County Champs Visit BCS


Today we had the pleasure of honouring the winning St Brigid’s and Ballinamore SOH Ladies teams in our school.
Firstly congrats to St Brigid’s Ladies on winning the Leitrim Junior Championship title and the Division 2 League in 2023 and competing so well in Connacht only to narrowly lose out in the Connacht final recently. Well done all. Pictured are Dearbla Gunn and Jane Prior from the St Brigid’s team.
We also had a visit from members of the victorious Ballinamore SOH Ladies team who won the Leitrim Intermediate Championship recently and followed this up with an outstanding victory in the Connacht final last weekend in a hard fought 1 point win over Eoghan Rua, Sligo. The past pupils who visited the school were Leighanne Gallagher, Michelle Fanning, Leigh Anne Flynn, Abbi Sweeney, Grainne Prior and Laoise Moran. They were joined by our current pupils Lucy Murphy and Ella Van Der Laan who are also on the team.
Our Principal, Mr Mc Caffrey and Mr Mullen ( Ladies football Coordinator) welcomed and congratulated both teams on their tremendous achievements this year. This special assembly took place in the school GP area with all the girls who participate in Ladies football in the school in attendance along with Deputy Principal, Mr Cunnane and Ladies school team managers, Ms. Stenson and Mr. Kane.
This was a joyful occasion and it was great to catch up with our past and current pupils who are exemplary role models to the school and wider community.
Finally best wishes to Ballinamore SOH Senior Ladies in the upcoming All Ireland Intermediate semi final in a few weeks, to be played at at home in Leitrim. Best wishes also to Ballinamore SOH in the Minor final Vs St Joseph’s this Sunday coming.

Science Week

Science Week is in full swing here at BCS this week with students enjoying a range of activities within the world of science! Bradley Chiropractors gave an excellent and informative talk to our 2nd years on posture, how to sit correctly & carry their school bags.
1st years worked on electronic kits and made circuits to allow a light to turn on, a spinner & a music chime to work. Well done to our future Engineers! 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬
Other activities included skittle chromatography, dancing raisins, hairdryer ping ponging, atomic chemistry, yeast balloon respiration and exploring water filtration systems and DNA extraction, along with heart dissections.


Bhí an-lá againn ar scoil inniú ag ceiliúradh Gaeilge24. Ghlac beagnach 80 dalta páirt sna himeachtaí i rith an lae. Ina measc bhí seisiún HIIT, tráth na gceist agus céilí. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day and made a great effort to speak Irish throughout the day. Ag súil go mór leis an mbliain seo chugainn. Beatha teanga í a labhairt! 🇮🇪

Stand Up Week November 2023

As part of STAND UP week today we celebrated rainbow day and wore bright colours into school. Mrs Parke, Aisling O’Brien and Ayooluwa Talabi won the prizes for most colourful and stickers and sweets were given to all who participated. As a school community we continually celebrate the inclusivity and diversity within our school community. Thanks to Ms Simpson for her organisation of the themed week.


This week we join with schools across Ireland in marking STAND UP week. We do this by celebrating the inclusivity and diversity within our school community and how it enriches our environment as we stand up against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Last year we concentrated on remembering to use words that heal, not hurt and some of the posters remain around the school to remind us that this is always important.This year we are learning what it means to be an ally and to advocate for those in the LGBTQ+ community.
There is an information board in the canteen area and on it a collection of books which students can borrow, novels based around those in minority communities including LGBTQ+, People of Colour and migrants. On Friday we celebrate rainbow day and encourage everyone to dress in bright colours 🏳️‍🌈

Halloween fancy Dress

There was a great sense of fun around school on Friday as we had a fancy dress day to mark the start of our Halloween midterm break. We are delighted to announce that we raised another €437 for Ballinamore Youth Musical Society. Some fabulous costumes – well done! After a busy first term we hope students and staff enjoy the well earned break. Happy Halloween 🎃👻

Senior Girls defeat to St Clare’s

Our Senior ladies lost their 3rd group game to St Clare’s Manorhamilton in Boggaun on Tuesday 24th October. In a very competitive game the 2 teams couldn’t be separated until St Clare’s struck for 1:4 in the last 12 minutes of the game. Ballinamore trailed by 3 points at half time but a fine goal by Dearbla Gunn brought the teams level at 1:3 each early in the second half. Remarkably no team scored for the next 15 minutes in which time Ballinamore keeper Aoife Donohue made a number of fine saves including a penalty save. While Ballinamore created a number of chances a strong cross wind saw the ball ending up in the goalkeepers hands when we did attack.
A late flourish by St Clare’s saw them close out the game by 7 points on a 2:7 to 1:3 score line. Hard luck to the girls on a hard fought battling performance in tough conditions.
Best of luck to St Clare’s in the rest of the competition.