Hello Cuala Patrons
We are in the thick of it now – loads of action to report and more to come:

  • This weekend sees all 3 Adult Hurling teams in Championship action. Friday night sees our Senior Hurlers take on St.Vincents in Parnell Park at 8:15. On Saturday our 2nd Team are away to St. Marks at 6:30pm in the Junior A Championship and on Sunday our 3rd Team play Na Fianna in Mobhi Road at 3pm. Your support at these matches is greatly appreciated.
  • Congratulations to Cuala’s Conor Mullally and the Dublin U21 Footballers on winning the All Ireland last Saturday against Roscommon.  Conor started having missed the last couple of matches through injury and played a vital role for the Dubs acting as a sweeper. Conor can add his U21 All Ireland Medal to the Minor one he won in 2012.  A rare achievement and more to come!
  • Well done to the Cuala Under 14 Boys teams, As and Bs, who performed heroically in the Dublin Football Feile last weekend. The U14Bs won 4 of their 5 group matches in St Annes Park on Saturday to reach their Div 8 final in St Peregrines on Sunday morning. Playing into a strong breeze, the Cuala lads fell behind to St Vincents but then performed brilliantly in the second half, cheered on by a large Cuala support, to close the gap to just 3 points with 5 to go. Unfortunately the efforts of the weekend took their toll and it was Vincents who got the final score with the Bs losing out in the end by 5-6 to 4-3. Well done to all of the lads on a brilliant weekend of action.
    The U14As won all three of their Division 2 Group games at Thomastown, with some great comebacks and nailbiting finishes. This meant a home semi final against Raheny. Raheny took a first half lead, playing with the wind, so the Cuala lads needed yet another comeback. This they delivered with some style to take a one point lead – the large and vocal Cuala crowd playing as the 16th man. However there was still some injury time on the clock and with their final attack Raheny conjured up a goal to win by 2 points. Disappointment all round, but the Cuala lads can be very proud of their supreme efforts on a long day.
    The 2000s Boys group would like to thank all of those who supported the Football Feile over the weekend – especially the 2001 group for their hosting efforts at Thomastown and the brilliant support received from across the club in Thomastown on Saturday and at St Peregrines on Sunday. It’s the Hurling Feile next on the 17th and 18th!
  • Good luck to Cuala’s Hannah O’Dea and Billie-Kate Huggard who will represent Dublin Under 16 Ladies Footballers in the Leinster Championship Final against Meath in Athy on Sunday. The two girls have really impressed at the highest level with the Dubs so far this year and we wish them well on Sunday.   A belated congrats to Blaithin Lane and Hannah O’Dea (again!) on winning the Leinster Under 16B camogie championship with Dublin last week, with a win over Meath. Hard luck to Sinead Murphy and Clodagh Sheehan on the Dublin Under 16A’s narrow loss to Offaly by one point in the Leinster A camogie championship final. Both U16 camogie squads will be back in All Ireland Championship action later in the summer.
  • Congratulations to Cuala’s Martha Byrne and Caitriona Murphy who have been selected for the Dublin Ladies U21 panel. The Dubs will play Louth in their opening game in the 2014 Aisling McGing championship on Sunday week May 18th at 4.30pm in Ballyboden St Endas pitch in Sancta Maria.
    The ladies 1st team are going a storm with another win tonight against Scoil Connell in Hyde Road. There was great performances from all the girls with Jessica Tobin controlling the centre of the pitch and Cathy Brock sending home a trio of  goals. Well done to the team and good luck with the start of championship against Lucan Sarsfield this coming wed.  We would like to wish them the best of luck.
    You may have noticed in last weeks email that the ladies second team had a great win.  For the first time ever in Cuala, we have 2 adult ladies football teams.  The girls are also on the recruit so if you would like to play ladies football then come along to a training session.  Mondays 7pm in Hyde park.  Alternatively contact Elizabeth (0872209055) or Siobhan (0877753986).   Absolutely no previous skills required, just the will to get a bit fitter and have some fun.
  • Well done  to the Minor Ladies Football who finished in the top 4 of division 3.   They had their first round play off on Tuesday this week, when they set out to show St Pat’s Donabate how hard work and determination pays off, beating them with a score of 4-10 to 1-07.  The girls face Parnells in the next round, with the fixture set for Monday in Meadowvale at 19:15.  Come out and support the girls.
  • The Womens Mini Marathon will be held on June 2nd in the streets of Dubln. Cuala have traditionally (wo)manned a water station and this year is no different. So help is required from all sections to hand out water and cheer on the runners. Food and refreshments for the thirsty helpers back in Cuala afterwards. Please contact Dayo  by text 086-6040998 or cualassip@gmail.com (must be over 14 years, under 100 and not allergic to water – lots of it).


Sin a bhfuil

Tadhg Murphy

Cuala Communications