Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
County Champions!It was County final day for the Under 16’s in Walsh Park on Saturday last as they took on local rivals De La Salle hoping to win their first title at this age group since 1998, Sion started brighter in a tight first half with the ever reliable Evan McGrath once more on free taking duties getting the first two scores before captain Johnny Flynn put a peach of a cut over the bar, De La Salle to their credit fought their way back into the game with their dangerous attackers scoring four points in the space of four minutes before Flynn found himself free in the box and made no mistake burying the ball in the back of the net to put Sion two points ahead, half time score Cnoc Sion 1-06 De La Salle 0-07. De La Salle got off to the better start in the second half getting three points without reply before Sion started to get back into the game, James Ogundare’s shot was brilliantly saved by the opposition keeper but this was always going to be Sion’s day as the defence shut up shop and with McGrath tipping over points from frees they closed in on the win, with a last minute scare dealt with by the defence the referee blew the whistle to start the celebrations as this team were deservedly crowned County Champions, the club would like to wish a get well soon to Tommy McGrath and express our gratitude to referee Alan Kissanne for his quick reactions when Tommy needed attention and also to the De La Salle club doctor for her help during the situation.
Under 21’sSaturday was a busy day in Walsh Park as the Under 21’s started their campaign against Passage, Sion were in control from early on with Evan Curran catching the eye as he tormented the Passage defence helping the Monastery men go into the break on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-04, Cian O Regan continued his great form from the Intermediate championship with a brilliant solo goal which helped seal the result on a comfortable scoreline of 3-15 to 2-07 to put Sion into the semi’s in a couple of weeks time, well done to Nicholas Mackey and his selectors on having such well prepared panel on the day.
New Arrivals!Busy week on the new arrivals front, congratulations to Christopher “Ozzy” Ryan and partner Deirdre Spillane on the birth of their baby son Daithi during the week and also to Dawn and Ken McGrath on the arrival of their daughter Izzy later on in the week.
New Year’s Eve GalaThe booking is now open for the New Years Eve gala. Tickets are €35 which includes meal, band (No Hot Ashes) and disco. Tables of 8 people and we urge you to book now with deposit to secure table. Bookings are on a first come first serve basis and can be taken at the bar.
Last Man StandingLast Man Standing returned this week and the updated table can be checked out on the page on the website, don’t forget to get your teams into Tina by Thursday.
Deise DrawOctober’s Deise Draw takes place in Cappoquin on the 30th. 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 15 Championship V De La Salle in Gracedieu on Thursday 22nd October at 5.30pm.
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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