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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Dunmore Badminton Club will hold an Open Evening to attract new members on Monday 2nd September from 7 pm to 10 pm. Badminton is a great way to have fun, get fit and meet new friends. Dunmore Badminton Club has over 60 members and caters for players of all levels. Coaching is provided for beginners. The club has an active Social Committee and events such as quiz nights and barbecues are regularly organised. Club nights are on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7.30 pm on, with a club morning on Tuesdays from 10 am until 11.30 am. For further details on how to join, or a chance to play a game of badminton, just come along to our Open Night on Monday 2nd September and bring a friend. Racquets will be provided.

Golf Classic

The annual Dunmore Badminton Club Golf Classic will take

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Alan Everett Memorial Road

The Annual Alan Everett Memorial 5 miles Road Race was held in Woodstown in glorious weather on Friday evening last and it attracted an entry of 170, the walk had 30 participating and many spectators watched all around the course. The run from early on was dominated by two athletes Niall Sheil, St. Killian's Wexford and Frank Quinlan, Waterford and they were neck and neck for the first two miles but Sheil upped the pace to go away and eventually finish the comfortable winner in 26 minutes 41 seconds, Quinlan finished second in 27.13 and Patrick Roche Carrick on Suir was third in 28.04. Clare Annan Clonmel was an impressive winner of the ladies race in 30.35 Martina O'Dwyer Carrick on Suir was second in 30 55 and Maria O'Keeffe/Mc Carthy Farranfore Co Kerry was third in

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Last dirty half dozen for Waterford United

Waterford United and Longford Town meet this Friday night at the RSC as the business end of the season really begins to kick in. All teams in the First Division have just six games left to play in the regulation league and at the present time Athlone Town are five points clear of both the Blues and Longford. Waterford are in fact currently in third position on goal difference behind Longford. Both clubs have 38 points compared to Athlone's 43.

By common consent Waterford United would have to win all of their six remaining games to have a chance of winning the league, but at this stage of the season rogue results often occur and it would be foolish to rule out that possibility happening again during the coming weeks.

Waterford played Longford away on March

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

St Patrick's Athletic 6 Waterford United 3

The Waterford United Under 19 Elite League team lost heavily to St Patrick's Athletic in Richmond Pak on Sunday afternoon last. They won their first game against Salthill Devon but unfortunately they came out on the wrong side of the result on this occasion.

After starting brightly, it was midfielder Andy O'Connor that could have gave his side the lead inside the opening couple of minutes but he failed to take his opportunity before the visitors to Richmond Park struck for the lead goal on 19 minutes O'Connor turned provider for Niall McCabe, who did superbly well inside the penalty area to slip the ball past the St Patrick's Athletic netminder to notch his third goal of the season after scoring a brace in the opening game of the season against Salthill Devon

Waterford lost two

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Visit by Irish International

Niamh Briggs

We were delighted to host Ladies Irish International Niamh Briggs this past Friday night in Kilbarry with the Women's Six Nation's trophy. Niamh who had only just had knee surgery that morning still came out and met our members. Niamh posed for photos with our youths' team, women's team players, coaches and committee members. Later committee member Jemma Jacob presented Niamh with a piece of Waterford Crystal on behalf of Waterford City RFC to congratulate her on all she has achieved on the pitch and for women's rugby.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Niamh for taking the time to come out last Friday night and wish her a speedy recovery.

Training has resumed for the youths the past few weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00

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Wednesday, 21st August 2013

Waterford Heptathlon Athlete, Kelly Proper, has to been named The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council 'Sportswoman of the Month' for July 2013. Kelly took athlete of the championships after winning four gold medals at the Woodies DIY National Senior Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium, Santry.

Kelly Proper, a highly popular Waterford woman, from Ferrybank AC showed her supreme fitness and stamina at this year's Woodies DIY National Championships. After a grueling two day competition, Proper was announced as the athlete of the meet having won the 200m (23.64), long jump (6.25m), 4x100 relay (46.96) and the 100m title in 11.78.

2013 is proving to be a successful year for Proper. In addition to her four gold medals from the National Championships, Kelly won all three of

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Wednesday, 21st August 2013

Festival Of Racing continues

Topping the menu of racing over the weekend were heats and semi-finals of a number of sweepstakes over a variety of distances run in conjunction with the Track Supporters Club August Festival of Racing.

Upcoming Events

Saturday August 24th

- Final of the Thomas Kearney Butcher A4 550 Stake. (Winner €800)

- Final of the John Duggan Memorial A5 Stake. (Winner €1,000)

- Final of the John O'Mahony & Family A3 Tri Dist (525- 550- 575) Stake. (Winner €1,000)

- Final of the Jack Fitzgerald Memorial A3 575 @ €20 each (Winner €800).

- Final of the Waterford Plumbing & Heating A2 525. (Winner €810).

- Waterford Track Supporters Club Open 730. (Winner €500).

- Final of the Scolari Me Daddy @ Stud A3 Bitch Stake. (Winner €900).

- Final of the O'Regan Family Memorial A1 550. (Winner €810).

- Final of the Thomas The Tank @ Stud

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Wednesday, 21st August 2013

Alan Everett Memorial Road Race on Friday

Woodstown, Co. Waterford is the venue on Friday next August 23rd for the Annual Alan Everett Memorial 5 miles Road Race which starts at 7pm preceded by a walk at 6.30pm. Entries have been taken online (see Waterford AC website) and there is a cut- off number of 300 on entries so on the evening at The Saratoga in Woodstown from 5.45 pm entries may be limited. After the event the Summer Night Out for Waterford AC is in The Saratoga.

Coming up on Friday August 30th again at 7pm is the Gensyme 5 miles from the Gensyme Factory Old Kilmeaden Road Waterford. On Sunday September 1, there's a 5 miles run at 1pm in the Faithlegg area and on Saturday September 6th at 6pm there's a 6km Fun Run and Walk in the city

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Wednesday, 21st August 2013

Hawkeye ticket up for Waterford Minor hurlers will face Galway in the All- Ireland final on Sunday, 8th September, following the Tribesmen's win over a gallant Limerick at Croke Park on Sunday last after twenty minutes of extra time. However, the big discussion point at the end was the intervention of Hawkeye early in the game which disallowed - what looked like- a legitimate Limerick point. Going to print, no one, and that includes those charged with the responsibility in Croke Park, seems certain as to who made the call to refer to technology. The referee and the umpires seemed to agree at first sight that it was a point and it appeared Galway had also accepted the legitimacy of the score. The Galway goalkeeper certainly believed it was a point as did the thousands of Limerick fans behind the

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Wednesday, 21st August 2013

The Golf Classic, which is being organised to raise funds to help with the training costs of the various county teams from minor to senior in both hurling and football, was launched on Monday evening last at the Gold Coast by Joanne Cantwell of RTE Sports. The classic will take place over 5 days from Wednesday 28th August to Sunday 1st September. The cost per team of four is E180 and this included a meal in the Gold Coast. The format is two scores to count at all holes.

Launching the classic Joanne spoke about the problems with financing county training and the strains it was putting on county boards. Playing inter- county hurling and football now requires our players to trained at the optimal level and specialised training costs money. She was delighted to be asked to launch the classic

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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