Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Senior Hurling Championship
Cnoc Sion 1-14
Lismore 1-21The final group of the 2017 Senior Championship took place on Sunday when Sion travelled to Fraher Field to take on a revitalised Lismore with places in the knockout stages at stake, Sion started off well enough with Stephen Roche bagging a brace of points but Lismore struck back with a goal which gave them a buffer throughout the half which was extended by seven minutes following a serious injury to the Lismore keeper, half time score Cnoc Sion 0-08 Lismore 1-05, even with the breeze in the second half Sion couldn’t catch the Lismore men whose forward line were on top form and though a late resurgence and a goal from Martin F’O Neill helped make the scoreline somewhat respectable the game was out of Sion’s reach from early in the second half, with the news coming through from Walsh Park that Passage had won this now sets up a quarter final against county kingpins Ballygunner which has been fixed for 4pm on Saturday 7th October. Scorers Stephen Roche 0-08, Martin F’ONeill 1-00, Mark Hoban 0-02 , Mikey Daykin 0-01, Cian O’Regan 0-01, Evan Curran 0-01, Aaron Dempsey 0-01.
Minor Hurling Championship
Cnoc Sion 2-14
De La Salle 0-10The Minor Hurlers took to a boggy Walsh Park pitch on Saturday last to face De La Salle with a place in the County Final at stake, in the dreadful conditions De La Salle had the better of the first half and only for the efforts of the back line could have gone into the break up more than the three point they had, half time score Cnoc Sion 0-03 De La Salle 0-06, the second half saw a much improved Sion as they slowly put their mark on the game and when Jack Meaney scrambled the ball to the back of the net from the muddy goalmouth there was no looking back, Evan McGrath then made no mistake from the penalty spot to get Sion’s second and a first minor final since 2008 beckoned with no comeback on the cards for DLS, there were jubilant scenes at the final whistle as the game ended on a final scoreline of 2-14 to 0-10 scoring a remarkable 2-11 in a powerhouse second half performance to reach the final, details of the final will be made available as soon as it is arranged.
On the day the Minors qualified for the County final the sad news reached us of the passing of David Roche, David’s son Jordan plays on the Minor squad and David and his wife Sandra would be well known figures around the club and school, to Sandra, Daryl, Dylan, Jordan and his extended family we offer our deepest sympathies, ar dheis De go raibh a Anam.
Juvenile HurlingIt was a busy weekend for our young hurlers with the annual Dick Roche tournament taking place in the club where for the second year running our Under 9’s took the trophy, the Under 11’s travelled to Douglas in Cork where they made it to the semi final against Lismore just barely missing out on a place in the final and our youngest hurlers in the club the Under 6’s played in the Mooncoin tournament where a great day was had by all, well done to all our young players who were a credit to their families and club.
New Year’s Eve GalaNames are now being taken for the New Year’s Eve gala night in the club, three course meal and music from The Jam Tarts to see in 2018, more information from behind the bar or from Tina.
FixturesSenior Hurling Championship Quarter Final V Ballygunner in Walsh Park on Saturday 7th October at 4pm
Under 16 Championship V Passage in Mount Sion on Sunday 8th October at 11am,
Deise DrawThe club hosted the September Deise Draw recently and even though we had home advantage we unfortunately had no winners this time around, tickets are still available for the next draws from behind the bar or from Kenny Stafford.
CamogieCamogie continues on Monday nights in the club grounds from 6 to 7pm, all new members are welcome.
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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