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.
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.
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.
We are fortunate to have a very committed group of girls from 4th to 6th class participating in Senior Soccer this year. They have been training hard every Thursday afternoon in Leicester Celtic, come hail or shine!! This year the girls team is entered for the Dublin Primary Schools Cup and League. Unfortunately the girls were beaten in a tough Cup match by a more experienced team from Malahide. However, since that loss, they are unbeaten in the League, with one match to go! After Easter the girls will train on a Friday afternoon instead, on the grass pitch in Marlay Park.
Taney Girls played in St. Gerard’s end of season tournament for the Primary School League. A total of 30 schools took part,including Taney’s A and B Teams. Both teams came home with silver medals, playing Whitechurch and St. Matthew’s in their respective finals. Despite some nasty weather the girls and their supporting parents had a great afternoon. Many thanks to our coaches for all their support and input!
On Thursday our Under 12 Boys team played against Whitechurch National School in the Leinster Hockey Legal Final, played in Wesley College. In a thrilling match Taney’s team emerged the victors, winning 2-1! Many thanks to our coaches, Jenny and Avril, and to all the parents and children who came along to cheer in the sunshine.
Taney Girls’ A hockey team played in the Leinster Junior & Primary School Girls Hockey League, Division 1 final yesterday in Three Rock Rovers. Taney beat Castlepark 1-0 in a very exciting final! Huge thanks for all the coaches, in particular Jenny McNulty, and all supporters who came along to cheer the team on yesterday. We even have a video of the winning goal!
The Girls hockey 1st team played a nail biting semi final against Whitechurch on 7th March. The girls put everything into it, playing really well. It was a fantastic team effort earning them a 2-0 win. Final opposition and date to be confirmed.