Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Senior Hurling Championship
Cnoc Sion 1-13
Fourmilewater 0-23It was a case of deja vu for these two teams as in 2016 they met in the first round of the Senior Championship and as in 2016 the result was the same with the men from the Nire Valley coming out on top getting their season off to a winning start, from the start of the first half in Fraher Field Fourmilewater showed their intent and were a couple of points to the good before Austin Gleeson got Sion’s first championship point of 2017, Fourmile took a grip of the game in the rest of the half and with their county players on form went into the break eight points to the good leaving Sion with a mountain to climb in the second half, half time score Cnoc Sion 0-05 Fourmilewater 0-13. Following the break and a number of changes to the personnel on the pitch Sion had their best spell in the game scoring seven points without reply to get within three points of Fourmile who finally responded in kind and within a few minutes had tacked on a number of points to put themselves out of reach once again, though Sion pushed on in the half and were unlucky with a number of chances the game was effectively over when a late Stephen Roche goal turned out to be a consolation on a bad night for the Monastery men, final score Cnoc Sion 1-13 Fourmilewater 0-23, next game is on Sunday against Roanmore in Walsh Park. Team Ian O’Regan, Mark Hoban (Stephen O’Neill), Aaron Coady, Ben Flanagan, John Dee, Austin Gleeson(0-05), Peter Penkert, Owen Whelan, Stephen Roche(1-00), John Kennedy, Mikey Daykin(Ross O’Keeffe), Martin F O’Neill(0-07), Donal Power(0-01), Richie Roche(Michael Gaffney), Jordan Broaders(Evan McGrath).
Under 12’sThe Under 12’s took on local rivals De La Salle in the City League on monday night last and though our lads hurled their hearts out they were outdone by the physicality of the Gracedieu outfit in the end, tough luck lads best of luck in the next game.
Cul Camps CoachesApplications are invited for positions as Coaches for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2017. Applicants must currently be coaching in a club, school or county development squad. Coaches will be required to coach both Hurling and Gaelic Football to children aged 6-13 in camps. Applications close on Friday April 21st , please see page for details Cul Camp Coaching
FixtureSenior Hurling Championship Round 2 v Roanmore in Walsh Park on Sunday April 23rd at 3.30pm.
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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