The blood is cleared-up and the floor is ready for the Céili

Naaah – that wasn’t real blood. It was that fake stuff left over from haloween, right? Well there was nothing fake about the intense excitement that was to be found at Fight Night in the Hall on Sat – coincidentally the former home of Dalkey Boxing Club back in the black & white days.  We’ll done to everyone involved in and beyond the ring. You can see two albums bulging with images – in full colour – in the Cuala Gallery.  As for a commentary on the night, Rob Hartnett’s  Sport for Business has done a knock-out feature in its Weekly Magazine.

St Patrick’s Day is imminent so expect the usual wet and windy weather. You’ll need to get in from the elements and warm up. And what better way than at a Céili. And not just any Céili, a Cuala Céili that’ll help our Féile Girls raise much-needed funds in their special season.

Dublin’s final matches in the Spring Series are imminent. So is the deadline for ordering tickets – 8pm (Earth time, GMT) on Sun 18th March; . .

The draw for the Senior Hurling Championship has been made and 1st Round matches in the Cuala Group sees  St Vincent’s home to  ‘Boden and Cuala away to Lucan in the week of the 25th – 28th April.  Meanwhile Harry’s Scenic Excursions is still open for business – last service departs Dalkey-on-Sea at 8:00 on Sunday 18th.

Great win by under 15A Footballers in the derby clash with Crokes in Silverpark last Sunday on a 2-7 to 0-6 scoreline.  Special mention mustbe made of Jack Lehart’s performance at full back.  Darragh Spillane excelled also at mid field.

And our U15B Footballers kept up the high standard putting  5-14 on the board against Lucan.

The U14 A & B Footballers are now both sitting joint top of their respective divisions while the U14 C Footballers managed four goals against Castleknock B in a spirited game at Thomastown.  Can our nets withstand this treatment?

The U13 A Footballers beat Fingal Ravens to top the Grading League Division 2 and will now line out in the top flight.

Unlike their senior counterparts, the Dublin U16 Hurlers managed to beat Cork last Sunday by 4-6 to 1-7 in DCU. Cork who were managed by Mark Landers (1999 All Ireland winning captain) were well-beaten by astrong Dublin team featuring Con O’Callaghan, Jake Malone and Donal Lane from our under 16s.  Nice to see Shane Murphy feature in a Dublin shirt. He made his debut and acquitted himself very well.

The eagle-eyed among you will, by now, realise Tadhg is not compiling this. He’d never have left that last paragraph like that.  If he was around, he’d probably delight in reminding the Dubs among you of  an upcoming “Practical Hurling Workshop – The Key to Sucessful Tackling” .  Those interested should tackle Ken FitzGerald (087-6830296)

Great to see regular updates on the Juvenile Girls featuring on the website.  These young ladies are looking like they are going to be really great.  See for yourself at

Easter Camp is now taking bookings.  All information and links to forms at If internet is not your thing, you can contact the Office on 012350717  (9.30 and 12.30 Mon – Fri), Ken FitzGerald (087-6830296) Willie Braine  (086-0266506) or Damian Byrne (086-6040998).  But hey? How are you reading this?

If anyone is interested in running a Foundation Course, please contact Willie Braine (086-0266506) who will do his best to arrange dates that suit.

That’s all for this week. Enjoy St Patricks Weekend.  We’ll leave you with a little ditty to mark the holiday (very hard to find one that didn’t mention Shamrock & Leprechauns)  –

“Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
he came from decent people,
In  Dublin town he built a church,
and put upon’t a steeple;
His father was a Callaghan,
his mother was a Brady,
His aunt was an O’Shaughnessy,
and his uncle was a Grady.
Then success to bold St. Patrick’s fist,
he was a saint so clever;
He gave the snakes and toads a twist,
and banished them forever.”

Author Unknown