Thomas Dolan, winner of the inaugural
CIBSE YEN virtual quiz.
The inaugural CIBSE YEN virtual quiz took place last month with participants taking part from CIBSE regions all around the world. The event was part of the current CIBSE initiative to welcome a broader audience for regional events, and to encourage cross-regional collaboration as geographic locations are no longer a barrier for participation, now that these events are taking place online.
With that in mind, the CIBSE YEN Ireland region hosted the first online CIBSE virtual quiz with CIBSE YEN Ireland Chair, Ryan Loney, assuming the role of host and quasi quizmaster for the event. In his introduction Ryan welcomed members from regions all over the world, and these included the CIBSE YEN Global Chair, Rebecca Neil and Vice Chair Gemma Taylor, who both took part in the event.
The quiz itself consisted of 71 questions with an eclectic mix of 1990s music, movie theme tunes, famous buildings, “name the app” and, what proved to be the most difficult round, “name the valve”. This turned out to be the unravelling of a number of contestants who showed some early promise, only to be undone by not knowing their strainer from their fixed orifice double regulating valve!
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Peter Farrell, Captain, Team Ethos Engineering with Fergus Daly, Hitachi.
The inaugural Hitachi-sponsored CIBSE YEN 5-a-side soccer tournament took place recently at the Astro Park complex in Tallaght, Co Dublin. Teams participating included BDP, Ethos Engineering, Hevac, IN2 Engineering, OCSC and Origen. As subs were also allowed a total of 38 players were involved.
The games kicked off at 6pm on two pitches with matches running simultaneously and lasting 10 minutes. This didn’t allow much breathing space between games with several matches running back to back. By the end of the round-robin league with all teams having played each other once, two teams — OCSS and Ethos — were joined on ten points. They then played out a hard-fought final with Ethos emerging popular winners on the night.
After the official presentations pitch side by Fergus Daly, Area Sales Manager, Hitachi Ireland, everyone adjourned to the local Metro Bar to socialise and network.
All credit to Aaron Brogan and Adam Dent, Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of CIBSE YEN for organising the tournament, and indeed for playing as well! “We are delighted with the number of teams that turned out”, says Aaron, “and a special thanks to Hitachi for their sponsorship and support. We’re confident that this will now become an annual event.”