Coming up this Saturday, the 16th of February at the Stinger Dome –
- 6pm – PSC Cu Chulainn vs Na Fianna Rouges
- 7pm – Goose Village Blackrocks (Ladies) vs Verdun Vikings (Ladies)
- 8pm – Griffintown Gaels (Men’s) vs Verdun Vikings (Men’s)
Week six sees the hurlers return with a top of the table clash, a rematch of last week’s dramatic ladies game, and a men’s game with a spot in second on the cards.
Opening things this week are PSC Cu Chulainn facing off against Na Fianna Rouges. The rouges are currently three for three and a win here will book their passage to the finals, so all eyes will be on this fixture. Their road to the Summer Superleague finals was never certain, so they’ll be eager to make sure that’s not the case here. PSC also fancy themselves as finalists, and would love nothing more than to put a stop to Na Fianna’s run of form, while putting themselves on the front foot to see off the challenge of St-Henri. If that is to be a reality, then they’ll need to bring everything they have to this game, as what’s being asked of them is no small task. But PSC have been a consistent thorn in Na Fianna’s side these past few seasons, and there’s nothing stopping them from continuing that hoodoo here. This should be a fantastic display of Hurling, and a great start to the evening.
Next we have what may well be the best game you’ll see all winter. Last week’s clash between these sides was tense, tough, and not without controversy – and in a gift from the scheduling gods, they’re back this weekend for round two. The Vikings will be coming into this with something to prove, they kept pace with the blackrocks all game last week, and the result was balanced on a knife’s edge for most of it, a well kicked point here, a good pass there, and the Vikings could well have walked off the field winners. And that’s something the Blackrocks will be all too aware of, and will need to be ready to deal with. Their side is experienced, but they’ll find the Vikings to be as tenacious, if not more so than last time. The Blackrocks’ forwards will need to be relentless and their backs to be on their game if they want to take another two points. If this is half the game last week was, we’ll be in for a treat.
And finally, we will have the men take to the field in the last fixture of the day. The Vikings and Geals go head to head in what is a pivotal game for both sides. The Vikings are now just a point behind second place Concordia Warriors, with a game in hand. Victory here would see them leapfrog into second, and just a point behind the leaders. This is a very clear chance for the Vikings to pull themselves into strong contention for the finals, and they’ll want to grab it with both hands. The Gaels will be going into this in a familiar position, halfway through the season and all but written off, so they’ll be feeling the pressure, but knowing full well that they can turn things around. And if they are going to do that, then it will have to start here, nothing less than a win will do. This should make for some exciting football, with both teams in need of a positive result here. Exactly the kind of game you’d want to wrap things up with.