Latest Hub News @ : 21/06/2019 14:21:31
Friday 21st June 2019 14:21
Health, Safety & Wellbeing
National Bike Week / Kathleen McDonnell
National Bike Week June 22nd – 30th is just around the corner … so are you up for the cycle challenge? Ever thought of cylcing to work? Cycling is low-cost, healthy, sociable and a quick way of getting to work.
Bike Week 2019 this year is all about embracing climate change. See attached for more information.
Retirement of Billy Maher, HV Stations Limerick
After more than 45 years of service, Billy Maher has decided to hang up his PPE and focus on his many passions outside ESB like Vintage machinery to name but one !
Over his years in ESB, Billy has made many friends while working for over 30 years in the Thurles Area and since 2008 while being part of the Hv Stations team in Limerick.
To celebrate Billy’s retirement, a function will be held in the Ballykisteen Hotel, Limerick Junction Friday 28th of June at 8.30pm.
Billy would like to invite his many current and former colleagues and friends from across ESB to join him on the night.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Billy and his family a long and happy retirement. * * *
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 https://thehub.esb.ie/corporate-centre/Purpose-Strategy/csr/Pages/Electric-Aid.aspx, you could do this in two ways by ahttps://electricaid.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/electricaid-once-off-deduction-form.docand 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 http://www.electricaid.ie
Thank you from Declan O’Brien / Jen Lucy
On behalf of my wife Jane and my family, I want to thank all my friends in ESB for the wonderful send off at The Waterloo Bar last week. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes, cards and gifts, to Jim Dollard for the kind words, and Jen Lucy and Sean Walsh for organising the night.
In particular, thank you to everyone who has donated so generously to my fundraiser for Temple St Children’s Hospital, especially those who donated anonymously and so I didn’t get to thank personally. The collection will run well into next year, so I would be delighted to receive contributions at any stage – https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/declan-s-route-66-for-temple-street.
A huge thank you particularly goes to all the teams I’ve worked with over the years who made it all so much more enjoyable. It’s been an absolute pleasure.
I will miss everyone and everything about ESB but look forward to this new chapter in life. If you’d like to stay in touch, you can reach me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. All the very best.
Sports & Social
GAA Championship Watch 22-23 June / ESB GAA Club
Plenty of ESB interest this weekend again as Saturday evening sees all of our footballers back in action in Round 2 of the Football qualifiers.
First up (at 5pm) is Frank Finn’s Laois who will make the journey north to face a Derry team brimming with confidence after their comprehensive defeat of Wexford earlier this month. Also at 5pm, Pauric Gill’s Longford have the dubious task of a home fixture against Tyrone. Will home advantage offer sufficient assistance, or could the Slashers feel the wrath of a Tyrone team out to prove their defeat last week to Donegal was a mere blip?
At 6pm, Tommy Childs & Limerick head to Mullingar to take on Westmeath. After causing an upset by beating Tipperary in the first round, Limerick were well beaten by Cork in the next match. Which Limerick will we see this week?
And at 7pm, Monaghan’s Colin Walshe & Drew Wylie will have the home advantage of Clones for the big all-Ulster clash against Armagh. Having dispatched neighbours Fermanagh in Round 1 of the qualifiers, can Monaghan repeat that against an Armagh team that thus far has averaged 20 points per game? Full list of fixtures below:
Sat Football Qualifiers Round 2 Antrim v Kildare 15:00
Sat Football Qualifiers Round 2 Derry v Laois 17:00
Sat Football Qualifiers Round 2 Longford v Tyrone 17:00
Sat Football Qualifiers Round 2 Westmeath v Limerick 18:00
Sat Football Qualifiers Round 2 Leitrim v Clare 18:00
Sat Football Qualifiers Round 2 Monaghan v Armagh 19:00
Sat Football Qualifiers Round 2 Down v Mayo 19:00
Sat Munster Football Final Cork v Kerry 19:00
Sun Football Qualifiers Round 2 Offaly v Sligo 14:00
Sun Leinster Football Final Dublin v Meath 16:00
Sun Ulster Football Fina Cavan v Donegal 14:00