Posts Tagged ‘Ballybeg’

Ballybeg Greens – Eat What You Grow

Liz Riches, Manager Ballybeg CDP
Ballybeg Greens is a social enterprise supplying locally grown produce to restaurants and the food service industry in Waterford, which also provides accredited training courses in Horticulture. We spoke with Sean O’Driscoll (Co-ordinator Ballybeg Horticulture Initiative), Billy Phelan (Tutor), Liz Riches (Manager Ballybeg CDP) and John Keane (Primary Grower) to find out more about [...]

Sports Minister shocked at Ballybeg fire damage

Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring surveying the damage to the St Saviour’s GAA Club premises on Thursday last.				| Photo: Noel Browne
Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring visited Ballybeg on Thursday last and he expressed his horror having witnessed the extent of the damage at the facilities targeted during the recent arson attacks. Accompanied by colleague and fellow Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Councillor John Cummins, their first port of call was [...]

Ballybeg Youth Resource Centre rises from the ashes

Kerry Anne Mylett cutting the ribbon at the re-located Ballybeg Youth Resource Centre at Clonard Park on Saturday last.						| Photo: Mick Wall
Just like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Ballybeg Youth Resource (BYR) Centre is back in action at a new location in Waterford. The much loved service was targeted in an arson attack in January along with Saint Saviour’s GAA Boxing Clubs. However, last Saturday, the centre moved to a new location at [...]

Ballybeg reeling following Boxing Club arson attack

Barty Simpson, a founder member of the club surveying the scene of the fire. 													| Photo: Noel Browne
he close-knit community of Ballybeg is continuing its efforts to rebuild, following a second night of arson attacks and other crime last Monday (January 26th) in which St Saviours Boxing Club suffered extensive damage. Garda were patrolling the Ardmore Park area when they heard a faint sound of an alarm going off, at around 3.10am. [...]

Ballybeg shall rebuild “bit by bit”

The Garda cordon at St Saviours Boxing Club in the wake of last week's arson attack.
The Ballybeg Bit by Bit Foundation – a committee set up to fundraise in aid of three local facilities destroyed in recent arson attacks – has called on Sports Minister Paschal Donohue to visit their community and pledge his support for the rebuild effort. Chair of the fundraising group Willie Moore said the damage is still [...]

A Silver Lining

Selector Tony Corcoran and corner-back Dean Crowley, both proud St Saviour’s clubmen, pictured with the McGrath Cup at the end of a day of wildly contrasting emotions. See Sport 2 and 3 for more from Fraher Field.				| Photo: Sean Byrne
“At least the day ended well,” said a beaming Tony Corcoran as hands were shaken and backs were patted following Waterford’s McGrath Cup victory over UCC on Saturday night last. Tony, one of Tom McGlinchey’s senior football selectors, is a life-long Saint Saviours clubman, and to describe the day he’d just put behind him being [...]