Cuala Weekly News

26 March 2015

With the kids off school for the next few weeks don’t forget there are still some places available on our Cuala Easter Camps. More details can be found here

We hope everyone has a brilliant night at the Cuala/RESPECT ‘Night of the GAA Greats’ in Croke Park tonight.

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Cuala Development Lotto  
This week’s jackpot will be €3400. Our three €50 lucky dip winners for this week are  Conor Molloney, Siobhan Murphy and Anne-Marie Kennedy. Tickets for this week’s draw can be bought online at


Our Adult Footballers were in league action last weekend. Our Seniors lost out to AFL1 table toppers Ballymun Kickhams. Our 2nd Team beat Naomh Mearnóg 1-08 to 7-09 to remain unbeaten in AFL5. Our newly promoted 3rd Footballers suffered a rare defeat to Ranelagh Gaels in AFL8 while our 4th Footballers drew 1-10 a piece with Crumlin.

Best of luck to the Minor girls who play Parnells on Monday night. The girls have got off to a great star to the league, sitting on top of Division 2 at the moment.




Adult hurlers in action this Sunday 29th with the Seniors taking on St. Brigids at 10:30 in Bray Emmets pitch. The Juniors As follow at 12pm in Bray playing St.Maurs while the Junior Bs play neighbours Crokes at 3pm in Silverpark. All support welcome.

The Minor B hurling team maintained their winning start to the season with a convincing 7-7 to 2-3 win over St Peregrines in Shanganagh on Sunday. A 100% record of three wines out of three has them top of Division 4.



Juvenile and Academy

For the first time, the Juvenile girls have a second football team in the under 14s age group with major support from the 2002’s age group below.  They are doing extremely well so far and top the table, but, more importantly they are bonding well and really enjoying the challenge. Well done girls and a huge thank you to the 2002s girls and parents.

The U12 (2003) girls played their first Camogie league match of the season under bright sunshine at Thomastown on Saturday. Both Red and Blue teams shone themselves, recording 4-0 and 4-2 victories over Ballinteer St. Johns.

Well done to Colaiste Iosagain on their All Ireland U16 Schools Camogie Final replay victory last Friday and to the Cuala players involved Hannah O’Dea, Sinead Wylde, Maria Buckley and Grainne O’Driscoll.

The 2005 Boys play Kilmacud Crokes in Thomastown at 11.00 on Saturday in Football and are looking forward to some competitive matches

Good luck to the U10 (2005) girls and boys who travel to Belfast on Sunday for their first long distance game on Saturday.  It’s an early start with the clocks ‘Springing’ forward but a great day is in prospect with St Brigid’s hosting matches and lunch followed by a trip to W5.

Community Awareness of Drugs

It’s an unpleasant reality but drug use is all around us in every Irish community. The Community Awareness of Drugs organisation are planning to run a ‘Family Focus’ Programme covering such topics as patterns of drug use, effects of misuse on individuals, families and  communities, prevention in the home, early intervention, harm reduction and treatment options. This is something all parents should educate themselves on. If we have enough interest we can hold the sessions in Cuala. If interested please contact Damian Byrne  0866040998.

Cuala Boys & Girls in Blue

Last weekend Dublin, with a strong Cuala contingent, beat Galway in Parnell Park to qualify for the League quarter final. Man-of-the-match Mark Schutte was in a rich vein of form scoring 5 points from play. David Treacy wasn’t far behind with 10 points from play and placed ball. Not to be outdone Mark’s brother Paul got the best point of the match from his corner back position. Cian O’Callaghan was Cuala’s 4th player on view and Colm Cronin was on the bench.

Saturday’s double header in Croke Park sees the Dublin Hurlers playing Limerick in the NHL Quarter Final while Cuala’s Michael Fitzsimons and the Footballers take on Derry later in the evening.

Well done to Cuala girls Jennifer Dunne and Eimear O’Loughlin on their victory over Laois with the Dublin U16 Ladies Football team. Also kudos to Sinead Wylde on her victories with the Dublin U16 Camogie team and good luck to Cuala girls Grace Nash, Grainne O’Driscoll and Rachel Hartnett and the rest of the Dublin U14 Ladies Football panel in their match against Laois on Sunday