Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Cnoc Sion 0-12
Roanmore 0-15Following last week’s comfortable win against Cappoquin Sion went into Sunday’s game with old rivals Roanmore hoping to stay top of the group and in a commanding position to progress to the knock out stages, Martin F O Neill was on point taking duties as both sides traded points in a tight half, Sion were dealt a blow early on when Richie Roche limped off injured to be replaced by Jordan Broaders, as the half wore on the sides couldn’t be separated with Sion restricted to long range efforts the pick of which came from Austin Gleeson with two Stephen Roche points finishing off the half to leave the sides level at 8 points apiece. Despite getting off to the better start in the second half with three points in the first five minutes it was to be a frustrating final twenty minutes as Roanmore racked up the points from frees to gain the upper hand and finish out the game winners by three points 0-15 to 0-12, with this result behind them hopefully the lads can drive on after the few weeks break and get back on track for this year’s championship. Team Ian O Regan, Pat Kelly, Stephen O Neill, Michael Gaffney, Martin O Neill (0-01), John Dee (0-01), Owen Whelan, Eoin McGrath, Stephen Roche(0-03), Martin F O Neill (0-06)Sean Ryan, Richie Roche, Austin Gleeson (0-01), Bill Walsh, Mikey Daykin Subs Jordan Broaders for Richie Roche, Aaron Coady for Owen Whelan, Tony Browne for Jordan Broaders, Gavin Carroll for Sean Ryan
Cnoc Sion 1-11
Portlaw 0-14In their first match of the Championship the Intermediates took on Portlaw last Saturday in Kill with a number of players making their competitive debut, Portlaw had the better of the first half with Evan Curran and Jordan Broaders being Sion’s best performers while Gavin Carroll was his usual dependable self on free taking duties, score at half time Mount Sion 0-06 Portlaw 0-07. The second half started slowly with both sides cancelling out each others points before Portlaw started to take control of the game tipping away on points, Sion to their credit kept plugging away and were rewarded for their efforts when Carroll raised the green flag in the dying minutes from a free to end the game all square on a score of 1-11 to 0-14, next game is on Friday against Butlerstown in Walsh Park at 7.30pm.
Cnoc Sion 4-11
Clonea 3-14The Juniors took on Clonea who have had the better of their encounters over the past few years in their opener in Walsh Park on Thursday night last, in what was a bad tempered affair Sion got off to the perfect start when Darren Grey goaled on 5 minutes with a well taken finish, Clonea kept in touch with points but Sion showed their dominance in the half with another goal just before half time to put the score at 2-06 to 0-09.Following the break Clonea blitzed the Sion goal without reply to go five points ahead but only a standout performance from young Kaylem Kennedy and a tactical masterstroke from Pappy Bowe bringing on Dan Kelly to harass the depleted Clonea defence resulting in two goals from on fire Darren Grey in the dying minutes of the game to level the game 4-11 to 3-14, next match is against Passage in Ballygunner on Friday night at 7pm.
Under 12’sIn a re-arranged fixture our Under 12’s travelled out to Passage on Sunday morning last for their city league game , the boys came up against a very physical Passage side and also playing against the stiff breeze went into the break 2-02 to 3-01 down, the second half was a different story with Sion scoring 4-04 to run out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 6-06 to 4-02 , well done lads keep up the good work for the next game.
Club WebsiteThe club website is being revamped at the moment with many new features such as an improved Events calendar and gallery available with more to come over the next few months, the site is now also mobile friendly and can be easily accessed from smartphones and tablets, many thanks to Diarmaid of Pixel Wizz for all the hard work and effort he has put into www.mountsiongaa.ie to make it a top class GAA website.
Kits For KidsSuper Valu in the Hypercentre are running this promotion until July and it’s as easy as when you get your token with your shopping putting it into the box for Mount Sion to go towards a great set of training gear for our Juvenile club, spread the word around family and friends to help us get to the 2000 voucher mark !
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.
FixturesUnder 14 Feile final Vs Brickeys in Walsh Park on Wednesday May 20th at 6.30pm
Under 12 City League v Glenmore on Friday in Mount Sion on Friday May 22nd at 6.30pm
Junior Hurling Championship v Passage in Ballygunner on Friday May 22nd at 7pm
Intermediate Hurling Championship v Butlerstown in Walsh Park on Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm
Sargent Cup v Abbeyside in Abbeyside on Sunday May 24th at 2pm
Mount Sion ClubhouseOur club house is the perfect venue for your needs, if you have a family event coming up we can cater for all size parties from small private events to large gatherings, we have a spacious function room with private bar available for hire for all occasions including Birthdays, Christenings, Weddings, Confirmations, Communions, etc, please contact our Bar Manager Michael Ryan for more information on 051-372648 or call up and see him For a post match drink or chat or to watch the latest sporting event on the big screen we have all the Sports channels available in our spacious bar where on Thursday nights it’s Darts night and on Fridays we have cards which are open to all and there are great prizes on offer, check out our website for more info and photos.
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