Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Cnoc Sion 0-18
Ballyduff Upper 1-15Just a week away from the first Championship outing of 2017 Sion took on Ballyduff Upper in Pairc O’Fainin in the Senior league on Saturday night last, fielding a strong starting fifteen Sion had the better start with John Kennedy looking lively down the right contributing with the first two points before his involvement in the game ended prematurely when he saw red after a rash challenge, faced with an uphill battle after losing a man so early in the game Sion stepped up the pace and with Stephen Roche pulling the strings in midfield were the better team in the half which nearly ended with a goal when Richard Roche skilfully caught the ball and rounded his man only to see his shot just go wide of the post.Half time score Cnoc Sion 0-11 Ballyduff Upper 0-07. Sion were once again the dominant side after the break and could have recorded more scores as chance after chance went wide leaving the crowd to wonder if those misses would have a bearing on the final result, with Sion five points ahead and looking comfortable for the win a mix up in the defence let Ballyduff in to get the first goal of the game, the visitors were finally roused from their slumbers and tacked on three more points to go ahead with time running out for Sion, just as it looked like a victory for the county men Stephen Roche pointed with virtually the last puck of the game to leave the game even at full time , final score Cnoc Sion 0-18 Ballyduff Upper 1-15 Team Ian O’Regan, Mark Hoban, Aaron Coady, Stephen O’Neill(Ben Flanagan), John Dee, Peter Penkert, Donal Power, Owen Whelan, Aaron Dempsey, Mikey Daykin 0-01, Stephen Roche 0-09, Martin F O’Neill 0-02 (Ross O’Keeffe 0-02), John Kennedy 0-02, Richard Roche(Evan McGrath), Jordan Broaders 0-02.
EngagementCongratulations to Owen Whelan and Lynn Egan on their recent engagement, Owen is Senior captain for 2017 and everyone in the club wishes the happy couple all the best for the future.
Senior ChampionshipAll roads lead to Fraher Field on Saturday night 15th April for an Easter eggstravaganza of hurling when Sion take on Fourmilewater in the first round of the club Senior Hurling championship, best wishes to Nicholas and the lads as they start out the 2017 campaign.
FixturesUnder 12 City League V De La Salle in Mount Sion on Monday 10th April at 6-30pm
Senior Hurling Championship V Fourmilewater in Fraher Field on Saturday 15th April at 7-30pm.
Minor Football Championship V St Olivers in Ballinameela at 11-30 on Sunday April 16th
Deise DrawAlthough the first draw for 2017’s Deise 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.
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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