Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Senior Hurling ChampionshipSunday saw the final round in the group stages of the Senior Hurling Championship as Sion travelled to Leamybrien to take on Tallow, on a perfect day for hurling in the scenic village under the Comeraghs Sion got straight down to business with Martin F O’Neill getting what looked a definite point overruled by the umpire in the first minute, Sion dominated for the next fifteen minutes with O’Neill and Jordan Broaders trading points to give a five point lead before Tallow finally opened their account, following this the men from the border village clawed their way back into the game and capitalised on a mix up in the Sion defence to raise the first green flag on the day and go a point up, just before half time O’Neill pointed to put the sides level going into the break 0-08 to 1-05. Stephen Roche got Sion off the mark in the second half but the signs were ominous that this game was going to the wire, with the wides staring to pile up and an Austin Gleeson penalty hitting the post Sion just couldn’t put the game away and even when Tallow were reduced to fourteen men they battled away and with the last puck of the game their talisman and former county star James Murray found himself in acres of space and he calmly slotted the ball over to draw the game , final score Cnoc Sion 0-14 Tallow 1-11, following this result Sion finished third in group B which means they now face city rivals De la Salle next Sunday in Walsh Park in the quarter final where a big performance is needed if they are to progress any further in this year’s competition. Team Ian O’Regan, Aaron Coady, Christopher Ryan, Peter Penkert, Stephen O’Neill, John Dee, Michael Gaffney, Stephen Roche (0-02), Austin Gleeson (0-01), Owen Whelan, Martin F O’Neill(0-9), Mark Hoban, Evan Curran, Sean Ryan , Jordan Broaders (0-02) .Subs Ian Galgey for Mark Hoban, Mikey Daykin for Sean Ryan, Ross O’Keeffe for Evan Curran.
This week saw the passing of another great Mount Sion stalwart Ricky O’Brien, the thoughts and condolences of everyone in the club are with Ricky’s family at this sad time, ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
Deise DrawSeptember’s Deise Draw takes place in the club on Friday night, would anyone who pays monthly please leave their money behind the bar by Wednesday night or else contact Josie .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.
Darts ExhibitionWe have a sponsor for the Gary Anderson Darts Tournament in The Bridge Hotel on Wednesday November 2nd, special thanks to Waterford Health Park Pharmacy who have kindly come on board along with some local businesses who will sponsor a leg each, 20 lucky people will get the chance to play Gary in a single 501 game with those picked being required to raise €200 sponsorship each over the coming months. General tickets for the exhibition as well as limited meet and greet tickets are now on sale, please see the page on the website for all the details. Gary Anderson Darts Tournament
FixtureCounty Senior Hurling Championship Q/F V De La Salle in Walsh Park on Sunday 2nd October at 2-45pm
Mount Sion ClubhouseOur club house is the perfect venue for all your needs, only recently it made it into a list of the ten most unusual places in Ireland to have your wedding ! 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.
Notes for Paper & WebsiteIf you have any Cnoc Sion notes or announcements for the paper or website please contact Ciaran Sheridan by email email@example.com or text your notes to 087-6364716 before 8pm Sunday night. You can also follow us on Twitter @MountSionGAA or on Facebook MountSion GAA.We are also now on Clubify App which is available on both IOS and Android, just download and search for Cnoc Sion. 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!