The TCS Under-15 Soccer team travelled to Templeogue College in the cup on Friday last (27 Nov '15) and were unfortunate to lose on a penalty shootout. Played on a poor surface, the game was tight with both defences on top and neither side conceding an inch.
As part of the Schools Connect Programme, the TY students linked up with the students of St Joseph's to follow the Witches' Walk in Tymon Park on Friday 23 Oct '15.
This weekend (20/21 Nov '15) four lucky students got to attend The VFX Summit held in the Google offices in Dublin City Centre. The students, Abbie Walsh, Kacper Kluza, Jack Mulhall and Katelyn Hearns were winners of a poster competition held in the school titled 'What I Love about VFX'.
On the Friday the students arrived to the venue to meet the Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O'Sullivan. She discussed the use of computers and technology in TCS and viewed the students' posters which were displayed on 6ft-wide screens around the venue.
Then the students attended an anatomy master class by Stuart Simuda. Stuart is a palaeontologist who worked as an animal consultant on animated films such as 'The Lion King', 'George of the Jungle', 'Night at the Museum' and 'Ratatouille'.
On the Saturday the students attended a number of talks about Animation, Virtual Reality, and Visual effects. The students were then transported to new dimensions wearing the latest Virtual Reality head sets. They also got to try out a brand new Human Anatomy app developed by Irish Company called 3D4Medical. This company is developing apps to help medical student practice virtual surgery on their iPads.
That night the students were invited to be part of a privileged group who were the first in the country to view Pixar's new block buster 'The Good Dinosaur'.
This outing was aimed to inspire students into the fields of animation, visual effects, computer graphics and advanced technology. It also allowed the students to see some of the practical application of their maths, art, biology and physics subjects. It was a highly enjoyable experience for all involved and we can't wait until next year. See pics
The Boys senior soccer squad played their first league game on Wednesday November 11th against Lucan CC.
TCS started strongly and playing with five in the middle created a handful of chances in the opening fifteen minutes. But despite being the brighter of the two sides and having a blatant penalty shout turned down, TCS were the side to concede first and went one nil down going into half-time.
In spite of trailing at half-time, TCS began the second half far more determined and soon began to dominate possession. TCS continued to pile on the pressure and came close when Luke McArdle was through on goal but their keeper made a great save.
On the wettest and most miserable afternoon on Thursday (12 Nov '15), TCS travelled to Drimnagh to take on the Castle in the under 15 soccer league.
Conditions were fine at the start, although cold, and TCS started badly with the concession of an early goal from a long range shot. However, rather than throw in the towel, TCS started to gain control of possession with Burns, Conroy and Fitzpatrick to the fore and setting up chances for Duffy and Kenna. Duffy scored two before the tea break as well as a fine effort from Kenna to leave TCS in control at the interval, 3-1.