Winter Superleague 2019: Week 8

Coming up this Saturday, the 2nd of march at the Stinger Dome

  • 6pm – Goose Village Blackrocks vs Verdun Vikings
  • 7pm – Concordia Warriors (Ladies) vs Verdun Vikings (Ladies)
  • 8pm – St Henri Harps vs PSC Cu Chulainn

With only for more game weeks to go, pressure is building for the teams that are still battling for their place in the finals. In men’s football the Blackrocks will look to put some daylight between them and the rest of the pack, the Warriors will look to put the breaks on the Vikings charge on first place in ladies’ football, and in hurling PSC and St Henri go toe to toe in a game that may well mean the difference between a spot in the finals and a spot watching them for both these teams.

Kicking things off we have the Goose Village Blackrocks lining up against the Verdun Vikings. Things are tight in the men’s league, with the these sides in first and third, respectively and separated only by a point. Both these sides have an advantage of having a game in hand and the Blackrocks will be hoping to capitalise on that with a much needed win here to give themselves a bit more breathing room at the top. The Vikings will be looking back to the start of the season for a bit of inspiration for this one, last time they let the game slip through their fingers as the Blackrocks has more gas in the tank and took their chances more consistently as the game went on. This time they’ll be hoping to repay the favour and use that to leapfrog to the top of the table.
This one should be closely fought, with victory going to the team that can best hold their nerve – this should definitely be one to watch.

The Vikings will be in the mix again for the second game as the Ladies’ take to the field opposite the Concordia Warriors. The Vikings and the Blackrocks have been swapping places at the top of the table for a while now, and with the Blackrocks ending the Gaels chances of making the final last weekend, the Vikings will be looking to do the same to the warriors, and regain the top spot. For the Warriors, this is do or die time. They have a very narrow path to the finals and will need to win every one of their last three games, and hope for the Vikings to lose all of their remaining matches. Nobody in the Warriors’ camp will be under the impression that this is anything but a mammoth task, but now isn’t the time for self doubt. This will be a big ask for the Warriors, but can they do it? Join us in finding out with what should be a fantastic display of football.

And finally, we have some small ball action with St Henri Harps meeting PSC Cu Chulainn for the second time this season. The Harps finally put some points on the board last weekend, by putting a stop of na Fianna Rouges’ unbeaten streak, so spirits will be high going into this. A win here will see them off the bottom of the table for the first time this winter, and put them in a stronger position than many would have thought possible for a place in the finals. PSC will be aiming to nip the harps newfound confidence in the bud, and a performance similar to their fourteen point victory earlier in the season, would do the job just fine. Whichever side takes the two points here will be in the driving seat for the rest of the season, so expect both to go at this hard and refuse to give an inch. Exciting stuff to bring the day to a close.