Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Sargent CupIn a repeat of the 2014 final which only took place a few weeks ago Sion welcomed Lismore to a sunny Pairc Ui Fainin on Sunday last, Sion had the best of the opening exchanges with Niall O Sullivan and Ferdia both hitting the back of the net and the ever reliable Gavin Carroll on free taking duties giving them a five point cushion, following this it was all Lismore as they racked up eleven points which could have been worse only for some Sauvage defending from brothers Owen and Craig helping to keep the score at half time Mount Sion 2-06 Lismore 0-15. The second half looked like going the same way before Sion kicked up a gear and took control of the game , substitute Robert Bresnan picked up the ball in midfield running with it before smashing to the back of the net to put the monastery men back in front, after this there were some great team scores with the younger members of the team getting in on the act to leave the final score at Mount Sion 3-20 Lismore 0-21, well done lads next game will be played in a few weeks.
It was quite a busy week for this young group of players . First up was away to Ballygunner on Wednesday night who had two teams on the night both whom we played , we won the first game very comfortably on a score line of 5 – 3 to 1- 0 after which we played their other team and again won very comfortably with great scores from all over the field from Lee Flanagan , Davin Marshall , Jake Marks and Jack Cowman winning on a scoreline of 2 – 10 to 0 – 3 .
The boys then played out in Carriganore on sat for the U10 Blitz where they played 3 games against De la Salle , Na Gael and Cappoquin again winning all 3 games very comfortably racking up very high scores in each game . The panel for the above games were Davin Marshall, Lee Flanagan, Conor Walsh, Jack Cowman, Cormac Dunphy, Jake Marks, Jack Barrett, Killian Dundan, Dylan Ryan, Alex Walsh, Ross Byrne, Jared O Keeffe, Adam Regan, Adam Cummins, Sam Byrne Russell and Cameron O’Neill.
Under 12’sThe Under 12’s played their second game of the campaign in the City League against De La Salle in the club on Friday night last and unfortunately the lads didn’t have the best of nights with the visitors winning by a comfortable margin, next game is against Passage on Friday May 8th in Passage at 6.30pm
Golf ClassicThe Mount Sion Golf Classic takes place on Friday May 29th with tee off from 9.30am in Waterford Golf Club, so spread the word if you play golf or if you know any budding Rory McIllroys who can get three players to make up a team on the day, cost is very reasonable at 90 euros a team with a meal, please see the poster for more details.
School AstroturfJust a quick reminder that support is still needed for the primary school playground astro surface. Buy a square meter for €50. Donate at the Bar. A Receipt will be issued with a certificate to follow. This Astro surface will give School and Club a welcome lift and help keep the club school connection alive and growing. Of course any other contribution small or large is also most welcome, contact Club Chairman Peter Walsh for more info.
Fixture ChangesDue to Waterford reaching the National Huring league final there have been a number of changes to the first round of the Senior and Intermediate Championships which were scheduled to take place that same weekend, the Seniors will now play Roanmore on May 17th at 2pm in Walsh Park and the Intermediates will face Portlaw on Saturday 16th May at 6pm in Kill and Butlerstown on Saturday May 23rd at 5:30pm in Walsh Park.Any other changes will be updated on the website and social media.
Sporting LegendsAfter last week’s entertaining interview with Jim Greene it’s the turn of more recent legend and current senior manager Ken McGrath to take his turn in the hot seat and talk about his career in hurling, what a great reflection on the club that in the series we’ve had three people interviewed so far with Martin Og Morrissey being the first in March, for anyone who missed them all the interviews are available on the WLR website as a podcast.
Deise DrawApril’s draw took place on Friday last and unfortunately we had no winners.Tickets cost €10 a month with the club keeping 70% of the tickets sold. I.e. €7 a ticket.This year we are delighted to announce that Elverys Sports are the Offical Retail Partner to Waterford GAA. A 15% Discount Voucher will be available, on request through the club, to all members of the Déise Draw. Please leave money and names at bar or contact draw co-ordinator Josie Evans if you’d like to support our biggest yearly fundraiser.
Deepest sympathy to Seamus Nolan and family on the death of his mother Veronica last week, Ar Dheis De go raibh a h-anam.