Congratulations to Cuala on making history last Friday at Croke Park. They made every Cuala and Dublin hurling fan very proud by the quality of their hurling and the commitment and passion shown by the team. Well done to Matty Kenny and his management team. This victory was a great boost for Dublin hurling. Cuala players and mentors have remarked that their toughest games were in Dublin in their six games in the Dublin championship last year. They drew with Kilmacud Crokes in their first round robin match and when they met again in the final the difference was a goal. Ballyboden brought them to extra time in the quarter final and Lucan lost by seven points in the semi-final. In their games outside of Dublin their smallest victory margin was nine points against O’Loughlin Gaels. So Dublin clubs should take great heart from Cuala’s achievement. Dublin have a massive game in Parnell Park on Sunday. A victory might save them from a relegation play-off. The team turned in a great performance against Clare and were unlucky not to come away with a win. We wish them well and hope a big crowd will turn out to support them. Friends of Dublin Hurling will be there selling membership for 2017. One lucky member will win a 32 inch television. Our senior camogie team put up a great performance against a more experienced Tipperary team and were unlucky not to have gotten a draw at least. Highlight of the game was a goal scored by the Dublin goalie Faye McCarthy from a one hundred yard free.