On the sunniest afternoon of the year we ended our boys hockey training season with a Fun Tournament. The teams played in their different team colours with two teams drawing for the top spot (the Black Team from the front pitch and the Pink Team from the back pitch). Everyone enjoyed the hockey….and the sunshine!! Thanks so much to Susan Gogan for doing such a great job of coordinating hockey this year.
Our 6th Class cricket team won their first game of the Leinster Leprechaun Cupn against St. Joseph’s all boys school in Clondalkin – well done Taney!
The Taney Girls A Team played in the Leinster Division 1 hockey final against Castle Park Dalkey in Railway Union HC on Tuesday cheered on by lots of black and red clad supporters, the nail biting game finished 2-1 against our girls after some bad luck in the final minutes and despite a very strong performance. Our girls did the school proud – well done!!!
The two Boys 8-a-side hockey teams played in the cup finals in Wesley College on Thursday, having both won their leagues.
Fifth Class team played a team from St. Kilian’s who fought bravely, especially the younger players. Taney won 8-1, winning the Leinster Schools Hockey U12 Cup.
Our Sixth Class team played against St. Andrew’s in a tight contest which ended 2-2 at full time and had to go to penalty flicks. The final score left St Andrews victorious but our boys are very proud of their achievement and rightly so.
Sixth class walked to Wesley to support the boys’ hockey final. The classes did the walk as part of the Green and Active Flag collaboration, Active Travel/Funky Feet and Walk for Water Day.
The four boys senior soccer teams have proceeded with their training this term but the adverse weather has played havoc with their league and cup fixtures so far. However, the climate cooperated on 16th March when two five-a-side boys teams from 6th Class entered the Spar FAI Primary School 5s tournament. Both teams played very well and the support shown for each other was outstanding, demonstrating true friendship amongst the boys. Out of 22 teams from Dublin schools, both qualified out of the league games. The semi-finals was a tense affair for the players and parent supporters alike, with the game finishing 0-0 before penalties and sudden death. A super save and two firstclass goals secured a place in the final. Taney versus Killester proved a tough match with Taney looking very promising from the start but the opposition came up trumps with a 2-0 win. Well done boys for a performance you should be very proud of!
Perhaps the fact that it was International Women’s Day played a part, but there’s no doubt that both the Yellow and Red senior girls soccer teams were inspired in their league matches on Thursday. Displaying superb strength and stamina on the grass pitch at Kilcoole Primary School, the Yellow team defeated the opposition 1 – 0 with missed opportunities that didn’t do the scoreline justice. Meanwhile, at Leicester Celtic, the Red team took on the Muslim National School, winning by a convincing 3 – 0. The girls soccer season is off to a scorching start!
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!
On Thursday, 22nd February, the recently established senior girls soccer team played their first cup match against a team of boys from Delgany. Although the final score was 5-1 against them, it was a case of cup half full as they showed massive determination, great teamwork and true grit, doing the school very proud with their performance. Well done girls!