We have some great tips on how to protect your power tools and also talk team building with some of the best from the GAA…
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Derek McGrath played as a centre-forward for the Waterford Senior Hurling Team before going on management and taking the team to All Ireland level. Since retiring from the sport he has become a professional in in team management and coaching.
Davy Fitz is the manager of the Wexford Hurling Senior Team and as a player before that he was widely considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation.
Tony Duggan has worked 20+ years as a builders merchant and is the well known manager at Chadwicks Kilkenny. When he is not working, he is very involved in local sport including the Special Olympics and GAA.
Sgt Dean Kerins is an experienced Garda Crime Prevention Officer with a history of working in the security and investigations industry. Skilled in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Emergency Management, and Criminal Law he shares great but simple advice on how to protect your work tools.
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Aidan Power 0:00
This week on under construction with Chadwick's. While in a monster season finale, we find out how to protect your power tools and talk team building what some of the best from the GA seatbelt on,
check your mirrors, volume on the under construction podcast with Aiden power and Franco starts now.
Aidan Power 0:23
But first, let's start with our photo of the week where you send us a picture of some work that you're really proud of, and you want to show it off to everyone who is listening. So right now if you look at your phone or whatever you're listening to us on, you should see a photo of a bathroom. It's a piece of work with Eugene from a one tradesman is particularly proud of and here's Eugene to tell us more.
Dean Kerins 0:41
Hi this Bertram was an upgrade from the old platform they got they built their house approximately 10 years ago, they never really liked a button that they had. So able tradesmen came in and increased the size of the bathroom by removing distort wall rebuild rebuilding the wall itself approximately half a metre further into the utility room. We then designed the bathroom in the style of a black and white team with a sort of attack effect team and then ourselves a one tradesman had to lay from start to finish to provide this high standard button to the quality that's in the picture. So as you can see, thanks.
Aidan Power 1:19
Thank you, Eugene, and thank you for all the detail and indeed the photo, which really does reveal just the amazing amount of work that went into it. It's a beautiful thing Fred and we know the bathroom is not just for the obvious, it's more than that. It's a very important place for you isn't
Fred Cooke 1:35
off completely you know, even looking at this picture. I feel relaxed. I mean really like the toilet is your place. It's your space. It's toilet space. It's great. Like me and Julie, Julie and I we live together in a mezzanine which is which is another name for one big room one big massive room where you watch TV in the same place here is sleeping surveys but we were lucky to have it but the only other room was the toilet the toilet so I must have spent hours in there my own son after fights I'm okay I'm in here I'm fine. So you know the toilet is a great place for your own headspace relaxation. And when I look at this picture here, I think if I have this mirror which I love, I know that junie b chill who challenged me to take take a good look at myself.
Aidan Power 2:19
Yeah, the Jax is here now see Steph basically. Now let me ask you about your bathroom at home growing up. Because some of us had carpet some of us had tiled which which category? Were you tiled or carpet?
Fred Cooke 2:33
I was both because you know I'm an 80s child 90s child noughties child and I think the big transition was around the 90s when when my parents changed from carpet to tile in the bathroom. No one told me underwear find out was one morning. I was 19 and I was very hung over my bedroom and I ran down the stairs. I'm sorry, I ran down the stairs in my jocks to get sick, right to get into the toilet chairmat absolutely like and when I opened up the door to get sick. I got sick straightaway the sick fell on the titles and a slip of my own sick only to fall back and bang my head on the tires on my dad. My dad he said he took a look see what was going on. And I could see what the semi can cost on in a load of sec on the title. So all I'm trying to say is titles are wonderful. But if carpet was on the floor on my bathroom, that would have never happened. Yes. They didn't have so many Jager bombs tonight before you must have some stories yourself ad
Aidan Power 3:33
What do you want? What would I think back to? Yeah, my parents house in the bathroom back in the day. I always think about this, I think was a national experience for everyone grown up back in the day. It was bath night Friday night was bath night in the house. me my brother in the bath me mother trying to bait us while we were at bait each other and splashing water. And then what we do when we get out of the bath. We rather than drying off and get dressed and get your hair combed whatnot. we'd run around the house in the nip and we use the towels as our capes. So we'd like jump down the stairs like a naked Superman. And this would take place most Friday nights but when we get turned into a game of pretty serious chasing where my brother was not only chasing me with his towel, he also had picked up the nail scissors. And he chased me down the stairs around the house. And as I was running back up the stairs scream and trying to get away from him. He true the scissors athlete, and it stuck. I'm not joking. He went in to the back of my head. And my mother had to remove nail scissors from the back of my head and I still have the scar to prove it. So yeah, you banged your head in the bathroom. I gotta head I forgot the scissors thrown into my hand in mind. So there you go. But you know what I remembered all very fondly. Well remember, if you'd like to share a photo of some work you're very proud of and share with everyone listening as our photo of the week you can just send us a WhatsApp photo and a voice message telling us all about it. Our number is oh eight 777 54 triple five. And that number as always is in the show description.
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Aidan Power 5:05
time now for a little trade talk and this week we are centering around team building on site and who better to chat to then two of the top GAA hurling counties. Waterford and Wexford from Waterford. We're joined by their former senior hurling manager Derek McGrath. And in Wexford, we have the one and only TV fits their current earning manager. And of course, one of the judges on Ireland's fitness family. Derek Davey, welcome to the podcast. Thanks very much. It's great to chat with you both. Both Fred and I are honored to have two GAA legends with us. We'll talk a lot obviously about ga but it is a construction podcast. So let's establish if there's any DIY credentials amongst either alvia Davey, I'll start with you first. Were you ever swinging, swinging an axe or hammer in anger is the conflict
all I can remember when I was younger is my dad get mailed a bit of a Saturday morning to go cut timber and split blocks and do stuff like that? That's as far as it went? And I absolutely hear her every Saturday morning. Both seven o'clock you'd have me open or Jesus not again. That's as far as it went. As regards being handy around the house. I say my missus would be better than I would around the house without a shadow over though.
Aidan Power 6:10
I knew with those grace grace hands and I hand coordination, maybe maybe swinging the axe was the precursor to swinging the hurl. And Derek What about you as a as a young filly? We were getting your hands dirty.
Get your hands dirty, but probably not do a disaster. No. You know, I echo echoes of David's David's story here I remember as a 16 year old employee, but actually David no shadow sort of little David Ward for four years, his his little fodder and taken marker off red bricks and stacking pallets. And remember, he served in a good buddy of mine, Paul forest, we kind of stacked a couple of big bricks in the middle and surrounded and red red bricks in order to train I think we were getting so much a break if you like but we were caught with our troops. When you know we didn't realize the detail there. Patrick we didn't check in as pilots. We had a red bricks on the outside. And we had it stacked on the inside with kind of big blocks if you like so it was Yeah, I know. I really thought our mind remember he was equally as bad. In terms of that at home. I remember helping them with wallpaper and putting peace on the back of the wallpaper and then we forgot to read out of a self adhesive stuff. So you know it was absolute disaster in terms of you know why? or not it just absolute walking disaster.
Aidan Power 7:22
I have to be honest, lads, if we can tap into your wealth of experience of knowledge and experience as managers, man management, people management, it's such an important aspect of what you do in terms of motivating driving a team getting the best performance out of us at people listening to this who may be managing lads on site. And ladies. Derek, what advice if I can ask you do you think is transferable from the sporting field to the building site in terms of leading and managing a team?
But I think knowing your group first and foremost knowing that the dynamic of your group and you know even when you use that language it sounds if not passionated with the understanding the group we all do the ordinariness of the group, the mechanics of the group the guy in the group that's the perhaps the maverick the really talented guy that perhaps doesn't toward in line with the team ethic at times. Is there room for him? Is there room for selfish and egotistical fellows within teams Kenya, Kenya, can you create a collaborative space for those boys, which fellas in the group like data, like information, like feedback, which goes react to cleaner, more positive affirmation, and you know, the balance between support and challenges, cause you're putting your arm around your shoulder every day on so if a new guy that's coming on, so, you know, labor in for the first time on a construction, so he, you know, his learning process is completely different than a foreman, how do you speak to people? How do you impart knowledge? Can you get away with fun and enjoyment in a workplace, you know, where's the line between banter and avoiding going home, completely disillusioned with how he's been treated in the workplace. So day, one important thing is if you base it all on your principles of respect, in other words, respect for your staff, respect for the people you're working with, how you speak with them, how you speak to them, and yet be able to kind of drive them as well, you know, we're actually able to challenge them. So, you know, if you can create an environment where they actually liked our work, or they love going to work, because it's fun, it's enjoyable, yet, there are signs where you can be ambitious and pro progress within your job and your workspace as well. It doesn't feel like as kind of a dead end job or a dated workplace if you like. So I think social interaction, good good crack, which our team but also, I'm going to contradict you said by challenging them did it did it to the absolute limit that they can go to as well because I think young lads and staff want that as well. They want to be able to go somewhere with their workplace and it's the same as a team dynamic.
Aidan Power 9:41
tv. A good point raised there by Derek is how society has changed over the last number of years and have dressing rooms changed over the last 1015 years in the types of language you can use in how you can be with certain players because as I said, society He has changed. Have you had to adapt as a manager? In terms of your man management skills?
And yeah, like, firstly, again, I, I'm going to agree with everything Derek has said there. Me manager maybe 10 or 15 years ago is a completely different person to the one that's added now. And maybe that's from maybe the new younger generation we're dealing with as well and how we deal with them, I can remember how he was dealt with as a player. And let's just say it will be 1000 times different now to why things are I tell you, I don't think some of the players were cool with maybe the methods used back in the late 90s 2000s is completely different. And mine will be very similar to Derrick, right, I probably spend the first two or three months of any team, I guess, trying to figure out the person that works for that person, what doesn't work for that person, I build a profile, I take notes all the time on the individual, because my belief is I have to get the best I will learn individually. But I have to understand the individual. And every individual is different, and different requirements and how to learn stuff, how to take on stuff. People react differently to maybe to be in some people can be pushed really hard and they react well. Some people need the arm around them completely. And to get the message better. Some people need to see it visually all the time before to take up the message. There's so many things you have to understand that I think that relates to behind the Building and Safety at work. And as well, I think the more you understand your people the better without shadow without creating the atmosphere. Like if you have a boss that comes in to design your case, all the time, you'll be uptight, you won't be performing the way you want to perform, you have to have that balance, I think balances is a good word to say there's times where stuff needs to be done, there's time for you have to have the laugh and a joke and have to pay the crack. Like being honest, the day I began, I rarely do a team talk, or rarely do it. Now, there's a few other things we do to make the player feel good, make them perform, I think that's very important. And my belief is you have the most important thing in life is the time you have the time you have the minutes in the day or how you use the minutes in the day, if you're going to work and you're trying to pass nine hours, that's a bloody disaster, you have to be going to work and enjoying what you do 110%. And that's certainly down to your bosses to make sure that environment is right. And that you're going to improve yourself, you're going to use demand or nine hours or you can be the best you can be or you don't believe in western time in life because life and the time we have is too precious. And that's very important to me. So I think that sound to a lot of the people that are management and are in that understand that people are working from ambition to me is massive, like order with with a cause in order to be the best you can be at lads.
Aidan Power 12:53
Another question before we say goodbye, women is difficult, harder than women is defending stuff and staying consistent and being successful. And I guess that can apply to other aspects of life and indeed work and indeed the site. So Derek, when you do have success? How difficult is that to manage their lows as well as the highs?
Yes, typically, you have to probably, you know, have a definition of success as well in your head as he always regards. And this is where, you know, it's hard, because we all want to win and we want to win badly no Savage, ruthlessly, we want to win. And you know, I was involved with firefighters and wife and we lost four of the firefighters and you know, Sky Sports stats has a super 20% win rate then defining your fitness centers if you want to win. So I think you have to be skeptical about successes. Yeah, remove your defeat, I think you have to be as there's a great book there as an sacristans book, hunger and paradise. It's called when he talks about you know, burning your trophies, you know, that kind of a, you know, the whole idea that when you have that bit of success, that you're really almost on the edge paranoid almost to success in terms of where you need to go, what you need to change how you need to look at it, post 17 or learn and find it. For instance, in warfare, the general narrative was young team, young management back next year, you know, and I'm just thinking, we said, No, no, this thing has to be written, you know, the script has to be ripped up in many ways has to be changed as we tweet, this is what we need to do. We need to be sharper, we need to be on edge. And when we're on edge, we have a chance and I think first of all, Dan attached your question and relative is an awareness of outcomes with success, it just it can change the dynamic of a group it can change even a small milli percent it can change it. And secondly, I suppose is to kind of say just have right what needs to be done it needs in order to change this particular mindset Do you need to push harder or need to come back as smaller? And I look that's the battle that Limerick face at the moment in terms of their approach and it's a battle for battle for a workplace. You know, you go back to the famous CEO of blockbuster, the film distribution Dharma keys who famously said Netflix are not even on our radar in terms of competition. And two years later, they were well known and you know, or Netflix of nonsense. So it's, you know, I think people have learned in both business and, and and in sport that you just need to be on that local flat edge all the time. David.
Yeah. People would often say to me, what's your best success? And my thing is, I never felt and looked back. I have no interest amount I don't, I actually have no interest in what the best victory for me is the next one. It's what's happening tomorrow, I don't have any interest in what's been done. I'll be honest with you. I don't cut myself in the back, I have no interest and look in my spare. Don't I just want to get the next one. That's the feeling I want. But that's what I like is when I when something, I will just go straight back and say, Okay, what can we do better? It's the same if you're on a job, and you do well, I would hope that people would say to themselves, oh, how can I even make this better next time around, because if you stand still, timer patch, you're biting your pass you by you look at life over the last 100 years, progression, progression progression, something always happens new. And you've either got to decide the way I done things five years ago, 10 years ago, that's not going to work. I just have to figure out what's the next thing I want to be part of what the next thing is, I want to make sure if I can help with even better change. Let's be paired with. The one advice I give to people is Brandon and Jaden woman's 14. After I get your head back in the game, I look to even get better again. Hey, lads,
Aidan Power 16:35
thanks so much for joining us on the podcast and giving us such a brilliant insight to both your individual mindset and your collective thinking. I think though, if you're uppers you should square off against each other one last time on our pod quiz in a few minutes time. How about that?
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Aidan Power 17:04
Now, earlier in the series, we were chatting about power tools, and one of the things that came from that was how to protect them. After all, they are a tasty ice and for thieves. To find out more about tool theft, and how to protect your gear. We're joined by guarded crime prevention officer, Sergeant Dean Kerins
. Welcome to the podcast morning in. So Dean in the building trade, there's busy times of the year that's quiet times of the year. Is that the same for thieves? Do they follow certain trends or seasons?
Dean Kerins 17:29
to do? Yeah, look what you would see, you know it certainly in the construction industry, you know, the winter time in the past, and certainly over the last year, year and a bit it has been particularly quiet due to COVID. But you can see, you know, recently, you know, within the construction industry beginning to get up and running again, you're going to see generally an increase in property tax, you know, because there's so much activity right for the country there and obviously the teams because they've had a quiet time there for a year and a half. And obviously there has been no markers for their tools because I haven't been able to set it anywhere. But now we can see syrupy the construction industry you know, the level of crime is slowly and gradually increasing there.
Aidan Power 18:11
On sites firstly though, Dean in your own experience, what have you seen sites to do to protect their gear? We know site safety is very important but so is site security. So perhaps the best and worst examples maybe of what you've seen
Dean Kerins 18:24
today we look upon it I suppose if you put your shoot yourself in the shoes of a criminal, he's looking at easy access to a site so the first thing when he's going out and about he's looking at the perimeter security of a construction site, is it good? Or is it bad, some sites are particularly got some will have security on it, some would have good lighting on it, they'll have signage that have man's garden services on it that have monitored CCTV and that in itself even driving by it's a deterrent because they know it's gonna be very difficult to get in onto a site there to take anything from us. Now you also have the other criminals who are simply just so brazen, they're just driving onto a site pretending to be part of the working 30 they're all probably their sole intention is is to try and take something now whether that's someone's to someone's materials, somebody's machinery, or even just setting up a comeback everyone so having good CCTV is an asset, even the layout of the construction site itself. It's really really really important you're having the likes up there. Maybe a lot of people will have containers have it that there may be possibly face to container habitat, you know, the criminals can't work, you know, by hitting you know, there's no natural events that people are driving by if even the guards and patrol cars are driving by, you know, it's always good that we can look into a site and see clearly is there any activity there?
Aidan Power 19:43
Dean if I work from my van Should I keep my tools in the van because if I come home late in the evening after a long day of work, the last thing I want to be doing is lugging in boxes of equipment and tools. What is your advice for people to keep the tools safe if they work out of a van
Dean Kerins 20:00
If the criminal gets into a van there he's looking at to take and carry away. So what we're recommending our we're suggesting that people should mark the property in some shape or form that where the tools can be identified if we come upon. So by identifying tools, we mean, they can engrave a name onto it, they can grab a phone number and an email the company name or an airport doctors, because by engrave in some of these details onto it just means then that it makes it harder for these people to sell it holds on to somebody else. When that when the people involved in the construction industry, it wouldn't be usual or typically for them to take an order the serial numbers, what they have, in some cases, is my three initials artwork. Now if you can imagine a bit of property say mark with a p here encounter need, and that's recovered, say in the west of Ireland or in the south of Ireland. Now AP would be nothing to get out down in, say, cork or carry are clear. But if you hide your air cooled onto it, if you hide your name it and power say come to me Don't even an email, at least 10, there's a better chance you're going to get the property back, you know, you have to you know, you have to give the guards some sort of a chance of getting the property back for you. But more importantly, when we do come upon property, you have to be able to identify the property yourself. And by ingrain in something on it that you can specifically say, this is my property, that's my air code, that's my mobile number. That's my company name, or that's my email address, at least then the chances of you getting a property back are going to increase enormous because any girl in any state in the country, no matter how what parts of this day will be able to identify you. And straightaway, we can put your name in your POS system and the chances of you getting the property back are going to increase enormously, because you can get the extra locks on good security locks on your brand or you can get an alert and ordinances you can mark your property with identify. But then you can also push may put a box inside of an enemy every tradesman is pretty handy, whether it's wood, metal work our timber, wood or something. And there's nothing stopping him putting some sort of a secure box within the van itself, that you can simply latitudes in an item. And then simply like pack the van when it's near your house package. You know that the can't open the doors that easily packed up against the wall? How can young guards so it's trying to put a few measures just make it a little bit more difficult for them?
Aidan Power 22:33
simple but effective and terrific advice. Argentine currents. Thank you so much for joining us on the podcast. You're welcome. It's
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Aidan Power 22:44
So we're always local. All throughout our podcast series, we've been asking you to send us your jokes to win what we call the tool of dreams is that object you desire in your toolkit, and today, we are announcing our winner. We've had some great jokes over the series Fred, and then we've had others that I don't know where they even
Fred Cooke 23:05
are. We've laughed we've cried with laughter. So it's Win win.
Aidan Power 23:11
Yes, they've all been fantastic. And it's been a very tough decision. But here's what we've done. Fred, myself and our producer dusty have raised at each week's jokes at a 10 and after counting up the votes, we now have our top three so here they are. Number three is done. McCarthy.
My mother in law fell down a wishing well. I was amazed. I never knew they worked.
Aidan Power 23:39
Number two, this comes from Justin Murphy.
Unknown Speaker 23:43
What's the best thing about Switzerland's? Well, we don't know what the flag is a big clause.
Aidan Power 23:52
Justin such a brilliant joke. It gets you second place. It's not enough to win. We fought we fought over that one, Justin but we have arrived on our decision and our winner. Drum roll the winner of the tool of dreams from episode six is David Galligan
Joke of the Week 24:09
to the Forman points. huge pile of sand and says to the large muscular Scotsman. You're in charge of the shoveling, to a slightly less muscular but still loud Italian man. He says you're in charge of sweeping under the skinny Chinese man. He says you're in charge of supplies. He then says now have to leave for a little while. I expect you men to make a dent in that pile of sand. So the phone line goes away for a couple of hours and linear times the pie in the sand is on hot gas, the Italian Why didn't you swing by name? He replied. I haven't no broom, you said that the Chinese guy who's in charge of the supplies, but he has disappeared and I couldn't find them nowhere for Anton so the Scotsman says I knew I talked to you at a silver the department replies I did love but I couldn't get myself a shovel. You're left with Chinese money in charge of supplies, but I couldn't find them anywhere. foreman is really pissed off starves off towards the pilot side look to the Chinese guy as he approaches the man the Chinese guy leaves behind beside them. Yes, supplies
Aidan Power 25:14
you know I think appreciate the subtleties and indeed the delivery of that even more second time round.
Fred Cooke 25:24
That's a great sign. We've talked about that joke throughout the week. So we need another joke like that like that. So when we hear back again, Oh, it's so funny. Very performance such as funny line. Well done, David.
Aidan Power 25:35
David, you you are deserved winner. So it's all about the tool of dreams. What's David's tool a dream. He said to us. He wanted a power screwdriver. So David, we got you a really, really nice to Walt. Power screwdriver. That's your tool of dreams.
Fred Cooke 25:50
Aiden, Aiden, like like power screwdriver. Sounds great. But you're gonna have to come on he's after winning. At least give to the screwdriver Bluetooth or something.
Aidan Power 26:01
Not good. Is it not good at all?
Fred Cooke 26:02
Can you go solar powered screwdrivers? screwdriver,
Aidan Power 26:07
fine. We can give you the case that goes with us, you know, with some accessories and a charger. Right?
Fred Cooke 26:14
Like, what kind of a charger like it needs to be like a blanket. That's a plug. You're giving them a plug and a screwdriver. A plug. You're giving them a plug after that after a joke like that. That's what that's what you're giving them listen, it's
Aidan Power 26:25
the two Okay, fine. It's the tool of dreams. I don't know how can we make this any better? All right, David. What we'll do is we're gonna get in trouble for this. No, Fred. We've got we're gonna send you to chadwicks fixing center right and Dublin's Thomas trees. And you can get yourself out with I'm just going out on a limb here with 500 quids worth of power screwdrivers and accessories, and any amount of batteries that you can buy for that one device.
Fred Cooke 26:47
Yeah, Fred, are you happy? Are you happy? Right. Very happy. There's nothing up there. Can we be there to meet him and go surprise. That is up to you, Fred. Well,
Aidan Power 27:00
well done to David and thanks to everyone who sent in their jokes on the Tula dreams segment on our podcast whether it got on air or not. We really enjoyed them all
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Aidan Power 27:19
Seeing as we were talking about ga earlier well we're gonna have a quick check in there with the Kilkenny branch of chadwicks. running the show there is manager Tony Duggan. Tony Welcome to the podcast How are you?
Tony Duggan 27:28
Thanks Adam Grant hangs out when I say you're running the show there as the manager do you run it like Brian Cody where the team I'm on either lead or like I'm only as good as the team that's under me you know I'm Brian qualities are different. That's what managers are all at the end of the day is only as good as the PPS Walker forum. So I'm looking at good stuff here. You're very good at the small ball down in Kilkenny, but why don't any v kick the big ball or when the big ball comes in to kick me normally punctured. And all that stuff down here it's not hard on only unfortunately that's just been the way Kenny's a small county and so g Harlan and inky Kenny is just the number one sport and sadly like if you're really involved with it as really doesn't seem to mind No matter if you're 90 years old, you're going to last you know, that's been all the way over a number of years. There is a big football game pending anymore. It's not taken series you know, that's probably an issue that is not going to change in the near future. I don't think either, you know,
Aidan Power 28:19
now let's talk about hurling and on a more local level on a more club level. How is COVID affecting hurling in Kilkenny
Tony Duggan 28:27
COVID has had Mass Effect they've two young guys Horton Indiana wouldn't be involved in our own law club there has been for years there and they do everything in our parish revolves around the GAA club the boys used to lose our contact with our friends nor train and then we got Bactrian and doing a beach in your in only one parent with a child next at Mass effective and Mass Effect and I think young people's mental health especially in rural we were very rural parish we're not in a city or a town and the only thing in our parish is the GAA grounds until churches and three schools we have no shot we have no pub, the pub it's a club house so everything revolved around that so I wanted the whole thing came into lockdown the whole parishes as a as a whole just came to a standstill and that's the beauty of the GTA in the local community is it is the it's the hub of the of a local parish it keeps the parish together it gives people to meet and join in in and a sense of community and a whole lot like that was lost and like it's great to see it picking up a bit to nowhere you go back down to a club match there and you can see the sanatorium social distance have a chat with an associate Mr. Hunt so you're going hopefully and we get on the right side with these guys you know,
Fred Cooke 29:38
so in in any GAA club or a huge amount of people that need a playing Kit chadwicks helped out in kilmacolm Kilkenny Could you tell me about that?
Tony Duggan 29:49
Yeah, those charity sponsored official competition for all of landstar so what is one for each county, so don't count it is or when you want to county one Daniel went forward to the lens One so kinoko went out to kick anyone there's a lot of clubs involved in that nearly every company county Enter to draw, because there's 1000 yours for say the law is dropping in your county. And overall I wonder for an answer was we came to 11 grand. So Kimiko I think it came from often the team for leash committed industry and it came down to a board that has opened up to the Hall of landstar to the board so
Aidan Power 30:21
I can recall one of those in the end is that something on a personal level as as a community man as a family man as as as a pro ga man to see your own company chadwicks be involved at such at such a helpful level
Tony Duggan 30:35
when it when you're in a position that I am here. Most of our customers are somewhere whether our builders are plumbers or during the end of it, and they are drawn on a commission in every parish. So I'm fortunate for us to mentor something a fundraiser or one of those ways or one approach was looking for sponsorship. And realistically they did ga there, they're always looking for something because it's such a big organization and every publisher on sponsorship and it needs a certain amount. So it is great to see later on law hobbyist everybody rakin moko got 11 grand do to help broaden club and it takes a pressure off them at Autodesk is like you got to keep giving all the time Look at us in almost any organization. GE has only one organization or so there's a lot of things that have to be looked after in a branch and in the local area. But no I was elated and long may continue because it is it is something I am involved in and like there's other people in our business the same way they've looked at to give something back like and also it's nice to be able to to see that go on down the road taking MCO and like I've seen the pitch to the development of dawn since that down there so it's great to be able to see the money being used a car leaves were like you know,
Aidan Power 31:45
well long may continue Tony Duggan Branch Manager chadwicks Kilkenny thanks so much for chatting with us. Thanks hidden optic, any
trade talk tips and banter. This is the under construction podcast from chadwicks pledge getting done.
Aidan Power 32:01
Alright, it's time for this week's pod quiz. And we have not one but two contestants. We have Derek McGraw and Davey Fitz who have stayed with us to play on behalf of one of our listeners they win a customized answering machine message from our boy Fred cook now this week Fred at you're going to do a song for Chris and Chris is a tower crane operator working in Dublin Have you got that Fred?
Fred Cooke 32:25
All yet? Chris? I don't know what Ryan's for Chris. I don't know what Ryan's an operator or tower but I give it a shot.
Aidan Power 32:31
And I've no doubt in about a minute's time you will have produced something magical. So David, Derek, best of luck to you about 60 seconds on the clock. Feel free. Whoever knows the answer jump in question. One. The building material made out of laminated sheets of wood is called what? Right? Yeah, like plywood is raised.
Fred Cooke 32:54
Who has one more all Ireland senior football titles. Waterford ARCA Kenny
Aidan Power 32:59
has to be Watford. It's a trick question. Neither one. Question. All right, Dave. You didn't like that one. Right. Next question. What parts of your power drill holes your drill bits in place. Though, what's another word for throwing a ball? It would be touching? chalk chalk. Exactly. Yes.
Fred Cooke 33:23
After the your final final issue that was the final score and do your own 2020 532
Aidan Power 33:30
on penalties is the right answer. And one more for good measure. And we'll see if Derek wants to chime in at all and this was his car he used for Derek what is car ginsburg? You only call up anyone Kaka militia. That's the
only thing for moisture. Yeah, we'll accept all that and, and everything else was a combined effort from two ga grades. I think we have scraped over the line. And I think that means Chris, who is our crane operator in Dublin gets his special song from Fred. Fred take it away.
Fred Cooke 34:05
You've reached the phone of Chris some making and you mentioned my signals load of piss kills I'm hired and Richard Branson. I'm a crane operator. That's right at Dublin crane operator. So leave a message after the beep and sound it'll take me two days to get back to the ground. I'm a crane operator. Dublin crane operator. Leave a message. Yeah, Fred.
Aidan Power 34:40
Fred just saved the best for last of the series. Pretty darn good. Yeah, higher than Richard Branson. Your phone signal was was loaded. At one last time. Derek McGraw, David Fitzgerald. Good luck to you both. Thanks, lads.
Thanks for me. That's this is the under construction. Just podcast from chadwicks. Arlen's leading builders, merchants and Home Improvement specialists.
Aidan Power 35:07
Well that's it for our podcast today. And indeed this series Fred, we've learned a lot. What did we learn?
Fred Cooke 35:14
We've learned so much. I've learned how to make a cabin, new installations, a pergola, a composite decking a horsebox for all my art, and I've learned so much can't wait for the summer.
Aidan Power 35:28
You're gonna have a busy summer doing the DIY good man. Well, that is it for series one. Thank you to Tony joggin from chadwicks Kilkenny to our ga legends, Derek McGrath and Davey Fitzgerald and also to sergeant Dean Karen's from the garden crime prevention office. Also, a special thanks to Sarah Murphy Chadwick's for helping us get this podcast to you in the first place every week. And most importantly, thank you to you for listening. So until the next time for me, Aiden power, and the wonderful Fred cook, enjoy the rest of your summer. The
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Date: 19th Jul 2021