TCS - What's happening
T.C.S v. Rathcoole (Senior Match)
Tallaght Community School faced rathcoole in the south Dublin cup on Wednesday the 9th Febuary. Captain Glenn Murray was out to try and get his senior team off to a winning start in this years cup. Unfortunately that was not the case in what was a 10-10 draw between the two sides.
Tallaght played extremely physical rugby throughout the whole game and it showed as they dominated possession for the first 15 minutes or so. And in the end, they're efforts were rewarded with an early try scored by Adam Notaro. Sean Douglas narrowly missed the conversion attempt. Both teams battled hard for the remainder of the half but the score remained 5-0 going into the break.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.