Hello Cuala Patrons
We were disappointed last Sunday in Parnell Park but you would have to say we were proud of our players and the fighting spirit that saw them claw their way back into a tight game. But goals win games and Crokes got two so we wish them well in the Leinster Club Championship. There is youth and great potential in this Cuala team and a lot to look forward to in the coming years. Thank you lads for all your efforts:
- To quote Senior Hurling Manager Harry Roberts “It has been a great year working with a smashing bunch of hurlers who made great sacrifices thus year and just failed at the final hurdle in both league and championship these guys put their life on hold in their effort to win a championship. I would also like to give special mention to all the wife’s, partners, girlfriends, etc. who supported all of us through the year. The support was fantastic last Sunday well done to all. We would like to thank the Club for all the support also all our Sponsors for their help, we will now be fully behind Derek Dunner and the footballers next weekend and also the minors cheering them to the silverware”
- So the hunt for silverware goes on. Next Saturday its the turn of our Adult Footballers who face Fingallians at 4pm in Chanel College (Parnells ground in Coolock). Another fantastic bunch of Cuala Players and several dual players lads. This team is no stranger to finals so lets have the same support again and help them on Saturday to get what they deserve.
- A superb weekend of camogie in Meadow Vale saw 3 great performances from Cuala’s juvenile teams in their championship semi finals. On Saturday the Under 14s played out a titanic struggle with Kilmacud with a last minute goal giving the Cuala girls a dramatic, but hard fought and well earned win.
Next up were the Under 16s whose battle with Lucan proved equally tight and exciting – Cuala looked like they had won the game with a winner deep in injury time but Lucan battled back to level it up. Extra time was needed and the Lucan girls pulled away to win leaving the Cuala girls devastated but proud of a fine performance. On Sunday morning it was the Under 13s who overcame Lucan and the weather to pull away to win comfortably showing great skill in difficult conditions. So, a mighty weekend for camogie in the club with two championship finals, at under 13 and under 14, to look forward to on the weekend of November 3rd/4th.
This weekend the Under 14 girls seek the first half of a potential championship double with their Division 2 football final against Lucan Sarsfields on Sunday at 230pm in Somerton (Castleknock). The girls have put in some great performances to get to the final and will need one last big effort to bring home what would be a well deserved title. In the same venue at 4pm the Under 16 girls play in their Shield Final. All support welcome for both games.
- Many thanks to Enda Gallagher and his team in Sam McCauley Chemists in Glasthule for their extremely generous donation of medical kits to the 99’s. In these difficult times donations like this help to take some of the pressure off the running of the age groups. This donation was totally unprompted which is a rarity in these tough times and is very much appreciated.Maith thú Enda.
- Under 15A footballers had a hard earned victory by a point over Lucan in last Sunday’s Shield Semi Final. They now advcance to the Shield final against Ballyboden on Sunday week. Match details to follow. Great performances by Dara Collopy,Niall O’Callaghan and Darragh Spillane.
- U16 Hurlers are in semi-final Championship action against Crokes in Silverpark at 3pm Saturday. All support welcome followed by quick scoot to Chanel Park
- Great display by Minor A-footballers in beating Naomh Mearnog in the first round of the Championship. With lots of injuries it was always going to be a banana skin. In poor conditions it was certainly slippy but grit, determination and some fine football saw them through. The Minor A-hurlers face Ballyboden on Sunday morning in Pairc Ui Mhurchú, while the Minor Bs are at home to Naomh Olaf.
- The Social season kicks off again this Friday 19th with a juvenile disco in the hall. We are always looking for volunteers from amongst parents and club members to ensure these important fund raisers can be carried on with. Contact your team mentors, Zita or Lorraine if you are over 25 and able to help out for a couple of hours.
Fingers crossed again this week for the footballers.