Latest Hub News @ : 06/06/2019 14:21:14
Thursday 6th June 2019 14:21
4 Peaks Challenge /
Emer Keenan (Customer Solutions) is doing the 4 Peak Challenge this weekend in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin. We’d like to help her and her team achieve their goal of raising €20,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin. If you’d like to support her, you can drop over to her on the first floor in Electric Ireland or visit her Go Fund me page (below) – many thanks. In Emer’s own words:
“After reaching a Peak on the camogie pitch last September, and bowing out on top, coming in to my first summer with no championship hurling, and looking for a bit of a “Challenge” I have signed up to try and reach 4 different kind of Peaks!!! And this time there will be no bowing out on top…Climbing the highest mountain in each of the 4 provinces over 1 mad weekend I am part of a 36 strong panel who will undertake the 4 Peak Challenge with the goal to raise at least €20,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. We are on course to reach & hopefully surpass this figure with one last push before D-Day! Leaving Dublin this Friday 7th June at 5am, the adventure kicks off in Killarney, Co. Kerry, climbing Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil. We then head to the Wild West to climb Mweelrea in Mayo on Saturday 8th June before travelling further north to Co.Down. Sunday 9th June starts with a climb up Slieve Donard before heading to Wicklow that afternoon to conquer Lugnaquilla. Almost 12,000 feet of mountain over 3 days…As the song goes…ain’t no mountain high enough!
If you would like to help with the fundraising I have a sponsorship card at my desk (1112) in Electric Ireland, Santry or a Go Fund me page – https://www.gofundme.com/emer-keenan-4-peak-challenge
Retirement of Peter Murphy, Facilities Manager, Enterprise Services /
After a 37 year career with ESB, Peter Murphy, Facilities Manager, Enterprise Services will retire on Friday 7 June 2019.
Peter started his career in 1982 over the last 37 years worked in Distribution, moved to IT and finally in Facilities. Working in various locations – Osprey House / Head Office / Moneypoint power station / Blanchardstown / Fleet Street / Clanwilliam / Merrion Square
Peter has made many good and long standing friendships in ESB and will be missed by all and we wish Peter and Anna every happiness and success long into the future.
Peter would like to invite his current and former colleagues and friends to his retirement function upstairs in Doheny & Nesbitts on 7 June 2019 at 18.00.
If you would like to be associated with the presentation to Peter please contact: 1. Daragh Tyrrell, Sylvia McGilloway and Bridie Kieran, Gateway 2, 2. Sara Farrington, Seana McGowan and Sinead Doyle, Marrion Sq House 42 3. Jessie Buckley, Matthews Building
Sports & Social
GAA Championship Watch 08-09 June / ESB GAA Club
No fairy tale for our ESB footballers last weekend as Limerick were brought swiftly back down to earth by Cork. No joy either for Longford as Kildare upped their game for the reply. Thankfully we have the back-door so we will still have ESB interest to look forward to in the championship.
Also last weekend saw the finals of Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta. E&MP’s Matthew McClean & his team very unlucky to lose out on an All-Ireland Gaeltacht medal when they were beaten by 1 point with the last kick of the game in injury time against the local team An Ghaeltacht (Kerry)
This week ESB’s hopes with be once again with ESBN’s Pauric Gill & The Longford team as they travel to Carlow’s Netwatch Cullen Park for the first round of the qualifiers.
There is plenty of action however with 8 games in total in the first round of the football qualifiers while the pick of the games in the provincial championships are probably the meeting of Tyrone v Donegal in Ulster football and Limerick v Clare in the Munster Hurling. All the weekend’s fixtures are listed below.
Geekfact: The first player to get sent off in an All-Ireland Final was Cavan Football’s Joe Stafford. The most recent was Dublin Football’s John Small in 2018, his second in successive All Ireland Finals. The first person to get black carded in an All-Ireland Final was Kerry Football’s Johnny Buckley in 2014.
Football Qualifiers Round 1
Offaly v London 01:30
Leitrim v Wicklow 15:00
Wexford v Derry 16:45
Louth v Antrim 19:00
Tyrone v Donegal 17:00
Cork v Waterford 19:00
Football Qualifiers Round 1
Monaghan v Fermanagh 13:45
Down v Tipperary 14:00
Westmeath v Waterford 15:00
Carlow v Longford 15:00
Meath v Laois 14:00
Dublin v Kildare 16:00
Armagh v Cavan 16:00
Kilkenny v Galway 14:00
Limerick v Clare 16:00