Tuesday 25 September 2018

Nitro ensure Cuala Cats are looking good

CUALA got a cracking draw against Thomas Davis in Division 1 of the AFL. 2-12 each.

It cements Cuala's mid-table position.

"We got promoted last season, and this is the club's first time playing at this level," explains Colin Behan.

Following the game, David Sheeran from Nitro presented a new training and leisure kit to the Adult football Chairman, Brian Mullally.

"It's the second year that Nitro have generously acted as the principal sponsor of the football section," says Colin.

Cuala are fielding four adult teams.

"Our second and third teams are contesting promotions in AFL 5 and AFL 8 respectively.

"The fourth team are mid-table in Division 10, so things are going very well.

"We are one of the biggest dual clubs in Dublin. Many of our players play both football and hurling.

"Our juvenile and minor sections are thriving, and the plan is to field a fifth adult football team next year," adds Colin.

FODH on the move

THE Friends of Dublin Hurling are putting oil in the engines once again.

Next Saturday, Dublin play Antrim in the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship quarter final at Kingspan Breffni Park (3.0).

The Fodh are running a bus from Connolly Station (12.0) and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre (12.30). To book a seat, text Cavan, your name and pick-up point before Wednesday (6.pm) to 087-2331983.

Then on Sunday, Dublin will meet Waterford in the All-Ireland Senior Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium (2.0).

The FODH Buses will depart Connolly Station (10.am) and Rathcoole Village (10.30). To book a seat, text Thurles, your name and pick-up point before Thursday (6.pm) to 087-2331983.

The fare on both days is a tenner for FODH members and €15 for non-members. Juveniles are a fiver.

"We ran a bus to Derry for the camogie on Saturday. It was a big success," says Michael O'Grady.

"Dublin had a great win. And the vocal support played its part. We'll certainly be looking to run camogie buses in the future."


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