Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Sargent CupOur Seniors made the long journey to Tallow on Sunday last to fulfill the Sargent cup fixture which for 2017 is now a knockout tournament, the home team started brightly and Sion struggled to keep pace as they raced into the lead helped by two first half goals which gave them a commanding lead at the break, half time score Cnoc Sion 0-05 Tallow 2-09, Sion finally woke from their stupor in the second half and started putting points on the board in the process keeping Tallow scoreless for 27 minutes of the half, just when it looked like the unlikiest of comebacks wouldn’t happen Shane Forristal blasted to the back of the net from a 21 yard free to leave the game tied at 2-11 to 1-14 forcing the game into extra time, Tallow took the advantage as Sion tired from their efforts in the second half and another goal sealed the result for them as they ran out winners by 2 point after extra time, final score Cnoc Sion 1-18 Tallow 3-14, best wishes to Martin “Fish” O’Neill who unfortunately broke his arm during the game and we all wish him the best in his recovery.
Junior FootballThe first Junior football game of the year took place on Friday night last against Erin’s Own and the fans of the large ball were treated to a veritable feast of football as both sides set caution to the wind and played an all out attacking game, in a classic game of two halves Sion were 4-06 to 1-06 ahead at the break and while the Poleberry men came out fighting in the second half they couldn’t catch Sion who proved the old adage that goals win games! Final score Cnoc Sion 5-10 Erin’s Own 2-11, following the match manager Paul Galgey declared himself satisfied with not only the result but the committment shown by the panel of players on the night.
Golf ClassicThe Golf classic takes place this year on Friday June 2nd in Waterford Golf Club and we are delighted to welcome as the main sponsor Henry Denny and Sons, Denny’s are a well known company now part of the Kerry group with strong Waterford connections whose products are household names and we are delighted to have them on board, please check out their huge range of products on their website and as always we ask our members to support our sponsors wherever possible, tee times are still available please contact Kevin Ryan (086 8049293) asap to secure a time that suits, please support this important fundraising event for our juvenile club.
Teams of 3 (scramble). Ladies, Gents or a mixture and non GUI members welcome,Team €100 included food,Tee Box Sponsor €60, Both €150.
Under 10 TournamentWell done to our Under 10’s who are through to the semi final of the Div 1 Ballyduff Upper u-10 tournament next Saturday, our boys travelled up last Friday night and in a tournament where we’ve had a tough run of games over the previous years we played Abbeyside, Youghal and Sarsfields, all top class games played in a fair and sporting manner after which we progressed to the next stage. The U-9 league continues this Wednesday against Ballygunner in the club with two games throwing in at 6-30pm.
FixturesUnder 9 City League V Ballygunner in Mount Sion on Wednesday 31st may at 6-30pm.
Deise DrawThe first Deise draw in the new format for 2017 took place in Ballymacarbary recently and unfortunately we had no winners on the night, the club has had a very good uptake of tickets this year and tickets are still available for the next draws, please contact club co-ordinator Kenny Stafford for more details.
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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