Cuala Weekly News

Sincere thanks to all who made the Fun-Day such a success. Weather was once again benign and we got a great crowd.

Firstly, on behalf of Cuala we would like to extend our sympathies to Maire Ui Scolai and Eamon McGurk whose father passed away during the week.

This weekend is a busy one for the U9 girls (2000s). They host Na Fianna on Saturday in a mini football blitz and Lucan Sarsfields on Sunday in a camogie league game. Commiserations to the U11 girls (1998s) on their exit from the Camogie A Championship. They beat Kilmacud Crokes last Sunday to set up a play-off with Naomh Brid to qualify for the semi final but two games in three days proved too much as they were beaten on Tuesday.

Well done to the U12 (1997s) camogie team who won their last match of the league last weekend beating Naomh Barrog by 9-3 to 7-3. We also wish them good luck in their Championship semi-final this Saturday. They are playing away against Good Counsel and all support is welcome for this important match.

Finally, the U13s (1996s) had a good win in football against Ballinteer as part of last Sundays Fun Day. This weekend they play Kilmacud Crokes in camogie in Meadowvale on Saturday and Scoil Ui Chonaill in the football Shield semi final on Sunday. See the juvenile girls calendar on the website for full details of all games www.calendarwiz.com/cualagirls.

The U11B hurlers scored two fine wins over Kilmacud in their all Ireland blitz last weekend. This week the U11 Lions and Leopards have a crunch league match against St Judes while the Cougars and Jaguars face Crokes at Clonkeen.

Many thanks to all those parents and mentors who gave of their time to make last Sundays Family Fun Day such a success.

Great results for the 1997s(U12) Hurling Teams last weekend. The “A” Team had a very tough encounter with Naomh Mearnog, winning by a goal and a point. The “B” Team had a comfortable win over Na Fianna.

Three very important football matches this coming weekend, against Lucan, Naomh Olaf and Croi Na Riofa.

Badminton night has proved very successful, so much so that we have now reached our maximum numbers of players as there are only two Courts available. If anybody else is interested in playing, they should send Derek Spain an e-mail. He will let them know if any places become available in the future. osullivanspain@eircom.net

Please see attached a hurling strategy document. The purpose of this document is to put forward a strategy for the future of hurling in Cuala. All interested members are asked to attend a meeting in Cuala, Hyde Rd, Monday 19th October at 9.00pm.to discuss the issues raised in the document. Well done to Karl Schutte and his team on producing.

Folks unfortunately we have had a complaint from the residents near Thomastown Park of some inconsiderate parking that occurred on Saturday September 27th during a match. Several people attending this match parked at the end on Thomastown Road, directly opposite residents gates which made entering or exiting their driveways extremely difficult. Some people were completely blocked by a car parking on the road directly opposite their gate which meant for several hours , they were unable to get their car out of the driveway. This is unacceptable and quite possibly illegal. We must show due consideration for residents near Thomastown and advise our own teams and visiting teams to park properly.

To ensure player safety Hurling Helmets must be worn by ALL HURLERS from the 1st January 2010. It is essential that this rule is fully observed and implemented for both Hurling Matches and Hurling Training Sessions. This is both GAA and Cuala Policy and An Coiste expect that all players and team managers/mentors will fully comply with the rule.

Congratulations to David Treacy and Oisin Gough who were both nominations on the GPA Hurling team of the year. The final selections will be announced on Friday 6th November at a gala dinner. Details on the RTE website www.rte.ie. Good luck lads.

Here’s something worth doing. Help us win the GAA Club competition with Change.ie by finding your carbon number on www.change.ie and joining our Group before the 18th of October. It could be worth €10,000 to our club. More members increase Cuala’s chance of winning, so click onto www.change.ie and join the Cuala Group. Its easy – just click on the link above, select Groups and at the bottom of the screen select Sector-sporting, Subsector-GAA, Club- Cuala.

Just in case someone went home without their prizes, winners of Family Fun Day Raffle Prizes is in the attachment.

Please note that a new proposed Cuala Club constitution will be approved by members in a SGM in Oct/Nov time frame. A consultative process with members will begin next week. See Constitution