Hello Cuala Patrons,

Season has started with lots of rain and game cancellations galore. Hopefully we will get a crack at some games this weekend:

The Academy fundraiser will be held on the 9 April in Fitzpatrick Killiney Castle. We will be hosting a fun filled casino night. Doors open at 8 for 8.30 kickoff. Tickets cost 30euro each with 10 euro worth of chips. Contact Breege on 086 1538164 or any member of academy.
Our sincere condolences to Linda Farren, Runaí of the Juvenile Girls and her family on the recent death of Linda’s father.

Final registrations for the Girls Juvenile Section now overdue. Please bring to your next training session.

Remember this time last year? Well the juvenile girls cookie sellers are back! For a limited period only, this year’s Cuala Feile team and U15 team are selling their famous Feile Cookies at the childrens training sessions on Saturdays. Please remember to bring your small change – 50 cent per cookie or €1 for 3.
Juvenile Boys had something of a false start last week with pitch closures across affecting the start of the Juvenile Boys football season. Hopefully there will be better luck next time. Thanks to all those mentors who acted quickly to ensure no one turned up at a venue which was unplayable.
Every club member has paid a €5 levy this year to cover the cost of Defibrillators at all our club venues. This is a critical development as can be seen by this short film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP70PZCA10o
about Seaghan Kearney from Oliver Plunketts / Eoghan Rua whose life was saved by just such a piece of kit. The good news is that all defibs are now in place in Cuala sites, the Bar , new changing rooms Hyde Rd, Thomastown, Meadow Vale,Shankill. Note that while the work in Thomastown is being carried out, the defib is in the store room so please take care when moving stuff in and out.

The double winners from last year, the U16s had a great start to the new season with a hard-won win over St Sylvesters in the league. In more muck than a WWI trench, the boys played excellent football. This weekend the U16A’s are at home to St. Vincents on Saturday at 3:30 in Shankill while the B’s are away to Crumlin.
Your club needs you! Can you spare 3 hours once a month? Volunteer Bar Staff required to man the Bar once a month no experience required.If you can spare one evening once a month contact Ciaran Irwin.
The Sports and Social Integration Project is delighted to announce a series of ‘Information Nights‘ during the coming year for parents of childen / Adolescents. These information nights will be organised by the Lucena Foundation and will cover issues concerning Children / Adolescents Health and Wellbeing. The information nights will be available free to both club and non club members and will be presented in the Lucena Clinic in Rathgar. The first of these information nights will be on ‘Eating Disorders in Adolescents’ and will be held on the 2nd March 2011. If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting Damian Byrne Project Manager. Sports and Social Integration Project M. 086-6040998 E. dayovb@hotmail.com
I mentioned the “Unsung Heroes” series running in the Independent last week. Well the even more eagle-eyed of you noticed that Vinny Holden was also nominated in the hurling back-line. Well done Vinny, a great honour.

All for this week

Tadhg Murphy
Cuala Club Communications