WEEK IN PHOTOS
Waterfords injured senior hurler Pauric O Mahony pictured with Kieran Walsh, MD Munster Express

Waterfords injured senior hurler Pauric O Mahony pictured with Kieran Walsh, MD Munster Express

Mount Congreve Country Fair

Mount Congreve Country Fair

Waterford Senior Hurling team after victory over Cork

Waterford Senior Hurling team after victory over Cork

Wheelie good fun, Tramore

Wheelie good fun, Tramore

Giles Cheevers - ex Blues player

Giles Cheevers - ex Blues player

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North Quays New Dawn

A €30 million investment is to be made on Waterford’s North Quay, with work on the site’s ‘reinvention’ set to commence in advance of the general election. Meanwhile, a new Boundary Commission, the membership of which will be named later this week, is to re-examine the thorny issue of the North Waterford city/South Kilkenny boundary, and [...]

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Waterford Country Fair draws thousands to Mount Congreve

magnificent sunny day greatly added to a very successful inaugural Waterford Country Fair held at Mount Congreve on Sunday last. Numbers who attended the event were estimated at approximately 8,000 level, with Gardaí and stewards kept really busy throughout the event. According to Country Fair Chairperson Jo Breheny: “We worked with the Garda and Waterford City [...]

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Ballybeg rises Brick by Brick

tanding outside the smouldering Saint Saviours GAA Clubhouse on Saturday, January 24th, it was impossible not to feel low. It was impossible not to feel angry. It was difficult not to feel vengeful. More woe, of course was to follow later that week, when the Saint Saviour’s Boxing/Soccer Club building was attacked. The disappointment and the [...]

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Dungarvan Town Centre Management Plan launched

new Town Centre Management Plan for Dungarvan was launched by Waterford City & County Council on Thursday last in conjunction with the Dungarvan Town Centre Management Group, bringing together public and private sector stakeholders. The wide-ranging proposals include establishing a Dungarvan retail team tasked with raising the town’s profile among shoppers and attracting additional retailers [...]

WIT CAO Change of Mind

WIT’s CAO Live Q&A

1st July is just around the corner and with it, your last chance to make changes to your CAO choices. To help you make the right choice, WIT and ORGANISATION are hosting three live CAO Q&A sessions, running right up to 5pm on Wednesday, 1st July. Live CAO Q&A sessions Monday, 29th June 2015: 3.00pm – 5.00pm Tuesday, [...]


BREAKING NEWS


Ballybeg Rises Brick by Brick
Dermot Keyes
"I don't think any Waterford team has gone down to Cork and won at this grade"
Tony Browne
75% of GPs sign up to new scheme
Michelle Clancy
Greenway will be 'jewel in tourism crown'
Dermot Keyes
"In times of old they'd have clung on (but against Cork) they drove on and won: that's real belief."
Anthony Daly, The Sunday Game June 7th

THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

Our hero in Waterford thank you Tony
for all the years you gave to us.
You are the best.

Sport


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Q and A with Tony Browne

ermot Keyes (DK): The pros and cons of having so many players from this grade involved with the senior panel has been discussed quite a bit over the past few months, but it appears to be a developing trend that more and more Under-21s are part of senior panels, so is it a case of [...]


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Looking Like the Real Deal

aterford’s performance graph to date this year is, let’s face it, probably even better than Derek McGrath would, at least privately, admit to. Even the most optimistic Deise hurling fan, six months ago, wouldn’t have thought, just shy of midsummer, than the men in white and blue would, by now, be League champions, Munster finalists and [...]

Jumping in the City

Brian Hennessey reports Jumping In The City, sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange Limited, moved to Cork’s greyhound stadium on Friday night for the second leg of the new summer show jumping series and Co Waterford riders filled three of the top six places in the feature Grand Prix. Colligan’s Peter Moloney finished best of the Waterford [...]

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“I think we will always be underdogs”

HILE clearly pleased with another commanding performance, Derek McGrath’s post match mission statement on Sunday adhered to the theme he’s established from the off this year. Measured, hyperbole free and cognisant of the bigger picture, the Waterford manager is quite happy to have his team labelled as Championship outsiders, despite their remaining the only unbeaten senior side in the country. “I think we will always be underdogs,” he [...]

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Doubts over the FIFA ‘revolution’

ET’S face it: a Jordanian Prince is unlikely to be the saviour of world football. Yet that didn’t stop the FAI and 39 other European federations opting for Prince Ali bin Hussein over departing FIFA President Sepp Blatter. UEFA, led by one time Blatter acolyte Michel Platini, indulged in the same sort of self-serving posturing at the recent FIFA Congress that has made Blatter such a [...]

Entertainment


Hollywood star “blown away” by South Kilkenny

OLLYWOOD actor Miguel Ferrer visited South Kilkenny last week where he researched his Irish ancestral roots. Mr Ferrer (60) and his wife Lori Weintraub visited a number of locations in South Kilkenny including Knockeen and Tullahought. Son of the late Rosemary Clooney and a fi rst cousin of George Clooney, the accomplished actor has appeared in fi lms including ‘RoboCop’, ‘Star Trek III: The Search for Spock’ and ‘Iron Man 3’ [...]

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Sunday is funday at Daytripper

he line-up for Sunday, 5th July, at Daytripper is screaming ‘Party’ at us with a capital P. The Darkness are the most over the top, flamboyant, festival band on the planet and are bringing the ROCK to Daytripper 2015. Homeboy Maverick Sabre has already got HIT of the summer wrapped up with ‘Walk Into The [...]

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Wheelie Good Fun

small army of scooters, flickers, bikes, wheelchairs, skateboards, prams, trikes and roller blades took to the streets of Tramore on Sunday, 7th July to have some ‘Wheelie Good Fun’ for a really great cause. The fundraising event was organised by Emma Butler, a personal assistant with the Irish Wheelchair Association, along with Sonya Butler – [...]

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Waterford Airport teams up with Promenade Festival 2015

aterford Airport has been announced as a sponsor for the award winning Promenade Festival which will be held in Tramore from July 3rd to 5th. The Airport will serve as the leading sponsor of the Promenade Festival air show that will take place during the Festival weekend at 1.30pm over Tramore Bay on both Saturday, July [...]

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Dunmore Adventure – not just for kids!

ust when you thought it couldn’t get any better, your local Adventure Centre has added even MORE fantastic new activities to an already jam packed activity choice! The Wibit Wipeout activities on the water have been extended this year, with a four metre action tower now added, to climb, slide and jump off into the water. [...]

Business


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FF in strong position to win seat in Waterford – Martin

IANNA Fáil is in a strong position to regain a seat in Waterford, according to party leader Micheál Martin who visited the area last week. However, Mr Martin did not confirm if the party would put forward a second candidate in the constituency for the upcoming general election despite recent strong calls from local party members [...]


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Councillors welcome Greenway green light

ORK is to begin immediately on the Ballinroad-Durrow section of Waterford’s eagerly anticipated Greenway. There has been a broad welcome to the news that the long-standing court injunction, which had delayed developments along the route, was lifted last week at Waterford Circuit Court. This paves the way for work to proceed on the project which has been [...]

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Court told Greenway will be ‘jewel in tourism crown’

he ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Waterford tourism, the Deise Greenway on the old Waterford-Dungarvan Railway Line which incorporates two viaducts and a tunnel was given the green light in Waterford Circuit Court last week. The seven-year battle between the landowners adjoining the track, Pat Fennell, Kieran Woods, Michel Gough, Tennyson Boyle, Vincent Behan, Denis P [...]

Capital of Culture 2020 bid launch new website

The Three Sisters Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny have officially launch their website, www.threesisters2020.ie, as part of its bid to secure European Capital of Culture status in 2020. Commenting on the launch of the website, Bid Director Michael Quinn said: “We are delighted to launch the official website for the Three Sisters 2020 Bid. “Our bid is [...]

Builder appointed for courthouse expansion

Construction and engineering group BAM has won the State contract for a major refurbishment programme at Waterford City Courthouse which will treble the amount of available courtrooms. BAM emerged as the preferred bidder following a tendering process in March of this year for a €135 million deal which will see the development of four new courthouses [...]

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'Shake Skin' by the brilliant Waterford band Kodakid. They have been chosen by Hot Press magazine as one of the finalists in The Big Break competition. Visit www.hotpress.com to cast your vote for them.