The prestigious Paddy Purtill cup is contested between first and second division teams. This year the final will be played between two promoted sides, Cahir Park from the first division and Rosegreen Rangers from the second division.
On paper it looks a David and Goliath affair. Cahir are sweeping all before them this season winning most of their games comprehensively. Having captured the first division shield last week they are odds on favourites to collect more silverware this weke-end. Cahir won this trophy once before, in 2003. It is a competition they cherish very much, named in honour of one of their greatest ever legislators.
The late Paddy Purtill was synonymous with Cahir Park over many years and worked tirelessly at all levels for its well being. He would be very proud of the team and facilities there to-day. It was people like him laid the foundations for the well-being we see in Cahir Park now.
Rosegreen Rangers have enjoyed a very successful season which is far from over yet. They have two finals over the coming weeks and have already clinched promotion to the first division. Their name is also on the Paddy Purtill trophy, winning it in 2006. They know they are up against it here but that is the type of situation they thrive on. Expect them to put up a brave battle. They will not be overawed by Cahir Parks reputation and in top form could cause a shock. The game goes to extra time and penalties if necessary. Venue is Palmershill Cashel with kick off at 7pm on Saturday.