Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Cnoc Sion 3-20
Ballyduff Upper 2-23The Seniors made the long trip to Ballyduff Upper on Saturday night last hoping to get their first win in this year’s Senior League/Sargent Cup, Sion got off to the perfect start when Sean Ryan latched onto a long ball from John Dee and made no mistake burying the ball to the back of the net from close range, the home side found their range as the half went on but scores from Ryan, Evan Curran, John Dee and Martin F O’Neill meant there were only three points between the sides at the break , half time score 0-12 to 1-06 in Ballyduff’s favour. A welcome point from Owen Whelan opened Sion’s scoring in the second half but two goals in two minutes from Ballyduff threatened to put the game out of reach, Sion kept plugging away though and their efforts were rewarded with another goal from the in form Ryan after he was denied previously by the keeper putting them right back in the game, substitute Ian Galgey made the most of his cameo appearance scoring 1-02 and in a frenetic final few minutes both sides thought they had it won before the ref blew his whistle with the sides drawn at 3-20 to 2-23, well done lads on the team spirit shown in the comeback, next game is the opening round of the Championship in two weeks.
Michael FoleyIt is with sadness that we report the passing on Sunday last of one of our club’s great players of former years, Michael(‘Muckel’) Foley of Lismore Park. Michael was an exceptionally gifted and versatile hurler whose talent was recognised from a young age. A player who could stand out in any position he won the first of this five senior championship medals with the club as a goalkeeper in 1963 having been pressed into that position following the retirement of Dickie Roche and went on to win three titles in a row in that role. In 1969 he reverted to his favourite midfield position, with Dickie Roche coming back into goal, from where he captained the club to its 21st championship win against Abbeyside. He returned to goal and won his fifth championship medal against Dunhill in 1972.He represented the county in all grades and between 1966 and 1972 he retained the goalkeeping position with Waterford giving some outstanding performances and was selected on the Munster Railway Cup winning side in 1968.
To his wife Margaret, son John, daughters Susan and Jennifer, daughter in law and sons in law, grandchildren, sister Mary and brother Paddy, and extended family we offer our deepest sympathy.
National Hurling LeagueBest wishes to the Waterford Senior Hurlers as they look to win two National League titles in a row against Clare in Thurles on Sunday. After the game there will be entertainment in the club, check social media for details.
Waterford Dragon WarriorsWaterford Dragon Warriors (survivors of breast cancer) present an evening of fun and frolics in the Mount Sion Centre on Friday May 6th from 9pm till late, with music from Paddy’s Pride and spot prizes galore your support would be much appreciated.
Last Man StandingWe’re almost at the end of this Last Man Standing with John Flynn hoping Spurs do the business for him on Monday night to make him the outright winner !
FixturesUnder 11 City League V De La Salle in Gracedieu on Monday April 25th at 6.30pm
Under 11 City League V Roanmore in Mount Sion on Friday April 29th at 6.30pm.
Deise DrawThe second Deise Draw of 2016 takes place in whites bar in Ballymacaw on Friday night hosted by Gaultier, this is one of the main fundraisers for the club and we would encourage as many members and their families as possible to participate, as well as helping your club you are also in a great draw with many good prizes on offer. For information please contact our Club Co-ordinator Josie Evans (087) 068 6700.
Deise DayDeise Day 2016 takes place in Punchestown Racecourse on April 30th with proceeds being split 50/50 between Waterford GAA and the Waterford Ladies Development fund, tickets per person at €150 and a great day’s entertainment is planned, even if you can’t attend on the day a raffle will take place, tickets are €20 each or 3 for €50, 1st prize is a Scandinavian Cruise, 2nd prize 4 tickets for Bruce Springsteen in Croke Park, 3rd Prize 2 All-Ireland Hurling Tickets & 4th Prize 2 All-Ireland Football tickets. Tickets are available from behind the bar.
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 , 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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