SUMMER CAMPS STARTING MONDAY
Our Cuala Summer Camps will be starting on Monday and providing fun and skills for our young players and the many friends that might be experiencing Cuala for the very first time.
The standard camps will take place at Hyde Road in Dalkey from 10 AM to 2 PM each of the next three weeks.
Details of the Advanced camps for the older boys and girls can be found below.
Our special thanks to Mikes Bikes in Dun Laoghaire for their sponsorship of this highlight of the summer in the club.
LOOKING GREAT AT THE DALKEY BOOK FESTIVAL
The Cuala Hall looked brilliant for the multiple events we hosted during the Dalkey Book Festival two weeks ago.
A lot of hard work went into making it look spic and span and the success of providing such a great venue in the town will hopefully lead to this becoming an annual staging.
The week after the Festival we also hosted the Summer Cup for our friends at Moistown Boxing Clubs. Two full rings set up and big crowds to see the bouts.
These events are important sources of revenue for the club but more importantly help us to play our part in maintaining a vibrant local community.
BIG GAMES FOR THE WEEKEND
July football is upon us and we are into the last three rounds of the Men’s League
All four teams are in action with three home fixtures and one away.
?? Sat Jul 1 AFL1/ Seniors, fresh on the back of a midweek win over Clontarf, take on St Sylvester’s in Hyde @ 6.30
?? At the same time on Sat evening AFL3/Inters are out against Trinity Gaels in Shanganagh
?? Sun 2 July AFL5/Junior 1 are in Hyde up against Whitehall Colmcille with throw-in at 11.00
?? Mon 3 July AFL9 / Junior 2 are away to Round Towers Clondalkin with a 7.30 throw in
Our Minor Hurlers have a top-of-the-table Division One clash against Kilmacud Crokes in Shanganagh on Sunday morning with an 11 AM throw-in.
CUALA AMGEN INTERN FOR 2023
Congratulations to Conor Gaffney who has started a summer internship with Amgen. Conor has been a member of Cuala for the last 14 years and currently is studying General Science at UCD. While at Amgen, he is working in the Inspection and Packaging Department.
As part of Amgen’s sponsorship of Cuala GAA, there is an opportunity each year for a third-level student to complete an internship at the Amgen site on Pottery Road.
It’s a very practical example of how the Cuala partnership with Amgen delivers for all involved.
MINI ALL IRELAND A GREAT SUCCESS
Hundreds of kids and parents, friends, and relatives took part in this year’s Cuala Mini All Ireland which was a great success.
Thanks to all the boys and girls, the coaches and the refs, the sponsors and the senior players, the cooks and the line painters, the bands and the helpers in every way.
There may have been a drop of rain on the day of the finals but that was never enough to queck the spirits of those involved.
There are some great pictures of the day at www.johncoveney.ie for those who were involved.
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
An Coiste Cuala is currently preparing a major piece of work updating the club’s strategic plan. It is important to plan for where we are going and how we will continue to serve the needs of our present and future members as well as remaining an important part of the local community.
Thanks to those who have responded to the email that went out to all registered members during the week. We will be in touch over the coming weeks to integrate your offers of playing a part into the work plan for this important look to the future of the club.
We are focusing on four pillars, with the Club Coiste Leads in each in brackets
Management and Governance (Breda Kennedy and Ciaran McAlarey)
Club Infrastructure (Jonny Lahert, Kevin Nolan and Michael Hogan)
Coaching and Games (Deirdre Ní Fhloinn and Adrian Dunne)
Communication (Rob Hartnett and Angi Crispe)
CUALA IN BLUE
The Dublin Senior Footballers have a massive game on Sunday against Mayo in the All Ireland Quarter Final.
Michael Fitzsimons and Con O’Callaghan have been named at 3 and 14 in the starting line-up. Best of luck to them and the team.
Congratulations to Michael’s sister Gráinne who made her Championship debut for the Dublin Women’s Footballers last weekend.
Best of luck to Hannah, Sinéad, and Juliette who we hope to be involved in the Dublin Camogie lineup for their Championship game against Wexford this weekend.
Hard luck to Sean Brennan and the Dublin Hurlers who bowed out of the Championship against Clare last Saturday.
SWINGING CLUBS RATHER THAN HURLS NEXT MONTH
Fancy your putting stroke? Able to drive like a Masters Champion?
Then the Cuala Hurling Golf Classic could be just the thing.
All the details on how to enter, or sponsor, and get involved are in the image above.
MICK MCMORROW RIP
Last week we were devastated at the loss of Mick McMorrow. One of the nicest, sweetest most positive men you could meet, taken from us far too young. Our thoughts are with Deirdre, Orna, Charlie and the many friends whose lives he touched in so many ways.
Thanks to all those who turned up to pay their respects and lined the way on his funeral last Saturday.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
There was a great feature in last weekend’s Irish Independent about our very own Finbarr Murphy and the vital part he played in helping build relationships between the Gardaí and Dublin’s LGBT community back in the 1990’s.
You can read it here…
GAELIC 4 MOTHERS AND OTHERS BLITZ
Well done to the Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others and their coach Eamon McGuirk who competed in a blitz at Ballyboden last weekend.
A great way to get active, make friends and be an important part of the club, and they are always looking for new recruits.
CONGRATULATIONS JACK MARLEY, OLYMPIAN
Jack Marley is a young lad from Sallynoggin who boxes out of Monkstown Boxing Club and who has today secured a place on the Irish Team for the Paris Olympic Games. Well done Jack.
And while we are on the Olympics, congratulations as well to our former 2001 Footballer Sarah Healey who broke her own Ireland U23 National Record at 1,500 metres last week and is now the third fastest Irish woman ever at that distance behind Sonia O’Sullivan and Ciara Mageean.
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.
Recent Lucky Dip winners include Claudine O’Connor, Anthony Murray and Fergal McGuinness.
The next draw is Sunday night with €3,800 in the rolling jackpot.
PLAY THE LOTTO HERE