Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Hurler of the YearCongratulations to Austin Gleeson on his awesome achievements at the All Stars where he scooped the major honours of Young Player and Player of the Year as well as winning his first All Star, Austin is a fantastic role model and is a credit to his family and everyone who was involved in his formative years at the club where his potential was spotted at a young age, despite his gruelling inter county schedule Austin is always available to the club for our younger players and we at Mount Sion are very proud to have him as one of our own.
Junior HurlingDespite not having played competitively since the summer the Juniors had two matches this week in the space of four days as they sought to capture the Eastern B Championship, on Tuesday night they dispatched Portlaw under the lights at Carriganore to book a place against De La Salle in the same venue on Saturday, on a bitterly cold day Sion got off to the perfect start with Darren Finn on target with two unanswered points before DLS drew two back, things were looking good when Stephen “Chucky” Coady smashed to the back of the net to put daylight between the teams, Sion drew further ahead and looked to be going into the break with a healthy lead before DLS finished up the half with four points to bring the score at the break to a two point game, half time score Cnoc Sion 1-08 DLS 1-06. Darren Finn was once more off the mark in the second half with first a point then a scrambled goal to put Sion in a commanding position, but DLS put it up to them and dominated for a long period in this half, after a break due to an injury to Paddy McGrath the referee added four minutes of injury time where Sion upped a gear and scored three unanswered points to win the game and a first Junior Championship in five years, following a gracious acceptance speech from captain Shane Flynn the lads retired to the club house for a well deserved celebration before they get back to training for the County final in a couple of weeks time.
Stewards CourseDo you think you have what it takes to be a GAA steward? The county board are running a course under the auspices of the Portobello Institute at the end of which you will be able to wear your hi viz vest safe in the knowledge that you have received the proper training, conditions for the course are 1- Over 18 years of age 2 -Available to steward at weekends 3- Fit and active 4- Friendly, courteous, enthusiastic. The venue is Lawlors Hotel Dungarvan on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th November, it is important for all clubs to have qualified personnel and we would ask as many people as possible to take this free training, for any more details contact John Jackson Treasure 087 9833905 or Emer Barry Development Officer 087 9506613.
Deise DrawOctober’s Deise Draw took place in Mellary recently and we had two winners once again, well done to Tom Keane and Mary Delahunty both c/o Josie who won €200, 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.
Stars in their EyesAfter the success of last year’s event we’re proud to announce that Stars in their Eyes takes place in the club once more on Saturday 19th November, with a whole new batch of well known faces dressing up and singing like their idols it promises to another classic night in the club tickets are going fast and can be got from Tina or behind the bar.
New Year’s Eve Dinner DanceThe New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner dance take place again this year to welcome in 2017, with music from Avalon and a three course meal, tickets are available on a first come first serve basis and are also available behind the bar and from Tina, more details will be available nearer the time.
FixturesUnder 21 Eastern Semi Final Saturday 12th November tbc
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!