Coming up this Saturday, the 19th of January at the Stinger Dome –
- 6pm – St Henri Harps vs PSC Cu Chulainn
- 7pm – Concordia Warriors (Men’s) vs Griffintown Gaels (Men’s)
- 8pm – Verdun Vikings (Ladies) vs Concordia Warriors (Ladies)
Week two will see the remaining superleague teams taking to the field for the first time this year, with a return appearance from the St Henri Harps.
At 6pm we will be treated to what promises to be a fine clash between the St Henri Harps and PSC Cu Chulainn. The Harps came out swinging last weekend but couldn’t land the knock down blow on Na Fianna Rouges, and will be looking to make amends for that by putting PSC on the backfoot early, and keeping them there. But PSC Cu Chulainn, the current Summer superleague champions, will not be so easily pushed around, and with a plethora of new players eager to take to the field, they’ll be hoping to set their stall out early and make a winning start to the season.
The middle fixture will see the remaining Men’s teams face off, with Summer Superleague runners up, the Griffintown Gaels meeting the Concordia Warriors, who are back for the winter season. The Gaels had a fantastic run of form during the summer that saw them go from also-rans, to finalists, only to be pipped at the post in the end. They’ll be looking to keep that form and start their challenge for the top spot from the get go, and with new players bolstering their already formidable ranks there’s nothing to suggest they can’t do just that. With the Warriors being a winter only team, we have no summer form to look back on, but most of their returning players saw action with the Montreal City Blues this summer, and drawing on that will be vital in seeing off the Gaels. With more new recruits than any other superleague side, they’ll need the stability that only experience can bring, but it’s a heady mix, and one that could very well see them brush aside the Gaels.
And finally, the last two ladies’ teams will line up for a cracker of a game to see us home. The previous weeks clash will have set the standard for the season and both these sides are well capable of rising to that level.
The Vikings haven’t had the best run of form of late, having to go back to Winter 2017 to see the last time they lifted a trophy, but with a new captain, some old hands and a injection of fresh blood, they’re looking more than ready to challenge the other superleague teams and lift some silverware again come April. Meanwhile, They’re looking to be the first warriors team to lift a trophy in either league, and with their blend of new players with returning experienced players, they’re posed to mount a serious challenge. For both these teams the road to the finals will start here, and neither will be content to be left lagging behind.