Summer Superleague 2019: Week 6

Coming up this Monday, the 8th of July at the Vanier College

  • 7pm – Goose Village Blackrocks (Ladies) vs Verdun Vikings (Ladies)
  • 8pm – Concordia Warriors (Men’s) vs Verdun Vikings (Men’s)

We’re back again at Vanier for a football double header, where the Men’s and Ladies’ Vikings are in action and both sides with very different stories to tell.

To begin, we have ladies’ football, with the Goose Village Blackrocks taking on the Verdun Vikings. The Blackrocks took their first win of the season two weeks ago, with a three point victory over a tenacious Griffintown gaels side, and now they’ll be looking to put some manners on the a Vikings side that has yet to taste defeat in this summer superleague. If they can maintain the discipline and drive that saw them overcome the Gaels then they’ll stand a very good chance of doing just that. Meanwhile, the Vikings have just come off another strong victory, and will now be looking to get to the half way point in their season with an unbeaten record, knowing that just one more win after that would put them in the final no matter what happens. Teams have been asking questions of the Vikings all season, but they always seem to have an answer to hand. Will this time be any different? Knowing that a place in the final is so close might give them the drive needed to brush the Blackrocks aside, but it might also instil overconfidence.
How will this fixture play out, will the Blackrocks draw a line in the sand that the Vikings cannot cross, or will the Vikings just continue on their way in spite of their oppositions best efforts, by as they have done so often this season? Join us and find out!

Wrapping things up the men take to the field, with the Concordia Warriors squaring off against the Verdun Vikings. This bottom of the table clash is the last chance these sides have to launch a resurgence before the season hits the halfway mark. The Vikings just put their first point on the board with a hard fought draw against the Goose Village Blackrocks ten days ago, while the Warriors only win this season came when these sides first met back at the start of June. Both teams will be going into this knowing that they need a win to stand any chance of catching up with the top two teams. The Warriors have been impressive and hard working all season, but lacking that clinical finishing in the forward line, whereas the Vikings have been struggling with low numbers, but never letting the heads drop while also suffering their own goal scoring woes. With both sides having such similar stories, and both knowing that failure is not an option if they are to entertain any hope at all of making the summer superleague finals, we expect this to be a very intense affair, with neither side willing to let up from the throw in to the last play. It should make for an electrifying game to end the day.

Summer Superleague 2019: Week 5

Coming up this Monday, the 1st of July at the Vanier College

  • 7pm – St Henri Harps vs N.D.G. Na Fianna Rouges
  • 8pm – Verdun Vikings (Ladies) vs Griffintown Gaels (Ladies)

It’s Canada day, so come join us for the most Canadian things we could think of – Hurling and Gaelic Football!

First up, we have small ball action with the St Henri Harps facing off against N.D.G. Na Fianna Rouges. The harps will be playing their second game in three days, and having seen off a challenge from PSC on Friday night with calm and composure they’re hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table with another win here. The Rouges are in desperate need of a win here, having failed to put points on the board so far this season. That’s not to say that it’s already all over for the Rouges, but they will need to kick off a run of good form if they are to have any hope of reaching the finals. The last time these sides met it was a very close affair with the harps clinching victory by a single point, so both sides will be justified in feeling that they can take this one, and it will be a case of which side wants it more. Will it be the high flying Harps, or will the Rouges comeback start here? Join us at Vanier to find out in what should be a fantastic game.

And to round out the evening, we have a top of the table clash between the Verdun Vikings and the Griffintown Gaels in Ladies’ football. These side have been in fine form this season, and though it’s early days yet, neither side shows any intention of slowing their pace. The Vikings are so far undefeated, and would very much like things to stay that way. A win would move them four points clear of the Gaels with a game in hand, which would be a comfortable buffer for them to maintain and build upon for the rest of the season, and with their form so far the Vikings must surely be feeling confident of that. The Gaels are only two points behind the Vikings so a win here would bring them to level pegging, but still leave the Vikings with that important game in hand. The last time these two teams met was on the opening day of the season, and the Vikings won by a seven point margin but it has been said that the scoreline wasn’t a fair reflection of that game. Now with the benefit of a few more games the Gaels will surely fancy their chances to take two points off the team to beat in the ladies Superleague. Will the runaway Vikings trail roll on, or will the Gaels derail them with a powerful performance? Come down to Vanier and join us as we find out in what is sure to be a riveting game of football.

Summer Superleague 2019: Week 4 Friday fixtures

Coming up this Friday, the 28th of June at the Vanier College

  • 7pm – Verdun Vikings (Men’s) vs Goose Village Blackrocks (Men’s)
  • 8pm – St Henri Harps vs PSC Cu Chulainn

For our second fixture this week, we have the men’s Vikings attempting to restart their football season after some early misfiring, and in small ball action, PSC look to put themselves clear in a top of the table clash.

First up, the Verdun Vikings tog out against the Goose Village Blackrocks in Men’s football. The Blackrocks missed a chance to go top of the table this past Monday as an on form Gaels side proved to just be too much to handle, but they can bring themselves to level pegging on points if they can manage a win here. And despite not having the long rest period the Vikings have enjoyed, they will surely fancy their chance against a side that’s yet to register a win this season. The Vikings for their part might just be smelling blood in the water, being well rested against a side that’s on their second game in five days certainly puts a point or two in their column for this clash. With the fewest games played so far, the Vikings can simply put the season up to this point behind them and concentrate on making up lost ground. Will the Vikings find their summer form, or stall out again? Are the Blackrocks ready to regain control of their ship, or will this week prove to be a one-two punch? Join us at 7pm in Vanier College to find out.

Next, and finally, we have the St Henri Harps taking on PSC Cu Chulainn in the Hurling. Both teams have one win from one game, and it’s the first time they’ve met in the Summer Superleague, so this match is very important to both side. The winner will move two points clear at the top and it will put them in the driving seat for the rest of the league. Both sides conducted themselves admirably against currently third place Na Fianna Rouges in their respective games, but with PSC finding the goals to be more freeflowing that the Harps did that keen attacking frontline might ask questions of the Harps that they will be unable to answer. Or perhaps the Harps will find that PSC’s scant few points in their previous game means that controlling the play from midfield is the key to victory here.
Either way, the winner of this game will find themselves in a very strong, but not unassailable, position for the rest of the season, so expect there to be no quarter asked or given from the throw in to the final puc of the ball.
A great way to end another fantastic evening in the superleague!