Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Intermediate HurlingFollowing an indifferent campaign the Intermediates found themselves facing Tramore once again in a play off to stay playing at this grade for 2016, Walsh park was the venue for the showdown on Saturday night and Sion got off to the perfect start with Cian O Regan and Anthony Kirwan both getting 1-01 in the first ten minutes blitzing the shell shocked Seasiders goal, with good work from the returning Ferdia and Michael “Pugs” Power in midfield also chipping in Sion were well in control in the first half sending over the points before Ben Flanagan picked up the ball and found Anthony Kirwan with a perfect pass from which the veteran made no mistake to raise the green flag for the third time, score at half time 3-05 to 0-06 in Sion’s favour. After the break Sion were the dominant team with the excellent O Regan and the ever reliable Dermot O Byrne notching points with contributions from Evan Curran and Michael Frisby , a solid defence marshalled by Peter Penkert and Craig Sauvage soaked up any pressure from the opposition who were reduced to long range efforts leaving the result in doubt well before the whistle sounded, final score Cnoc Sion 3-17 Tramore 0-09, well done lads here’s looking forward to a better 2016.
Minor HurlingFollowing on from their victory against Roanmore the previous week the Minors were hoping to keep the momentum going against Clonea in the club on Thursday last, the visitors opted to play with the strong breeze in the first half and took a commanding lead going into the break which Sion despite all their best efforts couldn’t manage to pull back and the game ended up 4-18 to 2-07 in Clonea’s favour, next game is against Tramore in Tramore on September 3rd.
Tony Forristal TournamentIt’s that time of the year again and the club are once again proud to host the Tony Forristal tournament on Saturday August 29th. The Division One winners receive the Tony Forristal Cup named after the late Mount Sion man with the Division Two winners receiving the Sonny Walsh cup in memory of the De La Salle man. The tournament is held in high esteem around the country and its success over the last 34 years is a credit to the organisers. Special mention to Club Deise which has once again kindly come on board to sponsor the tournament.Best of luck to all involved and please come up and support Waterford in the club and keep an eye on the website for all the fixtures and results.
Deise DrawThis month’s Deise Draw takes place on Friday night, if you pay monthly can you please leave up your money by next Wednesday or contact Josie. 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.
Tesco TokensWe are half way through this promotion now and thanks to everyone who has put their blue token in the Mount Sion box. If Mount Sion gets the most blue tokens they get the biggest cash amount, second place gets second cash prize and third gets third place cash prize etc. This promotion is running in Tesco Lisduggan at Waterford Shopping centre and started Monday 3rd August and runs for six weeks, so tell all your family and friends and spread the word that just by putting the token in the Mount Sion box they are helping the club! Thanks once again to Roisin for entering us in the draw.
Baby GirlCongratulations to Sion stalwart Michael Frisby and wife Lorna on the birth of the daughter Leila last week, the sleepless nights don’t seem to be affecting Fris too much as he came on and had a stormer for the Inters the other night !
FixturesUnder 13 Championship v Ballygunner in Ballgunner on Monday 24th August at 7pm.
Tony Forristal Tournament Saturday August 29th
Senior Hurling Championship V Passage in Kill on Saturday August 29th at 6.30pm.
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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