The first trophy of the new year returned to the club on Sunday 5th, borne by the U14 Boys who kept up a remarkable record in the clubs forays into Munster. This year, it was the Shield rather than the Mick O’Brien Cup , the later was finally secured for the first time by the hosts and deservedly so.
The U14 A’s got off to a bright start, drawing with a Kerrins O’Rahilly’s team that had won every game they have played in the past two and half years. Leading at half time against Clonmel Commercials they were heading for the A Final but an injury in defence and a five minute goal burst from the Tipp champs sent Cuala into Sunday’s consolation final instead against Austin Stacks from Tralee. The lad showed great character to get the job done by putting up a 5-13 score against the Kerry side and stayed on to watch Nemo Rangers win their own trophy for the first time in six years with a fine performance.