Cuala Weekly News

Thanks to all who have come to SGMs and AGMs – its encouraging to see good participation in this important annual gatherings: Unlucky weekend for the juvenile girls last week with the U12 (1996) D2 Shield Final against Clontarf and the U10 (1998) camogie game against St Annes being postponed due to the weather. The U12 Final is re-fixed for 1.30pm this Sunday, venue to be confirmed.

The Girls U10 (1998) footballers were also very unlucky to be beaten by a last minute goal by St Maurs in the D2 Shield Final. Despite the outcome it was a great performance which was celebrated in style back in the club after the game with pizzas and a re-run of the game on DVD.

The Girls U13s , 14s and 16s footballers are all playing in finals this weekend. U13 Girls are in Div 2 Championship final this Sunday against Ballinteer. The game is played at Lucan Sarsfields (12th Lock) with a 1:30pm throw-in and then back to Cuala afterwards. U14 girls are playing St.Brigids in the Div 1 Shield Final in Portmarnock on Saturday with a 1:45pm throw-in. U16 Girls are playing Clontarf in Div 2 Shield Final in Rush on Sunday at 2pm.

O’Donovan Rossa from Belfast came down to Cuala to play the U13 Dublin Hurling Champions in a friendly last week-end. Cuala came out the better of a tough encounter. Rossa have taken scalps from Na Piarsigh, Blackrock, Ballyboden and Crokes on previous trips south so well done lads!.
U13s Boys running a Family Quiz in Cuala on Saturday night in the Bar to raise funds for the Feile year ahead. Teams of four €20 to include two under the age of 16.Note also, if any parents in the 1995 group would like to order a Féile top, please contact Jenny on 086 8417635 or Zita on 087 2235677. Its a windcheater type and will cost €30

Minor Hurling A Championship final fixed for Sunday in O’Toole Park at 12:30pm vs Ballyboden. Best of luck to Brendan, Denis, Packie and all the lads. This is a big one folks – we need every able-bodied supporter we can find – dont miss it! Please note that the mentors, players and parents are invited back to the club for light refreshments after the game.

Both U21 teams are in action in the championship on Saturday, the A team play Lucan away and the B team play their replay against St. Peregrines in Blakestown at the same time.

Last week to get in your photos for the “.. seen wearing Cuala top in interesting places” competition

Please see attached Cuala Player Pathway document from the Coaching Dept. This should make interesting reading for people involved in teams of all ages.

Best of luck to the Intermediate and Junior Footballers who play Ballyboden and St.Margarets respectively. Both team are looking to continue their push for promotion.
Note Voting procedures for upcoming AGM will be posted on the Website. (Hint: If you can get through these – consider applying for a place in Mensa!). Well done to Michael Goodwin who obviously missed his calling as an election agent !