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Soccer Update

Still a lot to play for

Commiserations to the Boys U17 soccer panel on their recent defeat in the Boys U17 West Dublin League Semi-final. The boys put in a huge effort all season and can be proud of their performances which were good enough to win their League Group.

Well done to the 1st Year Boys U13 soccer panel on qualifying for the last 16 of the Leinster Cup and the Semi-final of the West Dublin League.

Well done also to the Boys U15 Soccer panel who have qualified for the quarter-final of the Leinster Cup and to the Boys Senior team on reaching the West Dublin League Final.

Considering TCS is the fourth smallest school of 36 competing in Division One, this is a huge achievement by the players in these teams.

Well done on the hard work and best of luck to all our boys in the up-coming games.

BT Young Scientist 2012-13 Visit

At the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Jan 2013. Well done to our two teams.



BT Young Scientist 2012-13

It looks like it’s the boys versus the girls in the battle for the prize of Tallaght Community School’s most promising young scientist!

For 48 Years the BT Young Scientist Competition has provided a platform for Ireland’s young scientific minds.  With over 2,000 entries annually, the competition is tough and only the best and most original projects make the final cut.  The 550 projects selected will compete for various prizes in the RDS in January 2013. 

Academic Highs

TCS students reap the honours

TCS found itself in the top 50% of Dublin schools for feeder schools to third level in 2011-12, and in the top 40% of non-fee paying schools (according to the Irish Examiner 29/11/12).  The Irish Independent's and the Irish Times' (21/11/12) analysis showed that two out every three students progressed to third level in 2012. The lesson is that hard work earns rewards. Individual students from the Class of  2012 also received recognition. 

rachelmRachel Mongan - in receipt of UCD Alumni Fund Scholarship Award under the HEAR scheme.




cindy-tcd1Cindy Ling -in receipt of DES Bursary under the Third Level Bursary Scheme for DEIS schools.




michaelfMichael Foran - in receipt of Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Award. Entrance Exhibitions are awarded to Junior Freshman new entrants on the basis of public examination results, provided sufficient merit is shown.


Hairspray - the Tallaght way!


Congratulations to the cast and crew of our musical ‘Hairspray the Tallaght Way!’  

Each night a very happy crowd left the school after being well entertained for the evening and on Friday morning 300 5th class students were equally well entertained.
As is the case every year a certain amount of magic happened between our not so great weekend rehearsal and our fantastic opening night. Voices sounded better, feet remembered dance steps and costumes looked exactly like they were meant too. I’m never quite sure how it happens but I am always very grateful that it does.

Our stage was filled with talented students from every year group, which makes the musical a very special school event. It was also a real treat to have 2 staff members get involved in the production, they added something extra special to the whole experience. We had a great chorus this year who provided wonderful support to our principal cast members. Many were taking on roles for the first time but their professionalism ad dedication meant we had a smooth running show. A special mention must go to our fantastic leaning lady Lisa Germaine from TY who really took on the role of Tracy Turnblad and brought her to life for the audience.

Our backstage crew also worked incredibly hard to make the show a success. Not only did they give up break times to sell tickets , they were the first to arrive and the last to leave each evening.

Farewell to our 6th Year cast and crew: Luke Worrell, Louise Farrell, Rónán Mulhall, Craig Haugh, Danielle Hynes, Kirstyn O’Connor and Conor Quinn. We will miss you all next year and want to wish you success with the rest of this important year.

Thank you to each and every one of you for being willing to be part of the musical. I am already looking forward to next year! Pics here

- A Reigh


TY students win SDCC award


‘Enabling Access across Generations’

On Monday the 3rd of December Lisa Germaine and Jenny Garton, two of our TY students travelled into City Hall on Dame street to attend an awards ceremony where they received a Certificate and an Award as winners of the South Co Dublin enable access awareness campaign. This award was presented to the students by the Mayor of Dublin.

U16 Girls' Basketball

U16 Girls Basketball Update


The U16 Girls basketball team met with Pobailscoil Setanta on November 19th.  The girls were unlucky at the basket for the first half. They played great defence but were unfortunate not to have more points for themselves. The girls were defeated 20 points to 9 points by a strong team.
The U16 team were out again on November 23rd travelling to Collinstown Park Community School which turned out to be a very exciting game.  TCS were trailing by 2 points at half time with great baskets coming from Casey Donnelly and Victoria O Brien. The girls showed great determination. Muina Hussein scored the basket to bring TCS back into the game. Lauren Enright played superb defence. The sides were level again going into the final quarter. Two baskets from Rachel Crowley and Casey Donelly secured the win for TCS. The game finished Tallaght CS 16 Collinstown Park 12

Amy McCarton, Rachel Crowley, Nicole Casey, Casey Donnelly, Courtney McCabe, Danielle McCarton, Victoria O Brien, Lauren Enright, Muina Hussein

- M. Hegarty