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.

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).