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Home the Heroes

erek McGrath lauded praise on his Waterford players in the wake of Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final defeat to Galway at Croke Park, but has remained tight-lipped about his managerial future. Speaking prior to the group’s homecoming to Waterford on Monday evening (as we were going to press), McGrath said his own future was something he [...]

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‘Up The Deise’ from The Golden Gate

y Justine Dwyer No one could accuse Christopher Lane of being a fair-weather supporter of the Waterford hurling team! As soon as Waterford reached the All-Ireland Final a few weeks ago, Christy, as he is known to his friends, from Glenville on the Dunmore Road , booked his flight home from San Francisco where he has lived [...]

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Decade long campaign at St Patrick’s nears

strong>Construction of new unit to commence next month by Justine Dwyer After almost a decade of protests, the impasse between picketers and the HSE regarding the future of Saint Patrick’s Hospital is over following the news that work on the new hospital is to commence by mid-September. The Matron of St Patrick’s Hospital informed the picket last week [...]

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Cruise ship windfall for Waterford

Waterford is set to welcome more than 1,500 cruise ship passengers during September, completing the summer cruise ship call programme, which saw over 8,000 international visitors arrive to our shores. The September programme begins with Wind Surf docking in Dunmore East, carrying 386 passengers, on Monday next, September 11th and concludes with Nautica arriving to Belview [...]


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THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

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

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Home the Heroes

erek McGrath lauded praise on his Waterford players in the wake of Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final defeat to Galway at Croke Park, but has remained tight-lipped about his managerial future. Speaking prior to the group’s homecoming to Waterford on Monday evening (as we were going to press), McGrath said his own future was something he [...]


DEVASATED DEISE PAY THE PENALTY

tephen Dalton struck a controversial match-winning penalty in the fifth minute of additional time to keep the Cork hurling wave rolling, thus ending Waterford’s reign as Munster and All-Ireland Under-21 champions at Walsh Park. Before a 4,127 gate on Thursday last, John Meyler’s side edged out the Deisemen in a pulsating encounter, a tremendous contest which [...]

Power’s fine finish at John Deere Classic

By Catherine Power rom barely making the cut to carding the best weekend rounds of his career, Seamus Power proved in no uncertain terms that he is more than up to the challenges of the PGA Tour with a fine finish at the John Deere Classic in Illinois last Sunday. The West Waterford golfer carded closing [...]

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Star’ athletes visit Affidea Waterford.

With the World Athletics Championships in London just a couple of weeks away athletes, coaches and their respective physical therapists are fine-tuning their preparations and hoping the athletes turn up at the Championships in the best physical condition. Inevitably there are injuries to contend with but early diagnosis and treatment for top-class athletes is vital if [...]

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Davy praises Wexford and buries a few pundits

n a career that’s had its fare share of compelling exchanges with the media over the years, be it as manager of Waterford, Clare or Wexford, Davy Fitzgerald has rarely been more quotable than he was in Cork last Sunday. Praising his Wexford charges, before heaping offering a firm thumbs up to both Derek McGrath and [...]

Comeragh men reach ‘B’ Summit

By Tony Ryan estern champions Comeragh Gaels played their divisional final on the 26th of April and it certainly showed in the first half of the county final in this grade which was played in the Fraher Field last Sunday morning. On the other hand, St Mary’s played the Eastern final as recently as the 5th [...]

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Daytripper proves a Gasworks blast

he new Gasworks venue proved an overwhelming success at the Daytripper festival held by the Waterside on August 25th and 27th, with over 4,500 punters in attendance over the two nights. Headline act UB40 proved a very big draw on the Saturday night, putting on a 90-minute show which surpassed their previous Daytripper outing on the [...]

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The London Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017

his is the London Royal Academy’s 249th Summer Exhibition, in which up and coming artists a chance to get wide exposure. After a recent visit to the Irish Centre, Camden last month for an Irish event , we paid a quick visit to the world famous Exhibition. The quality was excellent and exceeded [...]

Valerie June wows her Cork audience

Tennessee folk and blues singer Valerie June performed a fabulous one hour-plus set with two encores at the St Luke’s Church venue in Montenotte, Cork, the weekend before last. Acclaimed by no less than Noble Prize winner Bob Dylan, she also played Leap in Cork the night before heading to tour across Europe. She got some airplay [...]

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Cruise ship windfall for Waterford

Waterford is set to welcome more than 1,500 cruise ship passengers during September, completing the summer cruise ship call programme, which saw over 8,000 international visitors arrive to our shores. The September programme begins with Wind Surf docking in Dunmore East, carrying 386 passengers, on Monday next, September 11th and concludes with Nautica arriving to Belview [...]


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Better times ahead, predicts IDA’s new Regional Manager

aterford can look forward to some new emerging positive signs from the IDA, according to new IDA South East Manager, Brendan McDonald. A new factory tailored for the pharmaceutical sector in Waterford is currently about to be presented to the architects and planners. Site selection is underway with a second factory to be located in Butlerstown, close [...]

Businesses raise over €1m through Linked Finance

Linked Finance, Ireland’s leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company has raised over €1m for Waterford-based businesses. Some 34 Waterford businesses, including Coffee House Lane and Shellac Nails have raised funds through Linked Finance’s online lending platform (www.linkedfinance.com) to facilitate business growth. Coffee House Lane, based in Kilcohan Industrial Complex in Waterford City, is a family-owned business run [...]

Architect of Constitution honoured in Waterford

A high profile conference on a new Book on the Irish Constitution and Waterfordian John Hearne took place in Waterford over the weekend. The launch of the book, the brainchild of former Mercy Convent Principal and historian, Eugene Broderick, attracted some high powered speakers including Senator Ivana Bacik (grand daughter of Waterford Crystal founder Charles Bacik) [...]

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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.