Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Senior ChampionshipSion opened up their Senior championship campaign with a comfortable win against newly promoted Cappoquin in Fraher Field on Sunday last, from the start the Monastery men were in command with Bill Walsh having the first chance on goal before Martin F O Neill pointed from the resulting 65, Sean Ryan notched a brace of points before a mistake in the Cappoquin goal resulted in the green flag being raised from another Fish 65, county star Austin Gleeson struck next with Sion’s second goal and with points from Stephen Roche and Martin O Neill the score at half time was 2-07 to 0-04 In the second half Fish capped off an excellent individual performance with more points from frees and a well taken goal, Bill Walsh’s workrate and effort were rewarded with a goal with many other fine performances across the pitch , Final Score Cnoc Sion 4-18 Cappoquin 0-07, next game is against local rivals Roanmore on Sunday next at 2pm. Team Ian O Regan, Pat Kelly, Stephen O Neill, Aaron Coady,Owen Whelan 0-01, Michael Gaffney, John Dee, Eoin McGrath, Martin O Neill 0-01, Martin F O Neill 1-09, Sean Ryan 0-05, Bill Walsh 1-01, Austin Gleeson 1-0o, Stephen Roche 0-01, Richie Roche .
Under 14 FeileThe Under 14s had a busy week in the Feile with both the quarter and semi finals being played, first game was the quarter final against An Gaeltacht in the club on Tuesday night, Sion got off to a great start with points from Scott Hoban and Jake Maloney before PJ Murphy and Jamie Gleeson raised the green flag twice in quick succession, with further points from PJ Fanning and Ben Frisby and Jake Maloney netting just on half time Sion had a commanding lead at the break, another goal from Scott Hoban in the second half sealed the victory to earn a place in the place in the semi final on Sunday morning against Clonea Sunday morning saw more of the same against Clonea with both PJ Fanning and PJ Murphy deadly in front of goal each netting three times with points coming from the sticks of Peter Yaciuk O Connor, Jake Maloney, Timmy Sobowale and another goal from Jamie Gleeson to see another comfortable win, the lads are now through to the final against either De La Salle or Brickeys on Wednesday May 20th
Club DeiseBest wishes to Tom Shanahan who has been appointed Chairman of the newly relaunched Club Deise, . Club Deise are the official Waterford Supporters Club and fundraising committee covering all Waterford GAA county teams and codes with all funds raised going to the training and preparation of our Waterford teams. For more details on events and membership please see the page on the Waterford GAA website.
Anniversary MassThe first anniversary mass for our much missed former Life President Dick Roche takes place on May 12th in the Holy Family Church at 11am, all are welcome to attend.
Intermediate and JuniorThis week sees the start of the Junior and Intermediate championships with all games at both levels taking place at neutral venues this year, best wishes to both squads and mentors.
Golf ClassicThe Mount Sion Golf Classic takes place on Friday May 29th and there are still places available with tee off from 9.30am in Waterford Golf Club, 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.
Deise DrawThe 2015 Deise Draw is up and running and we’re still waiting on our first 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.
Irish InternationalCongratulations to Jessica Gleeson who was picked to play at centre back for the Irish Womens International soccer team against the USA in san Jose on Sunday night last, Jess is well known around the club having played at juvenile level and is another member of the well known Gleeson sporting family !
FixturesJunior Hurling Championship V Clonea in Walsh Park on Thursday 14th May at 7pm.
Intermediate Hurling Championship V Portlaw in Kill on Saturday 16th May at 6pm.
Senior Championship V Roanmore in Walsh Park on Sunday May 17th at 2.00pm.