Tallaght Community School Victorious in U-14 Gaelic Final
It was a great day for Tallaght CS on Thursday 3rd March in Thomas Davis Astro. Tallaght CS School were eventual winners over St Aidan’s Community School in the U-14 Boys GAA Division E Final. Both Teams had met in the group stage with TCS wining that match in Brookfield. This was first time TCS contested a GAA school final in over 5 years.
The conditions for the match were perfect with a slight breeze in favour of St. Aidan’s in the first half. TCS started well with early scores from Conor Guilfoyle to settle the team. Tallaght opened up a 4-point lead before St. Aidan’s pounced for their first goal. A good response from Tallaght saw Sean Finlay work well together with Jack Keating and Eoin O’Driscoll to secure another goal for Tallaght. Only for some excellent defining from Zach Heffernan St Aidan’s would have been in for some more scores. A close first half ended with TCS leading 3-08 to 3-03 at half time.
Both teams started the 2nd half well with early attacks from St Aidan’s resulting in a point. TCS picked up the pace though and full forward Faruk Adeyemo was unstoppable in the second half contributing 3-2 to the game. Conor Guilfoyle excelled in midfield in the second half, the support play from the defence and forwards pushed TCS further ahead. Aidan’s were awarded a penalty late on which was converted, however TCS had built up an extensive lead and Aidan’s were unable to close the gap.
Joint Captains Eoin O’Driscoll and Jack Keating lifted the cup for the first time in TCS history at this level, a great day for the school and students who watched the game in Kiltipper.
Final Score: Tallaght CS 10-08 St Aidan’s 5-06.
Tallaght CS Team: Jack Keating, Jason Burke, Sean Finlan, Eoin O’Driscoll, Luke Doyle, Ronan Symth, Sean Kenna, Faruk Adeymoma, Conor Guilfoyle, Jake Timmons, Sean Doran, Cian Farrell, Sean Burn, Taylor Evans, Sean Keogh, Zach Heffernan, Philip Zygarlowski, Conor O’Loughlin and Gavin Courtney