Latest ESBHub News @ : 24/05/2019 14:21:40
Friday 24th May 2019 14:21
The death has occurred of Maura Flanagan (sister of Sean Leahy Rosbrien Limerick) / Sinead O’Donnell
FLANAGAN (nee Leahy) Maura, Coorheen, Kilnadeema, Loughrea, Co. Galway. Peacefully at the Galway Hospice on the 23rd of May 2019, surrounded by her loving husband , daughter, family and many friends. Pre deceased by her beloved father Joe Leahy.
Cherished by her loving husband Michael (Mick) and adored mum of Moya. Sadly missed by her heartbroken mother Bridie and by her brothers and sisters Sean, Noel, Pauline, Patrick, Pascal, Rose and Michael. Fondly remembered by her sisters in law, nephews, nieces, uncle, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
Maura will repose in Kilboy’s Funeral Home Loughrea (H62KF63) Saturday evening May 25th from 5pm until 8pm. Funeral cortege will arrive to St Dympna’s Church Kilnadeema, on Sunday May 26th for Requiem Mass at 1 pm. Maura will be laid to rest afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the Galway Hospice Foundation. House private by request on Sunday please. https://rip.ie/death-notice/maura-flanagan-loughrea-galway/388900/
Sports & Social
GAA Championship Watch 25-26 May / ESB GAA Club
This weekend is dominated by football with games in the Ulster, Leinster & Connacht Championships with just the one hurling match. Plenty of ESB interest this week in the Leinster Football competition.
Pauric Gill’s Longford are home to Kildare on Sunday. Pauric is based in Clanwilliam house working in the Finance department of Networks Assets. He played a vital role pulling the strings from centre-half forward for the ESB team who prized the Energy Cup back from the grasp of Ervia / Bord Gais last November.
Elsewhere in Leinster, our very own ESB GAA Committee member Frank Finn is a coach with the Laois team who travel to face Westmeath. A close / tight affair is expected there. Frank was also involved in the Energy cup win as part of the management team. Hopefully the weather will be good on Sunday – it took Frank a while to recover from the bitterly cold temperatures on the sideline in the Páirc Uí Chaoimh arena last November! We wish the best of luck to both.
Mayo v Roscommon (Connacht Football)
Carlow v Meath (Leinster Football)
Dublin v Louth (Leinster Football)
Antrim v Tyrone (Ulster Football)
Westmeath v Laois (Leinster Football)
Longford v Kildare (Leinster Football)
Fermanagh v Donegal (Ulster Football)
Galway v Wexford (Leinster Hurling)
Kildare were the first team to win the new Sam Maguire cup in 1928. It is however the only time they have won the cup since.
There had been no trophy presented to any team since 1916. Wexford GAA kept the previous trophy having won 4 in a row from 1915 to 1918. No trophy was presented from 1916 to 1927, a sign of the times perhaps.