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Prof Kieran Byrne loses High Court action against WIT

The former president of Waterford Institute of Technology, Professor Kieran Byrne has lost his High Court action over the college’s governing body’s decision not to reappoint him to the post.

In his judgement on Tuesday Mr Justice Senan Allen said that he was rejecting ...

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Prof Kieran Byrne loses High Court action against WIT

The former president of Waterford Institute of Technology, Professor Kieran Byrne has lost his High Court action over the college’s governing body’s decision not to reappoint him to the post.

In his judgement on Tuesday Mr Justice Senan Allen said that he was rejecting ...

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John Delaney opens the PJ O’Neill stand at Coolnamuck

John Delaney, FAI CEO, wat at Coolnamuck on Sunday for the official opening of the new PJ O’Neill stand. Photo: Eamonn Russell.

On Sunday last, January 20, Carrick United officially opened their new spectator stand at the club ground Tom Drohan Park. This was a very proud ...

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Over €250,000 award to Waterofrd in SCP Grants

Waterford Sports clubs and organistions are to benefit to the tune of over a quarter of a million euro after the announcement this week of the latest Sports Capital Programme (SCP). The grants represent the first set of allocations under the 2018 round of the SCP and relate to projects ...

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Players, officials and clubs honoured at County GAA Awards in Dungarvan

At The Local Bar Waterford GAA Awards 2018 were: Paddy Joe Ryan, Chairman Co. GAA Board present the Hurler of the Year Award to Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony. Included are Ger O’Brien, Glanbia (Award Sponsors), Helena Gough, The Local Bar (Overall Sponsors) and John Galvin, ...

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Wildcats storm home to stun Killester

Celebration time on the Wildcats’ bench at the final whistle on Saturday night. Photo: Noel Browne.

Women’s National Superleague Basketball

Maxol WIT Wildcats got back to winning ways on Saturday night last when they overcame a stern challenge from Killester Dublin in ...

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60 year old man dies following road traffic collision

Gardaí at Dungarvan are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision.

At approximately 8.15pm last night, Gardaí and Emergency Services attended at the scene of a serious road traffic collision between a truck and a male pedestrian at Killossera, Dungarvan. The 60 ...

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Tramore on the road in last 16 of FAI Junior Cup

Tramore defender Tom Carney heads clear against Willow Park in the FAI Junior Cup at Graun Park on Sunday last. Tramore will be heading to Limerick or Dublin in the next round.

Tramore AFC’s reward for their 3-0 home win over Willow Park on Sunday last is an away tie against ...

2019-01-18 12:46 open_in_new
Punching up in life

Billy O’Sullivan told Ronan Morrissey of the Waterford News & Star about struggling with confidence as a child, his sporting life and the Press Gang’s unlikely success on stage.

IT CAN be difficult to link Billy O’Sullivan with the youngster he once was. A well-known ...

2019-01-17 18:55 open_in_new
Who will be crowned as the 2018 Park Hotel Waterford Sports Star?

Special guest at the Park Hote Waterford Sports Star Awards on Saturday night, will be Waterford and Ireland sporting legend, John Treacy. Photo: Inpho.

Long before I was ever a judge, I was a big fan of the Park Hotel Waterford Sports Star Awards. They are a great awards scheme. ...

2019-01-17 13:40 open_in_new
Camogie the big winner as Carton takes WLR/Granville Hotel Award

Award winners, Beth Carton and Abby Flynn with Waterford Camogie Chairperson, Ita Murphy at the WLR/Granville Hotel GAA Awards. Photo: Noel Browne.

It was a great evening of celebration and entertainment in the Granville Hotel on Saturday last for the WLR/Granville Hotel GAA Awards ...

2019-01-15 19:40 open_in_new
Wildcats’ U-18s reach National Cup final

The Wildcats U-18 team that booked their place in the National Cup Final at the weekend with victory over Templouge.

It has been a number of years since Maxol WIT Wildcats made it to the National Cup final at U-18 level and they made their way there in style with a comprehensive ...

2019-01-15 19:40 open_in_new
O’Halloran puts pen to paper on 2019 deal

Dean O’Halloran celebrates with team-mates after he scored the winner against Derry City in the Premier Division last February. He this week signed a new deal at the RSC. Photo: Noel Browne.

Waterford FC have added Dean O’Halloran to their squad ahead of the start of the SSE ...

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Plenty of positives from Munster League games

The great Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh scored a goal in the win over Cork as he begins his 17th season as a Waterford senior hurler. Plenty of younger players impressed in the two games this week too. Photo: Inpho.

The purpose of the pre season competitions such as the Co-Op ...

2019-01-08 18:37 open_in_new
Rita makes history at Kilcohan Park

Eamonn O’Sullivan is presented with his prize by Jimmy Maguire, Chairman, Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium, left, and Ger Dollard, Chief Executive of the Irish Greyhound Board, after he sent out Tycoon Rita to win the opening race, Welcome to Kilcohan Park 525, at Kilcohan Park in ...

2019-01-08 18:37 open_in_new
Henry the eighth at Park Hotel Awards

Pierce Flynn, Park Hotel presents the December Waterford Sports Star Award to Henry de Bromhead. Also included are Ger Lawton and Kieran O’Connor, adjudicators. Photo: Maurice Hennebry.

As judges we always love to see monthly award winners return year after year to collect more ...

2019-01-08 18:37 open_in_new
Katie Power beats Europe’s best

Katie Power (centre) celebrates her great win in Belgium.

Waterford’s Katie Power and The Irish Sport Horse pony Ghost Rider have claimed a superb victory in the season ending FEI Pony Jumping Trophy Final, which attracted Europe’s best riders under 16 years of age to the ...

2019-01-08 18:37 open_in_new
Lord of the Dance

Ronan Morrissey of the Waterford News & Star with 98-year-old Jim McManus, who spoke about why he loves dancing and his time serving in World War Two.

TONIGHT, World War Two veteran Jim McManus will don on his dancing shoes and travel to Treacy’s Hotel to tango the night away. ...

2019-01-03 19:58 open_in_new
25 years since Imelda went missing

ON this day (January 3) 25 years ago, Imelda Keenan disappeared from Waterford City.

She was last seen at her home on William Street, wearing leopard skin trousers and a denim jacket on a Monday in 1994. She was 5 foot 4, brown hair, blue eyes and just 22 years of age. Her brother ...

2019-01-03 16:49 open_in_new
Former Crystal Palace star joins the Blues

New Waterford FC signing, Damien Delaney. Photo: Inpho.

Waterford FC has this morning announced the latest addition to the 2019 squad with the news that they have signed former Republic of Ireland international Damien Delaney.

Delaney, capped nine times by the senior Republic ...

2019-01-03 12:37 open_in_new
Meat and greet

Stan Kiely


A NATURAL storyteller, Stan Kiely can regale for the day, drawing on stories from characters he met across his 77 years. Despite his age, he maintains an active role in Kiely Meats, which he set up following the closure of Clover Meats in 1984, and vows to continue ...

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