Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
New SponsorWith the Minor Hurling Championship just over the horizon we are proud to welcome John Kennedy Construction as our new shirt sponsor for our Minors, John is a well known face around the club and from a family steeped in Mount Sion and we’re proud to have him on board, check out John’s facebook page for recent examples of his work and contact details JK Construction, thanks once again to John and his family and as always we ask our members to support our sponsors wherever possible.
Junior HurlingIn a top of the table clash on Thursday last our Junior B Hurlers took on De La Salle in the club with both clubs 100% record at stake in this year’s tournament, in a game that won’t last long in the memory the visitors just edged out Sion on a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-11 inflicting the first defeat of the campaign on Pappy’s charges, there is now a break of a month before the next game and a big improvement is needed if they are to progress to the knockout stages.
Know Your SportThere are now 5 events gone in our Know Your Sport challenge and after last week’s Champions League Final there are only 2 players left on maximum points, well done to Rhys E Walsh and Hugh Flanagan who are leaving some of our more experienced punters in their wake! The current leaderboard is as follows-
T1st Rhys E Walsh 28pts
T1st Hugh Flanagan 28pts
3rd Kevin Meyler 25pts
T4th Ian Power 23pts
T4th Steven Wilmott 23pts
T4th Sam Lawless 23pts
T4th Albert Burke 23pts
T4th Jamie Macdonald 23pts
T4th Richie Roche 23pts
Under 12’sOur Under 12’s were invited to the St Martins of Wexford blitz on Saturday last and were paired in the group with the hosts, Young Irelands from Kilkenny Wexford’s OuLart De Ballagh. The first game against St Martins was a tight affair which Sion won by 3 points followed by a comprehensive defeat of Young Ireland which left the final game with OuLart as the decider in the group, in an evenly contested game neither team could be seperated and it ended in a draw leaving Sion undefeated on the day, well done to this great bunch of lads who once again represented their families and their club with distinction.
Ladies FootballOur Ladies footballers had a great day on Monday last in Modeligo in the Mary Walsh charity tournament getting to the final of the Junior A division and were unlucky to lose to a much more experienced team in Comeragh Rangers but to their credit stuck it out right till the end, Jessica Devereaux and Sally Foskin scored two fantastic goals in the final and other scorers on the day were Kelsey Byrne and Leanna Kenneally, thanks especially go to our supporters who were out in the lashing rain cheering us on ensuring a great start to the season!
Deise DrawJune’s Deise Draw takes place on Wednesday night in Erin’s Own an can anyone who pays monthly please leave their money behind the bar as soon as possible or cotact Kenny, the club has had a very good uptake of tickets this year and tickets are still available for draw, please contact club co-ordinator Kenny Stafford for more details.
Munster ChampionshipBest wishes to Waterford as they take on Cork next Sunday in the Munster Championship, also in the Primary game we have one of our bright young prospects Lee Flanagan representing his county for what we hope will be the first of many occasions in Semple Stadium!
JuvenilesOur Juveniles have been very busy over the past week with our u-9s playing St Mollerans in the club on Saturday last, they are playing 2 matches v Roanmore in Cleaboy this Wed at 6.30 with the U-10s playing DLS in field at 6.30 on Tuesday with U-10 also playing Gaelic Football Blitz in Carraignanore on Saturday at 11. Our youngest hurlers visited Mooncoin on Saturday last and our boys were joined on the bus by the girls from our newly formed camogie club and a great day’s hurling was had by all followed by a visit to Megabounce on the way home ! Thanks to all our mentors and parents for making it a fantastic day for our youngest players !
FixturesUnder 13 V De La Salle in Gracedieu on Monay 12th June at 7pm
Under 12 V Ballygunner in Mount Sion on Friday 16th June at 6-30pm.
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!