Coming up this Saturday, the 9th of February at the Stinger Dome –
- 6pm – Griffintown Gaels (Ladies) vs Concordia Warriors (Ladies)
- 7pm – Concordia Warriors (Men’s) vs Goose Village Blackrocks (Men’s)
- 8pm – Goose Village Blackrocks (Ladies) vs Verdun Vikings (Ladies)
Week five sees the hurlers taking a well earned break, as we have all four ladies’ teams in action, and a top of the table clash in Men’s football.
For our opening game, the Griffintown Gaels and the Concordia Warriors will face off against each other. Both sides will be hungry for a win here, as they’ve both failed to take points from their games so far and if they’ve any chance at all of earning themselves a place in the finals, their comeback will need to start here. On paper these sides are the equal of any team, but they’ve both been misfiring, so this game will all come down to who finds their rhythm first – if the Gaels are first out of the traps, they’ve got the experienced players that should see them through, but if the Warriors come out swinging then they could easily take the game by the scruff of the neck and not let go. This should be a tight game, with both sides unwilling to give an inch, and a fantastic start to the day.
Sandwiched in between all the ladies’ football action the current table toppers in the men’s football, the Goose Village Blackrocks will answer the challenge from the currently second placed Concordia Warriors. The Blackrocks have seen off the Vikings and the Gaels so far this season, and will be looking to go three for three here, and with that almost certainly booking their place in the winter superleague final. The Warriors started strong against the Gaels, before being pipped at the post by the Vikings last weekend, so they’ll be looking to reassert themselves here, as much to keep the pressure on the Blackrocks as to put some daylight between themselves and the rest of the pack. This should be a high scoring game, and could very well be a preview of the final itself, all eyes in the men’s league will be on this fixture, as it should be a cracker.
And to round things off we have another top of the table clash, this time in the ladies’ football. The Goose Village Blackrocks will line up against the Verdun Vikings. Both these teams are currently undefeated this season, so this is a chance for one side to pull away from the other, and make a good claim on a place in the finals. The Blackrocks will be looking to make a strong statement of intent here, as they plan to make it two winter superleague championships in a row. Meanwhile, the Vikings haven’t laid hands on silverware since winter 20017 and are just itching to put an end to their time in the wilderness. A win here for either side will set the tone for the rest of the league, both these teams will fancy themselves as finalists, so the winner here would go into the second half of the season with their head held high. This should be a high stakes, high scoring game, exactly the way you’d hope a day of football would end.