Winter Superleague 2019: Week 3

Coming up this Saturday, the 26th of January at the Stinger Dome

  • 6pm – Verdun Vikings (Ladies’) vs Griffintown Gaels (Ladies’)
  • 7pm – PSC Cu Chulainn vs Na Fianna Rouges
  • 8pm – Goose Village Blackrocks (Men’s) vs Griffintown Gaels (Men’s)

Week three gives us a top of the table hurling clash, as well as a chance for the second placed blackrocks to move into the top slot, in the men’s football and the vikings look to extend their lead at the top of the table in ladies’ football.

First up, in ladies’ football the Vikings and Gaels will be facing off in what promises to be a fantastic display. The Vikings were in fine form last week as they brushed aside the Warriors, but they might well find the Gaels to be made of sterner stuff. The scoreline to the Gaels opening game game didn’t quite tell the whole story and with some halftime restucturing they looked very much to be like the summer superleague champions that they are. The Vikings would do well to take note of that as they hope to continue their fine run of form and move two points clear at the top of the table.

The small ball will be flying in our second fixture, as the Rouge and PSC line out for what could well be a decisive game for the Winter Superleague. Having both taken points from the St Henri Harps this is the first meeting between these sides since the Summer superleague final of 2018. The Rouge will be looking to make ammends for that day, and look to put their stamp on the game nice and early. But anyone who saw how relentless PSC were in action last weekend would know that if the Rouge expect to have thing all their own way, they’re in for a rude awakening. Both sides will have a fine mix of seasoned veterans and fresh talent, which ought to make for a fast paced display of fine hurling.

And rounding out the evening, the Blackrocks and the Gaels will hopefully show us a game to talk about on the way home. The Gaels will be going into this as the underdogs after last weeks result, but it’s early days yet and you’d want to be very wise or very foolish to write the gaels off at any point. The Blackrocks will have confidence going into this after their performance against the Vikings in week 1, but they should find a tough test awaiting them in this fixture. Victory here for the rocks will move them two points clear and with a game in hand, which would do them very nicely. But a Gaels victory makes the top of the table a very crowded spot. Either way the rest of the league will be watching this fixture intently, as it’s sure to be a cracker.