Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
3 Ireland Facebook CompetitionOur club has been selected as a finalist in the 3 Networks “Power Your Network ” competition, thanks to Roisin Regan for entering us, there are six finalists and each will be put forward to a public vote on Monday August 11th with the entrant that gets the most likes winning. the vote will be open for 24 hours with the winner being announced on Tuesday, there is a substantial prize on offer to the winning club for basically showing the power of their on-line community, so please on Monday vote for Mount Sion’s photo and make sure to share with all your family and friends, links will be posted on Monday so lets get those Likes in !
Cnoc Sion 1-09
Ballygunner 0-20After a long break, the Senior Hurling championship resumed with Mount Sion facing Ballygunner in Walsh Park in round 3. Ballygunner were on top of their game and raced into a 0-1 to 0-5 lead after 15 minutes. Sion’s score coming from Martin F. O’Neill. The second period continued with the same dominance from the opposition. Sion trailed by six points at the break.
Cnoc Sion 1-15
Clonea 1-12The Juniors returned to action on Friday last to face Clonea in a re-arranged game in the club, Sion opened the scoring with a Johnny Hayes point followed by a Cian O Regan free to go two points ahead, Clonea replied with a point and were then denied by the tenacious Stephen “Scratchy” Wilmott with a brilliant goal line clearance, next point was a family affair with Ian “Bomb” Power setting up brother Clive “Parish” to keep the two point cushion between the teams, some more O Regan frees and points from Hayes and Darren Finn left Sion going into the break with a one point lead, half time score Cnoc Sion 0-8 Clonea 0-7. Clonea got the second half off to the perfect start with a goal and a point and were looking stronger until Sion brought on their secret weapon Brian “Chick” Hennessy, the evergreen veteran made an immediate impact by setting up Darren Finn who gratefully blasted the ball past the Clonea keeper, Hennessy then pointed from a free before the visitors replied with two unanswered points, after this Sion’s experience started to show through with points from Jamie O Meara, O Regan and Finn to finish out the game 1-15 to 1-12, well done lads on a battling performance, next up is Roanmore in the club on Friday night.
DartathonThe Mount Sion Darts club will hold the inaugural Dick Roche Dartathon in aid of the South East Radiotheraphy Trust on August 22nd to 23rd with a target of hitting 500,001 points in 24 hours, sponsorship cards are available from behind the bar and anyone wishing to help out this great event can contact Peter Roche on 086-2608625.
Baby GirlCongratulations to Eoin Carroll and wife Jen on the birth of baby daughter Isabel on Saturday last, glad to hear both mother and baby are doing well !
Waterford MinorsCommiserations to the Waterford Minors and their mentors as they bowed out of the All Ireland after their extra time defeat to old rivals Kilkenny in Croke Park on Sunday.
FixturesUnder 14 County Championship V Ballygunner in Mount Sion on 11 August at 7.30pm.
Minor Hurling Champiosnhip V Dungarvan in Mount Sion on 12 August at 7.30pm.
Junior Hurling Championship V Roanmore in Mount Sion on 15 August at 7pm.
Senior Hurling Championship v Ardmore in Kill on 16 August at 7.30pm.