Well its been an eventful week – we were beaten on the score board in the Minor final but by the minimum margin:

Our Minors gave a terrific display last Sunday in the MHC final against Ballyboden. Despite very soft conditions, a great game of skillful and tough hurling was served up. B’Boden had the better of the early exchanges but it was Cuala who made the most of their chances going into an early lead. Boden pulled back and the teams exchanged scores up till halftime. In the 2nd half B’Boden pulled into a 5 point lead and looked to be heading for a resounding victory. But our boys pulled the deficit in and looked to have the upper hand in the last 5 minutes. It was stalemate as the clock ticked down, and when Boden missed some scoreable frees and it looked like it would go to a replay. Then Boden were awarded an injury time free, which neither set of supporters could find reason for. Free was pointed and game over – but the spirit, skill and downright bloodymindedness of the Cuala lads left us all feeling extremely proud. They left the field to a huge ovation and should be very proud of their display. Hard luck lads but you did your club and yourselves proud!

Despite a terrific display by the U12 (1996) girls football team in the D2 Shield Final last Sunday, it wasn’t enough against a very strong Clontarf team. Although beaten in the end it was a great performance by all the team and they still celebrated the end of the competitive season in style back in the club after the game with pizzas and a re-run of the game on DVD.

Following their football exploits over the past few weeks, the U12 (1996) are back to camogie this Saturday in an indoor 7 a side 4 team tournament in Crumlin. Check the calendar on the Girls juvenile page on the website for full details.

U7 (’01) & U8 (’00) girls are in action this Saturday in a football mini blitz against St Johns Ballinteer in Meadowvale at 10.00am. Check the calendar on the Girls juvenile page on the website for full details.

Well done to the Cuala U14 Lady Footballers who had a great win over St Brigids in the Division 1 U14 Shield at the weekend. A well deserved win over the team that beat us in the Feile Semi-Final. An outstanding performance from the entire team!

Cuala will be selling Christmas trees in Hyde Park on Saturday 13th December from 9am to 6pm. This is an important fundraiser for the U8 Boys who start playing in juvenile leagues in February.

Folks, we have had a number of complaints from Loreto and environs about the non-adherence to the parking rules. This is a great facility and we should respect the owners and residents. Here are the rules again – please make every effort to ocmply or we will be in danger of losing access to this wonderful facility.

Cuala have been nominated for the ‘Best Hurling Club in Dublin’ award in the Friends of Dublin Hurling Presentation dinner in Malahide Castle this coming Friday.

Hard luck to the U21 hurlers who bowed out of the championship against a very strong Lucan team last Saturday.

Thanks to all who organised and attended the Feile Team Quiz Night last Saturday and to Quizmaster Brendan Stanley for a great job. Nearly €900 was raised in an very enjoyable evening. However there is still only 4.54litres in a gallon!!

Well done to the Intermediate footballers who had a good victory against BallyBoden last weekend and also to the Junior footballers who were victorious over St. Margarets.