Boys Senior Soccer

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The four boys’ senior soccer teams, on return to School in January 2020, continued with their training on Wednesday afternoons in Wayside Celtic grounds on the Glenamuck Road.

With the Schools League starting in January the boys were very enthusiastic to represent Taney and demonstrated during matches their commitment, teamwork and friendship.  Occasionally due to adverse weather conditions a few training sessions and league matches had to be cancelled, but whenever they did take place the boys were never found wanting.  On behalf of the Boys Senior Soccer Co-ordinators (Roisin, Monica and Philip) they would like to extend a special word of thanks to the Coaches (Ken, Dylan, Connor and Luka) and also to all the parents who turned up to support the boys, not only at training but also during matches, by offering support from the side-lines.  Thanks, is also due to the parents who gave of their time to look after the footballs and kit bags.

Unfortunately, with Covid-19, as we are all too aware, training and matches came to a sudden abrupt end in mid-March.  As 6th Class boys depart, we wish them all the very best in their future education and sporting activities.

Habitat for Humanity 6 a-side Hockey Tournament

Six Taney teams comprising of both boys and girls from 4th Class took part in the annual Habitat for Humanity Fundraising 6 a-side hockey tournament on Tuesday 4th February in Wesley College.  It was a fantastic afternoon, with plenty of great hockey played and oodles of fun.  All teams did very well in their groups.  One of the Taney teams made it to the final against Whitechurch having beaten Kill of the Grange in the Semi- final.  They played extremely well and it was a great, and very close game, but were unfortunately defeated by just one goal.  It was great to see such fantastic school spirit with all the Taney teams staying around to cheer them on in both the semi final and final.

End of Season Soccer News

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This year we have enjoyed a wonderful soccer season, with Junior Soccer for both boys and girls, along with Senior Boys Soccer and Senior Girls Soccer.  We appreciate all the work that goes on behind the scenes by the Sports Committee and teachers to allow these three extra curricular activities take place and to all the parents for the help and input.

Junior Soccer:  With over 100 children taking part, this afterschool activity proves very popular every year.  The children were delighted to resume Junior Soccer after the Easter break and have had a lot of fun in Marlay park on a weekly basis.

Senior Girls Soccer:  The Senior Girls Soccer Team had another great term. They got through their group to the quarter final of the FAI Girls Dublin League but were defeated in Malahide by St. Oliver John Plunkett’s School in a close match.  Two girls teams took part in the 8-a-side Camel Cup tournament in a series of competitive matches with the A Team coming home with the trophy, which was a brilliant achievement.  They have all bonded as a team with great spirit, sense of fun, commitment, hard work as well as notable soccer skills, and have really progressed under the guidance of their fantastic coaches Ken and Conor.  Their 6th class friends will be missed as they move on to new teams and experiences but we wish them every success in their next steps.  We  will always have fantastic memories of Taney Girls Soccer Team  2019!

Senior Boys Soccer:  Our Senior Soccer has come to an end, approximately 57 boys participated in the league.  All teams had a great year with our Team C winning there league.

Team B and Team A reached the semi finals of the cup rounds, and our Team D had an enjoyable season in their school league also.

Our 6th class boys, with a little help from some of the 5th class boys, participated in Camel Cup tournament held in St. Killian’s school.  This competition has a number of nearby schools in the tournament.  Our boys won the tournament and received the wonderful Camel Cup with our boys captain winning Player of the Tournament.  A great achievement for all the boys involved where great teamwork and determination were displayed at all times.

Morton Cup:  A cold wet day dawned on 12th June and the Morton Cup was on!  The children didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits at all and a wonderful afternoon and evening ensued.  Over 112 boys and 55 girls took part with Israel winning the boys side of things and Cyprus winning the girls.  This was our final soccer event of the year and a huge thanks to Ms. Leahy for all the organising, coaching and support she gives to all the boys and girls during the school soccer year.  Huge thanks also goes to Roisin Caddow who helped Ms. Leahy with the organisation of the Morton Cup which is a huge undertaking.

Medals, cups and special awards were presented to the children in Assembly on Friday morning to wrap up the season – well done to all!

Camel Cup Soccer Tournament

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Taney entered three teams in the Camel Cup Tournament which took place in St. Killian’s Deutsche Schule.  The children all played their hearts out and at the end of the day the Boys A and Girls A teams came home victorious!  Well done to all who took part, to their coaches and parents too.

Cricket Season in full swing

Taney Cricket started with training before Easter.  We had a great take up this year with 36 boys and girls participating from 6th Class.

The 4th Class entered the Cricket Leinster Schools competition for the first time and played Matches against Willow Park, St Mary’s and CUS.  They were also invited to play in a Cricket Leinster cricket blitz in Terenure Cricket Club and three 4th class teams travelled on the day.

We played in the 6th Class Schools Leprechaun Cup softball and hardball competitions and competed really well and all the children got to play for Taney Parish Primary School in a competitive game.

Training will continue in Marlay Park every Wednesday for the Summer Term.

End of Hockey Season

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The end of season hockey World Cup tournaments were held before Easter with 12 teams made up of 2nd to 6th class boys or girls representing countries from around the world.  Netherlands met Pakistan in the boys final and Netherlands met Ireland in the girls final and Netherlands won both!

In a special Assembly this week medals and trophies were presented to our Senior Boys Squad, Girls 1st & 2nd Squads, along with special awards to our Boys & Girls Players of the Year.  Both the Netherlands teams from the World Cup tournament received golden hockey balls as winners of the tournament!

We were delighted to have three past pupils of Taney come to Assembly to present the awards to the players, all of whom played for Ireland U16s this year in matches in England and Germany as they prepare for the big Six Nations Tournament in Eindhoven in July.

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