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Cuala GAA Monthly News 1976 – a Familiar Story

The year is 1976 and the Monthly publication offers reports of a trip to Belfast covering items that have come back onto the current news agenda and items we hope will never recur.
Lots of familiar themes too – chasing Subs, promising austerity, winning matches. And so many familiar names of those still part of this great club and recalling some dear departed friends

Historic overview

The formal Cuala story can be traced from records of games in the area in the late-19th century and on through a variety of mergers, off-shoots, ‘rests’ and ressurections involving local clubs like Cuala Hurling Club, Naomh Mhuire, St Begnet’s, Dalkey Mitchell’s, Roger Casements and Cuala Boys. All of these clubs are part of the great Cuala journey – their history and that of the modern club are inseparable.

St. Benedict’s Football Club Dalkey 1916 – Cad is Ainm Dóibh?

We previously reported that St. Begnet’s GAA was believed to have existed since 1917, but had spent several decades in the wilderness before being resurrected in the 1950s. Now, that belief about its earlier existence can be upgraded to certainty.  We even know the identities of its early players and officials and can point to their being in operation by 1916. But there’s a catch. They were not who we thought they were

Cuala Casements 1967 – 1974 – the Dunphy legacy

Cuala Casements has earned a special place in the hearts of many of today’s older members. Prior to its evolution into modern-day Cuala, the Sallynoggin-headquartered outfit played a huge part in promoting juvenile teams and it left an indelible mark in the local GAA landscape. now we have a meticulously recorded record of their exploits.

Dunleary O’Connells – Junior Football Winners 1911

Dunleary O’Connells  is another of those Clubs whos very existence has been largely forgotten. Although not known to have any direct connection with the modern Cuala club, Cartlann Digiteach Cuala feels this forum is a fitting place to record what is known of this once powerful club in what has since become the Cuala heartland.