Latest Hub News @ : 14/06/2019 14:22:03
Friday 14th June 2019 14:22
Retirement of Finbarr Quigley / Lorraine Brennan
After almost 36 years service in the ESB, Finbarr Quigley is retiring shortly.
Finbarr joined ESB in 1980 having graduated from UCD with Honours in Engineering . He served, initially, as one of the Resident Civil Engineers for the construction of Moneypoint in County Clare, gaining significant experience of Power Plant construction something that was to shape his career . He took leave of absence to spend two years working on Water Supply with Concern in Tanzania which reflects his commitments to working for the good of others. Finbarr’s career as a Senior Engineer in ESB International saw him apply his knowledge and experience to a wide range of projects , in particular, power plant projects including but not limited to Kudu in Namibia, Marchwood, Tawnahmore Peaking Plant and Carrington. He also delivered on site technical support to a number of OCGT projects in South Africa. His involvement in onshore Wind Projects saw him take up the position as Manager Renewables Development Group in the Civil and Environmental Department. He has presented papers on a range of subjects including Moneypoint Chimneys and Small Hydro. During his long and successful career he has contributed greatly to the design , development and construction of a very significant range of projects particularly in the thermal generation and wind generation sectors for both ESB and International clients.
Finbarr would like to invite his current and former colleagues and friends to join him on 28th June upstairs in Doheny and Nesbitts on Baggot Street, Dublin 2, from 5.30pm onwards to mark the occasion.
In lieu of a collection, Finbarr has asked that anyone who might wish to do so give a donation to support the great work of Electric Aid, you could do this in two ways by a ElectricAid Once-Off Deduction Form and send direct to payroll or cash donations for ElectricAid could be given to Lorraine Brennan ext: 38334 or Judith Doherty (ElectricAid committee member) : ext: 38319/0870525173 www.electricaid.ie
Thank you from Gene Coyle, recently retired /
On behalf of Gene Coyle and family, on his recent retirement.
“Thank you all for the kindness and friendship that you have shown Gene. Hope you all enjoyed the Retirement Party? It was great for us to finally put names to the faces of those who Gene had spoken so highly of, throughout his career. Thank you for the generous gifts, especially the book, which he will treasure. Gene thoroughly enjoyed his working career with you lads and misses the craic around the table at lunchtime. Stay safe and look out for each other”.
Sports & Social
GAA Championship Watch 15-16 June / ESB GAA Club
After a feast of football last weekend with 12 matches played in total along with 3 hurling matches, this weekend is a lot calmer on the fixtures list with only 5 matches between both codes but with unfortunate timing it means the fixated neutral fan can’t manage to watch them all :-(
ESB attention this week will be on ESB Energy’s Caolán Conway & the Dublin hurlers. They welcome Galway to Parnell Park on Saturday – fresh from Galway coming out on top in the battle-of-the-shoot-out in a very high scoring game against Kilkenny on Sunday last.
The permutations are very complex and it all comes down to the last day of the round-robin series.
If Dublin beat Galway, they will qualify for the Leinster final unless Wexford-Kilkenny ends in a draw. In that case, all four teams would be level on five points and would be separated by scoring difference.
If Galway avoid defeat they’ll be in the Leinster final. A draw would see Dublin requiring Kilkenny to inflict a heavy defeat on Wexford for Mattie Kenny’s side to finish in the top three. Adh mór ar Caolán agus foireann BAC
Sat Leinster Hurling Wexford v Kilkenny 19:00
Leinster Hurling Dublin v Galway 19:00
Sun Connacht Football Galway v Roscommon 16:00
Munster Hurling Tipperary v Limerick 14:00
Munster Hurling Clare v Cork 14:00
Geekfact: The All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was first staged in 1887, 3 years after the formation of the GAA on 1st November 1884. All of the then existing county boards were eligible to enter a team, but only six chose to do so. Disputes in Cork and Limerick over which club should represent the county resulted in neither county fielding a team; Dublin also withdrew from the competition. The first match was played on Saturday 2nd July 1887 between Galway and Wexford. There were only 4 competitive games in total but it took 11 months to complete these, with the final not being played until 1st April the following year. Competing for the title were Tipperary and Galway, with the Tipp representatives, Thurles, defeating the Galway reps, Meelick, on a scoreline of 1-1 to 0-0. Early in the game one of the Thurles players received facial injuries when he fell on his hurley. He had to retire from the game but, in a sporting gesture of unrivalled magnitude, Meelick withdrew one of their own players to level the teams. The 5 counties represented in that first year are all in hurling action again this weekend – Clare, Galway, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford.