No shortage of action this week.If weather conditions don’t improve soon we will be playing on Christmas day:

Pole position this week goes to the U11 A Footballers have a play off for the Division One League title against St Judes at Clonkeen College at 11am on Saturday morning. The lads earned home advantage for this one off decider and would really appreciate if any parents and kids at a loose end because of possible abandonments elsewhere could help to make it count and show what a strong club we are in support of all our teams.

Congratulations to Barbara, Donal and the 1998 girls team who had a great victory over Clontarf last Saturday in the U11 D1 Football Shield final It was the Juvenile Girls section’s second title in the last 3 weeks! This weekend it’s the turn of the 1996s when they play Clontarf in the D2 Football Shield Final on Sunday. The 96s are also scheduled to play their final camogie league game on Saturday away to Castleknock, a win should see them take runners up spot in D3.

The Juvenile Girls Sponsored Walk is also on this Saturday 14th November, leaving Hyde Park at 2.00pm.

The youth club won’t be on this Friday as we have dont have enough volunteers. In order for it to continue we need to set up a panel of volunteers where we could draw up a rota to help each Friday it is on. Please see if you could possibly help out here.

Our condolences to the Doran Family on the passing of Gerry Doran. Gerry was a great supporter of Cuala for many years and will be sorely missed. Funeral mass Friday 10am in Dalkey followed by burial in Shanganah cemetery.

Great news – the planning application to allow floodlighting in Hyde Park has been passed. Cuala would like to sincerely thank the 4 DLRCC Councillors who tabled the amended Part 8 to include the Floodlighting for Hyde Park. The motion was passed with 24 votes for and 3 against.The four councillors were Cllrs, John Bailey (FG), Cormac Devlin (FF), Stephen Fitzpatrick (LAB) and Mary Mitchell O’Connor (FG). Go raibh míle maith agaibh go leir.

Dont forget to sign up with Vodaphone and get 5% of your bill donated to Cuala. Register at and nominate Cuala as your club. Thanks to all who have already done so.

Its that time of year again. Yes the Christmas trees will go on sale on Sat 12th and Sun 13th December. Please support Cuala in purchasing your tree this year. Peadar McAdam assures me they are bigger, greener,branchier, non shedding, more Christmassy and better than ever!

Why not ease yourself into the Festive spirit with a night out in the comfortable and relaxing atmosphere of Killiney Castle on the 3rd of December at 8pm. Following last years highly successful event, this year, Cuala’s 1999 Group bring us the much acclaimed Gardiner Gospel Street Choir. Enjoy the music, mulled wine and mince pies and chill out. Ticket numbers are limited, so get your orders in quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets at €20 each can be purchased from Stephen Connolly (087-6863476) or Michael Jackson (086-2375736).

U21 hurlers are in championship action on Saturday against St.Brigids on Saturday 2:45pm in Russell Park. All support welcome.

Well done also to Senior hurlers in beating Na Fianna last week in their relegation play-off. Senior footballers have big game on Sunday versus Kilmacud Crokes. See fixtures below. Beware that games can be switched because of pitch conditions. All supporters required for this one!