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TCS Olympic Handball

U14 Dublin Blitz 2010

u14 blitz winnersLast year was a strong year for Olympic Handball in TCS as our boys dominated many of the Blitz competitions and won the South Dublin John Furlong Cup. They have continued their success into this season as they dominated the first blitz of the year and brought home the 1st place trophy.

The competition standard was high and as so many schools had entered the schools had to be divided into two groups. Tallaght faced Colaiste de hIde, St Tiernans, Killinarden CS, in the group competitions. They played St. Aidan’s in the semi final and Drimnagh in the final.

TCS was represented by:
Aaron Conroy, Conor Murray, Jamie Cohan, Liam Nolan, Adam Buckley, Philip O Donovan, Brian Smith, Anthony Shettock  and new 1st year students Aaron Ferguson, Anthony Hopper and James Clarke. Shane McCabe maintained his position as Team-Captain.

 

TCS Cross-country success

Community Schools cross-country running competition.

The annual Community Schools cross-country running competition took place in the Phoenix Park on November 11th.  We would like to congratulate all our athletes who competed and finished their races that day.  Particularly because the races were ran in such appalling weather conditions.  All athletes did the school proud and showed great commitment in their training for the event.  We would especially like to congratulate Conor Murray who came 1st out of 80 competitors in the 2nd year boys event and Shane McCabe who came 7th in the same event.
Trainers were R. Long and A. Curry.


3 Boyne in Art Workshop

3 Boyne with Eamonn Colman

 

3 Boyne take a Master Class

The 3 Boyne class had the pleasure of doing an interactive Art Workshop with artist Eamon Colman, in RuaRed, Tallaght, after seeing his exhibition of paintings. Pics Gallery

 


Karate kids!

Congratulations to medal winners . . .

Conor Bowden in 6th Year won Gold in the Larry Tatum World Kenpo Championships held in Dublin recently (17 -21 Nov 2010).  Eric Rowan in 1-Elm won 3 medals - 2 silver and 1 bronze in the 12-14 age category at the same competition.


Ex-TCS student's book scoops prize

neil_richardsonCongratulations to Neil Richardson, a past pupil of TCS (1998-2004) whose book 'A Coward If I Return, A Hero If I Fall' won the Argosy Irish

 Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award for 2010.  The book recounts the true stories of forgotten Irish soldiers who fought in The Great War 1914-18.   In winning this category, Neil beat off stiff competition from the the other five authors who are major personalities in Irish media,broadcasting, or politics.This award places the young author in august company - last year's winner in this category was Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney by Dennis O'Driscoll. Other

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 recipients at the awards ceremony this year included Emma Donoghue, Ross O’Carroll Kelly, Ryan Tubridy, Gene Kerrigan, Donal Skehan, Niamh Sharkey, Derek Landy, John Giles, Donal Óg Cusack and Maeve Binchy. 

 


Artistic endeavour

art classes

Every Tuesday morning from 9.15 - 10.15 parents from Scoil Aonghusa and TCS get together for a fun filled art class. Parents get a chance to meet up with each other to relax and be creative in a friendly environment. Art class are open to all levels from beginners to advanced abilities. Make our art class the high light of your week!

In the Pic Gallery

 


Business In The Community

J&J   TCS is thrilled to resume its business link for 2010-11 with Johnson & Johnson as part of the Business In The Community Scheme. This year, 5th year students applied to become a part of the Mentoring Programme. Seven successful students were selected on the basis of their applications to take part in this initiative, and are in the process of being paired with a Johnson & Johnson employee.

Each month, the student will take the trip to the Johnson & Johnson plant on the Airton Road where they will be mentored on activities such as CV preparation, Interview Skills, Work Shadowing, to name a few. The successful students chosen were : Karen Sewell, Louise Harnett, Cindy Ling, Ciara Henry, Richard Martin, Aoife Cahill and Grace Kenny.

The next stage in this programme will be the launch party which will take place in the second week of December. It is then that the students will meet their mentors for the first time and forge a relationship with them. Watch this space for more news and photographs!