Hello Cuala Patrons

Well for a night of high drama,fashion, swirls, pirouettes, music and just plain old  fun it was hard to beat. The Not Strictly Dancing was exactly that but a lot more besides. Great dancing, great music and fantastic entertainment. Hard to do it justice in print but have a look at the pics on the Cuala Gallery. Superb job done by Damian McKeown, Mick Kirwan and the team in organisng, Des in compering and of course  Blathnaid in winning.

  • This Saturday is the Academy’s sponsored Walk on Killiney Hill. The boys and girls have been fundraising hard for the walk around killiney hill.  They will be setting off in stages from 9.30 and finishing at 12.45.  All support is greatly appreciated.  Come along to cheer for our smallest club members from the biggest club section.
    The walk will take place on Killiney Hill on Sat 9th March, starting beside the car park.The walk is staggered, with start times as follows:
    Half of the 2005 Boys – 9.30*
    2004 Girls – 9.45
    2005 Girls – 10.15
    2006 Boys – 10.30
    2006 Girls – 10.45
    2007 Boys – 11.00
    2007 Girls – 11.15
    2004 Boys and half of the 2005 Boys – 12.15*
  • Despite the hectic Saturday preparations for the ’99 mentors, the  A & B  U14 hurling teams still managed to win both of their first round of league games against St. Vincents (A’s) and Lucan Sars (B’s) on Saturday last.
  • Great result for the U13A Footballers who won 4-07 to 3-09 in a rescheduled grading league match against Kilmacud on Sunday, that after another single point win over Lucan in their first outing in the Hurling League 24 hours before.
  • Hard luck to the U15A Hurlers who held reigning Champions Ballyboden for 40 minutes on their first outing back in Division One but were overcome in the end.
  • Cuala’s Martha Byrne donned the blue jersey last Sunday making her debut for the Dublin Seniors against Cork in Fermoy. Unfortunately the Dubs came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard in the clash but we are proud to have our first ever player at the highest level of Ladies Football in the County. Best wishes on your County career Martha.
  • Minor Footballers A Team had well deserved win over St. Sylvesters last Sunday with a  tight scoreline of 0-10 to 1-04 in the Minor A League. Con O’Callaghan and Sean Treacy looking sharper than Gerry Byrne’s red suede shoes. The Bs went down to St Finnians on the same day.
    Con O’Callaghan and Cillian Sheanon were on the victorious Dublin Minor Football team that beat Kildare on a 3-8 to 0-13 scoreline in last  Saturday’s Leinster Minor League final played in Chanel College. Con contributed 2 points and the winning goal came from a last gasp effort  from Cillian.
  • Well done also to our Minor Camogie team who played their first match at this grade in club colours last weekend.
  • Senior footballers were beaten by Crokes last Thursday in a cup match by 4 points. Slow start by our lads but came into the game in the second half.
  • Some Cerebral dancing required this weekend! The adult hurlers have a club quiz night on Saturday March 9th.  €40 for a table of four, 100 questions on every topic you can imagine and plenty of fun as well.
  • Renowned artist and boatbuilder, Mark Redden, will be coming to Dalkey. He will build two currachs with the help of a team of local people. The project will provide a creative space for the local schools, clubs, and groups to interact with each other. It will also highlight the spiritual and heritage link between Dalkey Island and the town.  The boats will be launched on June the 1st.at Coliemore harbour. Local businesses or individuals can be involved in the creative process by pledging money in exchange for creative rewards. It is live on fundit.ie for only 21 more days.http://www.fundit.ie/project/begnets-boats-project-2013.You may know of some company or individuals who would like to be involved in this creative venture.
  • Lastly, Cuala Bar open Saturday, 4:30pm until close for the Rugby on the telly. Lets hope this time they can kick something between the posts.

Tadhg Murphy

Cuala Communications