Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Minor HurlingOur Minors started their campaign in atrocious conditions on Monday night last against Clan na Gael in the club, senior player Mikey Daykin was the focus of attention in the first half as his accuracy from pointed frees kept Sion in the hunt after the visitors scored a couple of fortunate goals to stay in the lead and he was also instrumental in setting up Johnny Flynn just before the break to put the score at 1-08 to 3-04 in the county club’s favour. In the second half the monastery men roared out of the blocks with Evan McGrath and Daykin raising the green flag with the impressive Flynn and Ben Flanagan chipping in with points but the visitors never gave in and just nosed the game 4-11 to 3-13 winning by the single point, a lot of positives can be taken from this game such as the work rate of the young players and the fact they scored 3-13 in such bad conditions which should auger well for the rest of the Championship.
Junior HurlingThe unbeaten Juniors faced old rivals Ballygunner in Poleberry on Friday night hoping to keep that run going, Sion were slow out of the blocks before Ian Power converted from a free to put our first point on the board, it was to be Bomb’s last meaningful input into the game as he was forced to leave the pitch a few minutes later due to injury, more pointed frees in a flat first half from captain Aaron Dempsey kept the scoreboard at half time 0-4 to 0-8 in Ballygunner’s favour. Sion got to within a point in the second half with the long runs from young Kaylem Kennedy causing trouble in the opposing defence and the experienced back line holding firm before a controversial goal in the closing minutes put Ballygunner out of reach to leave the final score at 2-17 to 0-11 and the unbeaten run in tatters, tough luck lads there’s two games in the next two weeks to hopefully get things back on track.
Juvenile HurlingThe Under 11’s had a good win against Tramore on Monday night while the Under 14’s proved too strong for Clan Na Gael in Butlerstown on Wednesday night with the Under 12’s just unlucky to lose out by a single goal to Clonea on Friday, this week the Under 13’s have two games on Wednesday and Saturday, keep an eye on the website and social media for updates on fixtures etc.
Poc FadaWell done to Owen Sauvage who despite picking up a shoulder injury on Thursday night went on to represent club and county on Saturday in the Munster Puc Fada in the Glen of Aherlow, Savo acquitted himself well on the day with a score of 35 pucks which was just two short of the winning score of 33 and he’s already looking to next year and improving on that score.
Speedy RecoverySpeedy recovery to Ferdia Mac Aodghain who is recovering from illness at the moment, Ferdia is an integral part of many of our teams and we’re looking forward to seeing him back on the pitch soon.
Munster FinalAll roads lead to Thurles next Sunday for the eagerly awaited Munster showdown against Tipp, best wishes to everyone involved and especially to Austin, Martin, Iggy and Granter.
Deise DrawJune’s Deise 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.
Kellogg’s Cul CampWith the Summer holidays now upon us it’s time for the Kellogg’s Cul Camp which takes place this year from the 20th to 24th July, Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.For more information and to book please see http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/about-cul-camps/
FixturesUnder 16 Championship V De La Salle in Gracedieu on Monday July 6th at 7pm
Under 13’s V Roanmore in Mount Sion on Wednesday July 8th at 7pm.
Junior Hurling Championship v Fenor on Friday July 10th at 7pm venue tbc.
Under 13’s V Tramore in Tramore on Saturday July 11th at 4pm.
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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