Hello Cuala Patrons,
Its all about the Hurlers this week and the tremendous league final performance – specifically well done to the 4 Cuala lads who have been involved all the way through:

Well done to the U14s in the Feile. The A’s narrowly missed out in a place in the semis when Na Fianna and Ballymun went through from their group. They lost to Na Fianna by 2 points in their opening match due to a goal conceded in the last minute. Sure enough Na Fianna and Ballymun ended up in the Final on Monday with a fine Ballymun side taking the Division 1 title. The Bs came 2nd in the group stage and therefore went on to the semis which they won to make the Division 8 final on Monday.. They put up a good display but went down to a strong Trinity Gaels outfit.

The U16A Footballers easily beat St. Judes in the quarter final of the Football Championship tonight (Thursday) in Thomastown. On Saturday the A Hurlers are away to Ballyboden in the League and on Tuesday the A footballers play St Sylvesters in Shankill in the League. As for the B’s, the Footballers are away to Geraldines tonight in the Shield, on Saturday the Hurlers take on St. Maurs in Shankill and next Tuesday the Footballers V Na Fianna in league again in Shankill.

Minor Hurling Team is playing St Vincent’s in Shankill at 11am on Sunday.

There is a CPR and defibulator’s course on Sunday run by Cuala in Rathdown school . There Are a few places left . If interested please contact Zita 0872235677

Also Gaelic4Mothers are looking for wife’s girlfriends sisters mothers or female friends over 21 to play in the mini all Ireland in June contact Eileen Quill 0872241032. C’mon girls you know you want to and it beats the hell out of those Pilates classes.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Minor Sections “Last Man Standing” and “National Football League Final Golden Goal” Competitions. Eddie Gough won the Last Man Standing and Garratt McDermott won the Golden Goal Competition. The Minor Committee would like to thank all who supported them in these fundraising efforts.

Big band Concert Saturday night in the hall in aid of U15 age group. Come and see you wont regret it. First Blow-in – 8pm. Dont miss it.

Now for something completely different. Here’s a letter sent to the times during the week. It’s not our usual material for the newsletter but think you will enjoy – even if you are from Kilkenny.
Madam, – The Dublin Hurlers demolished Kilkenny last Sunday, the “All Blacks” of our national game. Forty-two thousand spectators witnessed this historic event in Jones Road.Tears were shed by grown men like me wearing blue not just because we won but how we did it. This team of Dublin hurlers set about breaking the mould over the last two years’ led by a guy called “Dalo”. Anthony Daly had done this before with a Clare team he captained in the mid 1990s and has now somehow instilled this same inner belief in the sons of some of those guys I played with in my youth. Thousands of young Dubs woke up on Monday asking for the first time when “The Hurlers” are playing again. This team beat the Invincibles on Sunday because it had been converted into a well-organised, determined and “fit for purpose” unit. Bereft of any prima donnas, they played for each other, for the jersey, for pride in their code.Ireland in general can take a big lesson from “The Hurlers”. We need to get fit and pull together, rebuild our country’s image,spread a new contagion and get out there and show the world what we’re made of.
– Yours, etc,EYRE TARRANT, Proby Garden, Blackrock, Co Dublin ”
Not much more I can add to that!.

Slán go foill.