Limited Draw Results August 2018

1st Prize     €200    Lisa Kiernan                        Dean Rang 6  Scott Rang 2 2nd Prize   €100     Pam Sharkey  Scott            Daniel Rang 5 3rd Prize       €50   Joanne Fallon                      Niall Rang 4  

Limited Draw Results July 2018

1st Prize     €200     Orla Tuke                          Oisín Rang 5 2nd Prize   €100     Catherine Lynam             Past Pupil 3rd Prize       €50   Jennifer Clarke                 Harry Rang 2  

Limited Draw Results June 2018

1st Prize     €200     Inez Foley                           Past Pupil 2nd Prize   €100     Ruth Fletcher                      Aaron Rang 1 3rd Prize       €50   Fionnuala Stevenson          Past Pupil  

Limited Draw Results May 2018

1st Prize     €200     Nessa Roche                           Domhnall Rang 4 2nd Prize   €100    Triona O'Reilly                        Past pupil 3rd Prize       €50   Sinead & Noel Cullen            Adam Rang 4  

Limited Draw Results April 2018

1st Prize     €200     Sinead Ivory                            Past Pupil 2nd Prize   €100    May Na Chan                           Ricky Rang 3 3rd Prize       €50    Con Callan                               Emmet & Fionn  

Limited Draw Results March 2018

1st Prize     €200     Ann Keane                              Barry Rang 1 2nd Prize   €100    R & C O'Connell/Lynam        Ben Rang 3 3rd Prize       €50    Sinead Ivory                            Past Pupil  

Limited Draw Results February 2018

1st Prize     €200     Tara Hogan                             Tom Rang 4 2nd Prize   €100    Zoran Cvijvc                             Aleksandar Rang 6 3rd Prize       €50    Caroline McMahon                Past Pupil  

Limited Draw Results January 2018

1st Prize     €200     Sharon Kelly                              Cathal & Adam 2nd Prize   €100    Lisa Kiernan                                Dean & Scott 3rd Prize       €50    Sandra Ennis                             Past Pupil

 Limited Draw Results December 2017

1st Prize     €200     Gill Redmond                              Matthew 2nd 2nd Prize   €100    Frances McIntyre                         Past Pupil 3rd Prize       €50    Sandra Chambers                        Conor 4th & Tom 6th

Limited Draw Results November 2017

1st Prize     €200     May Na Chan                            Ricky Rang 3 2nd Prize   €100    Trish Mullen                              Who?!! 3rd Prize       €50    Seán O'Donnell                          Board of Management (Previous)

 Limited Draw Results October 2017

1st Prize     €200     Catherine Giblin                        Past Pupil

2nd Prize   €100    Clare Naughton                           Conor Rang 2  Aidan & Sean Rang 1

3rd Prize       €50    May Chan                                   Ricky Rang 3

Limited Draw Results September 2017

1st Prize     €200     Linda Dooley                              Fionn & Oisín  Rang 2 & 3 2nd Prize   €100    D & G Watts                                 Conor Rang 4 3rd Prize       €50    James Collery                            Jacob &  Adam Rang 4 & 2

Guess The Score

We had 3 correct predictions for our Guess The Score of the Football All Ireland.  The prize money was divided as follows:

€100     Siobhán Dooley            Seller  Matthew Brenner     Rang 6     €30 €100     Louise Fitzgerald         Seller  Shane Fitzgerald       Rang 2     €30 €100     Ronan Hore                  Seller David Hore                 Rang 2      €30  



Tuesday October 3rd @ 8pm

in the School hall

Special Guest Speaker        on Nutrition             Emma Buckley

Limited Draw Results August 2017

1st Prize     €200     Valerie Brennan                         Rory Rang 3

2nd Prize   €100    Caroline O'Kelly                          Past Pupil

3rd Prize       €50    Pauline Oliver                             Past Pupil

Limited Draw Results July 2017

1st Prize     €200     Zoran Cvijic                                Aleksandar Rang 6

2nd Prize   €100     Caroline McMahon                    Past Pupil

3rd Prize       €50    Audrey Maguire                          Past Pupil

Limited Draw Results June 2017

1st Prize     €200     Adrienne Medlar                        Fionn Rang 6

2nd Prize   €100     Mary Leonard                             Past Pupil

3rd Prize       €50    Paul & Ann Maher                      Patrick Rang 2

Limited Draw Results May 2017

1st Prize     €200     Paul & Ann Maher                      Patrick Rang 2

2nd Prize   €100     Claire McDonagh                        Staff!

3rd Prize       €50     Trish Mullen                               Staff!

Limited Draw Results April 2017

1st Prize     €200     Grainne Murphy Rourke              Past Pupil

2nd Prize   €100     Linda Gavin                                     Senan Rang 2

3rd Prize       €50     Sharon Kelly                                   AdamRang 2 & Cathal Rang 4


Dear Trish, Mr Morris, Parents Association

On behalf of the 10 girls and 3 teachers going to Kenya I would like to thank you for all of your help and support in relation to our fundraising, we really appreciate it.

The total raised by the staff, pupils and parents of Ballyroan Boys School was an amazing €482!

Thanks again,

Kind Regards,

Kate Connolly

Sancta Maria College

The result for our very popular GUESS THE SCORE competition for the Ireland v's England Rugby Match

Congratulations to Cillian McBrien from Rang 2  for correctly predicting scooping the €300 and also scooping the coveted Sellers Prize!of €30

Limited Draw Results March 2017

1st Prize     €200     Catherine Giblin                            Past Pupil

2nd Prize   €100     Caroline O'Kelly                            Past Pupil

3rd Prize       €50     Stephen Mulholland                  Hugo Rang 5 & Odhran Rang 6

Limited Draw Results February 2017

1st Prize     €200     Seán Hanifin                                   Past Pupil

2nd Prize   €100     Adrienne Medlar                            Fionn Rang 6

3rd Prize       €50     Mary O'Sullivan                             Myles Rang 6

Limited Draw Results January  2017

1st Prize     €200     Pam Sharkey                                   Sam Scott Rang 3

2nd Prize   €100     Sandra Chambers                          Tom & Conor Rang 5 & 3

3rd Prize       €50     Pauline Oliver                                Past Pupil

Limited Draw Results December  2016

1st Prize     €200     Abi Jackson                                      Ethan Rang 2

2nd Prize   €100     Frances McIntyre                            Past Pupil

3rd Prize       €50     Finola Campion                              Past Pupil


A great big THANK YOU to all the parents/guardians, aunts/uncles, sisters/brothers who contributed to the cake sale last week.  If you baked or bought or donated your time to making popcorn hands, or helped on the day, I would like to let you know how much your support is appreciated!

We had 9 fabulous cakes donated to our Cake Raffle this year, all masterpieces and desperately desired by the boys who bought lots of raffle tickets in the hope of bringing one of them home with them.

We hope the boys enjoyed the day and had some goodies left to share when they got home!

December is another busy month, with the Class Calendars on sale from the office (€5), Christmas Bingo on the 14th, school plays for some classes and finishing up with the Christmas Raffle on the 22nd December – tickets go on sale next week!

Thanking you in advance for you continued support in 2017.

Kind regards,

Deborah Long

Parents Association


Limited Draw Results November  2016

1st Prize     €200     Paul & Ann Maher                      Patrick Rang 2

2nd Prize   €100     Moira O'Brien                              Matthew Rang 4

3rd Prize       €50     Margorzata Polanski                  Mateusz  Rang 2

Thank you to everybody who contributed in any way to our very successful Cake Sale on Friday last.  The novelty cakes which we raffled where a big hit!

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Busy Times

This is a very busy time for us.  Just before Halloween we had a Colours Day.  The beneficiary was Fr Brendan's Homeless Charity.  €500 was collected which was a fantastic response.

All the photos have been taken for the Calendars and they are with the printers.  They will be available to purchase on  Friday November 25th.  This is the next big date in our calendar of events because it is the day we hold our Annual Cake Sale  a bring and buy event!   Watch for the notes and text reminders.

Christmas Bingo is scheduled for Wednesday December 14th, another great fun day!  And of course our Christmas Raffle tickets will also be on sale at that time.

We are always looking for new member for our Committee.  We meet once a month.  If you are intrested in joining or even if you are just available for an occasional day to help with a specific event please leave your name at the Office.

Limited Draw Results October  2016

1st Prize     €200     Margorzata Polanski                  Mateusz  Rang 2

2nd Prize   €100     Conor Callan                                Emmett Ramg 3 and Fionn Rang 5

3rd Prize       €50     Fiona Curran Lonergan            Nevan Rang 2


Welcome Back September 2016

At this stage, October 14th, we hope everybody is well settled into school for the new school year.  Only 33 school days gone but already the PA have been working hard for the benefit of the whole school community.

We ran the very popular GUESS THE SCORE competition for the All Ireland Football Final Dublin v's Mayo.  Despite the unusual result we had one winner!final

Congratulations to Ellen McCann for scooping the €300 and of course to Dylan for getting the much coveted Sellers Prize of €30

We had a very successful AGM on Monday 26th September which was well attended.  The Guest Speaker was Pat McKenna who discussed Internet Education and safety and gave much food for thought!

BREAKFAST BASKETBALL has recommenced.  We have the assistance of 4 Transition Year boys from Coláiste Éanna who coach and ref the matches and also to our wonderful panel of parents who supervise each morning.  We use the hall in Coláiste Éanna on Mondays and Fridays.  On those days we meet in the Main Yard of the school at 8.50am and walk the boys up.  We return at 8.30am.  On the other days Breakfast Basketball is in the school hall at 8am.

The updated Limited Draw results are as follows;-

July 2016

1st Prize     €200      Claire Cullen                  Alex Rang 1 & Sam Rang 2

2nd Prize   €100      Adrienne Medlar           Fionn Rang 6

3rd Prize       €50     Steven Mulholland       Hugo Rang 5 & Odhran Rang 6

August  2016

1st Prize     €200      John McGrory                  David Rang 4

2nd Prize   €100      N & A Garvey                    Brendan Rang 3

3rd Prize       €50     Sandra Chambers            Conor Rang 3  &  Tom Rang 5

September 2016

1st Prize     €200     Finola Herbst                  Past Pupil

2nd Prize   €100     Des Morris                        The Boss!

3rd Prize       €50     Moira Byrne                   Cian Rang 5

All the photographs have been taken for the 2017 CLASS CALENDARS.  They are currently with the printers and will be available to purchase shortly at a cost of €5 each.

There will be a COLOURS DAY charity on Friday October 28th, the last day before Halloween Midterm.  The proceeds of all our Colours days are chairites and the chosen charity for this particular one is Fr Brendan's Homeless..

Annual Cake Sale is scheduled to take place on Friday November 25th.  We hope this year will be bigger and better than ever!

Thank you for all your support.

The Committee meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm in The Staff Room.  New members are always welcome.


Limited Draw

May 2016

1st Prize     €200      Oonagh Nevin                   Past Pupil

2nd Prize   €100      Paula Coghlan                  Neil Rang 6

3rd Prize       €50     Eimear Cullen                  Oisín Rang 1

April 2016

1st Prize     €200       Patrick Cryan                    Daniel Rang 6

2nd Prize   €100      Liam & Maria Gannon         Past Pupil

3rd Prize       €50     Caroline O'Kelly                     Past Pupil

March 2016

1st Prize     €200       Orla Tuke                            Eoin Rang 4    &    Oisín Rang 2

2nd Prize   €100      Des Morris                           The Office!

3rd Prize       €50     Fergal & Carmel O Farrell         Eoghan Rang 1

February 2016

1st Prize     €200       Emer Darmody                    Freddy Rang 4    &    Oliver  Rang 2

2nd Prize   €100      Paula Coghlan                       Neil Rang 6

3rd Prize       €50     Niamh  Fannin                      Staff

 January 2016

1st Prize     €200       John McGrory                   David Rang 3

2nd Prize   €100      Noreen Carroll                   Joshua Rang 1

3rd Prize       €50     Fionnuala Stevenson       Past Pupil

 Colours Day for St. Vincent de Paul


Christmas Raffle Prize Winners

1st Prize           IPad Mini          Aileen McGivern
2nd Prize        Giant Food Hamper        Micheal Hagan
3rd Prize        Dundrum Voucher         Daniel Geoghegan
4th Prize         Sweet Hamper         Adam Walsh
5th Prize          Novelty Christmas Cake       Ben Neale Biggs
6th Prize         Side of Smoked Salmon        Niall Garvey

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Colours Day for St. Vincent de Paul

Thanks to all the boys and their families who donated to colours day last Friday in aid of the St Vincent de Paul. They raised €597.80.


Limited Draw                  DECEMBER

1st Prize     €200       Sarah Carroll Walshe         Adam Rang 4 & Karl Rang 1

2nd Prize   €100      Aoife Gallagher                      Regan Rang 6 & Callum Rang 4

3rd Prize       €50          Catherine O'Brien            Past Pupil

Ballyroan Bingo Bonanza

Bingo will take place this Friday morning 11th December. All boys will receive the first 2 sheets free. If any boy wishes to have additional sheets they are available on the day to purchase, 2 sheets for €2.

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Christmas Raffle 2015

 It’s that festive time of the year again when we are running our annual Christmas Hamper Raffle which the boys look forward to each year.

We would be delighted if parents/guardians could donate something to make these hampers even more appealing.

All sweets, biscuits and treats are welcome and as usual the Parents Association will be funding the larger prizes!

Our committee members have already donated some goodies to get the ball rolling but your donations would be greatly appreciated if possible.

Many thanks!

Cake saleThank you to Sarah for the great pictures.

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Big thank you to all the boys and their families who baked, donated and bought cakes and Calendars on the days. It was a great success . +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Parent’s Association will be holding our Annual Cake Sale on Friday November 20th 2015, commencing at 8.30am.

Donations of cakes, biscuits, etc whether bought or baked would be greatly appreciated and may be delivered to the school hall from 8.00am on the morning of the sale.

The boys will visit the sale with their class to purchase cakes and / or raffle tickets during the day.

All parents, grandparents, guardians or minders are welcome to drop in.

Containers to be returned should be clearly labeled with pupil’s name and class.

Tickets for a raffle for novelty cakes will be available to buy on the day as well as 2016 Class Calendars.

Than you for your support.

Limited Draw Results

September 2015

Ist Prize     €200     Sandra Ennis  (PP)

2nd Prize  €100     Tanya Fields  (Cody Rang 5)

3rd Prize   €50       Grainne Murphy Rourke    (PP)

August 2015

Ist Prize     €200     Fionnuala Stevenson  (PP)

2nd Prize  €100     Paula Coughlan   (Neil Rang 6)

3rd Prize   €50       Orla Tuke     (Eoin & Oisín)

July  2015

Ist Prize     €200     Sarah Carroll Walsh  (Adam Rang 4)

2nd Prize  €100     Ailbhe Donohoe   (PP)

3rd Prize   €50       Con Callan     (Emmet & Fionn)

Strictly Ballyroan

The parents association would like to say a huge thanks to all parents, pupils, family, friends and to all of our corporate sponsors and members of the Ballyroan community who supported our “Strictly Ballyroan” fundraising event. To say that this event made a “splash” around the community would be an understatement, and the whole project was a total success, both as an event in its own right, and as a fundraising activity.

Everyone who attended will attest to a wonderful and very professionally run event, and everyone had a great night out. All of the dancers have commented on how well supported they all were on stage, and that the atmosphere in the room was electric. It made all of the considerable time that they gave to practicing etc very worthwhile.

We are still collecting money from the pledges that were made prior to the event, and we have some corporate sponsorship still to come in, but at this stage we are happy to say that we will be close to achieving our fundraising target, which is unreal!

Final figures will be announced at the parent’s Association AGM in September, so if you are curious to find out how much the event raised exactly, please make sure that you come along. Exact date and time will be published after the school holidays.

Congratulations to Emer Flood & Barry Redmond who were winners on the night – they performed “Dirty Dancing”, and were representing 6th class in the girls school. Interestingly, Emer is an aunt of Zach and Louis Kearney, currently in 3rd Class (Ms. Mazzoni’s), so no divided loyalties there…!

Also, well done to Mr. Murphy (5Th Class teacher) and his dance partner Frances Crean, mum of Zach Crean, 6th Class (Mr Canning) , who were winners of the dress rehearsal. Mark & Frances performed “the Tango”, and while Frances danced for 5th Class in BBNS, she also has girls in SNP and is the current chairperson of their PA committee – so there is conflict everywhere!!

Nonetheless, the collaboration between both PA committees was great to see, and hopefully it is something that can be built upon in the future.

Finally, a million thanks again to everyone for their support and participation, and we hope you all have a wonderful summer.

Best regards

Ballyroan Boys PA committee

The Couples

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Guess The Score


The Winning score of 19 9 was correctly predicted by

SANDRA CHAMBERS, Parent of Conor Rang 1 & Tom Rang 3.

Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser. In excess of €1000 was banked as a result for the Parents Association.

Limited Draw Results

June  2015

Ist Prize     €200     Tommy Keogh (David, Mark & James)

2nd Prize  €100      Sharon McGrory  (David Rang 2)

3rd Prize   €50        Barry Somers (PP)

May  2015

Ist Prize     €200    Gerry O'Brien (Past Principal!)

2nd Prize  €100      Audrey Maguire  (PP)

3rd Prize   €50        Maria Gannon  (David Rang 6)

April  2015

Ist Prize     €200      Sarah Carroll Walsh  (Adam Rang 4)

2nd Prize  €100       Con Callan     (Emmet & Fionn)

3rd Prize   €50        Frances McIntyre    (PP)

March  2015

Ist Prize     €200     Sandra Ennis  (Josh Rang 6)

2nd Prize  €100      Inez Foley  (PP)

3rd Prize   €50        Deirdre Durkan (Manus Rang 6)

February  2015

Ist Prize     €200     Anne Marie Connolly  (Kevin Rang 3)

2nd Prize  €100      Bridget Morris  (Owen Rang 5)

3rd Prize   €50        Ailbhe Donohoe  (Past Pupil)

Limited Draw Results January 2015

Ist Prize     €200     Linda Lyons  (Past Pupil)

2nd Prize  €100      Aoife Mulligan  (Past Pupil)

3rd Prize   €50        Mary O Sullivan (Myles Rang 4)

Colours Day 

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Saplings were thrilled with the contribution of €387 from the colours day on the day we got our holidays.

Their "thank you" note can be seen on the main notice board outside the school.

Christmas Raffle 2014

Thank you to everybody who made the Raffle such a success.  The boys who sold all those tickets.  The people who contributed to the Mega Food Hamper.  Pauline Farrell for making up the Hampers.  The Christmas Cake Bakers and Patrick Cryan for sourcing the bike.

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Ballyroan Bingo Bonanza!

Another super bingo event today, with fears that the roof would be lifted off the school hall with all the cheering and chanting!  Mr Morris exceeded his role as bingo caller extraordinaire keeping everyone entertained with his unique style of bingo calling.

There was plenty of prizes for all the winners with a chosen few boys winning the coveted "Homework Passes" for all their class which was met with huge cheers every time.

Many thanks to all involved, and we hope everyone enjoyed eating their selection boxes!

Hope you all had great fun!

The Parents Association

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Parents Association Christmas Raffle 2014

 It’s that festive time of the year again when we are running our annual Christmas Hamper Raffle which the boys look forward to each year.

We would be delighted if parents/guardians could donate something to make these hampers even more appealing.  All sweets, biscuits and treats are welcome and as usual the Parents Association will be funding the larger prizes!

Our committee members have already donated some goodies to get the ball rolling but your donations would be greatly appreciated if possible.

Many thanks!


Cake Sale 2014

PA Cake Sale

The annual PA cake sale was a great success as always and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who baked, bought and donated on the day!  And thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help with all that goes towards organising the day, all help is greatly appreciated.

 We had some fantastic cakes for our raffle and congratulations to the lucky boys who won – I’m sure that they were as delicious as they looked!  We really do have some super bakers in the school and thanks again for all your time and expertise that went into these wonderful creations.





ANNUAL CAKE SALE     Friday November 21st

CHRISTMAS BINGO Wednesday December 10th

CLASS CALENDARS 2015   Available from The Office €5 each

Committee Members 2014/2015

The following are the PA Committee members and their son's  class

Patrick Cryan                 Tel  087 615 6556     Rang 5

Pauline Farrell                                                    Rang 5        

Grainne Wall   (Melly)                                      Rang 6  

Niamh McCaul                                                    Rang 3 & 4   

Deborah Long                                                     Rang 4          

Tara Hogan                                                          Rang 1 & 4                

Tommy Keogh                                                     Rang 2, 4 & 6     

Karen Murphy   (Comerford)                            Rang 2 & 3                                                                  

Alison Behan                                                        Rang 2 & 5           

Paula Coughlan                                                   Rang 5         

Susan Silver                                                          Rang 3                

Maria Nugent                                                      Rang 5           

Finola Herbst                                                       Rang 6

Suzanne Gormley                                               Rang 2

Edel O’Connor                                                    Rang 1, 2 & 6

Nessa Roche                                                       Rang 1 & 5

Sarah Carroll    (Walsh)                                     Rang 3

John Chambers                                                             Rang 1 & 3

Aishling McBride                                                          Rang 1




1     Chair, Patrick Cryan, welcomed everyone to the AGM of the school, and introduced the committee members at meeting.

Some ideas of PA activity included cake sale, bingo, graduation evening,  communion breakfast. Current membership is 12 people. New members appeal as committee will need new members for years to follow.  Current phones & clothes recycling appeal mentioned - 2 euros for old phones well worth contributing.  

              Fund raising money what have we spent it on - example white boards for every classroom from fund raising.

2     Minutes from last year's AGM were proposed and seconded.

3.    Treasures report income in current account was  € 14,397.37  raised through guess the scores, table quiz, Christmas raffle, cake sale, sponsored walk, additional contribution from family fun day with SNP,liberty recycle, sponsorship of homework journals, calendar sponsorships, basketball fees, rental of blazers for communion and confirmation.  Expenditure includes new tablets, new white board, basketball, fees for hurling & soccer. Communion books and breakfast. Christmas plays DVDs, Sports days bouncy castle and refreshments 

Profit from €1509 draw account. Profit from current account €85. 

4     Des Morris - Principal thanked the PA on behalf of the board of management.  The PA does a lot of fund raising activity which kids benefit from.  White board in every room and tablets are very            much appreciated and enjoyed by the kids. Thanks to outgoing treasurer.  First years have settled in well, a lot of first classes this year. Thanks to parents who attended tonight.

 5.    Chair also thanked treasurer for help this year. 

 6.    Amendment to the constitution PA Committee member Tommy Keogh introduced himself. Purpose for speaking is to propose a motion to change the constitution of BBNS.  Context: initial constitution which was drawn up in 1979. Parts did not bear relevance to modern times. Formed Sub-committee to draft a newer versionLooked at what was liked and wanted to make sure constitution conformed to guidelines in how we operate without being too corporate.  Highlighted how discussion would take please.

1. Change of name

2. Some rewording change of existing aims and to add to ....

3 Membership - rewording who is eligible to be a member.....

4. Minimum number of committee members required, make sure where possible that committee was representative have a child from 1st to 6th.

5. Have assistant treasurer as officer.  Help with treasurers job.

6. Removal of one third committee to step down after one year. Each officer        server for 3 years.

7. Provision - elect for a parents representative to be on BOM

8. Dispersal of funds from BOM, removed 

9. Remove the nominal figure

10. Change of notice period from AGM from 7 to 14 days. 

Questions opened to floor, one question asked and answered re if all parent have automatic membership    New changes proposed and adopted by show of hands.  Asked again for new members to join committee. All incumbent committee members resigned and then proposed to be reinstated to committee, proposed and seconded.  Deemed that those nominated and seconded are elected to committee, new officers elected at the next meeting.  

Chair finished by thanking Danny Durkan and Bohan Hyland for their monthly calendar sponsorship. And Rathfarnham credit union for their sponsorship of the homework journals and ice cream van.   Asked for sponsor of Class calendar if of interest. 

Open for AOB . meeting closed. Guest speaker introduced - Joanne Fortune.  




1st  - Conor Feehan                        Seán      Rang 5

2nd - Aoife Gallagher                     Regan   Rang 5 & Calum Rang 2 

3rd - Con Callan                               Fionn     Rang 3


June - 

1st - Alison Behan                           Cameron Rang 5 & Noah Rang 2

2nd -Fiona Casey                             Senan      Rang 6 & Tom Rang 4

3rd - Irene Heeney                         Edward     Rang 5


July -

1st Debbie O'Brien                          Sam         Rang 5

2nd - Annemarie O'Dwyer             Ryan        Rang 6

3rd - Eithne Trainor                         Jake         Rang 6 & Harry Rang 3



1st - Robert Smyth                           Ben         Rang 4 & Matthew Rang 2

2nd - Trish Mullen                            Cathal    Rang 6

3rd - Adrienne Medler                     Fionn        Rang 4



1st - Sandra Ennis                              Josh           Rang 6

2nd - Mary O'Sullivan                      Myles         Rang 3

3rd - Tommy Keogh                        David           Rang 6, Mark Rang 4 & James Rang 2


Update October 15th;

Upcoming Events;-


Colours Day    Friday October 24th

Sale of Calendars


Annual Cake Sale


Christmas Raffle

Please Support   Please Support   Please Support   Please Support  

The Annual General Meeting, an important event in the calendar of the Parents’ Association, will take place in the School Hall on Monday September 29th.


  1. Introduction and review of Parents Association in the past year by Chairman.
  2. Minutes of AGM September 2013
  3. Treasurers report for 2013/ 2014
  4. Address By Des Morris Principal
  5. Amendment to the constitution
  6. Any other business 
  7. Guest Speaker 

    This year our guest speaker is

    Joanna Fortune Clinical Psychotherapist.

      The proposed revised constitution is as follows;-     BALLYROAN BOYS NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION

Proposed Constitution


The name of the Association will be “the Parents’ Association of Ballyroan Boys School.”


  1. To endorse the mission statement and embody the ethos of the school.

  2. To promote and support the role of parents as primary educators of their children.

  3. To promote better partnership between parents, teachers, management and children.

  4. To assist the school where help is required.

  5. To encourage and facilitate parental activity

     and the Parents’ Association as part of school life.

  6. To keep parent informed of school activities where possible.

  7. To raise funds in support of the foregoing aims.



All parents or guardians of children attending Ballyroan Boys National School are eligible to be members of the Parent Association. The members of the Parent Association will elect a committee with a minimum of 12 members. In so far as possible, each school year will have representation on the Committee.  This Committee will have responsibility for representing the parents of the school and managing the activities of the Parent Association.




The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) of the members is the governing body of the Association


  1. The AGM should be held between Sept 1st and October 31st in the school year.  The Committee will have full power to act for the Association subject to the Constitution and the Decisions and Authority of the AGM.  The Committee will have the power to co-opt two further members to assist them in the pursuit of the aims of the Association.
  2. The Committee will elect as officers from amongst its members a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.   Any parent or guardian who has served on the Committee as an active member for a minimum of one year will be eligible for an officer post. In advance of the AGM all incumbent officers must resign from their positions to be eligible for re-election.  Each officer can only serve a maximum of three years.  Co-opted members shall not be eligible to hold officer posts and their term on the Committee expires at the AGM following their co-option.  The Committee shall meet at least once monthly during the school year.
  3. Voting on all motions at the AGM to be by a single majority of those present. The Chairperson has the casting vote.
  4. Teachers and members of the Management Board are entitled to attend all Meetings but do not hold a voting right.
  5. The Quorum for Committee Meetings will consist of 50% of the members, plus one.
  6. The Committee may set up sub-committees for specific purposes.
  7. Meetings shall be called by the Chairperson and seven days notice of each meeting must be given to each member of the Committee, to the School Principal and to the Chair of the School Board of Management.
  8. A report of the proceedings of each meeting to be made available to the Chair of the School Management Board within 7 days of the meeting.
  9.  A parents’ representative on the Board of management will be elected at AGM and will attend both meetings.
  10. The Association and its Committees will have no function in the professional aspect of school administration and teaching. In particular, it will not handle complaints relating to conduct of pupils, teachers or school management.
  11. All funds raised by the Association will be accounted for to the AGM.  A minimum of 2 of 3 Officers will be required to act as signatories on behalf of the members.
  12. The Association, collectively or individually will not incur debts or enter into any contract or commitment on behalf of the Trustees, Board of Management or the Teaching Staff of the School.
  13. An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) must be called by the Chairperson of the Parents Association Committee on written request of not less than 25% of the members.  The Chairperson can also call an EGM by giving 14 days notice of same.
  14. Notification of the AGM and any EGM must be circulated to all parents at least 14 days in advance of such meeting.



SEPTEMBER 2014  Update

The Parents Association are holding their first monthly meeting on Monday September 8th.

Guess The Score cards for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday September 21st will be given to the boys this week.

A clothing collection has been organised with LIBERTY RECYCLING for Friday September 26th.  More details will follow in due course.

The AGM will be held on Monday September 29th in the School Hall.  A guest speaker will be announced shortly.

April 2014  News

Monster Easter Bingo Thursday April 10th.

Ballyroan BNS has a vibrant and dynamic Parents' Association which was established in 1979 and has been an integral part of school life ever since.

Committee Members 2013/2014

Patrick Cryan                 (Rang 4)         Tel  087 615 6556

Pauline Farrell               (Rang 4)

Niamh McCaul               (Rang 3)

Maeve Brady                  (Rang 6)

Pauline Farrel                (Rang 4)

Fiona Whelan                 (Rang 6)

Deborah Long                (Rang 3)

Tara Hogan                     (Rang 3)

Tommy Keogh               (Rang 1, 3 & 5)

Karen Murphy               (Rang 1 & 2)

Alison Behan                  (Rang 1 & 4)

Paula Coughlan             (Rang 4)

Grainne Melly                (Rang 5)

Susan Silver                    (Rang 2)

Maria Nugent                 (Rang 4 & 6)

March 2014  News

The Guess the Score cards for the Ireland v Wales game on February 8th raised generated €1200. Thank you for the support.

The Colours Day on February 14th raise €600 for Crumlin Hospital.

January 2014 News

The Christmas Colours Day in aid of the CapuchinDay Centre raised €415.

Our Christmas Raffle raised €2400.

DVD copies of the Christmas Play will be circulate shortly to the boys in Rang 1 and Rang 4 compliments of the Parents' Association.

Parents' Association AGM 

Our AGM takes place on  Monday September 30th at 8pm. The Limited Draw for September will take place on the night and there will be an additional draw for an Attendance Prize. The usual Homework Pass will be available for boys whose parents attend this AGM.

Details of the the Committee for the Academic Year 2013/'14 will be posted soon.

Guess the Score Winners

The Guess the Score Winners were as follows

Winner                     Seller

Dave Seacy                          Patrick Seacy                    Rang 1 Miss Hunt

Shay Reilly                           Ryan Nagle                        Rang 2 Miss Ní Dhonnacha

Callum O’Dwyer                 Ryan O’Dwyer                   Rang 5 Mr Murphy

Donal Hyland                      Conor Hyland                   Rang 4 Miss Galwey

Bob Mooney                        Darragh Mooney             Rang 4 Miss Galwey

Ber                                           Fionn Callan                      Rang 2 Miss McDonagh

R Seery                                  Noah Behan                       Rang 1 Mrs Hayden

The €300 prize was added to and divided between the 7 winners who got €50 each

Each of the sellers earned €30 each for their efforts!

Limited Draw Results


1st -  €200    Tanya Fields

2nd - €100    Kirsty Hanafin

3rd - €50        Rosaleen Ward


1st - €200    Caroline O'Kelly

2nd - €100   Ann Doyle

3rd - €50      Sinead Ivory

Monthly Calendar

Academic Calendar

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