Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Life in Woodbrook College
2018-2019
Life in Woodbrook College
A glimpse into the life of a Woodbrook College Student
The Shadow Of A Gunman
A TY Production
The Shadow Of A Gunaman
A TY Production
Throughout the year our TYs studied two plays during their drama module and then chose one to put on for the school. They picked The Shadow of a Gunman over The Importance of Being Earnest and so the auditions began. The lads worked so hard over the coming months. They came in during work experience for extra rehearsal as well as catching up on work from other classes that they missed because of rehearsal. Between trying to learn lines, costume malfunctions, accents and lots of laughs they finally made it to the stage. Two fantastic performances made it all worth it. Our main characters Evan and Daniel did an unbelievable job as roommates Donal Davoren and Seamus Shields. The standard of acting was second to none and a lot of hard work was put in. The musical talent of Paul Megna as Tommy Owens made the audience erupt with laughter. Maguire played by DJ made a short but lasting appearance when he left a bag of bombs with Seamus. Daniel Soco our landlord brought the drama to Act 1 trying to get rent out of Seamus Shields. More comedy ensued with the unlikely friendship duo Leslin and Daragh as Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Gallagher as they attempted to befriend Davoren. Danben stole the show as Minnie Powell who was desperate for Davoren to be a gunman. A natural talent and always the professional. Our married couple Adolphus and Mrs. Grigson played by Adam Seong and Adam Bushe were definitely one of the highlights of the show. The Auxiliary made an impression at the end with appearances from Conor and Ethan who overturned the set. A big mention to Carlos and Thomas our understudies and to all of the TYs who helped out with the set. All of the pupils worked so hard during the last few months and really put everything into the play. It was a huge achievement and one that will be remembered. A true credit to Sean O’Casey.
Barcelona Tour
2019
Barcelona Tour
2019
Our TY students are invited to take part in a trip to a European country each year to build on the learning that has taken place and the friendship/community bonds that get stronger as the year goes on. This year our students chose Spain and the beautiful city of Barcelona to explore Roman ruins, local cuisine, science galleries, cycle the streets, an incredible gravity-defying theme park and to find themselves on a leg of a Camino as they hiked to Montserrat in the hills above the ancient city. The group had an amazing time and we hope the experience lives with them for many years to come.

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.