Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Danny BoweIt was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Danny Bowe on Sunday last after a brief illness. Danny was a great GAA man and Mount Sion supporter all of his life serving as the First Aid Man to adult and juvenile Mount Sion teams down through the years. Danny was probably best known for his love of, and contribution to camogie in Waterford through the Ardkeen Camogie Club of which he was a founder member as a young man working for the Health Board in Ardkeen Hospital.
Danny spent virtually all of his spare time down the years introducing youngsters to camogie with coaching sessions in the Mount Sion grounds where he was virtually an ever present at all hurling and camogie sessions. There were many players who came to the fore on Waterford camogie teams in recent years whose early careers were forged by Danny Bowe from a young age. On the night that he was holding on to life Danny would have taken great pleasure in seeing the game he loved being honoured with the awarding of the WLR/Granville Hotel award to Patricia Jackman.
There were many other spheres of activity in Danny’s life to which he contributed and which others will no doubt document but for us in Mount Sion he will be sadly missed as a colleague, a friend and supporter in all things.
Under 21 Eastern FinalA great crowd turned out on a cold and wet Thursday night in January to see the long awaited Under 21 Eastern Final against City rivals De La Salle under the lights in Carriganore last week, Sion got off to a lively start in the heavy conditions with Mikey Daykin getting our first score on the board after Darren Finn was brought down going through on goal, good work from Stephen Power at the other end a few minutes later helped keep the sides level on points before Sion got into their stride with points from Jordan Broaders including a peach down the right and a great point from Austin Gleeson following a clearance putting them four points ahead at one stage, De la Salle rallied though raising the white flag three times in quick succession to bring the scoreline down to the minimum at the break in Sion’s favour 0-07 to 0-06. Both sides traded scores once again in the second half with Gleeson and Sean Colfer on the mark for Sion before De La Salle started getting the upper hand in the scoring stakes going ahead for the first time in the game after fifteen minutes in the half, as conditions worsened the opposition got on top but Sion kept up the hard work and were rewarded when Andrew Doherty ran through and made no mistake to get the first goal of the game, but time wasn’t on their side and the ref blew for full time with the final score at full time Cnoc Sion 1-14 De La Salle 0-18, tough luck to everyone involved that all the hard work and commitment came down to a one point match.
Bon VoyageWaterford’s loss is Canada’s gain as we bid adieu to Martin O’Neill and girlfriend Emma as they head off to the land of the Maple Leaf very soon, best wishes to ye both and hopefully it won’t be long before ye’re back in the land of the blaa and large bottle !
Prizegiving NightIt’s a big night in the club on Friday night as the prize giving for our victorious Under 14 and 16 teams of 2015 takes place, all parents, families friends and club members are invited and there will be music after the medal presentation, proceedings get going at 7.30pm for what promises to be great night to celebrate our young lads great achievements last year!
ClubifyWe have been getting good response to our new Clubify App which we signed up to recently , the app can be found on IOS and Android and we hope to roll it out over the coming months as the matches and events start up again.
Waterford Season TicketWith the new season just around the corner the 2016 Waterford GAA Club Season Ticket is now on sale at the following locations:Elvery’s Sports – Michael Street, Waterford City, Walsh Park Office and Ger Wyley Sports Dungarvan
Tickets remain at the same great value of €100 for adults and €65 for OAPs.
Ticket activations will take place in January, details of times and venues to follow.
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.
Notes for Paper & WebsiteIf you have any Cnoc Sion notes or announcements for the paper or website please contact Ciaran Sheridan by email firstname.lastname@example.org or text your notes to 087-6364716 before 8pm Sunday night. You can also follow us on Twitter @MountSionGAA or on Facebook MountSion GAA. The website is now mobile friendly and has an upgraded events calendar and gallery which are constantly updated with all Mount Sion related news and events!