Wednesday, 26th March 2008
Unusual tramore railway incident
An unusual incident occurred on the Tramore Railway during the week. A large number of passengers were returning to Waterford by the 11.30pm train when some practical joker uncoupled the last two coaches before the train moved out from the station. In consequence when the journey back was begun one coach containing passengers, and the guards’ van remained stationary at the platform and the rain had proceeded a consideration distance towards the Metal Bridge before the whistling and shouts of those on the platform attracted the attention of the driver, who pulled up, returned and took on the coaches left behind. But in the meantime several minutes were lost as a result.
The Goff Shield leaving waterford
You would not be listened to yesterday if you dared to suggest the defeat of Waterford maiden eights - were they not defending the Goof Shield, which for so long had remained the proud possession of Waterford sportsmen of former years? But it went and all must genuinely regret the Boat Club were unable to retain it the first year of its new life. Whatever might be said about the local eights before the race, those who saw them row against Lee R.C. recognised their inferiority. The Cork crew rowed as one man, rowed with mechanical precision, holding their lead all the time, and might have gone on much further to win as confidently. Waterford had no race to their credit yesterday, but the Goff Shield leaving the city was the heaviest blow to local supporters. dr ridgway here
Many old faces - and new ones too - were seen at he Boat Club enclosure. Dr. Gerald Ridgway came all the way from Roscommon to be present at the Regatta and watch the work of the crews he for so long coached. All the old hands whose rowing days are over, but whose feats are told from the walls of the pavilion, mixed among the crowd - Tom Sheedy, J. Parle, E.B. McBride, W.B. Merry, E. O’Grady and W.C. Mercer - there were all there, and by their new 'blazers’ and spotlessly white 'ducks’ it was easy to tell the new rowing members. A most encouraging feature was the prevalence of the latter and it lent hope that perhaps the Goff Shield will next year be back again in Waterford.
ale and beer of waterford brew
Now that the hot weather has come and the experts say we are in for a long spell of heat, the question of a refreshing summer drink looms largely in the public mind. Messrs. P. Keily and Sons, St. Stephen’s Brewery, announced in this issue they have on sale a sparkling and invigorating ale brewed from finest malt and best hops, and sold on draught or in bottle. This Waterford brewed ale, it is claimed can compete successfully with any imported beverage and should therefore command unstinted support in this area. It may be had wholesale or in bottle from any of the agents named. The firm also indicate they have improved their strong beer for many years recognised as a nourishing and invigorating drink, and this, too, should prove a wholesome summer beverage. There is the added satisfaction for Waterford people that in supporting Messrs. Keily they are getting value for their money and supporting a local industry.
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