Hard luck on the U11 Lions footballers who just missed out in their rearranged play off for the Division 1A Title. It was a brave performance on an unfamiliar all weather surface but just came up short. Still, plenty to aim at for next year.

Well done to the U13A Footballers who won the Division 2 football League by beating Lucan and in the process, secured promotion to Division One for next year. It looked like things were going Lucan’s way for most of the game as they kept their noses in front from the start. Having beaten them the week before to draw level on points they were determined not to be turned over by Cuala again. With about 3 minutes left, two points down, Jack McCabe hit the net and we were infront. This was a magnificent victory in a very tight game against a physically much bigger team. But the spirit shown by Cuala lads was just a sight to behold. Congratulations lads. Team: Karl Wolahan, Cathal MacDonald, Dylan Treacy, Matthew Kiernan, Jake Malone, Karl Schutte, Des Markey, Con O’Callaghan,Donal Lane, Dara Twomey, Eoghan O’Naoire, Liam Boland, Daithi O’Murchu,Shane Murphy, Diarmuid Sexton,Luke Allen, Jack McCabe. Superb!

The juvenile girls section is finally winding down for Christmas. The postponed U13s final camogie play-off game and final football league game are again fixed for this weekend but if not played due to the weather they will be postponed until the New Year.

The big event this weekend however is the annual Juvenile Girls awards night on this Sunday 6th in the Cuala Hall at 6.00pm. A number of teams will be presented with league and championship medals and a number of special awards will be given out by a number of special guest presenters.

Tickets will also be on sale for the Cuala Ladies Lunch to be held Friday 8th Jan @ 2:30pm in The Killiney Castle. Cost €40. Available at all major Cuala events and Cuala Bar/Academy over the next couple of weeks

Last Sunday morning was a day for staying in bed or sitting in front of the fire but not so for the U15A Football team as they had to play the Shield Final -v- Ballinteer St.Johns on Thomas Davis all weather pitch. Playing conditions for both teams were terrible with driving cold rain and very strong gusting winds but despite both teams still played with determination and skill. Cuala came out winners 2 9 to 1 5. Due to the weather the presentation was made in the dressing room to Cuala captain Fergus Spillane. Well done to the boys and their mentors and thesupporters who ventured out in the weather.

There will be a full meeting of the Juvenile Boys Committee next Tuesday at 9.15pm. All age groups must send a representative for an important meeting on finance and registrations for 2010.

Great to see our two top adult teams in Football & Hurling retaining their Senior status and to see both U21 teams in the semi-finals of their respective Championships.The future is indeed very bright for the Club. Well done to all the management and players involved.

Well done to the U21 hurlers who had a strong win over St.Vincents in the hurling championship last Saturday. On a bitterly cold day, the fog made the game almost impossible but there was no denying the quality in this Cuala side and they ran out winners. Roll-on to the semi-finals and Ballyboden.

Good luck to the U21 Footballers who are in action on Saturday versus Na Fianna in the Championship 2:30pm in O’Tooole Park. Best of luck lads and all support welcome.

Don’t forget the Cuala Chrismas trees for sale on the 12th.