Hello Cuala Patrons

We are in the business end of the season now on the club scene and plenty of Cuala teams still competing for honours:

  • The Cuala senior footballers play St. Mary’s Saggart  in the B-quarter final of the Championship on Saturday at 4:30 in Saggart. All support is very welcome.
  • Comórtas Puimcín Cuala: Start designing your pumpkins for the first Cuala Carved Pumkin Competiton which will cost €20 per pumpkin to enter.  Alternatively, families attending Céilí na Samhna – the Cuala family céilí on Saturday 26th October-  will be able to enter the pumpkin competition for free.  Beidh duaiseanna go leor againn.  Is iad Cailíní 2004 atá ag eagrú an chéilí.
  • Nótaí Acadamh Cuala
    We’re always delighted to get used hurleys, helmets, boots and Cuala gear which is no longer needed.  It can be passed on to Colmán at any stage. If anybody has an Academy Helmet – we seem to be missing quite a few – or any other Academy equipment, we would also be delighted to get it back.
    Teenage or adult players who may have an hour to spare in their off season are invited down to Dalkey any Saturday morning at 9.00 to help with the boys or 11.00 am to help with the girls.  Beidh fáilte romhaibh.  The Academy’s first Club Hour takes place in the bar this Saturday 19th October 9.00 – 10.00 pm.  All are welcome to join us for a chat.
  • Congratulations to the Cuala Tigers, the Under 12 (2001) Boys A football team, who won the Dublin Division 2 League.  Having swept through their previous games with wide margin victories, it was a very different story last Friday night. Away to Lucan Sarsfields under lights, they had to dig deep to win a thrilling encounter 4 – 21 to 3 – 17 to clinch the title. And best of luck to the Cuala 2001 Lions who have a great chance of getting second place in their division.
  • Congratulations to the 5  Cuala players represented U13 Dublin south hurlers in a recent challenge games against Cork, Michael Conroy, Kevin Kirwan, Liam Murphy, Ruairi Sheanon, Cormac Spain. And well done to the Cuala  U13A hurlers on securing the Division 2 league title with a comfortable win over Raheny on Saturday. Paul Schutte was on hand to congratulate the lads and to pass on his words of advice and encouragement to the full 2000s group. Preparations are already started for the return to Division 1 hurling in 2014.
  • In what promises to be a competitive game , the 14B lads are playing Clontarf in the “Battle of the semi final”. These players have done exceptionally well this season and are very worthy of there place in the semi final.They also had a fantastic win in there last hurling league game against Wild Geese last weekend.They kept there performance of the season for the last game. Hurling challenge games are being put in place for the next few weeks.
    After we play Clontarf on Saturday we head to Cavan to play Killgarry in a challenge game and finally go to Breffni park Saturday evening to support the “Boys in Green” in the International rules series. Thanks to Michael Fitzsimons for taking the lads during the week for training.
  • On Sunday the Under 12 girls (2001s) had two Football teams playing at home to Kilmacud. The girls played very well and won.
  • The 2000 girls are in the camogie league Final on Sunday against Naomh Barrog, best of luck to them.
  • Sunday afternoon at 4pm sees our Under 15 Camogie team (1998s with support from 99s) play in the Division 1 Shield Final against Good Counsel. To play at this level is a great achievement for the girls as they look to add this title to their Div 2 championship from 2012. They deserve support from across the club – game is on at the Phoenix Park camogie pitches (entrance opposite zoo on main road) at 4pm.
  • The Minor Boys roll on!  The Minor As won a thriller out in Mobhi Road against a strong Na Fianna side. Against the odds and facing possible elimination from the championship,a victory was required and even then. score difference would decide the group. In a jaw-dropping performance, they beat Na Fianna by 9pts and ensure top spot in the group. The reward is a home semi-final against Kilmacud Crokes. Not to be outdone, the B Hurlers went one better and beat Na Fianna by 10 points to top their group. Both Minor Football teams are out this Sunday in Shankill at 11am in their respective quarter finals. Come out and support.
  • The Minor ladies teams certainly had a roller coaster few days last weekend. On Saturday the footballers put on a spectacular display of football beating St Pat’s of Donabate to make it through to the Championship final on the 2nd of November. On Sunday in the Minor Development Cup our camogie girls showed what real heart and determination was. Trailing Lucan Sarsfield by 9 points at half time they were level with 10 minutes to play only loosing out narrowly at full time. The mentors of both the Football and camogie teams are extremely proud of all the girls spirit and hard work.
  • The Ladies Football Section are organizing a Murder Mystery ‘The Hyde Rd Horror’s’ themed night set for November 2nd. Get your detective gear on, grab a ticket, join the investigation and solve the crime! Free up your calendar for the eagerly anticipated Cuala night out. Tickets €10 will be available to buy soon. Amazing Dell Tablet reward for the best detective in the house. More info here https://cualagaa.ie/2013/10/murder-mystery-night-the-hyde-rd-horrors/ or if you are  a Facebook aficionado , here’s a link to the event on facebook https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/events/558298714257312/?source=1
  • Lastly, there is an upcoming social on 1st November and we need volunteers. Its about 2 hours of give back and helps keep the kids safe and ensures that parents continue to trust Cuala to look after their kids at such event.So we need your help. Please contact Zita on 08702235677 if you can lend a hand.

Thats enough news for this week

Tadhg Murphy

Cuala Communications