Tallaght Community School

U19 Soccer Success

U19 Soccer Success
Congratulations to the Tallaght Community School Boy's u19 Soccer Team who have had a fantastic start to their 2021/22 season so far.
After almost two years without a game, there was a disappointing start with a 6-4 loss to Moyle Park College in a season opener.. However, it was clear that there were signs of the potential and determination that this group of players have in abundance.
League play began with home games versus Hartstown Community College and Pobascoil Setanta. The u19s were well aware of how important home advantage can be at TCS and were convincing in their displays to record a 3-1 win and a 1-1 draw to finish joint-top of the qualification table. A semi-final date with Lucan Community College saw the TCS boys go behind 0-1 early on, before a fantastic team display to come out 3-1 winners and book themselves a place in the Senior Metropolitan League Division 1 West Final where they would again meet Pobascoil Setanta.
The final was hosted by Stella Maris Football Club, ensuring a Neutral Venue for a final that Tallaght Community School has reached on many occasions, but never won. This proved to be a source of motivation for the group as all preparations were respected at all times as we traveled to the game with a bus full of frenzied and football-mad fans made up of players from all age groups of the boys and girls football programmes at TCS.
An early passing error saw Pobalscoil Setanta take a 0-1 lead, but such is the desire and talent of this TCS squad, the message remained that enough chances will be created to win the game in what was a very tight affair.
An equalizing penalty by Jake Fallon to make it 1-1 shifted the momentum in TCS's favour, before a fantastic strike from outside the box by Shelbourne youth Cian Barrett put TCS 2-1 ahead with just 20 minutes remaining. The final 20 minutes seemed like an eternity, but not for the reasons you would normally think. Usually a team will hold onto a lead and protect what they have, but not this years' u19 squad. They have an unbelievable belief in themselves as individuals and as a team and trust every message given to them. While multiple chances were created to seal the win for TCS, the 2-1 scoreline was enough to frustrate Pobalscoil Setanta into some late disciplinary issues and hand Tallaght Community School captain Jake Dalton the trophy it had craved.
What lies next? A Regional Semi-Final with some of the strongest schools in the Dublin area and a chance to pit themselves against the other Divisional Champions.
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