Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Under 14 FeileA very young Under 14 team took to the pitch in Gracedieu on Thursday last to play De La Salle in the first round of this year’s Eastern Feile, what our lads may have lacked in stature against a physically bigger team they made up for with effort and a never say die attitude which reaped rewards for them in the night, Sion’s first score of the game came from Davin Marshall coolly collecting the ball and rounding his man to slot past the keeper early on to get the ball rolling for the Monastery men, with Dylan Butler and Lee Flanagan causing all sorts of trouble in the defence the former was rewarded with Sion’s second goal of the half to go into the break well ahead, while the home team rallied in the second half Sion’s defence held firm and though the young legs tired near the end of the game they were well deserved of their 2-05 to 2-03 win which sets them up nicely for the next round against Passage on Thursday.
Deise DrawThe first Deise Draw of 2017 takes place this Wednesday May 10th and we would ask our members and supporters to buy tickets if possible, 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.
Under 9’s and 10’sOur Under 10’s played Ballygunner on Saturday and in a tightly contested game just came away on the wrong side of a 2 point defeat .Because Mount Sion school are making their Communion on Saturday May 13th the u-9s will play out in Ballygunner on Wednesday 10th at 6pm in the first games of their u-9 League with both Mount Sion White & Blue teams playing. Training continues every Tuesday at 6-7 and Saturday Mornings 11-12 for u8,9 and 10s.
Know Your SportThe Know Your Sport fundraiser is in full swing at the moment and after two events we’re starting to see some people moving up and down in the rankings, keep an eye on the website and social media for the updated table.
FixturesUnder 14 Feile V Passage in Passage on Thursday May 11th at 6-30pm
Junior B Hurling Championship V Portlaw in Portlaw on Thursday May 11 at 7-15pm
Under 11 City League V Ferrybank in Ferrybank on Friday May 12th at 6-30pm.
Junior Hurling A Championship V Tramore in Mount Sion on Friday May 12th at 7-15pm.
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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