First up, in the Blue corner,  pride of place must go to Mark Schütte, our latest All-Ireland medalist.  Mark and theDublin U21 Dublin Footballers have just won the Cadbury’s U21 All Ireland Championship.  Well done Mark for what we know will be the first of many.

And the silverware just keeps coming to our Cuala players.  Elinor Doherty played a great game in the No.2 shirt for the Dublin Minor Ladies and picked up a Leinster Minor A Championship medal for her efforts.  Congratulation to all the Girls in Blue and to Elinor.

And if that not enough to get Cuala heart thumpinmg with pride, how about Cian O’Callaghan leading out the Dublin Minors in the Leinster Championship against Wexford with Colm Cronin, Ros Tierney,  Sean Treacy &  Jack Behan at his side. Wexford pipped them, now its the qualifiers. But were still chuffed with our boys.

Back to the red corner and a  huge well done to our three U14 Feile football teams who did themselves, their families and the club proud in reaching one semi final and two finals over the weekend.  Great heart, great courage and great skill bodes very well for the future. The Cuala Gallery is oozing with picture.  Massive thanks also to all in the club who made such a huge effort to support the lads all over the city and put on what was regarded as among the best hosted event of the whole tournament at Thomastown on Saturday.

Well done to our U12 group of hurlers who hosted clubs from across the country on the soft day that Monday proved to be.


Friday 18th May is when the Minor Section presents “The Legend of Luke Kelly” .  The gig is in the Cuala Hall and promises to be a great Club night of Music and Craic. A big thank you to Jim Perry (Minor Section Parent) of Edmundson Electric who has put up a top of the range 32″ LCD TV to be raffled off on the night, ideal for viewing this Summer’s Championship on.  Ticketing and further details can be found on the Cuala website or phone Colin on 085 7380742
The Minor’s are in Football action this weekend the A’s play Ballyboden in Shankill on Sunday at 11 the B’s are away to Naomh Olaf’s and the C’s are at home to St. Judes.

Hard luck to the Senior Hurlers who picked the wrong day to compete with a stunning StVincents side who were simply on fire.

Speaking of fire, as part of Cuala’s ongoing comittment to health and safety of its members and guests, the club has organised Fire Safety Training for Mon 14 May at 20:00.  It is essential that everyone working in or using Cuala premises attend this course.  This includes Mentors of all teams using the hall, Helpers at Social nights, Shop and Bar volunteers and Cuala staff. The course takes just 90 minutes and could help you save a life.

Doing anything on May 18?  How about a Four Ball in the KClub on that day?  Juvenile Girls have acquired 4 slots (face value €320) to sell-on  with proceeds going to Cuala.   Highest offer by email to mariamernagh@gmail.comsecures.

Cuala has extended its Twitter coverage.  We now have a new @CualaMatchTrack channel that broadcasts score-by-score coverage of selected matches to those smartphone toting members not able to attend in person.  Yeah, we know, the really smart members go and see for themselves.  But spare a thought for our emigrants who find it great for keeping up with play on big match days.  And our regular @CualaCLG account is slowly building a loyal following – 260 at the last count.

That’s all for now folks