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TCS GAA update 2017

TCS u14 Boys GAA

Under-14 Boys' Team

After winning the championship in this competition last year the U-14 Boys team have started their defence of their title. The team is represented by mostly 1st and 2nd year boys who have played two matches to date in their group. They narrowly lost out to Firhouse in the first match losing on a score line of 3-8 to 1-10. On a cold wintery day in Firhouse the lads were level at half time and could have been was it not for some great saves from the Firhouse keeper. The conditions turned in Favour of Firhouse and unfortunately the pulled away in the last five minutes. Some outstanding performances that day included Jake Fallon, Luke Burke, Arron Kelly O’Connor and Angelo and Miguel Ferreira.

On Thursday 07th of December the team took on local rivals Kevin’s CC in a wet and windy Tymon Park. The lads needed to win this game in order to be able to progress out of the group stages. In difficult conditions the lads showed great courage, heart and commitment to get the victory. The lads won out comfortable in the end on a score line of 6:8 to 2:2. Super Subs Sleman Razi and Sam McNicholas contributed 2:1 each in the second half to get the team over the winning line. Super performances from Jack Mcgovern in midfield, Darragh Doyle, Cian Doran and Sean Byrne were solid in defence and Stephane Loughlin in the forwards showed his skill.

Best of Luck to the lads in the next round.


Drop everything and read

DEAR Dec2017As part of our literacy programme we had DEAR time again on Wednesday 6th of December where all non-exam classes dropped everything and read for half an hour. All 1st and 2nd years had school library visits and now have a book in their bag. We would ask parents to encourage their child to continue to read. Teachers also play their part by displaying their "I'm Reading" posters. Pics


Notice Monday 4th Dec

Please note that the school will be closed on Monday 04 December, 2017, to facilitate a JCT Cluster Day.  These are training days for staff in relation to the Junior Cycle curriculum reform, and are organised by the Department of Education and Skills. 


Ones to watch

Zak Riddell in Transition Year, who represented Ireland recently in the WMO (Kickboxing) world champs and came away with the Gold in the 50kg division. He followed up with a new National ISKA 54kg title.  No surprise that Zak was the Tallaght Echo's October Sports Star of the Month for October. As part of his TY, he is coaching on the SDCC Kick Programme where he shares his expertise and experience with other youngsters. Well done Zak!

Anthony O Connor in 5th year won the Irish dancing Leinster Championships at the weekend. He has now qualified for the World Championship which will take place in Glasgow over Easter. Good luck Anthony!


Girls Rugby Camp

The TCS girls Rugby Team got an amazing opportunity to be trained by Aurélie Lemouzy Development Programmes Manager from World Rugby who is embarking on a new journey as Legacy Officer for the Olympics. They were also joined by Ireland’s very own Marie Louise Reilly aka “Maz” Reilly who has been playing in the second-row for Ireland for several years and competed in three Rugby World Cup Tournaments.

Maz and Aurélie mentored the students and shared their sporting expertise while also encouraging player development pathways. By day Maz works as a sports development officer with Dublin City Council and has offered the students future opportunities to develop their sporting interests.

The girls embraced the icy cold morning to put on an excellent performance and showcase their talents, skill and commitment to the sport.

Today was an excellent day to appreciate the opportunities for females in sport and highlight positive role models such as Maz and Aurélie.

Team: Dionne Kinsella, Chloe Warren, Lauren Kenny, Caithlin Douch Staunton, Nicole Staunton, Orlaigh Keating, Caoimhe O Connor, Holly Lynch, Chloe Conroy, Precious Adeloye, Oyinkansola Adeyemi, Lenuta Covaciu, Abbie Keeley, Sophie Warren, Katie Brock, Shauna Dillon Tara Farrell.


TCS Factor 2017

The 2017 TCS Factor Show took place on Thursday 23 November in the School Hall. A great crowd turned out to see and support the 15 acts that performed.

After a wonderful night's entertainment, the winners were declared. Eleanor in 1st year claimed the Junior category; Andrew Johnson, LCA5, won the Senior award, and the overall winner of the 2017 TCS Factor was 6th year student Sinead Douglas. All the performers did themselves proud and won over the audience with the enthusiasm and enjoyment they displayed. Special thanks to the organisers for putting together a marvellous production. Pics


1st Year Boys Soccer 2017

The boys first year soccer team beat Clonkeen College 2-1 in the Leinster Cup recently (Nov). The lads came back from a goal down and eventually won thanks to goals from Eyman Bouderbala and John Paul Olanipekun.