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U14 Soccer marches on

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The Tallaght Community School’s under-14 soccer squad continued their winning streak when they overcame a game Chanel College outfit by a single goal in extra time on Thursday last, March 10th.

The Tallaght goal was scored with 3 minutes remaining by the lively Conor Murray following some outstanding goalkeeping by Dylan Kelly in the TCS goals.
TCS will now take on St Joseph’s Rochfortbridge in the Leinster semi-final.

TCS' Team Fury capture the spoils!

TCS Team FurySome say that they live in a tree, and that their sweat can be used to clean precious metals... all we know is, they're called Team Fury

Team Fury took part in this year’s F1 in Schools regional finals on Friday the 4th of March.

The team's hard work paid off on the day, and they were very successful and came away very happy. Here is a full report of the day.

The team had an early 6 am start which was a first for our design engineer Kris. The team met at 7 am and hit the road early to avoid any traffic. Our short journey to Griffith College was hassle free and we arrived early! The early start later played to our advantage as we were allowed to set up our display stand early. From the get go we knew we would be pushed for time with our impressive display, but our stand was race ready within the first hour.


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Team Fury, in it to win it!

Team Fury

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.

Pics here


JCSP Art works!

Stained Glass art workThe school applied for a JCSP initiative to have a professional artist in the classroom. We got glass artist Suzannah Vaughan to come in and do a glass work project using plastic pellets and copper plates.

2Boyne worked in groups to create a design, etch it into a copper plate and fill the design with plastic pellets. The copper plates were then put into the oven in the home economics room so the plastic pellets could melt and merge together.

The stained glass inspired work hangs in the school oratory. See more pics here.

In addition JCSP students also completed a Puppet Art Project. See pics here.



Rugby - TCS-v-Rathcoole

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.

Under 14 Soccer Team are South Dublin Champions

U14 soccer SD champsA 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.

Pics here