Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Cnoc Sion 1-15
Following the recent bad weather the first Senior league game of the season finally took place on Saturday last against Abbeyside in the Gold Coast Resort, on a good day for hurling the home team were on the front foot from the start making the better of the chances that came their way going into the break with a two goal cushion, leadership from the more experienced players in the second half helped keep this young team in touch, many of whom were making their competitive debut at Senior level, and while a good goal from John Kennedy brought Sion back into it Abbeyside held on to their lead to finish out the game on a five point margin, final score Cnoc Sion 1-15 Abbeyside 2-17, mature performances all round and though the result might not have gone the right way there were many positives that the management can take away from this going into next week’s Championship match. Scorers Martin F O’Neill 0-11, John Kennedy 1-00, Ben Sinnott 0-01, Stephen Roche 0-01, Charlie Costello 0-01, Aaron Dempsey 0-01.
Under 16 FootballOur Under 16’s hosted Clashmore/Kinsalebeg on Sunday morning last and though this is quite a young team they tore into the opposition from the off and three goals from Dylan Butler early on put them in the driving seat, the sion defence held firm against a second half resurgence before two more goals killed off the game for Sion, great result all round with top class performances in every area of the pitch, next game is in two weeks.
Stars in their EyesEaster Sunday night sees the re-scheduled Stars in their Eyes event take place in the club, as everyone knows from previous years a great night’s entertainment is guaranteed with many familiar faces dressing up and performing as their idols, doors open at eight and tickets at €5 can be got from behind the bar or on the door on the night.
Easter Egg HuntA special treat for our younger players as an Easter Egg hunt takes place on Sunday April 1st at 1pm in the club, all our young players aged 4-7 are invited to take part.
CamogieMount Sion Camogie moving back to the Astro turf on Mondays again starting 26th of March, both groups 4-7’s and 8-14’s 6-7 pm please bring runners.
Hope to see all the regulars there and new players are always welcome.
Senior ChampionshipThe first game of the 2018 Senior Hurling Championship takes place on Saturday 31st March against Roanmore in Walsh Park at 6pm and on behlaf on everyone in the club we wish John and his team all the very best for this campaign.
Ladies FootballOur Ladies Football team are still looking for players for the upcoming season, training takes place on the astroturf on Sundays 11-12 for all girls aged 13 and older and if there are any girls interested we’d be delighted to see you up there!
FixturesMinor Football Championship V St Mollerans in Mount Sion on Wednesday 28th March at 6:15pm
Under 14 Football V De La Salle in Gracedieu on Saturday 31st March at 4pm
Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 V Roanmore in Walsh Park on Saturday 31st March at 6pm.
MembershipMembership for 2018 is now due, details of our membership rates are available on the page which this year include Deise draw tickets, thanks to everyone who has paid up so far and we would ask all other members to ensure they’re paid up by the end of the month, for any details please contact club registrar Paul Galgey. Membership
Development PlansThe Club Donation/Development Fund is still up and running and is a vital source of funding to keep our club going forward for this and the next generations to come, while we still need fundraisers like the 20K Drop to fund the running of the club our Donation Scheme is the major way to finance our capital projects, to find out more about the scheme and for details on joining please see the page on the website. Club Development
Mount Sion ClubhouseOur club house is the perfect venue for all your needs. 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 Coming up in 2018 we have a great new programme of entertainment taking place in the club with Tina and her committee working hard to bring a variety of acts to the club, more details to follow, 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. Coming soon we will have the new GAA app which is being launched soon by the organisation which will enable club members to keep up with all fixtures and events. 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!