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Condolences to Club Chairman Declan Murray and family on the death of Declan’s father Josie Murray. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis:

  • We send our condolences to club Chairman Declan Murray and family on the death of Declan’s father Josie Murray. Josie was one of the most celebrated footballers in County Leitrim and captained the county to the All Ireland minor final in 1956. He received many awards throughout a long career with numerous appearances for Connaught in the Railway Cup. He received a unique honour as the only non Galway player on a Railway Cup hurling team in the late 60’s. He is sadly missed by his wife Evelyn, his sons Declan, Neil and Keith, his brothers, Daughters in law and many grand children.  Reposing at his home in Carrick on Shannon until this Friday evening, removal to St. Marys Church for 630 and burial after 12 O’Clock Mass on Saturday. May he rest in peace.?
  • Well done to the U8 boys on making their competitive debut for the club last Saturday against St. Marks and Stars of Erin.
  • Good luck to Minor A and B footballers who return to action next weekend.
  • Cuala Awards Night has been rescheduled for Saturday 28th February. A full refund is available for anyone who paid for tickets and is unable to attend the new date. Please contact your table co-ordinator r the organising committee (Damian – 086 3855133, Orla – 086 8577471) to get a refund or buy more tickets.
  • Cuala 2015 Annual Subscriptions are now due. Take advantage of the new ‘early bird’ rates by renewing your subscription before 28th Feb. You can renew online here -https://cualagaa.ie/renewal-of-annual-subscription/.
  • We can bring the power of Cuala to medical research! We are looking for children aged 7 – 16 years of age to help with a research study.  As you know in Ireland, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a very serious illness for some children and adults. A small number of persons with CF get problems with their liver. Liver disease in CF is difficult to diagnose. A new liver test called a Fibroscan has been used widely in adults and children with other causes of liver disease and is very good at identifying liver disease. We want to know if the Fibroscan can diagnose liver disease in CF. However first we need to show that the Fibroscan is a reliable test and that it will give the same measurement on 2 different occasions in children with no liver disease. When we show that the test is accurate and reliable in children without liver disease or CF, we will then be sure that any change in the test measurements in children with liver disease and CF can be attributed to liver disease. The scan takes approximately 10 minutes, is painless and does not require any needles. However we do need to do the scan on two separate days. A member of  the research team is available to discuss the study with you and to help you decide if participation in the study is feasible or practical for you and your child. We plan on doing the Fibroscan’s in Cuala on several afternoon/evenings over the next two weeks.Please find attached a detailed information leaflet. If you would like further information or would like to schedule a time that suits you please call Jennifer Drummond on 0868417635 or email jennifer.drummond@ucd.ie

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Tadhg Murphy

Cuala Communication