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Clubs and Societies Office

Ladies Football wins on the double

Perfect week for the Hurlers Rugby Fresher maintain 100% record

Brian Cummins Futsal Results Coaching Course


Love your Body Week Class Rep Training Day

Sports Scholarship profile with Wayne Hutchinson

CLUB S AND SOCIETIES WIT Ski Club WIT Ski Club annual ski trip will take place this year on the 7th to the 14th of January in Obertauern, Austria. A special Student rate price is available for €450, this price includes flights, accommodation and airport-hotel transfers( excludes ski pack).Deposits of €150 euro must be paid by October 21st and everyone wanting to go on this popular trip is advised to book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. For more information, contact Robin in the Clubs & Societies office.

for a one nil lead. Craig Vernon, David O’Brien and Michael Orpen all went close to extending the lead while Shane Sinnott also made some crucial saves as WIT held out for a fine win, which left Nicky Denn pleased with a fighting performance. WIT team: S Sinnott, P Fitzgerald, G Redmond(c), N Sherry, K Coughlin, L Donohue, B Crossan, R Dempsey, M Orpen, C Vernon, D McCarthy SUBS: R Martin, D Sparrow, S Shanahan, B Cummins, D O’ Brien

WIT Freshers Rugby WIT 68 LIT 0

WIT Ski Club WIT Mens Soccer WIT 1 UL 0 WIT division one soccer side got their season off to a dream start with a one goal win at home to UL in the RSC last Wednesday. WIT had chances early in the game with Lee Donohue going close ,however the home side suffered a double whammy as Kevin Coughlin and Damien McCarthy both suffered injuries and had to be replaced before the break as the sides were deadlocked 0-0 at the changeover. Nathan Sherry went close on the restart but his goal effort was cleared off the line for a corner. Lee Donohue whipped in a nice corner and Nathan Sherry was not to be denied as he hit the back of the onion bag

WIT fresher rugby team had their second win of the season as they steam rolled LIT in WIT sports campus in a very one sided encounter on Wednesday last. LIT were out for their first encounter of the season and offered little resistance to the home side who muscled their way to a 30-0 half time lead. Wesley Shirley crossed the try line three times in the second half and even had the skill to convert one of them despite being second specialist. Seven different players scored tries in the game for WIT, Wesley Shirley (3), Paul Clare (2), Ronan Hogan (2), Ryan Cummins (1), Adam Murphy (1), Niall Broadford (1), Eddie Darcy (2). Eddie Darcy also added three conversions in this white wash win by WIT. WIT Fresher Rugby Team Thomas Peters, Barry Coleman, Thomas McNamara, Wesley Shirley, Owen Dempsey, Michael Doyle, John Fitzpatrick, Ryan Cummins, Neil Patterson, Eddie Darcy, David Kingston, Ronan Hogan, Adam Murphy, Ben Dunford, John Clare subs Brian Fahy, Mark Shine, Leon Coe, Sam Doyle, Mark Molloy, Owen Lee, Niall Brothwood, John Donagan.

FUTSAL WEEK ONE REPORT AND TABLES Group A Played PTS Team Actimel 1 3 Sparrows Spanners 1 1 International FC 1 1 The Peter Crew 0 0 FC Copenbadly 1 0 Group A Results Team Actimel (6) F.C. Copenbadly (3)

Group B Brian’s Unbeatables Civil Engineers Bayer Neverloosin NoName FC

Played 1 1 1 1

Group B Results Brian’s Unbeatables (7)

NoName F.C. (3)

Sparrow’s Spanners (1)

Civil Engineers (4)

International F.C. (1)

PTS 3 1 1 0

Bayer Neverloosin (4)

Athletics club fundraiser Athletics club fundraiser , will literally take your hair away. Waterford I.T Athletics Club are hosting a sponsored Waxing night on Wednesday the 26th of October .This event promises to be a great night and a great opportunity for all the new recruits to get to know each other and help raise the much needed funding for the club for the year. There will be five members of the W.I.T.A.C getting waxed in various different areas....... If the past hosting of this event is anything to go by this night will be simply unreal.

WIT Futsal Soccer

Coaching Courses

The event will take place in The Back Bar of Revolution and the theme is 90’s music with DJ Gavin Downey on the decks from 8pm until late.

WIT clubs and societies in conjunction with the Health science department are going to run some coaching courses in the coming weeks and are now taking applications for these courses. For those of the sporting mind and interested in getting involved at different levels of coaching in various sports ,we are currently recruiting people interested in coaching Badminton, Rugby, Soccer and GAA . Anyone who is interested in getting involved is asked to call into the clubs and societies office to sign up or email for more details.

GAA Results Fresher 1 Hurling

Division 2 Ladies Football

WIT 2-13

WIT 4-11 CIT 4-10

UCD 2-12 WIT 2-16 Carlow IT 0-7

Fresher 2 Hurling WIT 1-6 UCD 0-6

Division Four Ladies Football UL 6-12 WIT 2-5

Fresher Football

Division Four Ladies Football

MICL 2-13 WIT 0-7

WIT 12-28 LIT 0-1

Senior Football MICL 1-10 WIT 0-12

WIT Mens Soccer Clubs & Societies Contact Details

Noel Holohan Sports Editior Email: Phone: (051) 302238 Text: 086-8658093 10-4, monday to friday

Clubs & Societies Contact Details

Robin Croke, Clubs & Societies Officer Email: or Phone: (051) 302238

and wise up. The campaign also aimed to encourage students to take care of themselves. The theme of the week was “Check it before you wreck it!!”. Each day had a different theme: Monday (PINK DAY), Tuesday (BLUE DAY), Wednesday (GENERAL DAY), and Thursday (EQUALITY DAY).

Love your Body week was a great success for both male and female students. It not only encouraged WIT students to become aware of their health, it also enticed them to take part in a student campaign. The aim of this week long campaign was to highlight the importance of men and women’s health by promoting ways to be safe, healthy

There were on-Campus visits by Curves, Bodywhys,, Sam McCauley’s Beauty Salon, The Jolly Barber and Headsup. A variety of flyers, leaflets and materials in relation to mental, physical and sexual health along with information on alcohol awareness and much more were on display in both Cork Road Campus and College Street Campus. Students took part in a number of on-Campus

activities, which included haircuts for €5, endurance testing, marshmallow eating competitions, Xbox competitions, a balloon release and the list goes on... The 2011 Love Your Body campaign was a huge success and wouldn’t have been possible without the help of WITSU Welfare Crew, Nurse Louis and all the WITSU team. I hope you enjoyed the week and as always if you would like to meet up and chat about things or if you have an issue do not hesitate to contact me. Denise McCarthy WITSU Welfare Officer 086 7854402

Marshmallow Eatting Winner

MOVEMBER Movember is a charity that was set up in the aim to change the face of Men’s Health. Movember 2011 begins Tuesday, 1 November, guys register at with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax for the finest moustaches. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Moustache growing efforts. Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate and raising €1.6 million. The official WIT Team for Movember is The WITty Mo Bros. Grow a moustache and change the face of Mental Health! We are doing this to raise money for Irish Cancer Society but most importantly raise awareness to young men - Check it before you wreck it!!!

Class Rep Training Day Class Representative training took place on Tuesday, 4 October, in the Woodlands Hotel, Waterford. A total of one hundred and seventy Reps took part during in the training day, which is one of the largest in the country this year. We would like to thank all those Rep’s who attended and helped to make the day so enjoyable. Throughout the day class Representatives were treated to a host of guest speakers ranging from the Union of Students’ in Ireland to Clubs and Societies and Campus Services. The overall feedback from Reps was very positive and the large number of newly elected and mature students showed the diverse nature of the training day. We would continue to encourage all students to ensure that their Class Representatives are active and attending meetings. Also do not hesitate to approach your Representative if you feel you need a problem solved or somebody to talk to. We would also like to express our thanks to all the people who presented on the day and helped to make the day as successful as it was.

“Silent Students, Happy Homes” Since the beginning of this term, the Disciplinary Board in WIT have received an astounding fifty-nine complaints of anti-social behaviour. These complaints relate to twenty-six houses in local housing estates, mainly Templar’s Hall. The nature of these complaints are worrying and are being dealt with in a very serious manner by College Authorities. The negative publicity, which has come about due the actions of a minority, has tarnished all WIT students with the one brush. As President, of WIT Students’ Union, I ask all students to show respect for the residents of Waterford. They all

have families and young children in many situations. If your family was in their situation, you would not have liked to live through and witness the scenes that these local resident families have had to endure over the past number of weeks. A number of students have already come before the Disciplinary Board with various sanctions such as fines & community service imposed on them. The Neighbourhood Watch patrol team, which operate in local housing estates, is operated by the Institute and not by WIT Students’ Union. This patrol team are there for your safety and in many cases can give the two sides of a story if

an allegation of anti-social behaviour is made by a resident, so treat them with the respect they deserve. Conor Doyle President WIT Students’ Union

WIT STUDENTS LAUNCH NEW BUSINESS On Saturday, 1 October 2011, Darren O’Gorman and two colleagues launched a new company and held a Passive House seminar with twenty delegates in Bewleys Hotel, Leopardstown. Presidential Candidate, Sean Gallagher, came along for the launch. Mr Gallagher has also offered his business advice to the company with regards trading in Canada.

the North American and Canadian market in 2012. The company are also in negotiation with London South Bank University with regards to a possible partnership.

The new company is Target Zero Group Sustainability Consulting & training.You can view further details of the company by visiting

Both Darren O’Gorman and Paul Cushen are students in WIT on the MSc Construction Project Management Course Part Time Year 2.

Target Zero offer extensive advice and design services for implementing low carbon sustainable solutions in a wide range of applications, they also offer full consultancy and project management services for school projects from new build to refurbishments and emergency works grant assistance. They are now Irelands second accredited course providers and exam body by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. In November they will have “Certified passive house designer “courses running in UCC Cork, Portobello Institute Dublin, GMIT Galway and Metropolitan Belfast. In Feb/March they are proposing courses in Wales, London and Sheffield. With plans to move into

The picture shows (L-R) Darren O’Gorman (Carlow), Sean Gallagher, Eibhlis Byrne (Carlow), Paul Cushen (Clara, Offaly).

New’s Freshers Hurling WIT 2-13 UCD 2-12

WIT’s fresher 1 hurling team made the perfect start to their season with a hard fought one point win over UCD in Bellefield last Monday. WIT held a three point advantage at half time leading by 0-8 to 0-5 .In the second half WIT had to withstand an onslaught from the metropolitans but did so in fine fashion to hold out for a one point victory ,with Josh Tobin the top performer on the day for WIT. Later in the week WIT followed up that win with an impressive 2-16 to 0-7 win over Carlow IT to push clear at the top of the league after two games. WIT Dylan Walsh, Luke Hickey, Damien Aherne, Shane Seymour, John Whelan, Liam McGrath, Ger Teehan,

Stephen Roche, Josh Tobin, Gavin O’Brien, Matt Holohan, Eoin Burke, Johnny Hayes, Rhys, Eoin Ryan.

WIT 1-6 UCD 0-6 The WIT fresher 2 hurling team made it a double of wins in UCD last week as they defeated the metropolitan college by three points. Scorers for the royal blue outfit were Shay Dempsey 1-4, Kieran Cahill 0-1 and Tadgh Darcy 0-1. WIT Fresher 2 Team Sam Johnson, Sean Pailing, Dean Power, Kevin McNamara , Colm Frayne, Maurice Power, Aaron Dempsey, Maurice Connors, Jason Roche, Eoin O’Mahony, Tadgh Darcy, Kieran Cahill, Sam Power, Declan Walsh, Shay Dempsey and sub used Michael Long.

Ladies Football Ladies Football wins on the double WIT ladies football squads put in a double of wins during the past week, with an amazing one point win over CIT in Division 2 the highlight of the week. CIT were a much improved side from last season and caused serious problems with their attacking style of play, but the longer the game went on the better WIT got with some incredible team play turning a twelve point deficit with fifteen minutes left into a 1 point win on a 4-11 to 4-10 score line, with Loretta Gilbert, Marie Dargan, Donna Berry, Kellie Kearny and Triona O’Donnell to the fore for the home side. The division four side hammered a hapless LIT 12-28 to 0-1 on Wednesday night to grab their first win of the season as Ciara Dunican, Aisling Murphy, Danielle Downey, Lorraine Keena, Julie McCarthy and Pamela some of the stars of a flawless performance.

WIT Sports Scholarship Player Profile Name Wayne Hutchinson

Nicknames Hutchy

Course Exercise & Health Studies

High Point in Sporting Career Playing at any Biggest disappointment in career? Losing 5 county finals level in inter county hurling

My most treasured possession? My phone

Achievements 1Munster senior hurling medal, What does your sporting diet include? 1 Munster intermediate hurling medal, 2 Waterford Colours of the rainbow senior hurling championships with Ballygunner, Stranded on an island, what are your 3 Waterford intermediate football title with Gaultier essential items? My phone, I Pod, Other Sports Soccer, Gaelic football, golf. plenty of food Favourite player to watch growing up Stranded on an island, who would you Brian Lohan and Fergal Hartley most like to keep you My earliest sporting memory is 2002 company? Benny Kenny Munster hurling final, when Waterford beat Biggest influence on career My family and Tipperary everyone in Gaultier and Ballygunner GAA Clubs Funniest person in the WIT club is (and Best advice received Next ball is the most why) Patches Holohan for his love of Wexford important one GAA When you were growing up what did you want to be? A Garda

Example of a typical training week gym Monday, hurling Tuesday, gym Wednesday, hurling Thursday, matches at the weekend.



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Waterford Institute of Technology Irish Traditional Music Group

are having their


Thursday 27th October Kitty Kiernans Pub @ 8.30pm

Wednesday,19th October Sports Hall, WIT at 8pm (Doors 7pm)

Tickets €5 VIP Tickets €10 (Premier seats and voucher filled goodie bag)

On Sale from WIT Students’ Unions and WIT Marketing Office

CHARITY EVENT All proceeds will go to

All Welcome!

Clubs and Societies dates for your diary Clubs and  Societies  dates  for  your  diary.   Club  /Society    

Hacking Society     Video  Gaming  Club  


Time Time 5.30pm  to   Every  Wednesday   9.30pm   5.30pm  to   Every  Tues  &  Thurs     9.30pm  

Room Room

Event Event




LGBT Society     25th  October  2011   Law  Society     5th,12th,19th  Oct   Christian  Union  Society     Every  Tuesday    

Dignity Bar     HA23   E13  

Gaming Table   Quiz   Meetings     Meetings    

Yoga Club    

E13 Kitty   Kiernans   C002   College St.

Classes CD   Launch   Meeting    

TBC 5pm  to  6pm   4.15pm     5.30pm  to   Every  Tues  &  Thurs     7.30pm  

Irish Trad  Music  Society     27th  Oct  2011   Fianna  Fail  Society     20th  Oct  2011    

8.30pm   5.30pm  

WIT’s Paul O’Brien:

“I’m the Gaffer”

Love Your Body week 2011

Whats Up - No.3  

Whats Up Number 3