Coming up this Saturday, the 2nd of February at the Stinger Dome –
- 6pm – Verdun Vikings (Men’s) vs Concordia Warriors (Men’s)
- 7pm – Concordia Warriors (Ladies’) vs Goose Village Blackrocks (Ladies’)
- 8pm – Na Fianna Rouges vs St Henri Harps
Week four gives us a chance for the second placed Warriors to keep pace with the current leaders in men’s football, and in Ladies’ football the Blackrocks will be looking to do the same, and in hurling the Rouges meet the Harps for the second time this season, as the rouge look to extend their unbeaten streak.
Our first match of the evening sees the the Verdun Vikings take on the Concordia Warriors in men’s football. Having lost to the Rocks on the opening day of the season, the Vikings will be looking to turn things around and start to make ground on the top of the table. It’s been three weeks since they last played, so they’ll want to shake off any cobwebs and take control of this game early if they’ve any hope of putting some points on the board. The Warriors were a force to be reckoned with in their opening game, pushing past the Gaels for a comfortable win, and they’ll be eager to keep that form going, and to keep the pressure on in their campaign for their first winter superleague title. This game should be highly skilled, fast paced affair, with neither side willing to give an inch.
Similarly our second fixture will see the Concordia Warriors face off against the Goose Village Blackrocks. The Blackrocks will want to keep the pressure on the currently high flying Verdun Vikings, and that means that a strong performance here will be essential. And with next weekend seeing the Blackrocks and Vikings clash for the first time, they’ll already have one eye on that fixture. The Warriors, by contrast, will be looking to reset their season and put their first game behind them, and focus at the task at hand. Taking the Blackrocks at any time is tall order, but there’s enough talent in the Warriors side to be the beating of any team in the league. If they manage to find their groove, they could well throw this season wide open. Expect end to end play and high drama with this one.
Finally, we’re turning to hurling and the St Henri Harps will line out against Na Fianna Rouges, with the Harps looking for their first win of the season. This season has not been kind to the Harps, but there’s still plenty to play for and the Harps will be well aware of this. They’ll be looking to focus on the games they have left, and know that now is the time to turn things around. We’ve seen some reversals of fortune in previous winter seasons, there’s nothing to suggest that the Harps can’t start one of their own.
Meanwhile, The Rouges will be looking to make it three for three and with a guaranteed place in the finals already starting to beckon, they’ll be eager to keep their foot down and take another two points here, but they’ll need to avoid complacency if they want to retain their winter Superleague championship. This promises to be a high scoring affair, with the winner being decided by the narrowest of margins, the perfect game to end the evening on.