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Follow the South Africa Gaels tour in Ireland


The S.A. Gaels, South Africa’s national GAA team, touched down in Dublin on Sunday, 7th August for the GAA World Games 2016. The team performed a traditional African song before the semi-final clash between Kilkenny and Waterford, where they ignited the crowd with a splash of South African culture .

The only club dedicated to Gaelic games in South Africa, S.A. Gaels is sponsored by ESB International and players from both the men’s and women’s senior teams are currently preparing to play in Ireland this week.

According to David Devine, S.A. Gaels chairman, the male team is focused on making it all the way to the finals that will be played in Croke Park on Friday 12th August:

We have a strong, committed, athletic and experienced team, we are well prepared and we are confident that we will make ESB International, who have made it possible for us to compete at this level, proud of our performance at the games.

Commenting on the S.A. Gaels and the tournament, Ollie Brogan, Managing Director, ESB International said,

A huge part of developing our business abroad is looking at how we can integrate with the culture there and how we can contribute to the communities that we operate in. It’s been fantastic to see the game played in South Africa and the enthusiasm and respect that the players have for it. The S.A. Gaels are a strong and dedicated team and we’re looking forward to seeing them take to the pitch next week.

2016 marks the second World Games which first took place in 2015 in Abu Dhabi. S.A. Gaels have been in competition for two years, Keith O’Leary team coach, said,

This year will be our second year competing and we feel more prepared than ever to take the cup home. GAA is special to every member of this team and we hope to do the game justice throughout the tournament.


on Twitter @ESB_intl and #SAGaelsESB

Published : 8-Aug-2016

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu @ESB

with Black Belt Andre Ramos

A welcome to new and existing members to with Black Belt Andre Ramos starting tomorrow 8th August.

Well known as the most efficient grappling martial art and combat sport that focuses on ground fighting with the goal of gaining; Dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.

Regardless of strength, size, or previous training, anyone can learn effective submission techniques. Nothing feels better than knowing you can take care of yourself mentally and physically.

We will continue to progress the levels of training throughout the year.

Here are the details:

Where: ESB Matthews building

When: Every Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 17:00 – 18:00

Course: 4 weeks (1st week FREE for new comers)


. ?40 for 4 weeks (Tuesday or Thursday)

. ?60 for 4 weeks (both Tuesday & Thursday)

. or ?12.00 on a Pay as you go basis.

Any further details, call me, thanks and we look forward to seeing you all.

Published : 8-Aug-2016

Dates for Funeral Notice for Morgan Lawlor Father of Elaine Walsh, Networks, Gracedieu Road

Please note that the dates for the funeral notice for Morgan Lawlor, father of Elaine Walsh, posted on this noticeboard last Friday afternoon were last Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2016.

Published : 8-Aug-2016

Retirement of Margaret Fannin, Technical Performance, Networks

After more than 40 years of outstanding service, Margaret will retire on Fri 19th Aug.

Margaret spent much of her career in Dundalk and Cavan. For the last 10 years Margaret has excelled in Mobile Support, helping NT’s from every corner of the country to deliver Meter Works orders to all our customers.

All of us who had the pleasure to work with Margaret, are well aware of her immense contribution to ESBN over the years. Her experience, her sharing of knowledge and time, and her enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

Margaret’s retirement function will be held on 16th Sept in the Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill – more details will follow. If you wish to be associated with Margaret’s presentation, please contact Siobhan Mannering on 086-8397647 or Susan O’Donovan on 087-7464287.

Seamus Devine
Technical Performance Manager
Customer & Business Performance
ESB Networks

Published : 8-Aug-2016

Head Office Lunchtime Runs

ESB Athletic Club is launching a new lunchtime run schedule from next week, 8 August, with three different paced groups as follows:

· Brian Gray will take the Blue group on Thursdays for beginners or people doing Couch to 5k programmes. The session will be a mixture of jogging and walking, with the aim of gradually building fitness.

· Sarah Stapleton will take the Purple group on Wednesdays. This group is for people who can run 5km continuously and will be at a relaxed jogging pace.

· Matt Reid will take the Yellow group on Mondays, for runners who are looking for a faster session, covering a distance of 5-10km.

There are lots of people running at lunchtime from Head Office, and while some people enjoy running by themselves, there are real benefits to running in a group and encouraging each other. If you are interested in joining one of the runs, just turn up at 12:30 on the day in question and give it a go.

Published : 4-Aug-2016


mobile bicycle service and repair will have a display of bikes on the 4th floor of head office restaurant today between 10am and 2pm please come along & check this out.

Published : 4-Aug-2016

Annual Report 2015


ElectricAid’s 2015 Annual Report has just been published. The report documents a really good year for YOUR charity, with a 5% growth in membership and a 6% increase in income.

Far more importantly, ElectricAid was able to fund 138 separate development projects, and to make 21 emergency fundings, touching the lives of tens of thousands of people – all on YOUR behalf, and all through YOUR generosity.

Please do take some time out to read this excellent report, we think you will find it interesting and uplifting. The Report is one way for us to discharge our responsibilities for accountability and transparency for all our members and supporters. These responsibilities are now more important than ever.

It is also a simple way of saying “thank you” to you all.

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Published : 3-Aug-2016

Cricket – Willie Webster trophy finals day

Winning team

ESB finished the competitive season on a high with a solid win over the Theatrical Cavaliers (Gaiety Theatre team) in the 3rd/4th playoff for the Willie Webster trophy.

ESB fielded first. Constant pressure was applied by tight bowling and excellent fielding restricting the Cavalier’s score to 113. Wickets were shared between Damian Pacitto, Baajee Dabhade and Vikas Bhagaur.

The run chase was measured, and again solid contributions from Baajee, Rahmet Ullah, Vikas with a finishing effort from Killian Morgan resulted in an ultimately comfortable 5 wicket win.

For the final match it was great to have a lot of support with a number of family members present.

There are some more photos here.

There will be a few more friendly matches before the season ends – it’s never too late to start!

Published : 2-Aug-2016

Mary (Maureen) Moran RIP ( Ex C.O. Westport)

The death has occurred of MAUREEN MORAN (née Burns)Tubber Hill, Westport, Mayo ( Ex Clerical Officer, Westport)

Deeply regretted by her loving husband Pat, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at McGing’s Funeral Home, Westport on Tuesday from 6pm with removal at 7.30pm to St. Mary’s Church, Westport. Requiem Mass Wednesday at 12.30pm with the funeral proceeding to Aughavale Cemetery.
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with her husband Patrick at this sad time.

May She Rest in Peace.

Published : 2-Aug-2016

Funeral Arrangements: Claire Sweeney-Daughter of Brian Punch(former Regional Manager, Limerick)

It is with regret that we have learned of the death of Claire Sweeney, daughter of Brian Punch, former Regional Manager, Limerick
Funeral Arrangements as follows:Reposing at Meehan’s Funeral Home, Newport tomorrow, Friday evening, from 6pm with removal at 8pm to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Newport. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11.30am, burial afterwards in Rockvale Cemetery, Newport.
Our thoughts are with Brian and his family at this time.
May she rest in peace.

Published : 29-Jul-2016

Phone Charger

Phone charger handed in at Head Office Reception

Published : 28-Jul-2016

Funeral Notice – Jerry Molyneaux Brother in Law of John Lenihan Networks Rosbrien

The death has occurred of Jerry Molyneaux Brother in Law of John Lenihan Networks, Rosbrien, Limerick
Reposing at his residence Ballywilliam on Thursday, July 28th, from 4pm until 9pm. Funeral arriving at St.Mary’s Church, Rathkeale on Friday, July 29th, for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Clouncagh New Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations to Stroke Unit of University Hospital, Limerick.
Our thoughts are with John and his family at this time

Published : 27-Jul-2016

Death of Bridget Daly (Mother of Billy Daly NT Kanturk)

The death has occurred of Bridget DALY (née O’SULLIVAN)
Lamanaugh, Boherbue, Cork

Beloved wife of the late Sean, and dear mother of Donal,Billy, Anne[Cashman],Kathleen[O’Sullivan], Agness [Leader], and John.
Reposing at Drews Funeral Home Boherbue, on Wednesday from 6 pm with removal at 8 pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Boherbue . Requiem Mass on Thursday at 2pm funeral afterwards to Boherbue Cemetery
Our thoughts are with Billy & his family at this time – May she rest in Peace

Published : 27-Jul-2016

Death of Michael Moran, brother of Peadar, Turlough Hill & Liffey Stations

The death has occurred of Michael Moran, brother of Peadar, Lake Warden Turlough Hill & Liffey Stations.

Funeral arrangements as follows:

Reposing at his family home from 3pm on Wednesday with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Thursday morning at 10.15am to arrive at the Church Of The Holy Trinity, Allen for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Allen Cemetery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Peadar and his family at this difficult time.

Published : 26-Jul-2016

Death of Christy Lynch ex TOD, Inchicore.

The death has occurred of Christy Lynch ex ESB Networks, Inchicore.
Funeral Arrangements: Reposing at the family home today, Tuesday, 26th, between 5.00 and 7.00 p.m. Removal on Wednesday 27th to Church of the Nativity, Beaumont arriving for 10.00 o’clock Mass, followed by cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Ruth and family at this difficult time.
May he rest in Peace.

Published : 26-Jul-2016

Staff of ESB International prove that charity starts in the workplace.


A whopping €12,000 has been raised by staff of ESB International for charity, with the proceeds going to causes nominated by the staff themselves. Charities to benefit include Brother Kevin’s Capuchin Day Centre, Pieta House, Women’s Aid, St. Francis Hospice and the Peter McVerry Trust.

The money was raised through a range of staff functions that were hosted by ESB International. In total, twenty different charities will receive a donation – all of them nominated by participating staff.

Speaking at the handing over of cheques to the various charities, Brother Kevin Crowley from the Capuchin Day Centre commented that

Poverty is an issue that affects more and more people in Ireland each year and it is gratifying to see ordinary people play their part in helping to resolve the problem. Charity begins at home and it is fantastic to see the staff of ESB International reaching into their pockets to help a range of charities that are in chronic need of additional funding.

ESB International Managing Director, Ollie Brogan, praised what he called
the goodhearted people that I get to work with every day‘ and expressed his confidence that an even bigger sum would be raised over the coming twelve months thanks to the generosity of the company’s staff.


Published : 26-Jul-2016

Funeral Arrangements

The death has occurred of Eileen Noonan, beloved wife of our colleague Maurice (Mossie), ESB Networks, Tipperary. Reposing at her home this Monday 25th from 5pm until 8pm. Arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, on Tuesday 26th at 12.15pm for Requiem Mass at 1.00 pm. Burial afterwards in St. Patricks Cemetery, Thurles.
May she Rest in Peace

Published : 26-Jul-2016


Discounted Rates for ESB Staff at the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise

Published : 25-Jul-2016

Funeral Arrangements

The death has occurred of Eileen Noonan, beloved wife of our colleague Maurice (Mossie), ESB Networks, Tipperary. Reposing at her home this Monday 25th from 5pm until 8pm. Arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, on Tuesday 26th at 12.15pm for Requiem Mass at 1.00 pm. Burial afterwards in St. Patricks Cemetery, Thurles.
May she Rest in Peace.

Published : 25-Jul-2016

Be Inspired to find The Power Within


Only 0.0001% of the world’s population get to call themselves an Olympian, a very small group of extraordinary people whose unwavering self belief propels them to do extraordinary things. As part of its sponsorship of Team Ireland for the Rio Olympic Games, Electric Ireland has been shining a light on our Olympians and how they use their own mental strength and The Power Within to achieve their dreams. Electric Ireland wants to inspire the Irish public with these athletes’ stories and encourage people to look within themselves to realise that we can all unlock the Power Within.

Although they may not be Olympic athletes, Joe and Kay O’Regan from Wexford are proof that the power is within all of us to achieve great things. The eighty year old couple ran their first marathon when they were 50, when most people are giving up running. 30 years and 142 marathons later, they finished their last marathon in June, in Cork, hand in hand. Their determination and strength of spirit is inspiring in equal measure.

The O’Regan’s have teamed up with Electric Ireland to share their amazing story of mental resilience and fortitude.

Speaking about what they believe The Power Within means, Kay and Joe O’Regan said, “People thought we were mad, that you don’t start running at 50, but the longest journey starts with the first step and if we can do it anyone can. The Power Within is about looking inside yourself and having belief in the things you can achieve.”

Watch the O’Regan’s amazing journey –

Follow the stories at and #ThePowerWithin.

Published : 22-Jul-2016