St. Pat’s v Newtownbutler, Saturday August 10 at Shamrock Park, Roslea, 3pm

These teams are on a completely different trajectory this season in their respective leagues. 
For St. Pat’s, the league is best forgotten about with only one win to their name. They will be hoping the championship will offer them something positive to take out of the season.
Newtownbutler have had a successful league, finishing in the top four with a chance of promotion still to play for. 
The First Fermanagh’s were on the verge of dropping down to the Junior Championship last year but managed to defeat Maguiresbridge in the play-off final to stay in this competition.
Newtown defender Jarlath Jackman pays little heed to league form when two local rivals meet in the championship.
“We expect to get a severe testing from Donagh. Obviously their league form hasn’t been great but a lot of that goes out the window in a Championship match and especially a parish derby. 
“When you have players like Eamon Maguire, Pat Cadden, Cameron McBrien and Brian McDermott to name but a few you will have a chance against any team in Fermanagh. 
“We are under no illusion that St.Pat’s go into the game as favourites and rightly so as they are the Division One team. 
“We will have to have our best performance of the season if we are going to have any chance of beating St.Pat’s. 
“We know we have the squad capable of causing an upset. 
“I think it’s going to be a very tight game and it’ll come down to who really wants it more on the day,” explained the First Fermanagh player.
Donagh captain, Pat Grue also knows that with it being a local derby the game will be there for the taking for which ever team is the hungriest on the day.
“With it being a parish derby, and the run of results Newtown have been having in Division Two it will be a very tight and competitive game.
“They have been putting up big scores all year so there forwards will have to take a bit of looking after.
“I suppose we will have to keep it tight in the backline, take our chances up front and become a hungrier team than what we have showed all year,” commented Grue.

Prediction - St. Pat’s