Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Cnoc Sion 2-12
Roanmore 1-14It was the beginning of a new era on Saturday last as John Meaney took charge of the Seniors for the first time in a Championship match against Roanmore in Walsh Park with many of last year’s Minor team also making their debuts in a much changed team from last year, the white heat of a local derby didn’t faze this young team and when one of the more experienced players Martin F. O’Neill pointed early on it was clear this team meant business, Sion were dealt a blow soon after when captain Austin Gleeson was forced off with injury being replaced by Peter Penkert, Roanmore were on top at this stage in the half when good work from Alan Kirwan sent O’Neill through who made no mistake and blasted to the back of the net for Sion’s first Championship goal of 2018, things had barely settled down when within a minute Kirwan latched onto a long ball and slotted under the keeper to make it two goals in the space of a minute and a Senior debut to remember for the youngster, an injury to Luke O’Brien stopped the game for a while and in the dying stages of the half Roanmore managed to get a goal back making it a one point game going into the break, half time score Cnoc Sion 2-06 Roanmore 1-07. The second half saw Roanmore gain the upper hand and though the lead changed hands a number of times there is real resillience in this team with a never say die attitude and when it looked like Sion were facing a draw or defeat a huge point from Stephen Roche on the sideline sealed Roanmore’s fate as they sent the ball wide from the resultant puckout, full time score Cnoc Sion 2-12 Roanmore 1-14, great result from a young team who face another stern challenge next week against Passage. Team Ian O’Regan, Mark Hoban, Stephen O’Neill, Barry Ryan, Mikey Daykin, Austin Gleeson(Peter Penkert), Donal Power, Aaron Dempsey (0-01), Luke O’Brien (0-02), Jack Meaney(Evan McGrath), Alan Kirwan (1-00), Evan Curran (00-1)(Edward Cullen), Martin F. O’Neill (1-06), Stephen Roche (0-02), John Kennedy.
CamogieThe U12 girls played their first match against Tramore on Saturday last though the result didn’t go their way it was a brilliant display from them considering it was their first match since last summer, well done to all. The camogie club is now part of the Tesco community fund running in the Poleberry store, anyone in there can pop a few blue tokens in our jar to help raise some funds, training continues on Mondays for both groups 4-7’s and 8-14’s 6-7 pm please bring runners, new players are always welcome.
Minor FootballThe Minors had a good start to their Football campaign last Wednesday as they comprehensively beat St Mollerans in the club, well done to all involved and please get out and support these young lads whenever possible.
Stars in their EyesWell done to all involved in our Stars in their Eyes event which took place on Sunday night last. a great night’s entertainment was had as usual, special thanks to Tina and her committee for all the hard work that goes into running such an event.
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 Ferrybank in Ferrybank on Monday 2nd April at 12pm
Under 16 Football V Affane in Affane on Wednesday April 4th at 7-00pm
Under 11 City League V mooncoin in Mooncoin on Friday April 6th at 7-00pm
Senior Hurling Championship V Passage in Walsh Park on Saturday April 7th at 6-15pm