What Our Club offers You!
Regular free training sessions for all age groups in a friendly environment. Opportunities to play on our hurling teams in local competitions. Spacious fields with top quality playing surfaces.
Club Trainers & CoachesTraining sessions are conducted by people who care. Our club trainers are interested in the welfare of children, your children. All our trainers and coaches have completed the official Foundation and Award Level One Coaching Courses, Child Welfare Courses and are all Garda vetted, enabling them to teach the skills of hurling and to manage and train young people.
Care & Safety
Our trainers have all done First Aid courses and the players must always wear hurling helmets.
At Mount Sion we place great emphasis on:
- Enjoying healthy outdoor activity.
- Creating a safe & secure environment in which to train and play.
- Enjoying sport in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
- Where there is discipline and proper supervision.
- Enabling children to mix and to make friends.
- Helping them to develop socially and gain personal confidence.
- Developing hurling skills at a level suitable to their age.
- Cultivating Sportsmanship.
- Skills Development.
Participation in structured sport will enable your son to live fully as a young person, to benefit socially from mixing with their own age group in a happy and friendly environment, where there is discipline and proper supervision.
Leisure Time with Friends
The children make good friends and grow up through their teenage years in company with these friends. Therefore parents will know where their children are spending their leisure time.
Generally our trainers and coaches are parents themselves, whose own sons are involved. Having seen their own children benefit immensely from involvement in outdoor sport, they wish other children to have the same opportunities.
Our Club Welcomes EverybodyYoung players are at the core of our club at Mount Sion. We cater for all age groups, from age of 4 upwards. Children and young people from any school or any area of the city are welcome to come along, to train and play with Mount Sion. At present our young players are drawn from all over the city area.
It is often said: You do not choose your club, you grow into it during your school days and it becomes your second home, where you spend much of your leisure time in the company of your active friends. You move up through your teenage years, occupied and active. You may never become a great player, but there is a place for everyone, perhaps as a team trainer or club administrator or just an enthusiastic supporter. It starts when you are young so give it a go and see what happens.
Not many GAA clubs in Ireland can equal or surpass the range of facilities available at Mount Sion in Waterford.
- Spacious playing area for our Juvenile Teams.
- Top Quality and well maintained surfaces suitable for sport for young people.
- The extensive playing area is safe and secure with adequate perimeter fencing.
- Seperate playing area for adult training and games.
- All Weather pitch with Floodlights for winter training.
- Large Floodlit Ball Alley for developing the skills of the game.
- Fully equipped GYM, available for all club members to use.
There are six dressing rooms in total: four rooms suitable for Juveniles and two large modern dressing rooms for adult teams.
Our Story of Success
Our club was founded in 1932 and over a period of more than 80 years Mount Sion has been Waterford’s most successful club on the hurling fields, as is clear from the following list of titles:
- 35 Senior Hurling.
- 2 Munster Senior Hurling.
- 7 Under 21 Hurling.
- 27 Minor A Hurling.
- 5 Senior Football.
- 2 Junior Hurling.
- 3 Junior Football.
- 5 Minor Football.
Foundations were laid and the future secured. A massive amount of young players were involved. Sport was central to their lives as children and as teenagers. Many are now playing Senior Hurling for Mount Sion and Waterford. In 2002 Mount Sion were crowned Munster Club Champions and went on to record a hat trick of County Titles from 2002-2004. Also in 2002 when Waterford finally made the break through to become Munster Senior Hurling Champions after 39 years, there were seven Mount Sion men representing the club on the panel.
Character BuildingThey learn on the playing field the virtue of honest effort and sportsmanship, the importance of teamwork and the value of being part of a group intent on enjoying an outdoor pastime within a framework of discipline and supervision. Friendships are made and confidence gained.
At Mount Sion we are played of the generations of boys whom our club has helped turn into men and equally fully aware of the generations of men who remained the boys at heart. Our club is based on people with a passion for Sion and Waterford hurling.