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TCS Boys u14 Champions

TCS Boys u14 GAATallaght Community School v O’Connell Secondary School Dublin

 Championship Final 24-03-2017

A huge congratulation is in order for the TCS Boys U14s GAA team who won the schools Leinster Final on Friday 24 March against O’Connell Secondary School. Troops of TCS students travelled to the GAA’s National Games Development Centre in the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown to support the team.

TCS got off to an uncertain start with O’Connell’s scoring 1:1 in the opening 10 minutes. However, some quick changes made by management and great leadership on the pitch from Zach Heffernan (Captain), Luke Doyle and Ronan Smyth drove the team to overcome the O’ Connell attack.

The boys were leading throughout the second half, scoring a goal in the opening few minutes creating a greater margin from O’Connells to close. Brothers Miguel and Angelo Ferriera were dominant in defence and played a pivotal role in securing the TCS win. Corner forward Devin Colton along with first years Jack Mc Govern, Calum Foy and Stephen Loughlin excelled in the forward line to help TCS create more scores. 

The boys’ performance was excellent and they were rewarded with a hard earned win. The score at the final whistle: TCS 7-6 to O’Connell 4-4.

Team: Darragh Doyle, Angelo Ferriera, Stephen Loughlin, Cian Dorna, Miguel Ferreira, Olajuwon Habeeb, Ciaran Kavanagh, Jack McGovern, Aaron Moore, Jake Dalton, Sean Byrne, Jack Chaney, Sean Dorna, Filip Zygarlowski, Devin Colton, Luke Doyle, Zack Heffernen (Captain), Ronan Smith, Sean Keogh, Andrew Donoghue, Taylor Evans, Calum Foy.


 

TCS Boys Basketball Success

TCS Boys Basketball

Second Year Boys Basketball

Tallaght CS – vs – Temple Carrig - Dublin Plate Final (Oblates Hall) Monday 27.03.2017

The lads travelled to Oblates Hall Inchicore to play the Dublin Plate final. Tallaght opened up the scoring with a fantastic fade away shot from Evan Fleming. Some tenacious defence from Francis Price and Luke Doyle on top of the key frustrated Temple Carrig’s main man and forced him to put up a string of shots under pressure. Sam Corbett owned the defensive area and caught several rebounds which allowed Tallaght to catch Temple Carrig on the break. We ran the fast break extremely well and Jason Stefanuca put away a few lay ups to give Tallaght a considerable lead. A momentary lapse of concentration towards the end of the quarter allowed Temple Carrig to pick up a second basket which left the score 10 – 4.

Temple Carrig came out all guns blazing for the second quarter. They put up a quick bucket that closed Tallaght’s lead to 4. Hamzat Salam gave Temple Carrig a terrible time, he played ferocious defence causing them to turnover the ball on several occasions. We were unlucky to convert from these turnovers as the ball just did not want to go into the basket. Hamzat and Zach Heffernan put up some decent shots, but they would not drop. Jordan Maguire, John Duffy and Ryan Lawlor were the core of a very solid defence who only let up one basket.

Interfaith Week 2017

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On Thursday 16th March 2nd year students from Oak and Rowan went on a class trip to the Mosque in Clonskeagh as part of Tallaght Community School Interfaith week. The visit was organised by Ms.Holden, Ms. Hardiman and Mr. Cleary and was a great success. The group was meet by Dr. Ali Selim who gave a detailed tour of the Mosque and took questions from the students. The whole experience allowed the students to see a positive interaction between the different religious traditions in our school and the community as a whole. Moreover, it is a core part of the Junior Certificate Curriculum in Religious Education.  In addition, 2 Larch visited the Jewish synagogue along with Ms O'Shaughnessy.  Interfaith Week has become an integral part of our school calendar in TCS.  Pics


 

WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 AT TCS

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This year we celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March.

Here at TCS we celebrated reading for pleasure.  Our desire is to develop a love of reading.  Studies show that students who enjoy and feel confident reading are better learners – and not just in English.  Reading gives them a firm grasp on all subjects.

Our activities included:

  • Class visits to the school library
  • All staff “I’m Reading…” displays
  • World Book Day Vouchers for all students
  • Videos of Authors’ interviews shown throughout lunchtime
  • Suggested Reading lists and posters displayed
  • Reading Surveys

And finally, we had Drop Everything And Read (DEAR).  For a full class period we had the whole school, staff and pupils, reading – almost 900 people – and enjoying their books at the same time.  The atmosphere, attention and silence was a pleasure to behold!!!  Pics

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TCS Girls Leinster GAA

Girls u14 GAA Finalists

 

TCS Junior Girls - V- O’ Carolan's College

Well done to the TCS girls GAA team who made history for the school on Tuesday the 21st March. It was first girls GAA team from TCS to compete in the Leinster Schools Championship final. TCS supporters travelled to the Meath Centre of Sporting Excellence to support their school team.

The first half saw a strong O’Carolans side take a number of scoring opportunities from play. Abaigale Dobbins, Rachel Callery, Lenuta Covaciu and Hollie Dale had great games in the back line but were tested by the O’Carolans attack throughout the match. Little scoring opportunities arose for TCS during the first half. However, great work in the forward line from Caoimhe O’Conner and Shauna Dillon won TCS a number of frees that Nicola Douche sent sailing over the bar with great ease.

Green Schools Table Quiz 2017

This year the Green Schools Committee is working on promoting Travel and Transport, in an attempt to obtain The Travel and Transport Flag.  To endorse this initiative, our committee held an action day on Thursday 16th March, where 1st year students took part in a table quiz, which focused on general knowledge with an emphasis on travel and transport. A great day was had by all students and well done to the winning team. Pics


 

Make a Book 2017

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On Wednesday the 8th of March 2017, the 1 Beech class got to go to the annual ‘Make A Book’ competition.  This year the competition was held in City West hotel in Dublin.

The students along with Ms Farrelly and SNA Mick O’Toole left the school after roll call and got a bus to the venue. Once the students arrive at the hotel they set up their project for display.

The students have spent the past seven weeks working on their project.  This year’s theme was mindfulness.  Each student designed a tree and a personal silhouette. Each silhouette contained positive mental messages. The group made a short presentation and had an opportunity to answer question about their work asked by the audience.  In return the students got to see the work other schools did and to ask question also.

Several other schools from around the country also exhibited their work at this competition.    

“We got the chance to go visit the exhibits and students came to see our work.  One of the highlights was Gary from Cork a rapper who performed for the group.  He got the students involved and turned them into rappers, it was very funny.  The next highlight was the lunch of sandwiches and cocktail sausages tea and juice. We spend a very enjoyable three hours at this event, then got the bus back to school. We would like to thank all the teachers and Mick for a great experience”.  Pics

- The Students of 1 Beech.