We had a unique event last Sunday – two Cuala players made their senior debuts for Dublin on the same day. John Sheanon played midfield for the footballers against Wicklow in the O’Byrne Cup while David Treacy played for the hurlers against Offaly. Oisin Gough has also been named on the Senior Hurling Panel so well done lads!

Unless you have been a recent guest of George Bush in Guantanomo Bay, you will now know that Cuala are representing Dublin in the upcoming Celebrity Bainisteoir series. See the attached flyers for details. Note that we are expecting a large crowd on the day of the match and local firms may want to advertise for this national event.

Thanks to all who turned up for the Paudie Butler coaching session on Tuesday night. It was excellent! Now no one has an excuse to stand on the side lines while coaching sessions are running. Every parent can get involved – Paudie showed us how. Special thanks to Denis Monaghan for organising and to Derek Spain, JP Byrne and Rob Hartnett for organisng the excellent coachees the U11 and U12 hurlers.

Dont forget the Coaching conference on Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm Lunch included.

We finally took delivery of the keys for the new Thomastown facility this week. Well done to all who have worked so hard to get this facility built. There will a familiarisation tour of the building on Saturday 24th at 10am so all age groups should send a representative.

The Cultural Committee are organising Irish Classes to start on Wed 21st Jan in the hall. Its a beginners course from 8-9pm. Bí linn agus bain triail as beagánín Gaeilge.
There will be no Youth club this Friday 16 January but it will resume again on 30 January from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

There will also be a Valentine Disco on 13 February from 7-9:30pm. Riverdance wannabees – this is for you! There will be a Céilí Mór in the Hall on the 24th January starting 9pm . Copperplate Céilí band will be playing so should be a hopping night. Tickets €10.
Cuala Patrons are asked to send letters of support for the Part 8 Application for the erection of flood-lighting and back-netting in Hyde Park. Letters need to be submitted to the Council Offices, Marine Rd Dun Laoghaire over the coming weeks. Lets mobilise folks – another great opportunity to improve our facilities should not be passed up.

Lastly some sad news – our Games Promotion Officer, Caroline Kenny, will be moving onto pastures new to try her hand at Primary School teaching. We would like to thank Caroline for all the great work she has done for Cuala during her time here and we wish her all the best in her future career. She will always be welcome in Cuala! Now Caroline – any chance you could bate a bit of sense into the County Board and players down in Cork as you are at it?