Boys Hockey Update

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Although the season sadly came to a premature end the boys made fantastic progress working with their coaches to develop new skills and push their game on.  We had lots of kids trying out new tricks and some even braved putting on the goalie gear….and stayed upright!

Due to the high standard and numbers of boys playing senior hockey this season we had two 11-a-side teams this year playing in Senior School Leagues U13A and U13C.  Our A team, after playing at the highest level in 1st year hockey, qualified for the U13B semi-final; narrowly losing 1-0 to Sutton Park.  Taney B team topped their section of the U13C league winning a semi-final place with a potential final place!

Our 8-a-side teams were at the top of their leagues and had qualified for finals day.  The A’s were beaten by Whitechurch 2-1 in a nail-biting match.  As both teams were on equal points after the match Whitechurch were deemed league winners but the A’s were due to have a final v’s Whitechurch for another bite at cherry playing for a gold medal.  The B’s 8-a-side won league outright and were also due to play on finals day; they were doing really well before the season had to be halted.  Avril met some of the boys in Marlay to hand them their Leinster Hockey medals!  The 8-a-side C team gained fantastic experience competing against top 6th class teams in their league, the coaches were delighted with their gain in confidence and maturity.

Two of the boys were jointly awarded Player of the Year trophies this year, in recognition of all their hard work and team spirit.  Well done to them both.  Our A team goalie also had a fantastic season in goals and saved our skin many times.  We will miss all our graduating sixth classers and we’re so sorry we didn’t get to give you a good send off in person, please keep up your hockey and we wish you all the very best for your future!

Players of the Year

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There are many different aspects of Taney Sports Committee that provides the reward which makes up for all the dedication and hard work of being a member.  Watching kids faces light up when they score their first goal, seeing kids of different abilities being part of a team or hearing about kids who didn’t even know what shape a cricket bat was when signing up for their local club.

One of those enjoyable occasions is taking the team photos at the end of the year, watching them all beam with the pride of their achievement, be it winning the league, a cup or just the fact that this picture solidifies their entire sporting year with their team mates!   Part of this occasion is to announce the Player of the Year for our players who will be moving on from Taney at the end of June.  Unfortunately due to these unusual times these photos and announcements can not take place.

So for the Class of 2020 instead of an announcement in Assembly in front of their peers, they must make do with a trophy delivered to their door on what would have been the eve of their last Taney Sports Day.  We as a committee hope that this gesture goes a small way towards letting these kids know that their achievement is important and we want it to be recognised.  The recipients were chosen by their relevant coaches.

Everyone on Taney Sports Committee would like to congratulate all players that took part in all the sporting activities over the shortened 2019/2020 season and we hope to see you all back again as soon as possible in the Autumn term.

Active School Week

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Active School Week is a really enjoyable part of the school year for the school community.  This year, because of COVID-19, it was not possible for it go ahead.  Instead, we invited families to participate in the national “Active Home Wee”’ from the 27th April to 3rd May.

To engage in the challenge, children found four different ways of being active, every day, aiming for the recommended 60 MINUTES, or more.v They were encouraged to try something NEW, have FUN with a family activity and to ENJOY the week!  Check out some of the fun activities our pupils participated in.

We hope everyone enjoyed taking part and trying new activities.  It doesn’t have to end today, you can keep yourself and your family active in the days and weeks ahead.  Keeping active helps to promote our health and happiness.  Remember Taney Parish Primary School says “DON’T DELAY, BE ACTIVE TODAY”.

Box kick video

Golf practice

Boxing exercise

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