Our Under 13s played another round of the City League last Monday night against Mooncoin in Mount Sion. Mooncoin opened the scoring with a point before Mount Sion hit back with 2 points from play and a well taken free from Ben Flanagan. Mooncoin added a further 2 points but Ryan Flanagan (2) and Mathew Butler pointed for Sion to lead at the break by 3 points. Mount Sion were quick to start with 4 points coming from Ryan Flanagan and Mooncoin finished the second half scoring with 1-2 but a series of saves by Sion keeper Dylan Sheridan kept Sion in the lead and gave them the win. Final score Cnoc Sion 1-10 to Mooncoin 1-5. The panel for the night was Dylan Sheridan, Eoghan Browne, Conor Quinn, Ben Sinnott, Jonathan Flynn, Michael Daykin, Michael Flynn, Ben Flanagan, Kaylem Kennedy, Jake Mooney, Ryan Flanagan, Andrew Doherty, Mathew Butler, Jordan Hutchinson, Evan McGrath, Dean Flannery, Dale O’Keeffe, Jack Tebay, Jack Whelan, Daniel Jacob and Ryan Denton.
Under 16 Football
The Under 16s got their Gaelic Football Championship underway with a fantastic win over Ballyduff Upper in Mount Sion. There was no shortage of goals with Mount Sion producing 9 of the 10 scored in the game. Final score Cnoc Sion 9-5 to Ballyduff 1-6. The next game was played on Monday 6th September against An Gaeltacht in Ring. Report to follow next week.
Junior Football Semi Final
The Junior Footballers travelled to Dunhill to play Kilmacthomas in the Semi-Final stage of the championship. Mount Sion opened the scoring thanks to a half blocked goal by Kenny Stafford. To Kilmacthomas’s credit they replied with 4 points. Michael Frisby kept Mount Sion in touch with points from the placed ball. Mount Sion were awarded a penalty and Ian “Bomb” Power kept his composure and slotted the ball past the keeper. Our second goal came from a long ball which fell into the path of the unmarked Ian Power who blasted the ball to the net; however 2 fast Kilmacthomas goals reduced Sion’s lead to leave 2 between the sides at the break. Mount Sion’s defence held firm throughout the second half with good performances coming from Pat McGrath, Patrick Bowe and Sean Ryan in defence with Ian Galgey, Ian Power and Robert Breslin constantly causing trouble up front. In the end Mount Sion finished the game with 5 points to spare and a well deserved place in the Eastern Final.
All Ireland Football Final
To celebrate the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 19th September the club are having a drinks special all day with Ribs and Colcannon being served at 5pm. So come and enjoy the match in a great atmosphere with friends and family. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Under 8s & 9s
This Saturday 11th September both our Under 8 and 9 teams are taking part in the Annual Roanmore Tournament in Mount Sion. The first Under 9 team are out at the following times: 10am, 10:30am, 11am and the second team are out at 11:30am 12.pm and 12:30pm. There are also two Under 8 teams and the first team are playing at: 10am, 10:30am, 11am, and the second team are playing at 1pm, 1:30pm and 2pm. Please come along and support the young lads. If you want a list of the fixtures send me an email.
Darts & Cards
Have an interest in playing Darts or Cards?? Come along and join in the fun. The Darts takes place every Thursday night with Cards on Friday nights, both starting around 10pm. Great prizes on offer!! Newcomers are always welcome.
We had one winner this month which was Maura Moore c/o Ian O’Regan. The next Deise draw takes place on 24th September. There are great prizes including a top prize of €10,000. Tickets can be bought from Josie Evans or from behind the bar or from any member of the fundraising committee. Tickets are €10 each. A special thanks to all who support the draw as it is of great benefit to our club.
Below are the times of the various coaching sessions for our younger players. It’s good to see all the boys making great progress in learning the skills of hurling and of course new players are always welcome. Simply arrive at our playing fields at the appropriate time and make contact with one of the coaches. Hurleys and helmets are available on loan for those that need them.
Age 5-7s (Born in 2003-2006) – 12 noon to 1pm (Saturdays) & Thursdays 6.30pm-7.30pm;
Age 8-9s (Born in 2001-2002) – 11am to 12 noon (Saturdays);
Under 13s – 6pm-7.30pm (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Minor Hurling Championship v Clonea in Mount Sion at 6.30pm on Wednesday 8th September.
Senior Hurling Championship v Dungarvan in Walsh Park on Sunday 12th September at 2pm.(** May change due to Camogie All Ireland Final.)
Under 13 City League v De La Salle in Mount Sion at 6.30pm on Monday 13th September.
Under 16 Football v Sacred Heart in Sacred Heart at 7pm on Monday 13th September.