Summer Superleague 2019: Week 8

Coming up this Monday, the 22nd of July at the Vanier College

  • 7pm – St Henri Harps vs N.D.G. Na Fianna Rouges
  • 8pm – Concordia Warriors (Men’s) vs Goose Village Blackrocks (Men’s)

Only three days since we were all out in Vanier, we’ll all brave the summer heat and humidity again as Na Fianna Rouges try to keep their hopes of making the hurling finals alive, and the Blackrocks look to narrow the gap at the top of the men’s football table.

Fist up, we have small ball action as the St Henri Harps take on N.D.G. Na Fianna Rouges. The Harps had until just a few days ago looked invincible, but on a sweltering Friday night in Vanier, PSC Cu Chulainn showed that even gods can bleed taking a well deserved two points. The Harps are still on course to qualify for the finals, they just need one more win. And with the benefit of a few days to rest and regroup, the Harps must surely fancy themselves to make amends and do the business here. For na Fianna Friday night was a mixed blessing, it showed that the harps can be beaten, but it also was PSC throwing down the gauntlet and announcing that if the Rouges want that place in the final they’ll have to go through PSC to get it. Now they need to work a little magic of their own and deliver their half of a one-two punch on the Harps to keep themselves in the race for the finals. With all these thoughts going through the player’s heads we can expect the battling to be ferocious and the drama at it’s highest as these two sides bring us what is sure to be a match to remember.

And following on from that we have the Concordia Warriors lining out opposite the Goose Village Blackrocks in the men’s football. The Warriors will come into this knowing that time is running out if they are to mount a challenge on second place. Currently languishing at the bottom of the table, but only four points behind their opponents tonight, who currently are sitting in second. A win here would let them leapfrog the Verdun Vikings in third and land them right on the Blackrock’s heels, ready to push them aside. It’s a tall order though, as the last time these sides met the Blackrocks came out well ahead, with a twenty one point victory, and indeed the Warriors haven’t tasted victory since their first game of the season. But if ever there was a time for a reversal of fortunes, then it’s now, and the Warriors must surely feel that their time is due. For the Blackrocks, this game is all about keeping the pressure on the Griffintown Gaels, currently three points ahead in first place. A slip up here will probably not be disastrous, in terms of making the men’s football finals, but it would pretty much put an end to any thoughts of taking first place in the league. But with their eyes so focused on a team not on the field, do the Blackrocks run the risk of being blindsided on it? Come and join us in Vanier as we end the evening on what is sure to be a physical and intense game as two fine sides go all out in search of a much needed win.