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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.

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.

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.

TCS Dance Team

Dublin Culture Night
Well done to the TCS Dance Team managed by Ms Kelly on their participation in the Temple Bar Culture Night on Friday 23 Sept 2011. The dance group attracted plenty of media attention and featured in several RTE News bulletins, along with online news sites, and also the Irish Independent.

Some links here:

The news site

RTE Nine o'clock News  - about 16.35 mins in.

RTE News on Two - about 3.32 mins in. - about 40 secs in


Culture Night Site



Silver medalist in National Champs

u15100mnatfinals_smTCS student Epey Clincy Mutanga took second place in the National Athletics Championships held in Tullamore on 9/10 July, 2011.  Losing out by just two-hundreds of a second to the winner Joseph Ojewumi, a club mate from the local Tallaght AC, Epey recorded a fast time of 11.58 sec for the 100 m final, with first and second well clear of the rest of the field. Well Epey Smile


U.15 Boy's 100 m Final
Wind : +0.7
Place Name Club Time
1 Joseph Ojewumi Tallaght A.C. 11.56
2 Epey Clincy Mutanga Tallaght A.C. 11.58
3 Gildea Byrne North Sligo A.C. 12.08
4 Eoin Doherty Tallaght A.C. 12.22
5 Paul Manning St. Joseph's A.C. 12.23
6 Aaron Barron Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 12.44
7 Seamie Fennell West Waterford A.C. 12.46
8 Sean Lawlor Donore Harriers A.C. 12.54