Hello Cuala Patrons

Last newsletter before the summer break (mine). Don’t Forget the National Féile competition being hosting in Cuala next week. Keep an eye on the website for details of games and venues :

  • The Cuala U16 camogie team are currently the oldest camogie team in the club. Next year we hope to enter a team in the adult leagues so we’re looking for either beginners over 16 years of age or any ex-camogie players of any age who might be interested in playing next season. We are running ‘camogie for beginners’ training on Tuesdays at 7.00pm to 8.15pm in Meadowvale over the summer. All welcome. Contact Fintan Quill 086-8197352 for details.
  • Hyde Road was abuzz on Saturday morning as the Mini All Ireland tournaments for all our younger players came to a conclusion.  Well done to all the players, managers, refs, helpers and parents that played a part.  This is one of the highlights of the Cuala year and just gets bigger and better every time it comes around.  The smiles on the faces of local residents, shop owners and shoppers as the parade made its way through Dalkey was a joy to behold.
  • The Gaelic for Mothers event that took place after the kids were done was another step in the development of this excellent initiative and hopefully some of the mother’s who watched their kids in the morning will join up and play themselves from September.
  • Not often Dublin hurling teams beat the Cats twice in a row so nice to see Dublin minor hurlers do this last weekend in Portlaoise. Cian O’Callaghan, Colm Cronin and Sean Treacy did very well. Leinster final is being played on Sunday week against Wexford.
  • Excellent win for the under 15a footballers against Lucan last Friday. Good performances all round. Darragh Spillane and Gavin Hartnett each got goals that are in the running for goal of the season. Nice to see Dan Casey back in action.
  • Well done to the Minor A Hurlers who finished off their Division 1 League Campaign on Wednesday evening with a comprehensive away win over St. Vincents to leave them in Runners Up spot in the league.
  • The Senior Hurlers great run of form continued on Sunday morning with a well deserved 0-18 to 0-06 victory over Kilmacud Crokes in Division One of the Adult Hurling League.  The lads were always on top and took some fine scores along the way at Silver Park. They now lie 2nd in the table behind St Vincents.
  • Thanks to those who helped out with work on the dressing rooms and steps at Hyde Road ahead of our hosting the National Féile next week.  We hope that further calls for volunteers to help out at the great event will be met enthusiastically.  Please come out and support our teams and all our visitors.

All for now – hope you all have a great summer.

Tadhg Murphy

Cuala Communications