U8 boys (2000s) had a great turn-out at a football mini-blitz with Bray Emmets and Eire Og Greystones last Saturday. Cuala had 6 teams participating and all did very well displaying all skills practised at training over the winter months. Cuala U9 girls came out to play Faughs in Templeogue in freezing weather and they did the club proud. Two teams of five braved the elements in Tymon Park. Team-1 players were Brid O’Donnell, Jennifer Byrne, Caolinn Quinn, Nora Noone, Sinead Ruigroke. Team-2 players were Rachel Byrne,Niamh Sheehan, Alana Carney, Alison Slowey and Albha Dwyer. Team 1 drew their first match but lost narrowly in the second. Team 2 won both matches comfortably. Well done girls!
U10s hurlers had mixed fortunes last weekend, Ambers had a hard fought draw vs Naomh Olaf in terribly conditions last Saturday, while the Black group won one of three vs sBallyboden -going down on aggregate.
U14B Footballer are in the semi-final of the Feile competition due to walkover last Saturday. Best of luck to the U14 Hurlers who play their first Feile match this weekend.
Cuala Juvenile Night at the Dogs is now booked for May 15th. Each age group has nominated one representative to help organise the event and preparations will start next week. If you are able to help or fancy yourself as a bit of a dogs expert drop Rob Hartnett a line on rob@hmpr.ie or on 086 3851955
Best of luck to the Senior hurlers who play St.Vincents this Saturday afternoon at 4pm in Dalkey in their first league game of the season.
A Russian TV crew will be at the aforementioned Senior match on Saturday especially to learn and video hurling for a travel programme back in Russia. Who knows, perhaps a certain Mr.Abramovich might take an interest?
Coaching Dept have published this months coaching newsletter. Please find it attached.
Dublin Colleges had a great win in the Leinster Final over CBS Kilkenny with David Treacy, Colm O’Farrell, Conor Gough and Simon Timlon representing Cuala. This is a significant achievement for Dublin hurlers over the traditional powerhouses of Leinster colleges. Such is the significance, that the strength of Southside hurling was acknowledged by Tom Humphries in an Irish Times article last Monday. Well done lads!
Special thanks to Ciaran Monaghan for putting down the new wooden floor in the Committee Room. Its fierce posh looking!
Sports Capital Grant application sent in to Department for upgrade work on the Hall. Thanks to all who have made it happen.
Don’t forget the Family Ceili on St.Patricks night, its hard to believe that its been a year since the last one. Its great craic so come on down.
Lastly, best wishes to Willie Braine who will be going to Kosovo soon to serve for a number of months with the United Nations. We hope its a safe and productive trip. Don’t forget to pack the hurls Willie!