Hello Cuala Patrons

Féile action again this weekend- its the boys turn and they are at home in Thomastown on Saturday morning so come up and support the lads : :

  • Well done to the Cuala 2000 girls who played in the Dublin Division 2 Camogie Feile last weekend.  Having lost out to a last minute goal in the Division 4 football final 2 weeks ago, the girls made it to the semi final this time, again losing out to the eventual winners.  Playing in the most difficult of conditions of driving rain, cold, wind and a heavy pitch the girls battled their way through their opening 4 games to make the semi final when tired legs and the exertions of the day finally took their toll and the girls bowed out of the competition against the eventual winners Raheny. Nonetheless it was still a great overall Feile performance from the Cuala 2000 girls. Well done to all concerned and special thanks to the large Cuala contingent from all sections of the club who braved the foul weather to support the girls – it was much appreciated.
  • This weekend sees the Under 14 Boys (2000s) in Dublin Football Feile action. The U14As host St Sylvesters, Skerries Harps and Lucan Sarsfields in Thomastown with the group matches at 1030, 1130 and 1230 whilst the U14Bs are in St Annes Park in a 6-team group – first game at 10am versus the hosts, Clontarf. The 2000s lads have prepared very well for the Feile and we hope they have an enjoyable and memorable weekend. The 2001 group have been busy preparing to put on the customary Cuala hospitality for our visiting teams. All support welcome for the A and B teams at both locations.
  • The U16 B footballers had an away fixture on Tuesday evening to Clontarf B, but realised that it was half of the Clontarf A team they faced when they took to the pitch! Clontarf went into an 8-point lead, but all was not lost as Cuala kept working hard for each other. Captain Brian Coronella led on the field with a number of crucial high catches. Cathal Scanlon was like a raiding Viking, launching repeated attacks from corner back, and Mikey Power disposed the biggest of the Clontarf players in front of goal and stuck the ball over the bar for a crucial point. The highlight was a blistering run and thundering goal from Craig Finn that helped seal a 12-point turn around. Cuala won 4-11 to 4-7, and lie second in the league with 3 wins from 4.
  • The Ladies Second football team had their first league match this week and they got their league off to a brilliant start with a win of 6 6 to 2 4 against Round Towers. Every member of the team gave 110 percent of commitment and outstanding performances by Ailish Conlon scoring a hatrick of goals. Leanne Doyle was in goal and kept the scoreline down with amazing saves. Congratulations to the girls and keep up the good work.
  • Well done to Junior B footballers who had a good win over Na Fianna in Championship on Tueday night last. The Senior footballers had a good win in the Division 2 league last night in a tight affair against St. Annes and are now top of the league.
  • We’re all set for the Mick Holden Memorial Golf Classic. Most of the teams and hole sponsors are in, any additional supporters are also most welcome, please contact gough.eddie@gmail.com. Format: Shotgun start at 13:45 this Friday, 4th May. Excellent prizes including 4 return Flights to any Aer Lingus European destination! Competition rules:  Rumble format, 2 to score on all holes Max non-GUI handicap is 18, non LGUI is 26. There will also be a nearest the pin and Longest drive. We would like to sincerely thank all our Sponsors and please support them with your business:  ABB Ltd ,Vienna Shoes, Aer Lingus(Sean Murphy), BCH Accountancy (Barry O’Halloran), Benito’s,Centra Stores- Johnstown Rd, Cllr Cormac Devlin, Cllr Donna Pierce, Cllr James McCann,Cllr Patricia Stewart, Colum Sheanon Landscape Design, Comans (Frank Costello), Cuala Security,Danske Bank (Brian Reidy), Declan Cronin, Gerry Doran Bacon Co. (Alan Doran), John & Fiona Treacy, John Codd Decorators Ltd, Dalkey Credit Union, John Heneghan, Justin Phelan Project Management, KTL , Marks & Spencer, Mary Mitchell O’Connor/Brian Hayes, Mason Hayes Curran, Matt Browne, Maurice O’Callaghan, Michael Grealy, Nessa Childers MEP, Paddy O’Neill, Padraic Timlin, Pat Keaney, Realt Paper, Sean Barrett TD, Tierney’s Gift Shop (Michael Tierney). Apologies if I missed anyone.
  • Of the 42 Dublin clubs playing camogie, Cuala now have the third largest number of juvenile girls playing, with 375 players registered in 2013, and all from a position of having no juvenile camogie teams a short 9 years ago. While the future is very bright for camogie in the club we have not had an adult camogie team since 2008 and as a result fielding our first adult team in six years will still be a challenge.
    Our current minor team will be entering next year’s adult league and in preparation will be entering into an adult summer cup to be played this June and July.  We are therefore looking for any older players who might be interested in giving it a go, no previous experience required! The minor team currently train in Meadowvale on Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 8.30pm.  We also intend to run some ‘camogie’ for beginners sessions in the coming weeks and are happy to arrange these on an alternative evening if the interest is there. If you or anyone you know might be interested please contact Fintan Quill 086-8197352 / fintanquill@gmail.com for more details.
  • Well done to Con O’Callaghan and Jake Malone who starred for the Dublin Minor Hurlers in their 2-8 to 0-3 defeat of Kilkenny in the Leinster Minor Championship. A very encouraging display and a real shot at a provincial title now having beaten both Wexford and Kilkenny.

All for this week

Tadhg Murphy

Cuala Communications