Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Michael CleereThere was sad news last weekend when another great Mount Sion man Mick Cleere was called to his eternal reward, Mick was a lifelong Mount Sion man who played on the winning Minor County Championship side in 1955, from then on he played most of his hurling at Junior level before going on to serve on various comiittees and as selector on many grades including Senior down through the years, Mick passed on his love and committment to the club to his family with both sons Seamie and John going on to serve the club with distinction both on and off the field, his family’s sad loss will be felt by the wider Mount Sion community and our thoughts are with Chrissie, Seamie, Siobhan and John and their families at this sad time, ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Know Your SportThink you know your sport? Then put your knowledge to the test with Mount Sion’s great new sports predictor league which will run over the course of the summer, take 20 sports events and pick your best bet, points are awarded for a winning pick and a league table kept. You can pick from the four options given on the entry form or choose to select ‘ anyone else ‘ meaning you get the rest of the field, entry is €10 with a top prize of €500 plus the title of the club’s top punter! Closing date is March 25th , any enquiries can be made to Club Fundraising Officer Kenny Stafford.
Darts LeagueThe new Darts League continued last Thursday with the second round of games going ahead , the updated league tables and results can be found on the page on the website.
CamogieMount Sion Camogie starts Monday 6th March in Carrickpherish Sports Hub Hall 6-7pm with all 4-12 year olds welcome, the hall is part of the Educate Together and Gael Scoil complex, this is a great chance for our young girls to learn camogie and hopefully will be the start of a much bigger involvement, any enquiries contact Peter on 087 1355359.
Minor FootballFor 2017 the club has decided to enter a number of teams in football in the various different Juvenile grades, the Minor Football gets underway on Saturday night at 7pm when the lads take on Stradbally, please show your support if possible, check website and social media for fixtures and venues.
Deise DrawThe launch for the 2017 Deise draw takes place on Wednesday 8th March, although the first draw isn’t until May people can start paying in now, there is a new format for 2017 with 6 draws in total, tickets cost €15 with the 1st prize increasing from €10,000 to €12,500 , there will also be increases on the other prizes, with the club getting 70% of the ticket price this is a major fundraiser and we would encourage as many members as possible to buy tickets, for any enquiries please contact Kenny Stafford.
MembershipIt’s that time of year again when membership comes up for renewal, as a club we are very competitive with our rates and would ask all our members to make the effort to pay as soon as they can, rates can be found on the membership page on the website.
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 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!