A personal message:

As a longstanding member of Cuala GAA, I would like to express my appreciation to Ken Fitzgerald and Dave Kennedy for the work and commitment that they have given to the club.

Ken has been the backbone of the Juvenile Development in Cuala, and in no small way has contributed to the increased number of children playing Gaelic Games in the Club and in the area. This is down to his hard work and dedication, as he has proven over the years to be a fabulous coach, leader, and person. On a personal note, I would like to thank him for all the help and support he gave me and the Project over the years. I have worked with Ken for over 30 years. He has been a great work colleague, fellow player, but most of all a great friend. I wish him and his family all the best as he takes on his new role.

I would also like to thank Dave for his work as club administrator. This was an enormous role that he took on with such enthusiasm and determination. I am sure everybody has great appreciation for his ability to organise and control such a big club. I want to thank him for his support and help with the SSIP and all aspects of the club.

I also want to thank him for his work in the club, developing the Gym, the Analysis room, and the social room. (It reminds me of the JFK saying ‘Ask not what your club can do for you, but what you can do for your club.) He has carried this out voluntary and it just shows the calibre and dedication of the man. I am sure generations of players will reap the benefit of his work.

Well, done to you both, and I wish you all the best in the future.

Damian Byrne.