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.

Soccer

Senior Soccer - U19

Wicklow\Wexford League Champions 2016

Leinster Champions League Finalist 2016

Wickolow Wexford final web

 

A long season began in October with a very disappointing 5-4 defeat to Arklow CBS in the first round of the Leinster Cup (after extra-time). The absence of regular goalkeeper, Ian Kirwan did not help. Arklow went onto win the competition out.

However, we still had the league to look forward to and we recorded emphatic victories over Greystones and Pres Bray on score lines of 4-0 and 7-2 respectively. This sealed our safe passage through to the Wicklow-Wexford semi-final where we beat Enniscorthy Vocational College 11-1. We faced our old adversaries Arklow CBS in the final and after a tight game, we came though after a penalty shoot out. There were very emotional scenes after this game as it was the first game we had played after the death of our regular right back, Jack Harvey. It was a fitting end to the game with Jack's good friend, Podge Murphy slotting home the winning penalty and Ian Kirwan saving two penalties.

It was onto the Leinster section of the competition now and Lucan Community College awaited in the quarter final. They were tough opposition and had recently reached the Leinster cup final. However the lads made it look easy with a 5-1 victory, including a hat trick for David Rohlik.

The semi-final saw Chanel College, Coolock stand in the way but, once again, St. Brendan's came through convincingly on a 4-2 score line. We had now reached the Leinster Final for the first time in 10 years and we were due to play Colaiste Eanna, Rathfarnham who had won the All-Ireland senior cup the previous year. Alas for St. Brendan’s, the dream turned into a nightmare on a wet day in Stepaside in April. Cruising at half-time 2-0 and seemingly in total control, we missed some very scoreable chances to kill the game and to our shock and horror, Colaiste Eanna scored 2 goals in 60 seconds to take the wind out of our sails completely. We did well to hold on for penalties but unfortunately lost out 3-0 in the shoot-out. This was without a shadow of a doubt, a game that we should have won but Colaiste Eanna to their credit, showed their experience and stole it. However the experience will stand to us and St. Brendan's will be back in major finals very shortly and hopefully winning.

The player of the year was the outstanding David Rohlik who scored 15 goals and proved to be a superb striker. Others who played their part were his brother Adam who filled in admirably in goal while Ian was injured, James Hanway, Brandon Feely, Luke Clucas, the inspirational Podge Murphy, Aidan Maguire and Adam O'Brien.

 

David Meyler (Manager).