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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Film Screening: The Human Scale by Andreas Dalsgaard

Greyfriars Arts Centre, Waterford. Thursday 9th October 2017

In light of the proposed plans for a new cultural Quarter and plans for the development of the North Quays, the Waterford Council of Trade Unions will screen the acclaimed film on modern urban planning titled 'The Human Scale'

The film is based on the work of Jan Ghel, the Danish professor of urban planning, design and open space architecture.

For over forty years Ghel has been leading a revolution in urban planning that has transformed cities worldwide, including New York Times Square, Copenhagen and recently the earthquake-devastated Christ Church, New Zealand.

Ghel's solutions to the problems facing many cities worldwide are applicable to large and small cities. His solutions involve placing citizens at the centre of planning and development and promise a more humanistic dimension to cities where

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Stalemate in Ben Wadding Park

Bohemians 2 Carrick United 2

Carrick United moved one point clear at the top of the Premier League table after they came from two goals behind in Ben Wadding Park on Friday night last. The point won (or two lost) from a Bohemians point of view has moved them three point clear of the bottom side on the table. This was a cracking game from the outset and both sides gave it their all during the course of the 90 minutes. Carrick went close in the opening minute when Aaron Walsh got in a cross from the right which was met by Jack Doherty but he was unable to keep his header on target. Bohemians broke the deadlock with their first attack of the match. Brian Nolan sprayed the ball out wide right to Eoghan McGrath-Butler who

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Gunners continue to fire

On Sunday last in Walsh Park, Waterford Senior Hurling Champions, Ballygunner kept their unbeaten record intact with a 1-21 to 1-19 win over Thurles Sarsfields in the Munster Club quarter final. This was a pulsating game and would surely stand with any game in recent years in the Provincial competition. The Waterford representatives have been in competitive mode for six straight weeks but far from being jaded and tired it appears that the "glut of games" has battle hardened the Knockboy outfit. Bainisteoir Fergal Hartley and his management team must be delighted with the response from their charges as they motor forward from their four in a row County title win.

Of course opponents Thurles Sarsfields were also on a winning run and having annexed their domestic championship were in fact the fancy of many pundits both inside

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Successful Day at Munster X Country Championships.

Clarecastle in County Clare was the venue on Sunday last for the Munster under age and Novice X Country Championships and in the under age races Waterford athletes were very prominent in the individual and team sections. Two athletes finished second in their events Hugo Blair Waterford under 18 and Una O'Brien Tramore u 16,third placings were secured by Luke Brennan u 18,Matteo Mary u 16 both Waterford AC and Fionn Phelan Ferrybank u 10 and athletes to finish fourth were Órla O'Connor u18, Aidan Burke u14 and Cassandro Abullo under 10 all Waterford AC and Anna O'Connor do was 6 th u 18.Two West Waterford athletes were 7th in their events Shane Mullaney u 16 and Liam Broderick u 10. In addition several others were in the top twelve in their age groups.

Team

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Treble dream dies for Blues

Waterford FC 3 - Bohemians 4

Having won the Southern League and the Under 17 Cup Waterford FC were hoping to complete the treble this season but their hopes and dreams died during a disastrous four minute spell between the 55th and 59th minutes. Leading two nil at the break a Thursday date with Cork City in the final in Turners Cross looked very much on the cards but they shot themselves in the foot by handing the Dubliners three goals during that crazy period and they just could not get back on a level keel afterwards. It was a sad end to their campaign but these young players have been a credit to the club all season and they can still hold their heads high.

It was Blues goalkeeper Charlie Heffernan that was called into action to

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Gunners take aim at Munster

Ballygunner, favourites from the outset, duly completed their four in a row of JJ Kavanagh sponsored Waterford Senior Hurling Championships on Sunday last at Walsh Park. Before a sizable crowd the Gunners once again proved their pedigree as they overcame a resilient De La Salle on a 2-18 to 0-16 scoreline. The Gunners have certainly been the most impressive outfit throughout the current domestic campaign and going into the Munster Championship on Sunday next they will face another team, Tipperary four in a row kingpins, Thurles Sarsfields who themselves will also be high in confidence.

COUNTY FINAL

On Sunday last the weather was excellent for hurling. A light breeze blowing from the "country end" favoured Ballygunner in the opening half. De La Salle were forced to make one change before the start as full back Ian Flynn, who

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

by the All Rounder

Munster Schools Combined Events Record for Eoin Kenny

The Munster Secondary Schools Combined Event Championships were held in Nenagh on Tuesday last October 10 th and there were a number of excellent results by athletes from Waterford schools. Eoin Kenny De La Salle set a new record in winning the senior title with a total of 2579 points well in advance of the old record of 2467 and James Murphy Ard Scoil na Mara Tramore was second on 2046 points, another second was secured by Emily O'Mahony St Augustine's College at Intermediate level her score being 3031 points just 33 behind the winner and Katie Nolke Ursuline was third in the junior grade with 2520 points.

Final Day of County X Country Championships details:

St Augustine's College Grounds Abbeyside was the venue on Sunday last for another section of the

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Blues march on in dramatic fashion

Waterford FC 1 Dundalk 1 (AET). Waterford won 4-3 on pens)

The relentless run of victories of the Waterford Under 17 team continued at the RSC on Saturday last. To date they have won the Southern Section of the Elite League and a few weeks ago they were crowned cup champions. This game was the quarter final of the National League overall. The top four in the Southern Section joined up with the top four in the Northern Section and the Blues were drawn against a Dundalk side who had finished 4th in their section. The Blues were favourites to come out on top and had to go all the way to book a place in the last four. The contest had to be decided by a penalty shoot-out and Charlie Heffernan the home goalkeeper proved

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Favourites through to the final

Last weekend saw the completion of the JJ Kavanagh sponsored Waterford Senior Hurling Championship and while results went more or less as expected there was some nervous moments among the Ballygunner and De La Salle supporters before the conclusion of both games. From the outset of the competition the bookies had both semi-final winners, Ballygunner and De La Salle, at the head of the markets and throughout the campaign it always looked pretty much as though they would have a major bearing on the destination of the Waterford News and Star Cup. However what the records will not say is how preciously close both teams came to the "exit door" as both Passage, against De La Salle, and Lismore, against Ballygunner put up heroic performances before succumbing at the death.

On Sunday afternoon in horrenduous conditions De

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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Cork winner of Solas 10 miles

An entry of close to 2,600 was received for the Annual Solas Centre 10 miles run and 5 Miles walk in the city and surrounding areas on Sunday last in ideal weather conditions, the majority in the 5 miles event. At the start in Gladstone St a sea of orange was visible as men women and children, many in prams and buggies took part in the walk and a most enjoyable time was had by all with a great atmosphere all around the route and in the Peoples Park for the finish of both the Run and the Walk. The run turned out be a procession for Bantry doctor Alan O'Shea a regular at road races right up to the Marathon distance all over Ireland. He led from the start and was never troubled as

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    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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