Friday 20th September
The All Ireland Football final is not just a major sporting event; it represents a perennial milestone in our social and cultural calendar. And not just for Dublin & Mayo supporters but for everyone with a passion for Gaelic games here in Ireland and abroad. In Dublin, the mood in the capital in the build-up to the game is always electric – with fans consumed by speculation about the match, celebrity spotting, reminiscing of glory days, catching up with old friends & making new ones – and all in an atmosphere of witty banter.
At the heart of this social and sporting phenomenon lies the Cuala All-Ireland Lunch – a unique gathering of the Dalkey club’s supporters and special guests – hosted by Des Cahill, RTE’s sporting anchorman. Every year, on the Friday preceding the Football Final, the Cuala “Fear an Tí” attracts superb speakers and guests who are well matched to the participating counties and guaranteed to inform, inspire and entertain.
If the outcome of the Final is being hotly debated, so too is speculation about the identities of the guest speakers – the names of whom are traditionally a closely guarded secret until the eve of the event. But patrons can be assured of one thing – the calibre of speakers will be, like the competing counties, top drawer! Past guests include legends such as Mick O’Dwyer, Colm O’Rourke, Niall Quinn, Seamus Mallon, Brendan Kennelly, Jimmy Magee, Jarleth Burns, Paddy Cullen, Mick Spillane, Tony Hanahoe, Mick Galwey, Dara Ó Sé, Mickey Harte, Micheál O’Muirheartaigh, Anthony Molloy and John O’Mahony all of whom have captivated their audiences with their special insights, charm and wit.
As Des says “I am hoping that you will be able to continue your valuable and much appreciated support for Cuala by attending our All Ireland Lunch on Friday September 20th. Now firmly established as the leading social event of the All Ireland Football Final weekend, this year is our 21st Anniversary and I’m more confident than ever that the calibre of guest speakers will match the excitement and fun of the big occasion. Despite the current difficult financial circumstances we all face and endure, I hope you will be in a position to continue your valued support for Cuala“.
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