Hello Cuala Patrons

Feile again this weekend for the U14s and U16s have key games in championship:

  • Cuala are hosting Division 2 of the Camogie Feile on Saturday in Thomastown. 8 teams will battle it out through to the semi final stage including our own Cuala girls who have been training hard in preparation for the day. It promises to be a great club event and we would ask that everyone drops in at some stage of the day to support the Cuala team and also to add to what promises to be another busy day in Thomastown! The girls are playing at 10am, 12 noon & 2pm with the semi-finals scheduled for 4:30pm. We wish Linda, Sile, Jo, Donal and all the panel the best of luck on the day.
  • The U14 Boys are in Féile action this weekend with the As out in St. Vincents ground PNU and the Bs up in Naomh Olaf’s. First throw-in 10:30am. Good luck to all.
  • 09/05/11, Ladies Football Minor Division 1 League Semi-Final: Kilmacud Crokes 3-10, Cuala 6-6 in Pairc de Burca. With St. Brigids conceding, Cuala was coming a respectable 3rd in the league. Cuala were drawn again away to Kilmacud Crokes in a top 4 semi-final playoff.Cuala were well beaten by the same team only six weeks ago! Cuala had a full squad with the bonus of Fiona Craddock & Cathy Brock playing up from the Under 16s.Both teams started slowly but Crokes had the upper hand in the first half with a score line of 8 points to 3 points. With a stern half-time talk from Mikie & Joe, the Cuala girls came out with only one goal in their minds (well, six actually!). 6 goals and 3 points were scored by Cuala in an action packed second half.In spite of Crokes’ excellent players and some great play, Cuala clung on to their lead and looked dangerous all the time.It’s difficult to pick ‘Lady of the Match’ but Cathy Brock was sensational and Crokes (and all the spectators) could only look on in awe! So she, deservedly, was Lady of the Match. The girls will now meet either St Brigids or Ballyboden in the final.
  • The U16A footballers face Na Fianna away (Mobhi Road) in the Semi Final of the Championship at 2:30pm on Saturday in what promises to be a tough and competitive match. A place in the Championship final the following Saturday in Parnell Park awaits the victors. The B footballers are away to Craobh Ciaran in the Semi Final of their Shield at 3:30pm on Saturday. All support appreciated at these to Semi Finals.
  • Well done to Dublin minor hurlers and Cuala players Cian O’Callaghan, Colm Cronin, Ben Errity and Ross Tierney on their victory over Wexford on Saturday night in the Leinster championship
  • Cuala Senior Hurlers lost their opening championship match in the SHC ’A’ Group 2 to the current champions, Ballyboden St. Enda’a by 1-20 to 0-14. The score-line doesn’t tell the full story. This was a close and competitive game and one of very high quality. With the assistance of a brisk wind, Cuala got off to a flying start – racing into a 0-6 to 0-2 lead by the mid-point of the first half. Ballyboden recovered their composure to draw level, 0-9 to 0-9, by half-time. In the second half, the teams match each other stroke for stroke until with 15 minutes to go the score was level at 0-14 a piece. Then Ballyboden got a point to go ahead and, following confusion in the Cuala defence, Ballyboden’s and Dublin’s half-forward Conor McCormack crashed the sliotar to the Cuala net. As hard as they tried, Cuala could not recover from this set-back and Ballyboden ran out worthy winners. Cuala have gained valuable experience from this encounter and all the players can be commended for their sheer hard work, their discipline and the considerable skills that they displayed. Seen some pictures below http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenfindlater/sets/72157626575688627/