Tickets for the 1st ever Cuala ‘Ladies Lunch’ go on sale on December
1st. This fundraising lunch is being organised by the Juvenile Girls and
will be held in the Killiney Castle on Friday 8th January @ 2:30pm. Cost
E40. The perfect Christmas gift for the Cuala Lady (or Ladies) in your life!

The weather took it’s toll on most juvenile girls fixtures last
weekend. Only the 96s were in action narrowly losing to Naomh Mearnog on Sunday morning in camogie and then beaten by Naomh Peregrines in football later the same afternoon. The twice postponed 96s camogie play-off for runners up spot in D3 is again scheduled for this Saturday with their final football league game fixed for Sunday.

In one of the few games on last weekend, the U13 boys had a great win
over arch-rivals Lucan in a must-win game. This puts them level on points at the top of Division 2 so need to play again to decide where the medals go. A great game, with our lads displaying cool heads and stout hearts to come out on top by 2 points.

Cuala senior footballers retained their senior league status in Blunden
drive on Tuesday night with a workmanlike defeat of O’Tooles. Playing
against the win Cuala got off to a very bright start scoring the first 3
points from play. As the wind strengthened and O’Tooles settled there was
some stout defending from Cuala keep the score tight and low , indeed a
massive point from O’Tooles centre forward nudged O’Tooles in front at half time 4 points to 3. Cuala started the second half brightly, John Sheanon scoring a long range free and Luke Fitzgerald clipping over a nice point. It as a tight affair at this stage and Cuala went 7-4 ahead after more good work in the forwards. With 10 minutes to go O’Tooles got the first and last score of the half a close in free , but John Sheanon settled nerves with an excellent free from a tight angle to push Cuala 3 in front. There was to be no late drama and Cuala won out 8 points to 5 winners. Well done to Mickey Sheanon and his management team for retaining senior football in the club.

Well done to the U21 footballers who had a great win over Erin’s Isle
to progress to the next round.

The U21 Hurlers are in action against St. Vincents on Saturday next
2:45pm at St.Vincents ground in the next round of the championship. All
support most welcome.

Christmas Trees will once again be on sale at Cuala GAA Club, Hyde
Park, Dalkey on Saturday 12th December from 9am for the day, or while stocks last. The 2000s Boys Group will be selling the trees, with all proceeds going to the Cuala club. All of the trees will be “non shed” and we are promised that the trees will be bigger and better than ever before. Please support your Club and get down early on the 12th to get your tree.

Last opportunity to buy tickets for the Cuala 99 “Christmas Event” in
Killiney Castle, on the Thursday next, 3rd of December 2009. Enjoy the
music of “The Gardiner Gospel Street Choir” with mince pies and mulled
wine. The show presented by Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh starts at 8pm. This was a hugely popular event last year and one designed to lift the spirits as we enter the Festive period. Tickets at €20 can be bought from Stephen
Connolly (087-6863476 / on Saturday morning
9.30-10.30 in Castle Park, or the Cuala Bar on Friday 8 – 9.30pm. Tickets
can be also bought from Michael Jackson (086-2375736), on Saturday morning in the Cuala Hall from 10.00 to 10.30. Alternatively, any of the 99’s Mentors (Gerry Byrne, Michael Kirwin, Paul McGrath, Eamonn McGuirk) will be happy to assist.

The Club AGM is all set for Thur 3 Dec. Details of Nominations and
Motions have now been published and can be inspected on our dedicated AGM web page at

The Annual Mass for deceased Cuala club members and friends will be
held on Tuesday 1st December at 8pm in the Cuala.

Fundraiser for KIWAKKUKI (Women Against Aids in Kilimanjaro). Cuala
families are invited to take part in this annual Christmas Hike in the
Wicklow Hills to raise money to sponsor the education of children in
Tanzania who have been orphaned by AIDS. See year’s hike is on Sunday 13th December
starting at 10am from Crone Wood car park (near Powerscourt waterfall). This 3hr ‘Hike’ would be a challenge to a ‘hardy’ 8 year old. For sponsorship cards see attachment. If your family and neighbours are ‘all sponsored out’ families can make a donation on the day. Anybody not in a position to make a financial contribution is of course welcome to join us. For further information
contact Kevin Spain

Cuala Minors Take A Hike. Last Sunday 32 players with mentors and
parents from the minor panel headed off on a hike. All (well not quite all)
came prepared with suitable hiking and rain gear and departed for the hills
of Wicklow at 9am. The hike started at the Sallygap with a trip around Lough Dan followed by a challenging climb to the hilltop (some hill). Everyone managed to complete the trek with some finding the exertion a little more difficult than others. This trip would not have been possible without the expert leadership of Kevin and Ciara Spain. To them many thanks. The evidence can be viewed on the website.

Dont forget the music session in the bar every Wednesday and most
Saturday nights.