Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Senior Hurling Championship
Cnoc Sion 0-11
Ballygunner 1-18It was semi final day in the Senior County Championship in Walsh Park on Sunday last where Sion were pitted against old rivals and red hot favourites Ballygunner, from the start Sion struggled to keep up with the champions as they raced into the lead and though they pulled back some points Ballygunner went into the break with a commanding lead. Sion improved somewhat after the break with points coming from a number of players but the gap was too big to close and Ballygunner ran out clear winners on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-11 to secure their place in next week’s final. Though they will be disappointed with this result Ken and the lads can be justifiably proud of their achievements this year after with a young team and will no doubt be looking forward to the 2017 campaign.
Book LaunchThere was a great attendance in the Tower Hotel for the launch of Ken McGrath’s autobiography “Hand on Heart” on Thursday night last, the esteem in which Ken is held in the hurling community was evident in the number of players and coaches from other counties who travelled to be there on the night, it was a busy weekend for Ken also as he was signing the book in Waterford and Dungarvan, the book is a cracking read and is available in all good bookshops now.
Though the juvenile hurling calendar for the year is nearly over the Under 10’s were invited to Thurles on Saturday last to take part in a blitz, we played 3 games against GarrySpillane (Limerick), Monaleen (Limerick) and Ballincolig Cork ,this was a great experience for our lads to get to play teams other than the local oppositions and a great day’s hurling was had by all. The panel on the day was Dylan Ryan, Emmanuel Adebayo, Ben Hennesey, Sam Byrne Russell, Ross Byrne, Tommy Walsh, Jack Kirwan, Mark O ‘Connor, Alex Walsh, Adam Regan, Adam Cummins, Sean Reilly, Killian Dundan and Evan Flanagan.
Deise DrawSeptember’s Deise Draw took place in the club recently and we had two winners , well done to Clive Power and Mary Delahunty both c/o Josie who won €200 and €100 respectively.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 ExhibitionThings are moving along nicely for the Gary Anderson Darts Tournament which takes place in the Bridge Hotel on Wednesday 2nd November, with sponsors on board and most of the places to play Gary booked up it’s looking like it’s going to be a great night. General tickets for the exhibition as well as limited meet and greet tickets are now on sale from Kenny Stafford , Treacy’s hotel and behind the bar, please see the page on the website for all the details. Gary Anderson Darts Tournament
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.
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