Woodbrook College

Transition Year
Colaiste Acla 2017
Tranisition Year
Coláiste Acla 2017
TY gives each of our students the opportunity to experience a huge range of learning activities from performing on the stage to learning self-defence or cutting-edge movie editing skills. However; the trips to some of Ireland's and Europe's cultural hotspots will stay with our students for years to come. Here is a selection of photos from this year's Achill adventure. Enjoy and/or revisit the fun and exciting highlights in our gallery. It gives a little glimpse into the TY programme offered by Woodbrook College.
London Tour
2017
London Tour
2017
TY have enjoyed a brilliant trip to London earlier this week and although there are a ton of photos we are limited in how many we can display online so any student who would like a full copy only needs to bring in a memory stick on Monday. I have included a photo of a true Irish footballing legend, Sean St. Ledger, who stopped by to say hello to our travelling brigade. The group got to train with Watford FC, were invited to a full Premier League game, saw the sights of London and experienced the thrills of Thorpe Park's roller-coasters. Hopefully many happy memories were created. Especially for Alex Griffen and Dean Kearney who had the pleasure of Swansea FC fans writing an entire chant with chorus in their honour
Hatchet
A TY Production
Hatchet
A TY Production
2017
This years TY Drama Production was the play Hatchet by Heno Magee. Auditions took place before Christmas and a total cast of 16 students took part in the play with another 13 students involved in set design and backstage. Students performed a thrilling matinee which was enjoyed by all the students and also one nightime performance by parents and family members. The production was directed by Ms Syron and Mr O'Brien.

Gaelic Football

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This year the school fielded three Gaelic football teams. Mr. Kenny took the senior team who were unlucky to get knocked out of the championship at the first hurdle. Mr. Kenny was very happy with the effort shown with great performances from Daniel Murphy and Jake Adamson Kane.

Mr. King took the junior team this year who travelled to Blessington for their championship match. Again it wasn’t to be for the Brendan’s boys as they were narrowly beaten by a strong Blessington side despite a spirited performance. Daniel Murphy yet again showcased his skill with the Gaelic ball, other great performances on the day included Alex Griffin in midfield and Scott Drew at centre back.

Our most successful team this year was the first year group that were jointly managed by Mr. ÓhAnnaidh and Mr. King. This group reached a Wicklow quarter final, going out to Temple Carrig in Greystones. This team have shown great promise and no doubt under Mr. ÓhAnnaidh’s tutelage can go on to claim championship success in the future. Standout players for the first year team were Andy Wall and Enda Douglas.

The numbers involved this year suggest that Gaelic football will once again go from strength to strength and will hopefully bring back silverware to the school.