The Cuala Red and White is published weekly with all the news from around the club, It is read every week by 1,500 members and that number is rising all the time.
WHO TOOK THE NETS AWAY?
We all know that rugby is what happens when they can’t find nets to play Gaelic Football but it appears that some of us are somewhat aware of the sport.
Thanks to all those who entered the Cuala Men’s Football section’s main fundraiser for the year, the Six Nations Handicap Forecast.
Today we can reveal that 33 people got all the forecasts from week one right, but with Ireland winning big and England losing at least two of them were always likely to be popular.
Click on the link below to find out how you are doing and to remind yourself of what you are cheering for this weekend.
1st prize is €500 and an updated leaderboard will be published after each round.
MEN’S ADULT FOOTBALL SEASON IS UPON US
The 2023 League season is upon us with Round One matches just a week away on Feb 19th.
Once again Cuala is fielding four teams and the first competitive matches see us drawn with three away fixtures and one at home in Hyde Park.
All fixtures are on Sunday 19th.
- Seniors in top Division One start their campaign with an away trip to Raheny and an early throw-in at 10.30
- Intermediates, newly promoted to Division three, are away to Ballymun Kickhams also with a 10.30 throw-in
- Junior 1 are in Division five and travel to St Brendan’s for a 12.15 start
- Junior 2, in Division 9, is the only home fixture for the day. In Hyde Park with St Judes providing the opposition at 2.30
Best of luck to all teams in the opening fixtures and for the season.
ACADEMY ANNUAL WALK
Over 70 percent of us have now paid in full or a first installment on the Club membership which is now due.
You have to be a member to play, coach, train, or be involved and with matched kicking off in the next few weeks you really do need to get this ball rolling if you want to take part in kicking or puc-ing the others.
Good luck to our 2008 boys who get their Féile season off to an early start this weekend. Pictured above are the 2007 girls who won their Dublin Division last season. Hopefully the lads of this year will have as much fun.
THE RETURN OF THE FIRST-YEAR DISCO
It’s back…in the Cuala hall…one night only!
BASE – 1st-year party on Thursday 16 March, in aid of Cuala TY students Zambia project.
Tickets go on sale Friday 24 February.
For everyone’s safety and to respect our valued local community, this event will be fully supervised by Cuala parents backed up by a professional security team, and with all the right measures in place for a memorable night.
QUIZ NIGHT SET FOR FRIDAY MAY 5TH
Cuala 4 Zambia and the Adult Hurling Section have joined forces to run the great Annual Cuala Quiz Night.
It will take place on Friday night May 5th in the Cuala Hall on Hyde Road.
Last year’s prize was carried off by the insanely clever and devilishly handsome crew of Michael Walsh, Rob Hartnett, Tim Carey and Sean O’Hara, with late assistance from Mick Murray. They went within a question of representing the club in the National Scór Finals. Could you go one better?
More details to follow but save the date in your diaries now.
EAGLES OR CHIEFS, THE SLIOTARS ARE DEPENDING ON THEM
The Adult Hurlers are running a Superbowl competition in the hope of raising enough money to buy sliotars, bibs and cones that will last all the way to the Championship.
It’s easy to play. Simply What’s App Finbarr Murphy on (086) 8281942, get ready to send him €20 and you will be given a square on a grid with all the possible scores at the end of each quarter. If your square comes up you are in the money.
Another good reason to stay up late on Sunday night to watch one of the sporting highlights of the year.
SWEEPING THE SHEDS
Sweeping the sheds is a concept for great teamwork and staying grounded.
It came from ?the All Blacks but last Saturday our 2008 group of U15s made it an All Reds thing too at Thomastown.
Well done and thanks to all who came to lend a hand. The place is spotless. Now it is is down to everyone who uses it to keep it that way.
WIN FOR COLÁISTE EOIN AND ITS CUALA CONTINGENT AND OTHER SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS OF NOTE
Congratulations to Coláiste Eoin on a superb performance today in a play off against Good Counsel, Kilkenny for a place in the All Ireland Senior School Hurling Quarter Final. A great achievement for the lads.
Congratulations also to Conor Quinn from the U16 Boys who won the Dublin Schoolboys Shot Put last weekend, and to Niamh Murray from the Minor Girls who has been selected to run for Ireland in Madrid at U20 level next weekend.
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.
The winning numbers from last week were 3,4, 12 and 17. No jackpot winner but €100 on its way to John Basquille.
The next draw is Sunday night with €1,900 in the rolling jackpot.