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Hello Cuala Patrons

Exams about to start, a bit of  nice weather to tease the students and the Dubs about to start the Championship campaign – Summer-time!

  • Congratulations to the ’00 girls on their big win against Foxrock Cabinteely in the U13 football league last Saturday. Special mention for Sinead Wylde who scored 9-02. Sinead beats the previous juvenile girls scoring record of 7-0 scored by Ceithleann Ni Chonluain of the 96s back in 2010. Ok anoraks – is this a club record?
  • Ken Fitz will be in Cuala from 4.30 to 6.30 doing gym programmes for the 97 boys for the next four weeks. If any of the juvenile or minor players feel like dropping in to puck/kick a ball or just hang around the place they will be more than welcome.This is an informal, unstructured attempt to encourage our teenagers to see the club as theirs and to learn to respect it as such.Please feel free to pass the word to your teams
  • Credit to Martha Byrne who lined out at midfield for the Dublin Ladies U21 team at the weekend against Meath, and to Shannon Huggard who joined her from the bench marking another major step for the Cuala Ladies.
  • Great win for the U15A Footballers in front of an enthusiastic support at Thomastown in the sunshine on Sunday morning.  A good first half lead with 2 goals from Fionn O’Drisceoil was enough to carry them through to a one point win over Raheny.  It did take an incredible reflex save from Cormac Quinn to bring it home but great performance all round.
  • Is your house/shed/attic full of junk?  Well here is your answer, Juvenile boys are running a fund-raiser. Click here:   https://cualagaa.ie/2013/05/the-big-clear-out/
  • U16s had a marvellous victory in last Saturday’s Division 1 Football Shield Final v Fingallians on a 0.10 to 1.4 scoreline. The lads played into a strong breeze in the first half which they dominated.They went in at half time ahead on a score of 0.6 to 0.1. The second half was a different affair and even though they were playing into the breeze Fingallians had levelled the game just 5 minutes into the second half. Cuala dug deep to keep the score board ticking over and in the end thoroughly deserved their victory. A great day was had by all. Everyone played their part,from stand-in keeper James Bailey, who made two top class saves at crucial times,to Josh Byrne who came on as a late replacement and to the twin towers of Andrew Power and Jack Lahert. Credit to a great bunch of lads and coaches JP Byrne,Declan Murray and Maurice O’Callaghan.
  • We need your help!  There is a 1st year social taking place this Friday night and we urgently need help to supervise the event. This is a very important Cuala fundraiser and many sections benefit. So its time to put something back. Time 7.30pm to 11pm (Pint and pizza afterwards). Please confirm your availability as soon as possible by texting 087-2345393.
  • Also the Womens Mini-Marathon is on next Monday. Cuala has traditionally helped out to run the RDS Waterstation. We need some juvenile volunteers to help(15-18) and Adults to supervise. Its pretty easy, just lots of water and good spirits. Assemble at Cuala at 10:30 on Monday morning.
  • The very best of luck to all sitting Junior and Leaving Cert exams next week.
  • Lastly, our thoughts are with the Gough family following the death of Kitty Gough, Eddie’s mother at the weekend  Ar dheis Dé go bhfuil a hAnam.

All for this week

Tadhg Murphy

Cuala Communications