Cuala Weekly News

Good luck to the U14s who make the trip to Nemo Rangers to defend the Mick O’Brien Memorial Cup this weekend. Hopefully they wont come home with any ideas on strikes etc. If you happen to be in Cork though I’m sure they would appreciate your support (the U14s that is !)
Senior Hurlers play Dublin Colleges in the ‘away’ leg in DCU at 3pm on Sunday next. They lost by 4pts last time out with Mark Schutte and Colm O’Farrell excelling for Seniors. Dave Treacy doing the damage for Colleges.

U10 Blues had a great win over Naomh Olaf last weekend while the Greens went down by 3 points to Lucan. All three teams on the road this Saturday, Greens in Templeogue, Blues in Round Towers and Reds in Lucan

U11s play K.Crokes and St.Judes this Saturday in Clonkeen. Challenge game with U12 Hurlers on Sunday at 2pm iin Thomastown. Sponsorship cards for Hike should be returned on Monday 18th Feb. U12Bs had a great win over Robert Emmets last weekend. A while in coming but now this team is really finding its feet! Well done to players,parents and especially to mentors Des McCarthy, Joe Molumby,Terry Sheehan,Brendan Traynor and Tom Flynn.

Another great win for U14B footballers over Naomh Mearnog away 0-3 to 7-10. Goalkeeper Shane Kelly, Jack “Butsy” Butler and mid-fielders Scott Curtis and Peter Gahan were outstanding.

Good to hear that in terms of numbers the Cuala Ladies Football section is now the 4th biggest in Dublin and 6th biggest in Ireland. Keep up the good work lassies and lads.
A Work-Group is getting together on Saturday 11am in Hyde Park. Diverse jobs include flooring Committee room, painting, clearing out gym etc, Every Cuala member invited to help – contact organiser Ed Monaghan.

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a Micheál O’ Muircheartaigh? A new initiative from GAA Radio has come our direction where club games would be broadcast over the radio or web. We are looking for anyone who might be interested in commentating on Cuala matches – perhaps someone studying or interested in journalism or broadcasting? If so, send me an email and I will pass on more details.

Juvenile Committee meetings minutes from last Tuesday are now uploaded to the website. Apparently the witty repartee and intellectual debate is much more interesting than Desperate Housewives on the telly.

Clonkeen College are holding a Corporate Llunch in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry on Friday April 4th. Sponsorship for tables cost €1600 or €160 per individual. Clonkeen are great supporters of Cuala and a large number of our players attend the college, so please support this important initiative.Contact the College directly on 2892709 or Peadar McAdam on 0872345393

Finally Cuala Annual Subscription is payable on 1st January each year . The logic is simple. Unregistered players are illegal, large bills need to be paid for facilities and to the County Board, and most importantly, you or your child are not insured to play or coach unless you are a fully registered member. So please pass your Application forms and subscriptions to your team mentors without delay. Thanks to those who have already registered.