Mount Sion Gaa Club Notes
Our Under 21s faced the four in a row County Champions Ballygunner in the Eastern Semi-Final on Sunday last in Walsh Park. Ballygunner ran into an early lead with three points, it took Sion all of eight minutes to record our first score through Austin Gleeson. This was followed closely by Martin F. O’Neill. The Gunners replied via their scorer in chief Pauric Mahony. Both sides hit scores with Stephen Roche and Gleeson pointing the way forward for Sion. The first of six goals in the game, came just on the stroke of half time with Martin F. O’Neill rounding his man and banging home. Gleeson added a point as the sides retired for half time with Sion two points up.
Pauric Mahony restarted the game with a free just within the first minute. Sion’s young star, Gleeson sent over two points. Ricky Freeman was fouled on the 21 yard line and up steps Gleeson, with a quick flash the ball hit the net and Sion well ahead. Sion’s scoring spree continued with another two points from Gleeson and Ricky Freeman throwing the ball over from a tight angle. Stephen Roche found the unmarked Gleeson again as he dissected the posts with ease. Martin F. O’Neill’s hard work in the middle of the pitch found him run and strike over the bar. Jordan Broaders found the target as he raced down the wing and shooting into the Keane’s Road goal. Roche pointed again with 10 minutes remaining on the clock. The Gunners never say die attitude began to kick in with Sion fifteen points clear. Ballygunner goaled from close range and this was followed closely by a second after a mix up in defence. Martin F. O’Neill pointed for Sion but the Gunner’s continued to real in the Monastery men with another two goals and a point. Just a goal separated the sides but Stephen Roche finished out the game with a point. A brilliant performance by the lads with plenty to work on for the final. Well done lads! Final score Cnoc Síon 2-22 to Ballygunner 4-12.
Under 15 East Final
Another Eastern Final greeted us last Monday afternoon when we faced De La Salle in Walsh Park. However, on the day we came up against an excellent De La Salle side, who should go all the way now in claiming County Honours. Our lads battled hard with James Ogundare, Ben Flanagan and Louie Halligan standing out for Mount Sion. It is good to note that from the ages of Under 13 to 15 this year we have reached Eastern Finals and County Finals, which is a credit to the hard work being done at the underage level in the club. This game brings down the curtain on the competitive season for Juvenile hurling in the club but there will still be blitzes for the younger ages and training on Saturday mornings and midweek on our state of the art All Weather Pitch and Hurling Alley.
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Last Man Standing
We have the table up on the website! Keep track of who is doing well and who is left! Another load gone this week!!!
Next draw is this coming Friday, 29th November in Newtown/Ballydurn. Tickets will be available from Josie Evans or from the bar. Anyone who is paying monthly, can you please ensure that your monies are paid by Wednesday 27th November. Please contact Josie Evans (087-0686700) to join and more importantly to make sure you are in with a chance to scoop the top prize of €10,000!!! Each month there are many other cash and special prizes. Tickets are €10 per month for nine months. You can either pay up front or per month by leaving the money behind the bar. 70% of the money raised will go directly back to Mount Sion. Best of luck to all our ticketholders!
Munster Club Junior Football Semi-Final v Cork Champions/Keel (Kerry) in Venue TBC.
Under 21 Championship East Final v De La Salle/Passage in Walsh Park, no date or time.
All fixtures are available on the club website calendar.