion who is joint Offaly Minor captain 2018. She has already captained Banagher College to win both the Junior C and the Junior B Colleges Leinster Finals.
#SchoolsGoOrange @CAS: Banagher College goes Orange today. Our TY’s headed off on a brisk nature walk this morning. Thanks to SuperValu Banagher for sponsoring oranges that were handed out to students after their nature walk today. All classes watched a school made video in roll call this morning to raise awareness about Schools Go Orange Day.
1st Year Hurling: Our students played a challenge game against St. Raphael Loughrea on 5th Feb in Banagher.
Bank of Ireland will be opening their bank in Ms. Hardiman’s Room every Thursday for students who wish to open a new bank account or for students who wish to lodge money to an existing Bank of Ireland Account.
Top Oil Leinster PP School SH “B” Rest of Leinster Semi Final today. Venue was Jenkintown, Co. Kilkenny against St. Mary’s CBS Enniscorthy. Full time score Banagher College: 1-05, St. Mary’s Enniscorthy 0-13. Hard luck Banagher! Thanks very much to Mr. Jordan and Mr. Whelan for their work during the year.
Thanks very much to St. Raphael Loughrea for travelling over for a very useful Juvenile Hurling Challenge this morning.
Banagher College was named as the most improved school in the country over the past nine years in a school league table article published by the Sunday Independent.
— CormacBourke (@cormacbourke) January 27, 2018
CAO: Closing Date for CAO Applications is 5.15pm sharp on Thursday Feb 1st. The cost is now €45 if you have not yet opened your account. If any advice is needed please contact your Guidance Counsellor.
Student Council: The student council have been very active getting suggestions from students for school changes. New benches have been placed in various areas of the school including around the science classrooms. The Banagher College Radio was launched on Friday 26th January playing a variety of music around the school over the course of break and lunch.
The Junior Footballers participated in a Blitz in St. Lomans, Mullingar with their coaches Mr. Boyle and Mr. Shanahan.
Some students participating on our German Exchange, travelled to the beautiful Alps and town of Füssen in southern Germany.
A great trip was had by all.
The nationalities of our students and teachers survey is now on display on our EU Infopoint Noticeboard. Go check it out!
LC1 Student Muireann Nolan introduced Trinity Musical Society live onstage in the 3 Arena for the Cycle Against Suicide Congress today.
Congratulations to Andrea Tesarova on 2nd place in the 18+ category at the National Credit Union Finals with her fabulous drawing at the weekend. Andrea will be presented with her prize and a cheque for €400 at a ceremony in Croke Park later in the month.
Our TY’s taking part in the EU Junior Ambassadors Programme put together a new EU Infopoint notice board recently.
Christmas Variety Show: Congrats & well done to all involved with the Christmas Variety Show, staff and students. €720-00 collected on the day for local charities. A special word of thanks & praise to all who performed on stage and contributed to a very nice end of year occasion.
For a Finale all of today’s artistes combined for a smashing rendition of ” Fairytale of New York”.
Thanks very much to Jeremy Pagden (from Schools Websites) for delivering a most important and valuable talk to our students on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety.
LC1, LC2 and First Years went on an Art Trip to Newgrange.
Our Junior Camogie team played Loreto Kilkenny in Banagher College.
Well done to all The Credit Union Art Award Winners.
Great win today girls, hard earned but great finish. Leinster A Junior Camogie Championship Banagher College: 2-10 St Brendan’s: 4-03
Stand Up Week. Our School Hoisted an LGBT Flag. Stand Up week tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBTI students, by other students.
3B CSPE Class visiting the Museum in Casement Aerodrome Baldonnell as part of their CSPE Course.
Our Second Year Home Economics Students were busy today making cakes and buns for tomorrow’s Cake Sale in aid of The Rutland Centre.
Well done to all our TY Students from last year who received their JP2 Awards in Longford last Sunday November 12th with Bishop Francis Duffy.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CREDIT UNION ART COMPETITION WINNERS: Lisa Killeen, Megan Kinsella-Bergin, Ciara Clancy, Lauren Davis, Andrea Tesarova & Olwen Kenny PRIZE GIVING ON FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER IN THE CRANK HOUSE AT 4pm.
Our Junior Golf Team took part in the Junior Golf Competition in Esker Hills yesterday.
Well done to Kevin, Tara, Corie, Sinéad and Sasha who all travelled to Lourdes this year and worked as assistants to the pilgrims there.
Junior Ladies Football: Our Junior Ladies Football Team will play St Brigid’s College Callan Co Kilkenny at 11.30am this morning in Banagher College in the Leinster D Championship.
First Year Boys Football: Our First Year Boys Football Team will play ArdScoil Chiaráin Clara in The Brother Hubert Cup at 12.45pm today in Banagher College
Our Head Prefects for 2017-2018 are Brenda Wynne, Dáire Kelly, Louise Corcoran and Cillian Troy.
SCIENCE WEEK All 5th years attended. This projection was facilitated by Tina Claffey & Caroline Conway in conjunction with Midland Science
Juvenile Football Result: Banagher College 6-10 Gallen CS 1-6. Well done lads!
Awards Day in Banagher College at 1pm.
Congrats to our students who received LOETB academic awards in the Tullamore Court Hotel, supported by AIB.
To mark, Space Week, our First & Second Years, made many models in Junior Cert Science Class.
Over 30 of our L Certs went to Athlone IT Open Day, on transport provided by Athlone IT. Míle Buíochas.
First video report from this year’s Banagher College TY MoJo team, reporting from the annual County Sports https://youtu.be/3YVw5hhYkmA via
Over 50 of our Leaving Certs headed off to Limerick to attend the Limerick Colleges Open Day. A day to decide many students destiny.
Our TY Students and their four teachers headed off to Killary Adventure Centre on this wet morning, for three days. Click here to see photos.
Kieran Clancy 1A played on our Junior Golf Team in the Leinster Schools in The Heath today.
Best wishes to all our Second Year Pupils and the six teachers who set off tonight on their wonderful trip to Barcelona.
Senior Ladies Football Result: St Brigids College Callan 3-8 Banagher College 2-6. Hard luck girls.
Senior Hurling Challenge full time score -Banagher College: 6-22(40) St Raphaels Loughrea: 2-19(25) Referee:Simon Whelehan (Birr).
06 October: County Sports Competition in Tullamore.
Road Safety Week in Banagher College. They devised a message for each day:
Monday’s Message: “Going too fast, you won’t last”.
Tuesday’s Message: Under the influence, Under Arrest (Drink or Drugs)
Wednesday’s message: “Dont drink and drive, stay alive”
Thursday’s Message: “Stop the texts, stop the wrecks”.
Friday’s Message: “Loose objects in the car should be in the boot”.
Our “Beginning Of Year” School Mass takes place today Thursday in St Rynagh’s Church at 12pm.
TY’s completed a First Aid course in school today.
3C Class went on their CSPE tour to the Air Corps Base Baldonnel today.
LC2 LCVP trip to Butlers Chocolates in Dublin today.
August/ September 2017
26 September: LCA 1 and LCA 2 had a lovely morning on their Art Trip to Clonmacnoise.
Hard luck to our hurlers in the Leinster Junior Hurling B Championship against Mullingar CBS. Final score: Banagher College 3-12 Mullingar CBS 2-17.
25 September: LC1 and LC2 Art trip to the Hunt Museum & the Jack B Yeats & Paul Henry Art Exhibition. A very interesting trip for History of Art Exams.
This is the start of kindness week.
Thought for Monday: “One kind word can change someone’s entire day”
Thought for Tuesday: “Be kind because you never know how much the person beside you is suffering.”
Thought for Wednesday: “No act of kindness however small is ever wasted.”
Thought for Thursday: “A little more kindness, a little less judgement.”
Thought for Friday: “Leave a little kindness wherever you go.”
25 September: Well done to LC2 students Tara Kennedy,Corie Killeen, Sasha Connolly & Luke Hein who have just returned from a week in Lourdes as Assistants with Oblate Pilgrimage.
22 September: Hard luck to our Junior Hurlers who played against Naas CBS today.
20 September: JCT- Whole School CPD Day
19 September: National Ploughing Championships
15 September: Hard luck to our Junior Hurling team who were beaten 5-12 to 5-06 by Colaiste Choilm in Tullamore.
14 September: LC Agricultural Science students visited Tim Mannions farm. There they saw Lely Robots in action milking the cows. The students also did some ecology practicals at Ms. Hassetts farm.
Welcome to our German Teachers and Students from Bavaria joining us for a week as part of an exchange programme. They will take part in classes and go on some trips. The Cliffs of Moher and Galway City will be visited tomorrow.
13 September: Congratulations to Ms. Gleeson and her Cycle against Suicide team on achieving Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Status for 2017. Well done to Becky and Daniel for representing the group at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and congratulations to Muireann on being selected as a leader. Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee was in attendance.
Well done to all students who received their Junior Certificate Results today.
8 September: TY Students had a great bonding day in Bay Sports, Athlone.
Well done to our 1st Year Boys who played the Marist, Athlone in a very good hurling challenge.
28 August: Well done to our 1st year tutors and our Cairde teachers who organised a most enjoyable table quiz for our new 1st year students.