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Team Fury, in it to win it!

Team Fury

Best of luck to Team Fury at the F1 in Schools tournament on Friday 04 March, 2011!

Check out their website.

Four students from 5th year (Richard Morris, Shane Griffin, Kristopher Greene and Aodhan Collins McEvoy) under the guidance of Engineering teacher Mr. Ganly are currently taking part in an exciting competition called Formula 1 in Schools. F1 in Schools is open to all secondary schools and involves: designing and manufacturing a 1/20th scale F1 car made from balsa wood which is powered by a compressed air canister. The team members from Tallaght Community School decided on their team name and agreed it should be named Team Fury.

Each member of the team has taken up roles in the project:
* Team Manager - Richard Morris
* Design Engineer - Kristopher Greene
* Manufacturing Engineer – Aodhan Collins McEvoy
* Marketing and Communications Manager – Shane Griffin

To qualify for the competition each team must submit a five page plan covering the topics of putting a team together, designing a car, sponsorship, marketing and innovation. The team had to use this plan to show their commitment to the project, and also to show that the team was serious being part of the competition.

Pics here


Under 14 Soccer Team are South Dublin Champions

U14 soccer SD champsA strong second half performance from Tallaght CS saw them claim the honours in this South Dublin Schools League Final. This game was a repeat between the same two sides who clashed in the Leinster Cup back in November when the opposition Oatlands College came out on top after extra time.

Trailing 1-0 at the break having played against the breeze in the opening half, the TCS side turned things around in the second half and easily disposed of Oatlands on a score of 3 – 1. Playing against the breeze TCS conceded a goal after 15 minutes following a defensive lapse of concentration but they never panicked. Rather this seemed to spur them as they created a number of chances through Conor Murray and Adam Buckley as well as substitute Killian Kinsella who out muscled his midfield opponents on every ball.

Pics here

Doodle for Google

Congratulations to second year student, Angelica Palka, who got through to the regional final of the 'Doodle for Google' art competition.  She was one of the 260 students in her category to be chosen out of the Leinster schools to go through to the next stage of the competition.



Well done Young Scientists

Young ScientistWell done to Kim Smith and Jenny Harman whose project  ‘Investigating the Attitudes and Habits of Teenagers on Our Roads’  received a  "Highly Commended"  at the 2011 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.  Also representing the school was Daniel Fox.  Among the visitors to their stands was Senator Ronán Mullen. Pics here



TCS U-14 team through to League Finals

Under 14 Soccer

Tallaght Community School under 14 soccer squad are through to the League Finals having defeated St Benildus College on Wednesday(19 Jan 11) on a score of 4 goals to 1. 



Parents get Cooking

Recipes for cookery classes available here.



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.