Woodbrook College

Our 3rd Green Flag
- Green Schools
Our 3rd Green Flag
WATER WATER EVERYWHERE….. This year the Green Committee were focused on the theme of Water again in the hope of securing the third Green Flag for Woodbrook College. The year got off to a great start with three of our Third Year students being appointed Water Ambassadors by An Taisce. Eduard, Adam and Daniel attended a national training day in Dublin where they met other ambassadors and shared ideas on how they could raise awareness around Water Conservation and Sustainable use.
Junior Winners
PE Xpo 2018
Junior Winners
PE Xpo 2018
Congratulations to Toni-Marie Ceno, Sophie Kennedy, Fiona Nervez, Dylan Kavanagh and Niamh Carry McLeavey on winning the Components of Fitness Junior category at the this year’s PE Xpo. It was a milestone for the school as it is the first time the school have won a prize at the competition and excellent reward for the hard work the five 2nd year students put into their project. The PE Xpo event is in its fourth year, had nearly 200 projects entered and took place in Dublin City University (DCU). The project the students presented on was a Personal Exercise Plan to improve their Performance in Football. Each student specifically worked on speed, agility and power through a variety of training methods on a six week period so they could improve their football performance. The project showed that each student had dedication and resilience to stick with their training programme and collaboration to work as a group to create and present their findings to the judges at the PE Xpo. The skills that the students are developing will be invaluable as they go through school but also when they begin working. Special mention to Konrad Bzdrya, Eduard Grefaldeo, Joey Yu and Éibhín Flanagan in TY for putting in the hard work to present projects, unfortunately they didn’t win the categories in which they were competing but did themselves proud. Well done to all students and to Ms. Dwane for helping them with the statistical analysis aspect of their project.
Barcelona Tour
2018
Barcelona Tour
2018
A huge thank you to all the parents who made this year's trip possible for the boys. They were a joy to have along and really did themselves and you proud. They hiked the ancient Roman pathways from Tarragona to the Medieval corridors of Las Ramblas and beyond to gain an insight into Catalonian culture and development whilst having the best of fun bonding with their year group. An excellent trip for all involved.

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).