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News


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Tramore Ardscoil open day attracts 4,500 visitors

A staggering 4,500 people passed through the doors of Tramore’s new secondary school, Ardscoil na Mara on Sunday last, with visitors thoroughly impressed by the standard of the 5,300 square metre facility, which will open in September. Principal Padraig Cawley was taken aback by the scale of the numbers who visited the school on Sunday last, [...]

Credit Union closures in three villages

Tramore Credit Union is to close branch offices in Dunmore East, Crooke and Dunhill, effective from Saturday, May 31st, to the dismay of members in all three localities. In a statement issued on Monday morning, the Board of Tramore Credit Union stated that this had proven “a very difficult decision to take – but one which [...]

Waterford’s Wayne Hutchinson reveals battle with depression

Ballygunner and Gaultier’s Wayne Hutchinson, who has represented Waterford in both senior inter-county hurling and football, has revealed his lengthy battle with depression, which he admits left him emotionally and mentally crippled little over a year ago. In a frank and emotional essay written for The Munster Express, Hutchison (29) recalled being diagnosed with depression when [...]

Our audience with the Queen

My mother Winnie Power used to play bridge in Dungarvan with Clodagh Anson, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II – and Ms Anson was apparently delighted when I was christened with the same name! Well, that extremely tenuous link was the closest that my mother and I ever thought we would get to royalty until Tuesday [...]


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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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De La Salle crowned Munster Champions

De La Salle repeated their victory over CBS Sexton Street, Limerick of last year (Under 17) when they won the Munster Under 19 School’s Cup in Roscrea on Wednesday last. First half goals from Aaron O’Connor, Daniel Pender and a James Brown penalty gave them yet another glorious day in the honour laden sports history of the school. Sexton [...]


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Under-18 Girls win Munster title!

In atrocious conditions in Bruff on Saturday week last, Carrick-on-Suir’s under-18 girls rounded off a magnificent season when claiming the Munster League title following victory over Mallow. The team, which has literally blazed a blue and red trail from the season’s kick-off, demonstrated buckets of resolve and guile to emerge victorious on a day which left [...]

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Déise draw another Aughrim blank

Wicklow 2-14 Waterford 0-12 The final score in this game played at Aughrim on Sunday afternoon last does not do justice to Waterford. Waterford travelled to the Garden County probably more in expectation that anything else but they can consider themselves somewhat unlucky to have come away empty handed. Niall Carew’s charges had Tony Grey sent off [...]

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Joe Gough set for World Masters

Starting today (Tuesday, 25 March 2014) and running on to Sunday the World Masters Indoor Championships are in Budapest with an entry in excess of three thousand five hundred athletes from many countries around the globe, men and women in various age categories and Joe Gough West Waterford and Tom O’Brien Waterford AC compete there. Joe [...]

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Qualification beckons for impressive Waterford

A three-point victory over reigning Leinster champions Dublin has put Waterford in a very strong position with two rounds to go in Division 1A of the National Hurling League. The win was all the more impressive when one considers Waterford played the majority of the game with 14 men after captain Michael Walsh was controversially sent [...]

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Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís

Irish rugby’s greatest ever player, and one of the greatest to have ever played the game of rugby football could not have wished for a more sensational end to his time in the green jersey. But after 133 test appearances for his country, along with eight in the red of the Lions, the curtain has finally [...]

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Waterford Sports Lotto

The Waterford Sports Lotto Jackpot Draw of €1700 was held on Sunday last at Heffernan’s Bar Kilcohan was hosted by St Otteran’s FC. Damian Jacob from Mooncoin won the jackpot with the winning numbers of 7, 2, 22 and 16. Select 3 (win or share €100 ): John Houlihan ( Rathgormack), Mary Duggan (Mooncoin) Watty Walsh (Mooncoin) 3 x  €25 [...]

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Russell receives superb reception

Less than 24 hours after he had won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham Davy Russell was back in the winners’ enclosure at Limerick on Saturday when he teamed up with trainer Charles Byrnes to win the Munster Supporters Club Mares Maiden Hurdle with Feenakilmeedy Narrowly beaten on her last appearance at the track she was sent [...]

Horse Racing

Racing fans all over the globe were tuned into the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday and Co Kildare-born jockey Leighton Aspell recorded the biggest success of his career by landing the four and a half mile contest on the Dr Richard Newland-trained Pineau De Re. An 11-year-old, the French-bred Pineau De Re always [...]

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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.

Entertainment


The Sweet and Lowdown

RoseAnn Foley has directed several documentaries for TG4 about Waterford people,  or people with connections to the region. Her latest work, about Hollywood legend Tyrone Power, explores the matinée star’s links with Kilmacthomas. A native of Waterford city, RoseAnn moved with her family to the Ring Gaeltacht when she was a child. However [...]

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7th annual Waterford Film festival

The 7th annual Waterford Film festival opened on the 8th of November and took place over three nights, with the screening of four short film programs and culminating in the awards ceremony on Sunday, 10th November.  Of the hundreds of submissions received from home and abroad, 36 short films were selected to be showcased. The [...]

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De La Salle Scout Pipe Band

The De La Salle Scout Pipe Band which was founded on December 15th 1933 will launch a year of celebrations to mark its 80th anniversary with a concert in Garter Lane on Saturday, 14th December. Over the years the band has upheld the tradition of highland piping and drumming in Waterford City and has entertained the [...]

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Mount Sion celebrates The Gathering

Over 200 former students and teachers returned to Mount Sion CBS Secondary School on Barrack St in Waterford on Tuesday for a special event as part of The Gathering celebrations which have continued across the country through the year. Those who attended included one of the oldest living former students – 94-year-old Michael Heffernan who went [...]

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Art in Central Library

Local artist Mary Molumby will exhibit her work in the Index Gallery, Central Library from Tuesday 3rd December until Saturday 14th December.  Mary resumed her creative ability which she cherished as a child some seven years ago when she changed her career.  Although she trained under two highly accomplished teachers, she has since developed her [...]

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Waterford Chamber welcomes new lower ARV for businesses in Waterford City

Waterford Chamberwelc omes very encouraging news for businesses in the City following last week’s Waterford City Council Annual Budget mee ting at which the ARV for 2014 was passed by the Council at .252 Commercial ratepayers can now calculate their exact liability for 2014 and for a very significant number of businesses; the outcome will be a welcomed [...]


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Cullinane critical of Taoiseach’s claims on pylons

Senator David Cullinane has criticised Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s reference to emigration in an attempt to justify the EirGrid pylon project. “To justify a project, that is seriously lacking in credibility, by linking it to emigration and unemployment is a cynical means of distracting from the issues surrounding EirGrid,” said the Sinn Féin representative. “Frankly, the Taoiseach is [...]

Overwhelming support for County Council Budget

Waterford County Council’s 2014 Budget won the overwhelming support of Councillors in Dungarvan on Thursday afternoon last (20-3), just hours before their colleagues in City Hall followed suit. Michael Walsh, who attended both meetings in his new brief as overall Local Authority Manager, said that the overall goal for Waterford, as a single administrative entity [...]

Waterford Crystal tops State’s gift list

Fifty-two pieces of Waterford Crystal have been listed amongst the state gifts given to foreign dignitaries over the past 10 years. A set of Waterford Crystal candlesticks, valued at almost €150, was by far the most popular gift to give to a visiting dignitary during the period. In a written reply to a Dáil question last week, [...]

Azzurri looks to brighter future

Azzurri Sport and Waterford Uniforms, trading under Apparel Supply Solutions, remains open for business following a 100-day examiner period, saving 30 jobs in the process. While John and Miriam Molloy remain the company’s main owners, Azzurri has attracted new investment, with Pat Gilhooly (formerly of Hasbro) appointed Chairman while Michael Orpen (once of MK Brazil) has [...]

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Rates Relief For City Businesses

Business owners in Waterford City are exhaling in relief after a deal was brokered with City Hall in relation to the payment of Commercial Rates for 2014. The news, coming six weeks after businesses received blunt instruction from a Waterford City Council-appointed Revenue Collector regarding the payment of outstanding rates, has offered some respite for hard-hit [...]

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Tom Murphy on ‘a renewed sense of optimism in the city’

“I’ve been in this business for 45 years,” Tom Murphy tells The Munster Express in the office of his busy showroom on the Cork Road. “And when you’ve worked in a business for that length of time – and it’s the only business I’ve ever worked in, you note patterns and trends, be they positive or [...]