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Cartlann Digiteach Cuala is of the opinion that Cuala members have never had it so good when it comes to communications. What with Cuala Weekly News, Facebook, Website,  on-line Calendars, Twitter and Texting and so forth, there’s no excuse for not knowing when the next fixture is.  But we wonder whether our younger members ever stopped to think how we coped in those ‘black & white” days of old when there was no Internet and most homes didn’t even have a phone, sorry – landline.   Back then, your average Cuala household would consider itself lucky to have on of these at the end of the road –

 

So how were details of fixtures communicated to players back in the 1970s?  More likely than not, the hard-pressed mentors (some things never change) handed these out at training or got on their bike and delivered them to players’ homes or simply posted them.

hist_19620000_fixture_cardIf a player wanted to cry-off, there was no opportunity to Tweet or text & switch off. Players had to (shock horror) speak directly to their mentors to update them.  Now there’s a novel idea .  .  .  .  .

 


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Cartlann Digiteach Cuala (Cuala Digital Archive) was established in 2009 to assemble an on-line archive of images, stories and memorabilia relating to Cuala and its ‘ancestral’ clubs.
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Michael Goodwin, +353 (0) 87 2266140,  history@cualagaa.ie
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