With the majority of teams still off for the Christmas break, there are just three games up for decision in the Men’s Super League this weekend.
Coughlan CandS Neptune v Maree (Saturday, Neptune Stadium, 3pm)
Neptune will be hoping to get back to winning ways at home this coming Saturday as they prepare to welcome old rivals Maree to Neptune Stadium. The Cork side have had a week off to recover after a bruising one-point overtime loss to Keane’s SuperValu Killorgin two weeks ago, and will need to be firing on all cylinders if they are to get past a Maree side who have proven to be tricky for many of the top teams. Lehmon Colbert, Peter Hoffmann and Nil Sabata will be the go-to men for Neptune on Saturday, and they’ll need to work hard to contain the threat of Darin Johnson for the visitors. A win at home for the hosts will see them remain right up there near the top of the table.
Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v DCU Saints (Saturday, Colaiste Bride, 5.30pm)
Despite propping up the bottom of the Men’s Super League table without a win so far this season, Dublin Lions could well prove to be a tricky test for DCU Saints on Saturday evening in their derby clash in Clondalkin. Saints had just six points to spare over their neighbours in their first clash back in September, but Lions have come a long way since that and were extremely unlucky to be without a win before Christmas. Michael Bonaparte could be the difference between the sides on the night, as he has been in dazzling form of late for DCU. Lions at home though is always a tricky proposition, and if their talented young shooters get hot early, this could be an absolute shoot out.
Moycullen v Pyrobel Killester (Saturday, Kingfisher, NUIG, 7:30pm)
An interesting clash awaits in Galway this weekend as Moycullen go head-to-head with Killester. The Galway side overcame Killester in Clontarf back in September, 57-59, in a superb road victory for the team. Now sitting second from bottom on the table, Moycullen will be hoping to repeat that result this weekend in a bid to pick up some crucial points. Killester come into the clash off the back of a tough loss to DCU Saints at home two weeks ago - to see their record move to 5-7 - so they will be determined to get back to winning ways this Saturday.