Kilkenny duo and Cuala Leinster club hurling winners set to join Derry senior squad

September 18, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

TWO MEMBERS OF Dublin club Cuala’s Leinster club hurling winning squad are set to link up with the Derry senior panel this season.

Cuala are currently gearing up for their All-Ireland club semi-final battle with Derry champions Slaughtneil on 25 February at the Athletic Grounds.

Cian Waldron helped Cuala win a first Leinster senior club hurling title.

Source: Colm O’Neill/INPHO

But once their club commitments end, the Waldron brothers – Cian and Naoise – will be free to link up with the Oak Leaf County setup.

The addition of the pair, who are originally from the St Lachtain’s club in Kilkenny, has been reported by the Derry Now website. Their parents now reside in Derry with their mother originally from Loup.

Cuala's Cian and Naoise Waldron join the @Doiregaa hurling squad.https://t.co/kC7Eqq5VLa

— Cuala GAA (@CualaCLG) January 7, 2017

Source: Cuala GAA/Twitter

Congrats to @CianWaldron on winning the Dublin Senior Championship today for @CualaCLG, playing half forward 👍🏼🏆

— St.Lachtains GAA (@NaomhLachtain) October 29, 2016

Source: St.Lachtains GAA/Twitter

Cuala enjoyed a brilliant 2016 campaign when they won the Dublin senior final in October with a victory over Kilmacud Crokes.

Cian Waldron (left) and Paul Schutte celebrating Cuala’s Dublin county final win last October

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

They went on to progress through Leinster with wins over Laois club Borris-in-Ossory/Kilcotton, Carlow’s St Mullins and in the decider, Kilkenny’s O’Loughlin Gaels.

Cian lined out at wing-forward on the team managed by Galway’s Mattie Kenny with Naoise a member of the panel.

Cuala are bidding next month to become the first Dublin side to reach the All-Ireland senior club hurling final.

Cuala’s players celebrate their Leinster senior club final win

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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