Wednesday, 1st April 2015
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Ninety years young Christina bags four goals in Respond! Indoor Hurling Tournament

The residents of Respond! Housing Association along with the Waterford Stroke Support Group and Kingfisher Men’s Group took part in a lively indoor hurling tournament in the Cill Barra Sports Centre in Ballybeg on Wednesday morning. The event was organised by Respond! and kindly supported by the Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford GAA. Thirty older adults from the Southeast region picked up their hurleys and tried their hands at Camán Abú. Camán Abú is effectively a non-contact ground hurling game which is played with a modified hurley and sliotar. The underlying philosophy of Camán Abú is that Gaelic Games should be fun, enjoyable and accessible for all ages. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly ninety year old Respond! resident from Wexford, Christina (Chris) Halpin scoring four goals. The participants also took part in a number of other taster games including Boccia, Flisk and Box Hockey.

According to David Phelan, Resident Support Worker, Respond!;

"The event was a great success and highlighted the importance of keeping active in older age. Camán Abú has been a big hit with our Go for Life group and has undoubtedly enhanced our resident’s general health and wellbeing".

Peter Jones, Sports Development Officer, Waterford Sports... Read more »»

Ninety years young Christina bags four goals in Respond! Indoor Hurling Tournament

Ninety years young Christina bags four goals in Respond! Indoor Hurling Tournament

First PhD graduates from AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research at WIT

First PhD graduates from AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research at WIT

The AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research at Waterford Institute of technology (WIT) saw the first of its PhD students graduate earlier this year, marking a momentous day for the research group, the School of Business and AIB... Read more »»

Waterford mortgage default rate above national average

New figures released to Fianna Fáil reveal that the number of homeowners in Waterford who cannot pay their mortgages is above the national average. 13.3% of Waterford mortgage holders have defaulted on their mortgages, according to information obtained by Fianna Fáil through Parliamentary Questions. These figures relate to June 2014 but are the latest available.

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor Mary Butler has said the figures are proof of the extent of the mortgage crisis in Waterford. “The national average rate of mortgage default... Read more »»

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