Over the course of the 2011-12 school year, local bus company owner Michael Boylan has sponsored two sets of jerseys bearing the logo ‘’Boylan Travel’’ for school teams in Banagher College. At the beginning of the school year 2011-2012, Michael sponsored a set of camogie jerseys for the girls while later during the year he again came up trumps when he sponsored a set for the juvenile boys for Football and Hurling.
Michael supplies a total of four buses which do the daily school run twice a day and also provides transport for all the school activities near and far throughout the year. The school are very grateful for his kind sponsorship.
Congratulations to Leaving Cert pupil, Aoife Dolan from Laurencetown, who was a member of the Galway Minor Camogie team which recently won the 2012 All Ireland Minor final. Galway lost out to Kilkenny by a point in the first round but went on to beat Clare and Tipperary before accounting for Kilkenny in the final, Galway 2-12 Kilkenny 1-10.
Aoife, who plays her club camogie with Kiltormer, has lined out for Banagher College during all of her five years in the school in both Camogie and Ladies Football.
Four girls from Banagher College were chosen to compete in the Camán and Run competition in Croke Park on Sunday March 4th 2012.
This is a camogie relay competition which involves soloing and handpassing the sliotar and was held at half time during the All Ireland Senior Club Camogie final. The girls who took part were Sorcha McGarry, Róisín Woods, Helen Dolan and Tara Dooley. All four Banagher girls acquitted themselves very well on a unique occasion with victory going to Presentation Convent Thurles.
Well done to the juvenile hurlers on wed 06 March on their victory over Cistercian College Roscrea.
A large number of girls in Banagher College are currently members of intercounty panels in both camogie and ladies football. Aoife Dolan(Kiltormer) played for the Galway minor camogie team in their one point loss to Kilkenny on Saturday Feb 25th.
At the same time, Helen Dolan, Sorcha McGarry, Emma Corcoran, Róisín Woods, Mairéad Daly and Tara Dooley were all members of the Offaly minor camogie team which comprehensively beat Meath in the B Championship.
On Sunday Feb 26th, Mairéad Daly, Emma Corcoran, Helen Dolan, Ciara McCormack and Sinéad Daly were all part of the Offaly Minor Ladies Football team which were beaten by Dublin.
Mairéad Daly is currently a member of the Offaly Senior camogie panel which went down to All Ireland champions Wexford in their first game of the year.
In Ladies Football Ciara McCormack Emma Corcoran and Mairéad Daly are on the Offaly Senior Ladies Football panel.
Furthermore past pupil Niamh Kavanagh scored two tries for the Irish Senior Women’s rugby team which beat Italy on Friday Friday 24th February. So well done to all!
Under 14's competed in Leinster Schools Blitz, Offaly division 3 recently. Well Done on their success.
Well done to Mr. Verney and all who paritcipated in the badminton tournament on Wed 22 Feb.
Congrats to the U14 boys on winning the Offaly Badminton Post Primary Schools section.
At a medal presentation held in Banagher College on Friday evening February 10th 2012, four teams received medals for competitions won during the last year.
Teams which received medals were ,the Senior Hurlers who won the Leinster Vocational Schools Championship in 2011, the Juvenile Hurlers who won the North Leinster B Championship in 2011,the Junior Camogie winners of the Leinster Junior C Final in 2011 and the U-14 Camogie team which won the Offaly Minor Championship in 2009.
Guests of honour to present the medals, were newly appointed Offaly Senior Hurling Captain, David Kenny from Belmont and top scorer Joe Bergin from the Seir Kieran club. A large number of parents attended and catering was by Brosna Lodge.
Students chosen for Leinster Senior Ladies Schools Team
The U-14 Ladies Footballers played a very useful challenge game against Killina Secondary School on the St Rynagh’s Pitch on the 9th February. Despite missing a few players due to flu, the Banagher girls put in a good performance and emerged victorious.
Wilson’s Hospital, Multyfarnham 1 – 0 Banagher College:
Banagher College were narrowly edged out in the U-15 West Midland division2 final after a spectacular strike with ten minutes to go was enough to give victory to a talented Wilson’s Hospital team.
The Banagher lads could not be faulted for a brave effort that fell just short on the day. The defeat brought an end to Banagher’s winning streak and tarnished what had otherwise been a very successful return to the West Midland competition after an absence of some years. Particular credit must go to the TY coaching team of Gavin Troy and Declan O’ Neill who put in so much work with the team throughout the year.
Special thanks also to Pat Horan catering who sponsored the team on the day.
Banagher College Team:
Ben Conneely, Cáolan Kelly, Ronan Butler (captain), Rory Martin, Eoin Woods, Andy Flynn, Oisin Mannion, Shane Anthony Kelly, Michael Healy, Gianluca Perna, Oisin Kelly.
Subs: Colin Butler, Aidan Cannon, Aaoron Daly, Declan Boylan, Kahalim Guinan, Michael Harrington, Cormac Mahon, Conor Kenny.