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Sustainability, Safety, Health & Wellbeing
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Large turn out for Beach Race 2011
The 17Th RUnning of the eSB Bhaa 5k beach race was held on May 17th on Sandymount Strand resulting in a great turnout amid Royal traffic disruptions! 270 runners of all ages took part with kathy Vendola winning a prize just before her return flight to ny. St. Johns ambulance ensured all the runners had a safe beach run. our staff provided huge support by turning out to steward and ensured through their efforts, a smooth running event. Many thanks to David Bannon and his team from eSB ecars for their support. Matt kane (google) won the race in 16.07 with Paul gibbons (an Post) in 16.42, a close second. Paul cowhie (cMS) was third in 16.45. The winner received the eamonn gilbert Trophy presented by gerthie gilbert. Matt kane from San Francisco is the first overseas winner of the race. Paul cowhie (cMS) was first man over 40 retaining The Stephen kennefick Trophy for the seventh time. Stephen’s goddaughter, lisa Brown, presented the trophy. Fiona Mahon was first female winner in 18.40 with laura Shaunessy (UcD) second in 18.54 just ahead of orla gormley (aer lingus) third in 19.24. 22 teams took part with an Post taking the top team prize. Following an introduction by Judith Doherty, the presentations were held in clanna gael/Fontenoys gaa clubhouse where charlie cronin presented the prizes. Refreshments were served to all competitors and Finola o Donnell and her team ensured that everyone received refreshments after the race. Thanks to Matt Reid, Stephen naughton, Martin Mc Sherry, Finola o Donnell and eamon Tierney. eSB athletic club would like to thank charlie cronin, eSB corporate communication, elaine Mc Donald and her team in eSB ho Restaurant, Shay connolly in clanna gael Fontenoy gaa club and both the gilbert and kennefick families. Stewarding is vital for all races and this was provided by eSB work colleagues, friends and members of eSB ac. also thanks to wave energy team for early information on tidal tables. n
ESB Athletic Club would welcome new members for future running events.
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SligO walk 2011
Another All Ireland Handball success for Mick Dowling (ITS)
Michael Dowling (iTS), from the famed Ballymore eustace handball club, retained his all ireland golden Masters title with victory over Martin conneely of galway in May 2011. in 2010, Mick crowned his comeback to handball with a brilliant victory to first claim this title. if anything, he was even more impressive in his victories in 2011 defeating many of the games big names, such as Robbie Mccarthy, Johnny Brennan, Benny Doyle and Thomas Maguire, on his way to the title. while waiting for the all ireland Final fixture, Mick took time out to also become open national golden Masters champion. within a 24 hour period, he played his final three matches in three different venues to land the title in april. it is worth remembering that Mick has a number of previous all-ireland titles on his sporting cV – he won the all-ireland Junior hard Ball title in 1985 and in 1990 partnered Tom o’Rourke to win the Senior hard Doubles title. in addition, he has also won two club all ireland team titles with Ballymore. Mick took a break from competitive handball for several years but his comeback has been nothing short of spectacular. none of this comes as any surprise to his local community in Ballymore eustace. his late father was the mainstay of the club for many years and held legendary status at national and local level. he was the last holder of
Mick Dowling with his colleagues.
The Sligo walk this year took place on Saturday 7th May. after a very wet week, and much prayer from the organisers, the day was dry and perfect for walking. This year, there were 130 entries for the walk and walkers entered from all parts of the company and the country. Three walkers crossed the line together to win the walk in a very fast time of 3 hours and 19 minutes – Seamus cannon from Falcarragh, John lennon from kilkenny and Danny Reilly from Poolbeg. The team prize was won by the kilkenny team.
chief executive Padraig McManus joined us for the prize-giving and entertainment later on in the evening. Padraig has been a consistent supporter of the Sligo walk over the years and the committee would like to wish him well in his forthcoming retirement. n
The 2012 Sligo Walk will take place on Saturday 12th May. We hope to see you all there.
the senior title under the old iahU rules (1937/38 pre gaa-handball). he won the senior title again in 1943 under iaha (gaa supported) and holds the record as the only person to win senior titles under both rules. he won numerous other titles and was a true legend of the game. So, Mick is truly carrying on a family tradition. in this kind of form, he can really look forward to the world championships in 2012 - back in ireland for first time since 2003. Mick will be joined by other Ballymore club mates in his quest for glory in 2012. n grass and all-weather greens and a clubhouse with bar. as well as bowling, it has an active social programme including cards, quizzes, dining, concerts, art classes, Tai chi, a theatre group and a travel group. it is never too early or too late to take up bowls. Bowls provides a gateway to fitness, fresh air, sport, friendship and good social life. indeed, bowls club membership can be an imaginative and life-enhancing gift for a friend, colleague, parent or grandparent. n
ABOVE: Scenes from the very successful Sligo Walk.
Kenilworth bowling club
Many PeoPle think of lawn bowls as a pastime for the older generation, but it is a sport enjoyed by all age groups – there are under-25 men’s and women’s irish national teams. it was once primarily a summer sport, but with the advent of more all-weather greens, competitive bowls can now be played yearround. Television exposure has increased interest in the bowls. There are an increasing number of bowling greens around the country but regular inter-club competitive leagues are confined to the Dublin
region, although clubs from cork, waterford, Rosslare, Tullamore, Monaghan and elsewhere take part in cup competitions. Bowls is organised on an all-ireland basis with many more clubs in the north than the south. Bowls requires moderate fitness and is a good way to stay fit. There are club and inter-club competitions that cater for a wide range of abilities – if you are good enough you can aspire to national and international honours! kenilworth Bowling club in gros- To contact Kenilworth Bowling Club call or venor Square, Rathmines is a typical text 087 352 0901 and leave your contact club (www.kenilworthbc.ie). it has details.
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EM - June/July 2011
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Services & ESB Electric Ireland
ESB Networks Ltd
ESB Energy International
Aghada in the Spotlight
Health & Habitat
Sligo Walk 2011
EM - June/July 2011