Last Saturday saw the Cuala U16 A Hurlers play their last competitive match together as a single group. Next year they are off to play with the big lads in the Minors. Fittingly it was their Championship Shield Final. Less fittingly they were defeated by a decent Ballinteer outfit, but they most certainly didn’t go down without a fight. Much of this bunch have blocked, hooked and pulled together – in the hurling sense – since they were five years of age in the Academy. The U16Bs are still chasing championship glory, this Saturday, 23rd November, in Abbotstown at 3pm. Beir bua boys.