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Ursuline claim maiden Munster Senior crown

Munster Senior Colleges ‘A’ Camogie Final

St Angela’s Ursuline 1-11 Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa Doon 0-05

St Angela’s Ursuline added to last year’s All-Ireland success with a comprehensive win over Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon in the Munster ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
DEISE LADIES FOOTBALL DIARY

Seniors Waterford Ladies Gaelic Football Association would like to wish the newly appointed Senior Manager Ciaran Curran and his management team all the best for the forthcoming season.

Minors The minors are back training under new manager Joe O’Riordan in St. Augustine’s ...

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BLUES RE-SIGN DEAN O’HALLORAN

Waterford FC have re-signed fans favourite Dean O’Halloran who will stay with the club for his third season. The attacker played with Southend United before a move to Fulham. On his return to Ireland, he joined Bohemians before signing for the Blues ahead of the 2017 season; helping the ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
Gary Hunt appointed Head of Youth Development

Tramore native Gary Hunt has been appointed Head of Youth Development at Waterford FC. This is a decision which will be welcomed by all followers of the Blues. Hunt will manage the running of the Waterford FC Academy in 2019 which includes overseeing the current U-15, U-17 and U-19 teams as well ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
Celtic Imbolc Festival at the Hook Lighthouse

The Hook Lighthouse is set to celebrate Ireland’s ‘Fire Goddess’ through the Imbolc traditional festival marking the beginning of spring from February 1st to 3rd. It is also the feast of St Bridget – in ancient Irish mythology, Bridget was a fire goddess – she is also the ...

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Bob Dylan to be Revisited at Garter Lane

SINCE the 1960s, we have been spoilt by the prodigious output of the legend that is Bob Dylan. His quality song writing has garnered multiple awards and influenced artists throughout the world for almost seven decades. His writing status is such, that he was cemented in history with a Nobel ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
‘Waterford should be declared a Rent Pressure Zone’

Both Waterford and Limerick should be declared as Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ) according to national housing charity, Threshold. Responding to the Q3 2018 Residential Tenancies Board’s Rent Index, Threshold feels the Government must amend the RPZ’s definition given that rents in both ...

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Waterford City house prices to rise by 10% in 2019, say REA

The price of the average three-bed semi in Waterford City is expected to rise by 10% in the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.The survey predicts Waterford City will have the largest national price rise, along with Longford.Waterford prices would be ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
North Quay Ultimatum

Council CEO hopeful of further funding

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council (WCCC) won’t be pursuing further works on the North Quays redevelopment if the required funding does not arrive from central Government. Council chief Michael Walsh told members at last ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
SIMPLY THE BETH!

Deise & DLS star takes overall WLR/Granville Hotel honours

Dermot Keyes & Thomas Keane Report

De La Salle’s Beth Carton took home the overall WLR Granville Hotel GAA Award for 2018 at the ceremony held on Saturday last, receiving her award from Kilkenny and ...

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Kevin McGahern goes ‘Solo’ at Central Arts

Kevin McGahern, the star of RTE’s ‘Republic of Telly’, will premiere his brand-new ‘Solo Pollo’ tour at Central Arts in Waterford this Friday night, January 18th before embarking on a national tour. The Solo Pollo tour shall see the silver tongued Cavan native bringing a mix ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
Council eyes 2020 take-off for Airport

Eoghan Dalton Reports

Waterford Airport can be “fully operational” by spring 2020 if the Department of Transport signs off on funding for the troubled site in the coming weeks, City & County Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh said last week. It is hoped that works at the ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
REACHING OUT TO DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS

Oasis House’s pilot scheme to take service on the road

The limited supports available to victims of domestic abuse in County Waterford, in addition to the volume of calls being received by the Oasis House Women’s Refuge, has led to the creation of a new Domestic Abuse ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
Book of Evidence set to be served on Bill Kenneally

Bill Kenneally (68) was brought before Waterford District Court on Tuesday last where he was charged with 171 counts of sexual assault against three boys during the 1980s. A book of evidence is expected to be served on the former sports coach, formerly of Summerville Avenue in Waterford city, ...

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Cardiac March This Saturday

LOCALS are being urged to take to the streets this Saturday to demand greater cardiac services at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). A protest against the ongoing lack of 24/7 cardiac care will start from The Glen, Waterford at 2pm and travel down Bridge Street, onto The Quay and finish at ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
The rubbishing of Waterford

You’d wonder what other transgressions are committed by those who treat the ditches of County Waterford as a public dump and the streets of our city as an open sewer for their dogs. You’d wonder what’s the level of their contribution to the communities they live in. You’d wonder what ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
At one with nature

Artist Sean Corcoran is making waves with his impressive sand art creations throughout Waterford and beyond Sean Corcoran pictured at Kilmurrin Cove on the beautiful Copper Coast. WATERFORD’S Sean Corcoran is renowned for his magnificent sand art creations and has certainly earned quite a ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
Bottlenecks in the property market

While the dark clouds of Brexit loom over Ireland, there seems to be a growing confidence that the local property market will grow and help to lift the area out of the doldrums that have defined the past decade. There is a clear demand for housing locally, and prices here are considerably ...

2019-01-16 15:37 open_in_new
FARMERS’ BREXIT WORRIES

Prices of farm animals have dropped over the past six months as the summer weather led to an over supply; the push to move stock pre-Brexit is clearly causing consternation among Irish farmers. Granted, a hard Brexit might be just hard ball negotiation tactics in advance of the March ...

2019-01-09 15:37 open_in_new
Fanning’s Men Off to a Flyer

Brian Flannery Reports

PARAIC Fanning’s Waterford managerial reign got off to a winning start with a six point win over Cork in the opening round of the Munster senior hurling league.Played at Mallow on Wednesday night last in front of an attendance of 2,022 this was the perfect ...

2019-01-09 15:37 open_in_new
Super Saints Rock Paddock Boys

ST Joseph’s kept their promotion hopes alive when they came out on top against Portlaw United at The Paddock on Saturday afternoon last.The defeat has put a huge dent in the title hopes of the home side but going on the overall 90 minutes, the final outcome was a fair one.The visitors almost ...

2019-01-09 15:37 open_in_new