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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Kippers Star Shone Brightly

A well attended benefit meeting in aid of Ferrybank Scouts (celebrating their 40th anniversary) featured the final of the Friends of Kilcohan and Waterford Track Supporters Club A2 550 yard stake plus the three first round heats (four to qualify) of the Pat O Hehir, Greyhound Transporter, A6 race dogs stake.

Despite being a number of days in season the Kieran O Brien owned and Jim Scully trained Kippers Star (Hondo Black-Kippers Doll) 4/1 ran out a gutsy winner of the A2 final in a decent 30.17. After a bright start from trap two ‘Kippers' did well to see off the back stretch challenge of Leahs Impact and Allis Pippa. Knuckling down to the task in hand ‘Kippers' saw the 550 yard trip out to the limit to defeat ‘Allis' by one and a half lengths. The lightly

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

World Cross Country on Sunday

Bydgoszcz in Poland is the venue on Sunday next for the World Cross

Country Championships for senior and junior men and women, the championships were also held there in 2010. Now held every two years

beginning in 2011 the event still draws a huge entry from all over the world Since 1981 athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia have dominated the

team competitions in both the senior men's and women's races and they have also dominated the individual results in the men's senior race,

the last European to win it was the Olympic Marathon Champion from Los Angeles in 1984 Carlos Lopez from Portugal who won it in 1984 and 1985. ( Mohammed Mourhit won it for Belgium in 2000 and 2001 but he was not a native of Belgium), the women's race in 1998 was of course won by our

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

There was a large contingent of Waterford supporters among the 6687 patrons in Nowlan Park on Monday last for the meeting of Waterford and Kilkenny in the third round of the Allianz National Hurling League. Most, if not indeed all, of the Waterford supporters would believe that on the day this was a game that the visitors allowed to slip away. For the most part the Deise gave as good as they got and after an initial burst by Kilkenny, it was Waterford who dominated the exchanges in the opening half and deservedly led 0-11 to 1-6 at the break. The goal for Kilkenny coming from Ger Aylward following a defensive error where a short puck out did not find the intended target. Indeed in the conditions where Waterford played with the aid of a strong breeze in that opening

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Go Games Referee Course

A Go Games Referee Course will take place this coming Saturday. The course takes place in Lawlor's Hotel 10am-1pm. There is not cost to attend the course however anyone interested must register before with any of the GDA's. You must be aged 14 and over to attend this course. Those who complete the course will get the opportunity to referee in Club and C&GD Go Games U8 & U10 blitzes during the year

Youth Development Programme 2013

Waterford C&GD will be running a Youth Development Programme in 2013. This will consist of a 3 day programme over Easter and a 3 day programme in July. Each programme will run in 4 venues across the county and they are open to those born in 1998 & 1999 only. There will be guest Intercounty Coaches, Skills Development, Competitions over the 3

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Our medal presentation was a great success and took place last Saturday evening at 7.30pm in our new function Room at Ballygunner GAA.

The function was attended by over 100 people, players, families and friends including County Board Chairman Tom Cunningham who graciously called off all his other arrangements to be there.

Our room looked beautiful, decked with black and red bunting and red carpet, and looked better than any hotel could offer.

A very nice DVD was put together with team pictures and action photos playing on our new screen with background music setting the tone. Top quality buffet finger food was served with tea, coffee and soft drinks and crisps for the kids .

Great credit and thanks goes to the organising committee of Gail O'Sullivan, Eddie Flynn, Nicky Walsh and JJ Haran, Billy O'Sullivan and all who helped.

The real heroes on

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    Waterford Institute of TechnologyWaterford Institute of Technology is once again making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting representatives of WIT were questioned and in turn left more questionsunanswered. The Chairman of the P.A.C. Sean Fleming, T.D.,Fianna Fail, called the failure to have up to date accounts for W.I.T. as “disgraceful”.Faced with a deficit of €15m. the financial problems facing the Institute are very …

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