There was plenty of action involving the juvenile girls in Cuala this
weekend. Our under 8s participated in their first camogie blitz and
the word from Hyde Road was watch out for this group of girls, they
are a force to be reaconed with. Meanwhile the under 9s were
particpating in a football blitz and played some excellent matches.
The future looks good for both these young groups.
The 2002 age group were also in action this weekend with the
commencement of the under 10 football leagues. Cuala hosted a two
team football blitz against O’Toole’s on Saturday afternoon and also
had one team playing away at a four team blitz. On Sunday morning we
had three teams and hosted a camogie blitz against Na Fianna. All
that training over the winter has paid off and our girls are now glad
to be finally outdoors.
On Saturday the 2001 (under 11) girls had two football teams playing
away to Foxrock/Cabinteely. On Sunday the 2001s girls had two teams
playing in a six team Camogie Blitz in Thomastown against Faughs and
Na Fianna. The girls performed excellently in both the Football
matches and the Camogie Blitz.
Our under 12 girls were playing football only this weekend. They had
a much better performance against Lucan Sarsfields on Sunday, but
unfortunately came out at the wrong end of the scoreboard. There were,
however, some terrific individual performances.
Meanwhile on Saturday the under 13s had a narrow defeat in football to
a strong Naomh Peregrine side. We girls fought hard to reduce a
strong half time deficit but could not overcome the Blakestown girls.
On Sunday their fortunes were reversed when they had a huge win over
Na Fianna in camogie. The 1999s are leading the table at the half way
point in the league campaign.
There was a shortage of matches for the Cuala Feile team this weekend
but the 1998s used their time well and held their camogie feile skills
competition in Meadowvale on Friday evening to decide which 3 players
will represent Cuala in the Dublin Feile Skills competition.
Competition was intense and Blaithin Lane, Hannah O’Dea and Sinead
Murphy emerged the strongest and will represent Cuala in the Dublin
competition in May.
Our under 16s were also in action this weekend putting in a brave
performance against Clontarf on Sunday. They came back from 2 points
down at half time to take the lead early in the 2nd half. Sadly,
Clontarf proved that bit stronger and after a disputed goal went on to
take the match by 4 points. However, the girls played their hearts out
and the signs are looking good for the remainder of the league.
A special word of congratulations to the Cuala girls who play with
Colaiste Iosagain. Coláiste Íosagáin were crowned All Ireland Junior
B football champions last weekend after an 8 point win against Scoil
Bhride from Tuam. A number of Cuala girls have now won 2 All Ireland
medals in a matter of weeks, some having been part of Coláiste
Íosagáin camogie panel who won the All Ireland Senior D Colleges All
Ireland final last month. Well done girls.