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Hitting the Wall...

TCS Students rock climbing in Inchicore.

Since the days have gotten shorter the Adventure club have migrated indoors to continue their adventurous activities. So far we’ve been rock climbing in one of the largest indoor rock climbing centres in Ireland, Gravity Climbing Centre. With a great discounted student price we were able to get the rental of shoes and excellent instructors all for a mere 7 euro…class.

Majority of students going have been 6th year but we are more than happy to include any senior students. The group was a mixed group – it  was great to see the girls once again getting involved and with the whole afternoon of climbing ahead of us we were very excited. Initially the climbing was slow for some as it was a new experience but with instructors there to help, within minutes TCS students were crawling all over the walls like an ant farm. Nothing was too difficult for students and everybody began tackling the advanced climbs with enthusiasm and success.

National title winner

gb_boxing_tcsBoxing Champ!

Well done to George Bates, sixth year, who became National Intermediate Boxing Champion at 57kg at the recent National Championships at the National Stadium.
George led 4-1 after the first round, 9 - 6 after the second and won on a score of 17 - 12 in the third round. See pics Smile


School Musical 2011


Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th November

The TCS stage is ready to burst into action with this year’s musical production.

Audiences will be treated to a trip down memory lane as we celebrate the very best of the past 12 years productions. This seemed like a fitting tribute to Mr. Coffey on the eve of his retirement, as he has always been a great supporter of the arts in our school. Taking to the stage with over 50 of our students will be cast members from years gone by and perhaps a few teachers!

So come along for what will be a great nights entertainment.
Tickets are priced at €6 for Students/OAPS and €10 for Adults.

Another FAI Cup Finalist!


Update! Aaron Greene named in Ireland U-21 team Link to story on RTE sports news

Congrats to Sligo Rovers on retaining the FAI Ford Cup and to past pupil Aaron Greene.

Past pupil Aaron Greene will hope to emulate another past pupil Gary McCabe, who helped Sligo Rovers to Cup success in 2010, when he lines out for Sligo Rovers on Sunday next, 6th November,  in the Cup Final when they take on Shelbourne FC.

Aaron is a striker who made a name for himself helping Galway United avoid relegation in the 2009 season. In January 2010, he signed for Pat Fenlon at Bohemians, where he made eighteen league appearance, scoring once, although he did add two Cup goals to his tally. Bohemians' financial difficulties during the winter of 2010-11, resulted in Aaron signing with Sligo Rovers in February 2011. Now he finds himself in the FAI Cup Final.

Aaron is not the only past pupil of TCS enjoying football success this season.

The aforementioned Gary McCabe, now with Shamrock Rovers, has won a League medal and Setanta Cup medal with the club. gmccabe



Gavin Kavanagh, playing with Cork City won a runner-up medal in the EA Sport Cup final this season.

All three emerging stars played on TCS school teams under the guidance of Messrs Whoriskey and McCarthy. 

Good luck to Aaron and Sligo Rovers next Sunday.

Lá na Gaeilge - go h-íontach!

Lá na Gaeilge   
Bhí an-chraic ag gach duine sa tríú bhliain ar Lá na Gaeilge. Bhí gach duine ag damhsa le chéile.

Bhí neirbhís ar chúpla daoine ach d’éirigh leo. Bhuaigh Paul an duais don ‘Twinkletoes’ agus bhuaigh Jenny an duais don ‘God loves a trier’.

Bhí comórtas damhsa idir cúpla daltaí tar éis an céilí. Bhí a lán scil acu agus bhí siad an ghreannmhar. Bhuaigh Jessica agus Adam. Bhuaigh Brian an duais don a chuid Gaeilge.

Bhí bród ar gach duine ó 3Oak. Pictuirí ar fail anseo.

Dyllon Menton 3Oak

Lá na Gaeilge - a lán craic

Bhí Lá na Gaeilge ar an 28ú de Dheireadh Fomhair. Bhí a lán craic ag chuile dhuine.

Bhí maisiuchaín timpeall na scoile. Bhí dathanna gach áit. Ar dtús, tháinig an dara bhliain isteach sa halla.

Tar eis sin, tháinig an triú bhliain isteach agus roimh lón, bhí an chead bhliain sa halla. Bhí siad ag damhsa agus bhí duaiseanna ann do na buathoir.

Bhí mise agus cúigear eile ag dul timpeall ag cabhrú. Rinnemar Ballaí luimní agus Ionsaí na hInse. Bhí a lán craic acu.

Tar eis an lón, bhí idirbliain, cúigú bliain agus séu bhliain sa halla le cheile. Rinnemar a lán damhsa. Bhí na múinteoirí ag dul timpeall chun griangraiff a thógáil.

B’fhearr le chuile dhuine an damhsa líne. Bhí ‘Dance off’ idir Lee Finnegan sa chúigú bhliain agus Andrew White sa séu bhliain. Bhuaigh Andrew an teideal ‘Damhseor is fearr’ sa scoil.

Lá iontach é agustáimíd ag tnúth go mór leis an bhliain seo chugann Pictuirí ar fail anseo freisin

Le Aindriú Mac Mathúna 6ú bhliain


On yer bike!

Mountain biking in Ballinastoe

With the mountain bike trails repaired and the sun coming out to play the signs for a great day mountain biking in Ballinastoe were on the cards. With nearly 30 students participating, some being experienced and others beginners we broke up into two groups. With the Griffin brothers leading the experienced group and an experienced guide from (the company who rented the bikes) taking the second group we were all good to go.


U14 Boys Gaelic Football


Under-14 Gaelic team bow out 

The TCS under-14 footballers were defeated on Tuesday (13th December) by Palmerstown CS in the semi-final of the competition. The final score was 2-07 to 3-06. Tallaght dominated in the possession stakes but could not turn the territory into scores and were ultimately made to pay for a sleepy start to the second half with the concession of two avoidable goals.
Tallaght could easily have marched through were it not for a forgettable 18 wides.
Great credit must go to the St Brigids GAA club who hosted the semi-final in their state-of-the-art astro based turf.
Well done to all the players who gave a great commitment since the start of the year and in total played six games, losing one.