First Ever Football & Hurling Titles in Dalkey – 1961

Most onlookers will appreciate that Cuala is a very successful mix of teams catering for all ages and playing codes over a wide area of south County Dublin.  But how many realise that the very “DNA” of our great club is the product of a rich history of mergers and amalgamations of earlier teams and clubs in the Dalkey and Dun Laoghaire areas? This week marks the 49th anniversary of a significant milestone in the development of Adult Hurling in Dalkey.  St Begnets GAA, later renamed Dalkey Mitchels before amalgamating with Cuala Casements to form the club we all know today, won the Junior Hurling “C” League – Dalkey’s first Adult Hurling title.

Only 2 year previously, in 1959, our Footballing forebears in St Begnets had made their mark at Minor level by winning a League Title.

These achievements  earned their place in the O’Maoilean Album where you can now see pictures and how the media of the day reported the event.

 


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