Cuala Weekly News

Well done to Aisa Kirwan, Ciara Mckeown, Julie Newman and Katie O’Dea who all played with the Dublin Academy teams against teams from Kilkenny.Cork and Galway last weekend. Well done to Cliodhna Gillan and Sarah Egan who were selected to referee the mini-games during the Ladies All-Ireland on Sunday last.

Good wins for the girls U12 D2 Footballers last weekend in their final league game of the season with a big win against St, Margarets Round Towers. This weekend its championship with the U12 camogie team playing against Erin Go Breagh and U10 Footballers playing O’Tooles on Saturday and both our U12 football teams playing Sunday against St.Maurs in Rush and Ballyboden in Cherryfield.

Great wins for the U10 Footballers last weekend who manage to beat 2 K.Crokes teams and St.Marys as well. And all in one morning -match that then if you can!

Full Juvenile meeting next Tuesday Oct 7th pm. All age groups are asked to send a representative.

U14B footballer got their league campaign underway last weekend after a long break. This was a top of the table clash vs Man O’War and after a very close game came out losers. Cuala almost snatched the points when Conor Bass got the ball in front of goal in the dying seconds but his shot went agonisingly wide to leave the margin at 2 point.

Minor A footballers had a good win over Thomas Davis last weekend while the Minor B Footballers drew with St. Oliver Plunketts.

Junior C Hurlers had a great win against Round Towers in the championship semi final on Sunday last in Shankill and are now in the final. A finely balanced mix of wisdom (old age!) and youth (who did all the running) did the trick. Shay Hayes, Eddie Gough were the management maestros while Denis Byrne transformed from coaching guru to netminder to conduct a fine win.

Well done too to the Senior hurlers who beat St. Brigids in O’Toole Park on Saturday evening.

The Camogie season has ended but players are reminded that training continues from next Tuesday 7th Oct in the Hall starting at 7pm.

The Intermediate footballers continued their good run in beating St. Judes last Sunday in the league.

Massive weekend for the Junior Footballers who play their much awaited Championship final next Saturday in O’Toole park at 16:00 All support most welcome.

A mention about last weeks Coaching session with Paudie Butler. We had 40 coaches on the night and the session was focussed on fundamental skills of hurling. It was an excellent session, informative, entertaining and hugely motivating. We hope to have Paudie back soon to conduct a session on player development. These sessions are beneficial for coaches of all age group and both codes. Coaching Dept will produce fact-sheet and session plan by next week.

Set Dancing is back on Sunday nights at 8pm in the hall. Admission is only €6 per night and 2 hours of fun and craic is guaranteed.

All-Ireland Forecast winner were Gerry Killian who got the score spot on and to Joe Finnigan,Una Morrisey and Anne Killian who got the attendance correct. Well done to you all.

A Table Quiz will be held on Sat 4th Oct in the bar starting at 8pm. The quiz is a fundraiser for a school refurbishment in Namibia, Africa and your support will greatly help Cuala volunteers Sadbh Ni Ghiolláin, Conal O Giolláin, Mary O’Giolláin, Ciara Spain and Kevin Spain. A worth cause so please support.Contact Kevin Spain for tickets on 086-8059526..

Dont forget the Cuala Family Fun Day -Sunday 5th Oct. Its great fun, for all the family and a vital fundraiser for Cuala so please come have fun and support the club.

2 October 2008