Grammar Support for Rory Best!

Posted on : September 13, 2021

On Monday 13th September former Ireland Rugby Captain, Rory Best, reached Sligo on the sixth day of his 180 mile walk from Newcastle, Co. Down to Cong, Co. Mayo. The walk is in aid of Cancer Fund for Children, and funds raised will go towards building a Short Break Centre for children with cancer. As Rory passed by Sligo Grammar School the whole school population turned out to cheer the rugby legend on. Having ,made his way down the Mall past the cheering students, he continued to Kingsbridge Private Hospital where he formally opened the new MRI Unit. Sligo Grammar School rugby players were honoured to be invited to Kingsbridge to meet Rory Best and one of the SGS front row rugby players, Oisín Lawley, presented a cheque for €1,000  to Rory. This fantastic contribution to the Cancer Fund for Children was collected from SGS students and staff. Rory remembered Sligo Grammar School well from his school days, when, in 2000, as a student in Portadown College,  he played senior rugby against SGS. The Portadown school lost to a very strong Grammar School team, which subsequently went on to win the Connacht Schools Cup that year.  Ryan Burrows, 2nd year, was thrilled to have Rory sign a rugby jersey for him, while 6th year student  Ethan Slane, was doubly delighted to meet the Irish rugby hero as he is related to Rory’s wife! See photos HERE 

Latest News

  • Fundraising Fancy Dress

    On Friday 22nd October, just as the school broke up for the mid-term break, virtually the whole school population got dressed up for Hallowe’en. The annual Fancy Dress for charity was a fun-filled way to wind up the half-term. Students …

    Read More »

  • SGS Textile Recycling Drive

    The Sligo Grammar School TY  Green Schools Committee have been busy this term. They organised a series of “climate aware”  events for Climate Action Week from 11th to 15th October, airing a documentary titled “The True Cost” which highlighted the …

    Read More »

  • SGS Rowing Club

    SGS Rowing Club has been building momentum in recent years under the guidance of coach Ronan Ivers and has enjoyed a huge boost in numbers this year on the back of the success of the Irish rowing crews at the …

    Read More »

  • Mask On/Mask Off

    Finally, this October, the finished “Mask On/Mask Off” whole-school art/photography project was installed on the main stairwell of the school. The ten 4ft x 4ft panels display photos of virtually all the school population taken in May 2021 during Creative …

    Read More »

  • Climate Action Week

    SGS TY Green Schools group embraced climate Action Week from 11th to 15th Oct by holding a number of “Climate Aware” events. On Monday the documentary “The True Cost” was aired to 1st. 2nd and 3rd years. This documentary highlighted …

    Read More »

  • View all Latest News »

Want to find out more about us?

Have a look at our online prospectus