34 girls and boys from 4th Class played in a 6-a-side hockey tournament in Wesley College today. 28 teams from 11 primary schools entered, of which 5 were from Taney School. The teams were ably managed by their coaches and some parents – Louise Callen, Jack McGrath, Scott Furlong, Kathryn Jones and Oonagh Fox.
The tournament was organised by a 4th Year student, Hannah McGrane, as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. She is part of a team of 22 students and 5 teachers who are travelling to Romania in June to build an apartment for an orphan who has turned 18 and will be leaving the orphanage and starting out on their own.
The children had an absolute ball and all the teams did really well. Team Oonagh won their group and went on to defeat Rathgar in the semi-finals and St Brigid’s in the final, cheered on by all the other Taney teams.
Many thanks to the coaches and parents who bared the freezing conditions and many congratulations to all the children who participated and especially to Team Oonagh who lifted the trophy at the end of the day!