Cartlann Digiteach Cuala previously reported on the wonderful efforts made to develop our pitch at Hyde Park (Johnson set the perfect pitch). Of course no such undertaking would have been complete without a suitable celebration and what better way than to have the country’s finest players put the pitch to the test in a challenge match. And all in the presence of Cuala members and friends and presided over by John Dowling, Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. The grand day out took place on 10 December 1989 and featured
- a Senior Camogie Challenge game, Dublin (Present) v Dublin (Past)
as well as two inter-county Challenges –
- Dublin Hurlers (then AHL Div1 leaders) v Wexford
- Dublin Footballers(Leinster Champions) v Galway
The senior attractions were punctuated by a series of Juvenile exhibition matches. How many of these young players would go on to future stardom?
We are one again indebted to former Chairman Tommy Johnson for sharing images of the day along with Press cuttings. They can be viewed in the Cuala Gallery. What a wonderful sight to see so many Cuala families and supporters – some sadly no longer with us. And the Official Programme gives all the details as well as painting a fine picture of the remarkable progress being made in Cuala in the period.
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