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Hello Cuala Patrons 

As the season comes to a close – will make this the last newsletter of the year. Thank you all for reading and for your interest and your support of Cuala GAA through 2010.

  • Santa has kindly asked the 1998 group to assist him with the supply of hurleys to children in the Club. Last year Santa had great difficulty getting the hurleys made and delivered on time so this year he has asked the 1998s to assist. You can place your order by e mail to santahurleys@gmail.com. All hurleys are hand made by elves in Offaly and come with a grip and the unique Santa Hurleys Stamp. A convenient arrangement will be put in place for collections at suitable times during christmasweek.
Prices range from
Size 18(inches)€12 euro (this is really a baby hurley for under 5s)
Size 22 €15(a starter size for the new kids in Academy year 1 and 2)
Size 24 €15 (7 and 8)
Size 26 €15 (under 9 and 10)
Size 28 €20 (under 11) 

Anyone needing a larger hurley is either very big for their age or needs to discuss Santa with Mom and Dad! To order send name; contact ph number; age group of child, hurley size to santahurleys@gmail.com and you will receive a return mail with furher details of payment and collections.

  • The annual Cuala Juvenile Girls awards are on this Sunday 12th December in the Cuala Hall. All 7 age-groups from U8 to U14 in camogie and football will be presented with awards by Dublin’s Ladies Football captain Denise Masterson and Wexford camogie star Mags Darcy. This year Cuala have the honour of having both the Ladies Football Senior All Ireland trophy, the Brendan Martin Cup, and the Camogie Senior All Ireland trophy, the O’Duffy Cup, on display. The evening commences with tea and coffee at 5.00pm and is scheduled to finish in time for everyone to get home for the X-Factor final!
  • Two upcoming events over the coming weeks.coaching conference. 8 Jan.
    • Theme this year is physical fitness &athletic development. Headline speaker is Paudie Butler, National director of coaching. Book a spot oncualacoaching@live.ie. Or contact Ken Fitzgerald or Willie Braine.
    • Decrepit v Developing match 27 dec @ 1.30 in hyde park. Half hurling,half football, maybe even half decent. A fiver to play. Proceeds to Mikiey Sheanon’s Niall mellon Fund. Soup and refreshments afterwards.
  • Looking for ideas for gifts? Gift vouchers are available for the Cuala shop and it’s open on Tuesday nights as well as Saturday mornings.
  • It is with much regret that I advise you that Christmas Trees will not be sold from Cuala this year.Unfortunately we have been advised by the Park’s Department of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council that it is their policy not to allow the use of Public Open Space for this purpose. I am certain that this news will be a great disappointment to the Juvenile Boys Teams and the Cuala Community Volunteers who look forward to this annual event. This important fundraiser is now lost to the Juvenile Section for 2010. Thank you to all Cuala members and patrons who traditionally support this event and purchase their Christmas Tree in support of the fundraising activities of Cuala – a not for profit and volunteer community group. For this year, I encourage you all to purchase your Christmas Tree from other local charity and community groups. A wide selection of quality Christmas trees will be available at the Johnstown National School’s’ Christmas Fair this Saturday 11th December from 12pm – 3.30pm
  • Apologies but the AGM is deferred again now until Thursday 16th December – registration at 7:30pm.Meeting starts at 8pm.

All for this week and this year. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Slán agus beannacht.

Tadhg Murphy
Cuala Club Communications