Almost 80 U7 (2001) / U8 (2000) / U9 (1999) Cuala girls were joined by 50 from Ballinteer St Johns for a very successful mini football blitz in Meadowvale last Saturday. Despite the cold weather it was great to see 130 girls under the age of 9 all enjoying themselves playing football.

This Saturday it’s the turn of camogie and the Cuala U7s / U8s / U9s will again be joined by Ballinteer and also by teams from Bray Emmetts and Na Fianna. Games get underway at 10.00am in Meadowvale.

U12 (1996) camogie team took part in an indoor 7 a side 4 team tournament in Crumlin last Saturday. The girls were up against 3 of the strongest teams in Dublin and battled well in all games particularly in their last game against overall winners Good Council when they narrowly lost out by 6 goals to 5.

Girls from the U11 (1997) and U12 (1996) teams will be joining the senior camogie team in a club camogie fund raising bag pack in Eurospar Killiney this Saturday. Please support the girls if in the vicinity.

Don’t forget the Cuala 2000s will be selling Christmas Trees in Hyde Park on Saturday 13th December from 9am to 6pm. Now why would you go anywhere else to get yours!

If you feel like a bit of Christmas entertainment why not join the Cuala 1999s who are having a fundraiser in the Killiney Castle on Wednesday 3rd December with a Christmas Concert. A night of music performed by the gospel choir “Anthem Singers” promises to be a great event. Tickets are €20 and can be ordered from Michael Jackson at or on 086 2375736.

Well done to U13 Hurlers who recorded a good championship victory over Oliver Plunketts last weekend. The U13B footballers lost their Shield semi-final against St.Pats Palmerstown. They played with great spirit throughout the match and never gave up. However, these lads can take solace from finishing top of their football league and also having had an excellent hurling season. Thanks to all parents and A-team players who came to support them on a cold Saturday in Meadowvale.

Well done to U21 Footballers who beat BallyBoden in the 1st round of the Championship on Saturday last. They now meet Thomas Davis in the next round.

Great result by Dublin South Colleges in winning the Leinster League Final, Senior A against Kilkenny CBS by 4 pts yesterday. Congratulations to manager Shane O’Brien and Cuala minor stars Colm O’Farrell, Sean Barron, Rory Cole, Mark Schutte, Packie Holden and Eoin Cronin who finish a fine hurling year with Leinster Medals. Eoin came off the bench to score 4 points. Well done lads.
Hard luck to the Minor “B” Footballers who were knocked-out of the Championship having put on a brave performance against a stylish “A” side from Castleknock.

There will be a full Juvenile Committee meeting on Tuesday night December 2nd at 9pm. All age group reps should attend. Also thanks to outgoing Juvenile Treasurer Seamus Coyle and Secretary Ken O’Sullivan for many years of dedicated service. Welcome to incoming Treasurer Cormac O’Tighearnaigh and Secretary Stephen Connolly.

Cuala were pipped by Lucan Sarsfields in the “Friends of Dublin Hurling” Senior Club of the Year award last Friday. Tiochfaidh ár lá!

Best of luck to Mickey Sheanon and daughter Anna who travel down to assist the Niall Mellon foundation in South Africa again this year.

Thinking of Christmas presents – dont forget the Cuala Shop! They’ve loads of stuff that every aspiring player,manager and parent would look great in :-).

See latest newsletter below from Coaching Dept. Also take note that National Coaching Conference is on in Croke Park this weekend. For more details see Also a Cuala Coaching Conference will held on Saturday January 17th 2009. Paudie Butler will deliver a Juvenile Coaching session on Tuesday 13th Jan, 2009

Club AGM will held in Hall on Thursday 4th December. All paid-up members should make every effort to attend.

Our Intermediate Football Team have accepted an invitation to enter into the Celebrity Bainisteoir TV Programme. This competition is endorsed by the GAA and Nicky Brennan himself will make the draw in Croke Park. The “Bainisteoir” is unknown to us and he/she will be introduced to the Team next Wednesday at 2pm in Hyde Park. Members are invited to attend the introduction outside the dressing rooms in Hyde Park. Should be great fun!

Lastly, here is a unique opportunity. Sile Keogh and some Cuala members have come together in singing old favourites of theirs to create a Charity CD in aid of the club and worthwhile projects in Africa involving Mary O’Giollán and family. A great night of recording recently resulted in a lovely CD which now needs some listeners! The CD costs a mere €10 and some of the tracks will evoke many memories for long-standing members familiar with such anthems as our president Jimmy Doyle’s “Cool Water” or Dayo’s version of Roy Orbesons “You’ve Got It”. Songs were dedicated to members past and present.Sile’s own dedication is to her father Fechin Nea who was one of the earliest members of the club along with Tom Holden and Mick Dunphy. Launch night is December 20th and we hope to have pre-booked sales so you can collect your Cuala CD on that weeekend.