Friday, August 11th 2023
COUNTY CHAMPIONS ON A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Our Adult Women’s 3rd Football team were crowned the Dublin Ladies Football Junior J Champions on a dramatic night in Swords on Wednesday.
A equalising point from a last kick of the game free brought the game to Extra time and with the team trailing by two points after a full 80 minutes it needed a high ball into the box and a goal from star midfielder Mia Downey to grab the title right at the death.
A big crowd of Cuala supporters were on hand to cheer and cheer we did. Joint captains Edel Keating and Jo McNaughton were brilliant in defence and this was about the most dramatic game we will see all season.
It is a special group as we learned in this great article by Laura Spain last week, led by Phil Shaffrey, Ray Mulholland and the great Fintan Quill but built on their own strength of character, determination to give their all and outstanding joy in playing sport as it should be played.
“Our team is made up of women who are at various stages of life, from Leaving Cert to full time jobs, marriage, and even babies. Some players have been playing since they were small while many of us had never played a sport or hadn’t played much since childhood.”
Read the Full Article here
DUBLIN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP OPENING WEEKEND
The first round of matches in the Dublin GAA Football Championship take place this weekend with all four of our teams in action.
The Seniors are in O’Toole Park on Saturday 12th August at 5:30 to play against Raheny. You won’t see as many All Ireland Inter County winners together on the same pitch anywhere else.
You can buy tickets at the link below with all U16’s able to access the ground for free
BUY TICKETS FOR SENIOR GAME HERE
Before that the 4ths are at home in Hyde Road tonight against Castleknock with a 7:15 throw in.
The the seconds are also at home in Hyde against Na Fianna at 6:15 on Saturday night.
Then we have a potential hat trick to remember at our home base with the 3rd in action in the Junior 1 Championship against Ballyboden St Endas at 11:00 on Sunday.
Loud and proud support would be great to get at all of the games.
Hundreds of Cuala players and members will be heading to Croke Park again on Sunday to cheer on our Cuala 4 as part of the Dublin Ladies Football Team hoping to Regain the TG4 All Ireland Senior Title in what could be a great game against Kerry.
Best of luck to Jennifer and Martha named to start and to Sinéad and Gráinne ready to be sprung from the bench.
Tickets are still available but could be in short enough supply as this is heading towards a record crowd for a Women’s sporting event in Ireland.
Come on You Girls in Blue!
THE STARS OF OUR FUTURE
We are weeks away from welcoming the next generation of future Cuala players through the gates at Hyde Park, ready to instil a lifelong love of sport and community.
Yes, there are may of us that will be scared at the fact that this is the time for children born in 2018 (that’s twenty-eighteen) but time rolls on.
Please spread the word among family, friends, neighbours and enyone else you’d like to share what Cuala has given to all of us.
If you have a child born in 2018, why not bring them along each Saturday from September 16th to experience all that Cuala has to offer!
Where: every Saturday at Hyde Park, Dalkey [MAP]
When: Boys 9:00am & Girls 10:30am
Who: All boys and girls born in 2018.
Register interest HERE
There is no need to pay membership just yet.
We’ll advise of how to go about that in the coming weeks.
If you’d like to get involved in Coaching, organising, sponsoring or have any questions,
Boys contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls contact: email@example.com
MARY HAYES RIP
Cuala members will be saddEned to hear of the passing of Mary Hayes, beloved wife of the late Matthew, loving mother of James, Maura, Anthony, Matthew, Joey, Tricia, Martin and Malachy; very sadly missed by her children, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, her 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brothers Maurice and Paddy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Her sons all played for, and gave their time to Cuala over the years and her grandsons Anthony and Matthew Higgins continue to do so.
Ar dheis de go raibh a hanam dílis.
DALKEY BOOK FAIR ON 19TH AUGUST
Are you a reader? This will be right up your street then.
On Saturday week, 19th August the Cuala Hall will be filled with thousands of new and second hand books at prices that will make you very interested.
It’s an interesting model where a wide collection of second hand books are supplemented by additional stock returned from bookstores including recent bestsellers with prices from as little as a Euro.
Better still 20% of the proceeds will go back to Cuala.
Date: 19th August, 2023
Time: 10am to 6pm
Pricing: Very reasonably priced new books; €1.00 special offer table, €4.00 each or 3 for €10.00 or €6.00 each or 3 for €15.00 or €8.00 each or 3 for €20.00.
Books available: Over 5,000 titles at each book sale with all genres catered for; Children’s books, Fiction, Crime, History, Religion, Biographies and even comics!
About Book World: Bookworld.ie is an online bookshop set up during covid to provide Irish readers with access to books. We sell both used and new books. All our used books are sourced from Irish charities and all of our new books are sourced from the overstock of retailers and publishers. If you can’t make it down on the day, bookworld.ie offers free delivery on orders over €20.00 and offers over 5,000 books from as low as €2.50.
AMGEN INTERNSHIP OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
One of the elements of value in our partnership with Amgen is the ability for one Cuala player each year to kick start their career by winning the right to serve an internship with the company.
All the details are in the picture above and we would encourage you to share this with any family members who might be interested.
PLAY THE CUALA CLUB LOTTO
Playing the club lotto is easy, and it could give you a nice windfall. Even if there is no jackpot winner we still give a lucky dip prize of €100 every week.
Congratulations to MD whose numbers came up last week and will be able to celebrate a `Jackpot win of €4,100
If you’re not in you can’t win…
PLAY THE LOTTO HERE
GETTING THE PAPERWORK SORTED
We have just completed a major refurbishment and upgrade of the Cuala gym.
This has involved a complete gutting of the old bar area, removal of mock-beams, old unused air ducting, roof repairs, ceiling repairs, floor levelling, removal of old central heating system, walls plastered, complete electrical rewiring system, emergency lighting, both wired and wireless internet services and all walls/ceiling painted and decorated.
The gym has more than trebled in size with a comfortable capacity for a full adult squad of 33 players plus. Our senior players (all codes), our own certified S&C coach, and other external S&C coaches had a big input into its design and redevelopment.
It is very important that the right procedures are followed for everyone who wants to use it, both as teams and as individual (fully paid up) members of the club.
All the details of what you need to do and how you can be ready for the doors opening can be found at this link below. We are insisting on 100 percent compliance, with no exceptions for what is a great addition to the club and for which massive credit is due to all those who played a part.