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Watch: Short documentary chronicles Cuala's remarkable rise to an All-Ireland final

The Dublin champions take on Ballyea in Friday’s decider at Croke Park.

THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS are never short of a story or two.

Every club has their characters and hardships but very few are lucky or successful enough to reach an All-Ireland final in Croke Park.

While Cuala now have one of the most impressive underage set-ups in the country, it wasn’t long ago that they were struggling for numbers.

Seeing their hurlers become the first Dublin side to reach an All-Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day is dreamland stuff for members of the Dalkey club.

Friday’s game against Clare champions Ballyea can’t come soon enough as excitement builds in the coastal suburb, and a behind-the-scenes short documentary lifts the lid on some of the reasons behind the club’s success.

Featuring interviews with former club chairman and ‘Sunday Game’ presenter Des Cahill, former Dublin hurler Damien Byrne, and a member of the ‘Cuala Ultras’, it gives a great insight into what Cuala is all about.

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